Shifen Half-Day Guided Tour with Pingxi Sky Lantern Experience

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  • 5 Hrs Duration
  • English / Chinese / Japanese
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  • Hotel Pick Up
  • Explore the rich heritage and natural scenery of northern Taiwan and capture great memories
  • Make your own sky lantern and write your wishes on it before launching it into the sky
  • Experience the nostalgic ambience of Shifen Old Street and the refreshing feel of Shifen Waterfall
  • Grab some local "xiaochi" snacks and souvenirs from the many restaurants and shops in town
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  • Ma Alexa Rae 19 Apr 2019
    nice experience. well trained tourist guide. they will really guide you and and see to it you enjoy your trip. we get our money's worth

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  • Half Day Tour

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Transportation fees
    • Services of an English, Mandarin & Japanese speaking guide
    • Sky Lantern (3-4 people share a lantern)
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    • Accommodation
    • Personal expenses
    • Meal expenses

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What To Expect

Experience the old-world charm of Shifen and Pingxi and get to make your very own sky lantern in this half-day guided tour. A friendly, local guide will pick you up from your hotel in downtown Taipei and whisk you off to the Pingxi District of New Taipei City. Here you will get a chance to participate in a local custom that has been practiced for over hundreds of years: building a sky lantern. Once used as a signaling system for those living and working in the railroad industry, today you can paint your wishes and prayers onto the lantern before releasing it towards the sky. After this creative exercise, you will then explore Shifen Old Street, a collection of lanes and alleys in and around the Shifen railway station area. It’s a great place to grab some “xiaochi” snacks and quirky souvenirs. Your final stop is the scenic, 40-meter tall Shifen Waterfall, located 30 minutes away by walking northeast from the train platform area. Be sure to capture all your memories and keep snapping away with your camera!

Shifen Old Street half day tour
Explore Shifen Old Street, a famous destination for tourists who wish to see the Taiwan of the past
shifen train station taiwan
Shifen Railway Station was originally built for transporting coal but is now a famous tourist attraction!
sky lantern and souvenir shops at Shifen Old Street Taiwan
Get a chance to meet the locals as you peruse the wares of the various sky lantern and souvenir shops
Sky lantern Shifen Old Street taiwan
Participate in an age-old tradition as you release a sky lantern, a must-try for all visitors!
Shifen Waterfall bridge taiwan
Marvel at the spectacular sight of the Shifen Waterfall as you cross the suspension bridge
Shifen Waterfall taiwan
Witness how a rainbow forms as water splashes into the lake
Activity Information


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  • Hotel pick up time: 7:30am-8:00am
  • Pingxi sky lantern experience
  • Shifen Old Street
  • Shifen train station
  • Shifen Waterfall
  • Please note that this itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions on the day of the tour (especially on weekends and holidays)
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 2-11
  • Infant ticket: Age 0-1
  • There will be plenty of walking throughout the tour so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please follow tour guide’s instruction and arrive on time
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Pick Up Details:

  • Hotel pick up time: 7:30am-8:00am
  • The operator will reconfirm your pick up time and location in advance
  • Hotel pick up & drop off service is available only for customers staying in downtown Taipei
  • Pick up from Neihu, Nangang, Shilin, Beitou, Wenshan District and New Taipei City is not available
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (175) 4.6
  • Michelle Lui 27 Jan 2019
    A must do in Taiwan. Thanks to Klook, we were able to do this iconic activity hassle-free. We were picked up on time and our guide was very helpful and sharing tidbits of information about Taiwan. The release of the lantern was an awesome experience worth the travel. Our side trip to the waterfalls was also an amazing experience. Overall, its one of the top things to do #whenintaiwan
  • SHARON 31 Dec 2018
    My family enjoyed this tour. The Sky Lantern experience was a lot of fun. It was drizzling and windy, but our lantern flew nicely without any problems! The Shifen waterfalls was beautiful. We ate yummy Taiwanese snacks at Shifen too. Our tour guide, Alice Chen of Edison Tours is the best!!! She was very knowlegable, honest and friendly. I liked the way she handled our group.
  • Aodhnait 2 Dec 2018
    Highly recommended. Picked up promptly from my hotel. Thomas the guide was a joy from the start to finish. His English was excellent and he knew a lot about the area. Arrived in Pinxi early before the crowds arrived, and there was plenty of time to meander around and explore. Group size was small (5 in total) which provided a very individual personal experience. I might even do this tour again!
  • JEANSEN 22 Nov 2018
    When we were there, it was raining but despite of that, we really enjoyed the tour, the sky lantern was awesome, the falls were amazing and beautiful, the food were delicious. Overall, the tour was great.
  • Ed Mark 7 Nov 2018
    One of the best tour guide. Very informative and talkative tour guide. Shifen will be the best tourist spot, we love the lantern experience since my friend lost her daughter and able to write her feeling thru lanter.
  • Jamaica Marie 15 Aug 2018
    It was an awesome experience. The tour was on time. The tour guide is very fluent in speaking in english and he also suggest after our half-day tour, we can be dropped off at the Taipei 101 instead of going back to our hotel. My family and I were so happy when we tried writing our wishes on our lanterns. It was a sunny and hot day yet it was meaningful. We’ll definitely go back and book this trip again. Thank you Klook! To more adventures!
  • Jeruskha 5 Aug 2018
    Experience Shifen by flying lanterns. The tour guide is on time and the trip over all is smooth. I have the lantern all by myself so thanks to Klook! If you’re looking for a tour and you don’t have much time to have a DIY trip, book now!
  • Sutikno 3 Jul 2018
    This is an old shabby village of Shifen is highly recommended for first time travelllers to Taipei, the ride took only 40 mins from Taipei City. The tour guide Tony is very fluent in Englsih and explained to us every detail of the trip while visiting around the city. Also explained to us every detail at Shifen Old Railway Track. We love the Pingxi Lantern Release and also the Shifen Waterfall, very memorable and beautiful
  • KRISTINE ANTONIA 30 May 2018
    The Shifen guided tour is only a half-day tour yet visitors will be able to see many famous landmarks such as the Shifen waterfall, Jingan suspension bridge and the Ping Hsi Railway Line. Of course the highlight of the trip is writing down one’s wishes on a lantern and having the latter flown to the sky. The sky latern activity is a great bonding experience for families and even friends, and a unique one at that. For me, visiting Shifen will always be one of my great memories of Taiwan.
  • Faye 19 Mar 2019
    This is a must tour! Hassle free tour since you will bw picked up to your hotel. This is a great experience! It’s cool to write your wishes on the lantern and let it fly! ♥️
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