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Enjoying the Waterfall and Flying Sky Lantern- “Pingxi Shifen” Refreshing with Blessing One Day Tour
“Interested in lighting sky lanterns for blessings, and feeling the refreshment and magnificence from the largest waterfall in Taiwan?” The well known “New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival”recommended by Discovery and CNN as a must go, along with the “Shifen Waterfall” reputed as the Niagara Fall of Taiwan are all in this travel route. Beginning from “MRT Mucha” station, visit “Shifen Old Street” first to launch traditional sky lanterns and experience a unique train passing in front of doorsteps railway feature; then walk towards “Shifen Waterfall Area”to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the largest waterfall in Taiwan. Then return to Shifen tourist center and take a ride to “Pingxi Old Street” in search of scenes from the movie You’re the Apple of My Eye and savor a local Taiwanese snack “sausage in sticky rice”; then turn towards “Jingtong Railway Station”to visit the mine museum and try old school “miner’s bento”; finally, arrive at the “Sky Lantern Police Station” to launch a unique, customized “Police Wishing Lantern”, and appreciate the 9 meter tall glass curtain in the shape of a sky lantern with special light shows comprised of nearly 200 thousand LED lights, bringing the small, heartfelt one day trip to an end.
MRT Muzha Station
Shifen Old StreetSuggested Stay
Shifen WaterfallSuggested Stay
Pingxi Old StreetSuggested Stay
Jingtong Railway StationSuggested Stay
Sky Lantern Police StationSuggested Stay
MRT Muzha Station
Shifen Old Street
AddressShifen Street, Pingxi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 226
OpeningOpen all year round
Traffic information MRT Muzha Station to Shifen Old Street
Take the Tapei MRT from “MRT Taipei Main Station” to “MRT Muzha Station”, then transfer to “795 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus- Muzha Pingxi Shuttle Bus (to Shifen)” and disembark at “Shifen (Shifenliao) Old Street Stop”.
AddressNo. 10, Qiankeng, Pingxi District, New Taipei City
OpeningDuring non-summer seasons (October till May) will be from 9:00-17:00, with the latest park entrance time being 16:30. For the summer season (June till September) will be from 9:00-18:00, with the latest park entrance time being 17:30.
Traffic information Shifen Old Street to Shifen Waterfall
Walk northeast along Shifen Old Street/Ruiping Rd. connecting to Shifen tourist bridge. Continue for 10 minutes on Shifen Waterfall walkway after passing Shifen tourist center to arrive.
Pingxi Old Street
AddressSection 2, Jingan Road, Pingxi District, New Taipei City.
OpeningOpen all year round(Business hours of each stall is different, please inquire in advance )
Traffic information Shifen Waterfall to Pingxi Old Street
Walk back to Shifen tourist center and take the “795 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus- Muzha Pingxi Shuttle Bus (to Muzha)”and disembark at “Pingxi(Old Street) Stop”
Jingtong Railway Station
AddressNo.52, Jingtong St., Pingxi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 226
Traffic information Pingxi Old Street to Jingtong Railway Station
Take the “795 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus- Muzha Pingxi Shuttle Bus(to Muzha)”from “Pingxi Old Station Stop” and disembark at “Jingtongkeng St
Sky Lantern Police Station
AddressNo.141, Sec. 2, Jing’an Rd., Pingxi Dist., New Taipei City
Opening(1) Police Station: 24 hours; (2) Police Wish Sky Lantern Show and Launch Time: Holidays: 16:00-20:00; Weekdays: 16:00-19:00; [Closed] Lunar New Year's Eve
Traffic information Jingtong Railway Station to Sky Lantern Police Station
The Sky Lantern Police Station is at the entrance of Jingtong Old Street, around 150 meters from the station.
Return trip traffic information
Method 1: Take the Taiwan Rail going from “Jintong Station” to “Museum of Marine Science and Technology”and disembark at “Jintong Station”, then transfer from the station back to Taipei Main Station.
Method 2: Take the “795 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle Bus- Muzha Pingxi Shuttle Bus (to Muzha)” from “Jingtong Station”stop and disembark at “MRT Muzha Station”, then transfer to MRT back to Taipei Main Station.