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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

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Shifen Old Street

Suggested Stay
1hour

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Shifen Waterfall

Suggested Stay
1hour

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Pingxi Old Street

Suggested Stay
1hour

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Jingtong Railway Station

Suggested Stay
1.5hours

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Sky Lantern Police Station

Suggested Stay
1hour

MRT Muzha Station

Shifen Old Street

AddressShifen Street, Pingxi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan 226
Tel 886-2-24951510
OpeningOpen all year round

Traffic information MRT Muzha Station to Shifen Old Street

Bus

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”.

Shifen Waterfall

AddressNo. 10, Qiankeng, Pingxi District, New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-24958605
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

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.
Tel 886-2-24951510
OpeningOpen all year round(Business hours of each stall is different, please inquire in advance )

Traffic information Shifen Waterfall to Pingxi Old Street

Bus

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
Tel 886-2-24972033
Opening06:00~24:00

Traffic information Pingxi Old Street to Jingtong Railway Station

Train

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
Tel 886-2-24952358
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

Walk

The Sky Lantern Police Station is at the entrance of Jingtong Old Street, around 150 meters from the station.

Return trip traffic information

Train

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.

Bus

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.

Other Information

▸“New Taipei City Sky Lantern Festival” has centuries of history and an annual Taiwan event hosted in celebration of the Lantern Festival. Tens of thousands of visitors join the festivity every year around lantern festival time. Thousands of sky lanterns slowly rise up in the darkness, bearing the blessings of everyone to the sky, dotted with spots of red brilliance.
This sky lantern launching festival has been hosted for over ten years and has been chosen as one of the must see sites in Taiwan by Discovery and CNN several times. It is also well loved by foreign visitors and listed as a must experience cultural celebration. (New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is usually held in February, the Lunar 15th on “Lantern Festival”. Location “Shifen Sky Lantern Plaza”. Address: No.136, Nanshanping, Nanshan Vil., Pingxi Dist., New Taipei City. For friends from abroad interested in please visit “New Taipei City Tourism Site” beforehand for related activity information at http://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/.



The “New Taipei City Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival”was commented by Discovery as “the second largest carnival in the world”, and the most significant international tourism festivity of New Taipei City!