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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. Plan my day in Xinbei using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Taxi Charter in 10 minutes and we went sightseeing to Jioufen. I think if 3 or more persons than the consolidation got chartered taxi there. Jioufen personally renowned more this is much more fun. Heavens light up was especially difficult experience.
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  • Came here for the first time to release the sky lanterns as it was part of my tour. Apart from the lanterns, there was nothing much to see, other than the Shi Fen Waterfalls nearby (that was closed wh...  more »
  • From Taipei, Charter a taxi 8 hours and 10 minutes to Jioufen. Enough six years Buri sky lantern, the last exam for my brother's was, but this time his brother exam prayer + parents health prayer from JR trucker father waged on the line was made because any store was almost together, how this incredible sight that bought 3 total for siblings and adult Resume now and so far so not hungry, the policeman came, shop who has variously cross-examination that, at that time, the sky lantern suspended, but police had gone, when along the way came the train was once again flying stop sky lantern temporary shop will take it, but really get accustomed, Videos & thanks, took at least three pictures! Go to Jioufen is the next destination, this time not on the train
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