Shifen Waterfall Walk Area, Xinbei

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See why people call Shifen Waterfall Walk Area "Little Niagara of Taiwan." The cascade, 20 m (66 ft) high and 40 m (130 ft) wide, represents the broadest waterfall in Taiwan. Take a walk to the viewpoint, enjoying the scene of mountains and forests. At certain places along the river you might notice small vortices that carve holes into the bottom due to an uneven flow. The powerful current takes water into a pool below, where you can often see rainbows with water splashes. Add Shifen Waterfall Walk Area and other attractions to your Xinbei trip itinerary using our Xinbei trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Taiwan has millions of waterfalls; this one is very beautiful with surrounding woods and rest areas selling food/drinks.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Ask JTB's transfer was to go on their own, but, I went by taxi. → 6 hours course in 10-minute waterfall-enough-9 → poop down favorite place in Taipei. A useful tour.
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  • August 13, 2017
    10-20 minute walk along the arrow. Bridge two months across the Wadden Sea on the way forward in green so you feel like ptihiking? But the arrival was away was of 1/10 of the original Niagara falls. Less water in the summer because it is too small the scale. And was feeling a little artificial. We had an extra hour, try some.
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  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 24, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • March 17, 2017
    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!
  • June 15, 2017
    Waterfall, train station, lantern worthy for the experience. On holiday, so much people come to there. Attention time when go by train

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