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Shifen Old Street, Xinbei

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Stroll, shop, and take photos of the famous lanterns at Shifen Old Street, one of the most popular stops along the Pingxi railroad line. This picturesque attraction has a number of souvenir shops and eateries to entertain you during your visit. Though it was initially built to transport coal, this train stop and historical site is now known for its sky lanterns. Here you may be inspired to paint a wish and then release your lantern into the air with hopes that the wish will come true. There are also a number of other attractions within walking distance, including a well-known waterfall. See Shifen Old Street and all Xinbei has to offer by arranging your trip with our Xinbei trip generator.
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Where to stay in Xinbei

Far more accommodations lie in adjacent Taipei than in Xinbei. That said, if you're keen to stay in Xinbei, you won't have any problems finding a place to sleep. Banqiao district offers the largest collection of hotels, guesthouses, and hostels in the new city, particularly around Fuzhong station. A similar variety, but greater number, of accommodations can be found in Taipei's central district, with a vast array of hotels great and small, guesthouses, hostels, and boutiques available to the east of the Tamsui River.
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  • We booked a private car which included this activity and regarded as one of the highlights of Taiwan's attraction. The process of decorating the lantern was enjoyable with my 3 other friends. And it w...  more »
  • The area is located right next to the railroad tracks with no fence so it was exciting to see people standing on railroad track one second and then quickly move to the side everytime a train passes.  more »
  • We booked a tour to Shifen and it took us about 2 hours. The weather was about 30 degree Celsius. The place was very crowded with people. There wasn't many things to see, just a view of houses, hills ...  more »