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Shifen Waterfall, Xinbei

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Observe nature at its best at Shifen Waterfall. Surrounded by the thick forest, you can witness the power of water as it falls from the tall rocks into the green pool below. You'll have the chance to light a paper lantern and send it out into the sky--with a wish--watch as it flies over the waterfall. Wear footwear with good grip, as the path can get pretty wet around this spot. Take a break at the visitor center, where you can enjoy a meal or some liquid refreshment. Our Xinbei itinerary maker makes visiting Shifen Waterfall and other Xinbei attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • There are plenty of locations to enjoy the waterfall - be it from a far or right on top of it. Food stalls are also available to refresh oneself. Walking distance to Shifen Station.  more »
  • The waterfall is part of the Shifen Waterfall Park with trails suitable for all ages. The waterfall is not big but the view is beautiful though it is actually man-made. A very nice place to visit and ...  more »
  • It took us about 30mins to walk from Shifen Old Street to the waterfall. You have to climb up several flight stairs to get through before you can get to the front of the waterfall (and when you leave ...  more »
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  • Would have rated 5 star if I caught the waterfall. Missed the opening hours. It closes at 4.30pm when visited in April 2017. It's quite far to walk from Shifen old street because after a 20min walk, there's a long stretch of walk to arrive at the entrance of the park. Have to visit during park opening hour to get any view of the waterfall. There are two viewing decks at two sides of the waterfall. Not sure if there's connecting path in the park. Outside the park, you'd need to walk quite a bit to travel from one to the other.
  • I went there to experience a hike and waterfall with my mum and we enjoyed our day out there. if you going to visit this place and you are far out from Tapei it is recommended to leave for first train from your area. hike is usually 15~25 minutes to waterfall , very light hike on road alongside mountain. you can opt in for an electric scooter but hiking is a lot more fun. there's some things to see. the food is however pricier than any other local street market, so be prepared to bring your own edibles should you decide to not spend too much on the trip.
  • Four stars because, unlike other one-trick pony attractions, a visit here will cost you nothing (except for transportation)! Jokes aside, it's a charming little waterfall. The shade and cool is a nice change of pace if it's the middle of summer and you're other stops have all been to places without any shade.
  • A beautiful waterfall, about 20-30 minutes walk from Shifen town. It was a pleasant walk with changing trails along the way. It's definitely not as busy as the town itself since a lot of people seem to skip the waterfall. There is a tourist information center with one cafe in between the town and the waterfall, so be sure to eat and drink at the town before you head out here if you think you will get hungry and thirsty. Strongly recommended for those who love nature and walking!
  • Waterfall, train station, lantern worthy for the experience. On holiday, so much people come to there. Attention time when go by train