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Fall in Love with Taiwanese Tea ~ “Shiding-Pinglin” Tea Town DIY One-Day Trip
Starting with “Pinglin Old Street”, first savor the various types of creative tea meals made with the famous “Pouchong Tea”, such as tea-flavored steamed buns, tea oil vermicelli, as well as the sweet tofu dish. Then rent a bicycle in the vicinity of the Old Street to head towards the “Beishixi Bikeway”, which is honored as the “most beautiful bikeway in Northern Taiwan.” Admire the magnificent sceneries of the stream and tea gardens along the way; after that, go to “Pinglin Tea Museum, New Taipei City” to learn about “tea knowledge.” For instance, learn more about the complete production process of tea leaves, tea-drinking ware, packaging culture, as well as smell and observe several types of tea leaves up close in the “Experience Zone”. Visit the largest osmanthus ecological farm - “Tea Town Osmanthus Farm” in Taiwan to savor the various types of creative osmanthus dishes. At last depending on the schedule planning, one may go to the Shiding District to visit the unique stilted buildings, the “Roofed Street” suspended over the riverbed with support only from the posts, as well as the “Shiding Old Street” with its century-old tofu store. This itinerary will definitely introduce you to innovative impressions and sensual experience of “Taiwan Tea Culture”!

MRT Xiandian Station

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Pinglin Old Street

Suggested Stay
1hour

2

Beishixi Bikeway

Suggested Stay
1hour

3

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Suggested Stay
1hour

4

Pumpkin No. 3

Suggested Stay
1hour

5

Tea Town Osmanthus Farm

Suggested Stay
1hour

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Shiding Old Street

Suggested Stay
1hour

MRT Xiandian Station

Pinglin Old Street

AddressPinglin District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 232
Tel 886-2-26657251
OpeningOpen all year round(opening times based on individual shops)

Traffic information MRT Xiandian Station to Pinglin Old Street

Bus

Ride on (1) Bus Green 12 at MRT Xiandian Station to “Pinglin Station”. (2) Ride on Xiandian Bus 923 Route to “Pinglin Junior High School Station”.

Beishixi Bikeway

AddressPingshuang Highway, Pinglin District, New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-26657251
OpeningOpen all year round

Traffic information Pinglin Old Street to Beishixi Bikeway

Walk

Walk from Pinglin Old Street, go pass Pingshuang Road (North 42 towards Kuolai) to Beishinxi Bikeway.

Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

AddressNo.19-1, Shuisongqikeng, Pinglin District, New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-26656035
OpeningMon. to Fri. 09:00—17:00 Sat. to Sun. 09:00—17:30
Related Links Web Site

Traffic information Beishixi Bikeway to Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City

Walk

Go southbound along Guojhong Road, go past Pinglin arch bridge and then walk for about 1.2 Km to arrive there.

Pumpkin No. 3

AddressNo.3, Jingualiao, Pinglin Dist., New Taipei City
Tel 886-9-11750603
Opening11:00-17:00 Close on Monday and Wednesday
Related Links

Traffic information Pinglin Tea Museum of New Taipei City to Pumpkin No. 3

Drive

Taxi is recommended to be taken to both tourist attractions.

Tea Town Osmanthus Farm

AddressNo. 4, Xingkeng, Longsheng Village, Shiding District, New Taipei City
Tel 886-2-26634011
OpeningTuesday-Friday: 11:00~20:00 (closes on Monday and postponed to the next day when it is a holiday). Weekends: 10:30-20:00

Traffic information Pumpkin No. 3 to Tea Town Osmanthus Farm

Drive

Taxi is recommended to be taken to both tourist attractions.

Shiding Old Street

AddressShiding E. St., Shiding Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan
Tel 886-2-26631080
OpeningOpen all year round(Business hours of each stall is different, please inquire in advance )

Traffic information Tea Town Osmanthus Farm to Shiding Old Street

Drive

Recommend to take a taxi to get there; Shiding

Return trip traffic information

Bus

Take Hsin Hsin Bus 666, get on at “Shiding Station” (about 30 minutes of drive), and get off at “MRT Muzha Station”, then transfer to Taipei MRT to return to Taipei Station.

Other Information

▸ The main transportations are Taipei MRT and buses; payment may be made using EasyCard to reduce the time for purchasing ticket; please refer to the relevant website for its usage regulations https://www.easycard.com.tw/use/use4.asp.

▸ Since this route features several tourist attractions, a Taxi must be taken or you may apply for mobile Taiwan roaming service in advance before dialing 55688 directly to call a taxi (Taiwan’s largest chain store Taxi company – Taiwan Taxi); or contact “Taiwan Taxi Tourism Association” for taxi reservations at Tel: +886-989975858.

▸ “Renting bicycle in the vicinity of Pinglin Old Street”
1. Dong Mu He Tea House
Address: No.140, Shueilioujiao Rd., Pinglin Dist., New Taipei City
Tel.: (02) 2665-6882
Fees: NT$100 or NT$150 (two models) for the 1st hour, NT$50 for the second hour and so on.

2. Shueilioujiao Parking Tower
Address: No.34-1, Shueilioujiao, Pinglin Dist., New Taipei City
Fees: NT$20 per hour for vehicles, free bicycle may be rented with parking consumption, must return before 6:00pm.