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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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  • There's no surprise that it's a tourist trap. Why would you come here otherwise? You're able to launch lanterns on a railroad track, eat street food, and engage in shopping. Being on vacation is about...  more »
  • Not enough I went to two things. One lantern wishes to give. Another one is go to the waterfall 10 minutes walk. Both are very nice.
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  • After enjoying a day trip to Wulai, decided it would be interesting to visit more rural places outside Taipei. The decision to visit Shifen was a bad one. It is the most tacky tourist trap. Unless you...  more »