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Experience Pingxi Sky Lantern and Shifen Waterfall from Taipei

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07), Exit 2
  • Ending Point

    1.) MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (BL14 /O07)

    2.) Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101)

Key Highlights

  • Explore the historic town of Pingxi and participate in the Sky Lantern festival
  • Learn about Taiwan’s heritage with a visit the historic coal-mining town of Pingxi
  • Participate in the age-old custom of releasing a sky lantern for good fortune
  • Stroll down Shifen Old Street, where movies such as ‘Dust in the Wind’ were filmed
  • Enjoy magnificent views of Shifen Waterfall
  • Your expert guide will entertain you with interesting stories and facts


Discover the historic relics, picturesque scenic beauty and fascinating traditions of Pingxi on this action-packed 4-hour tour from Taipei. Take part in the age-old tradition of releasing a Sky Lantern for good fortune; discover the town’s coal mining heritage as you explore Shifen Old Street and admire the picturesque Shifen Waterfall, one of the most famous waterfalls of Taiwan. 


Step back in time with a visit to the historic coal mining town Pingxi. Enjoy a drive through New Taipai City, then head into the countryside, winding along mountain roads into the Pingxi district.

Pingxi played a crucial role in Taiwan’s 20th-century coal boom. Kickstart the tour by participating in an age-old tradition – flying a Sky Lantern. The ancient custom is believed to bring good health and fortune. Your guide will explain the origin of the tradition and how it’s become the focal point of the annual Taiwan Lantern Festival.

Make your way to the 20th century Shifen Old Street, a lively street set around the historic Pingxi rail line. Hear how famous Taiwanese movies such as Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ‘Dust In The Wind’ were filmed here and pose for photos on the atmospheric street. The Pingxi Branch Rail Line extends 12.9 kilometers through Keelung River Valley from Sandiaoling to Jingtong stations. Shifen is one of the stops along the line.

See the picturesque Shifen Waterfall, on the upper parts of Keelung River. It is often called the “Little Niagara of Taiwan” and is one of the most famous waterfalls of the city.


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  • Live guide
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  • Food
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