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Pingxi Shifen Half Day Guided Tour with Sky Lantern Experience (Downtown Taipei Shuttle Service)

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  • 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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Pingxi Shifen Half Day Guided Tour

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Highly recommended

It is my second time getting this tour and it is very worth it. It was better this time since we went to the falls first before the sky lanterns and so had better photos of the falls. Some people may have decided to do this by themselves and think the tour is a waste of money. But please consider the hassle of the trip going to the place. This tour saves a lot of time.

14 Jan 2020
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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

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