Despite Taiwan’s heavily urbanised landscape, the north has retained much of its frontier past, where a slower pace of life prevails in makeshift-looking villages. Such are the settlements that dot Pingxi District – a wild, wooded gorge served by the Pingxi Branch Rail Line (平溪鐵路支線; Píngxī Tiělù Zhīxiàn). Along this picturesque valley you’ll find thrilling hikes, high waterfalls, river pools, a cat town and the remains of what was once a thriving coal industry. Pingxi Town itself is the site of the annual sky lantern release during the Lantern Festival, an event not to be missed.
[平溪 / píng xī]
-Located in:Northern Taiwan
-County:New Taipei City
-Features:Quaint village, Scenic Spots, Old streets
-Highly recommend to:Historical Sites Enthusiasts
-Opening Hours:24/7 for the outdoor sites, but different opening hours from shops
|By Train||Take TRA Yilan Line or North-Link Line to Badu Train Station or Ruifang Train Station and then transfer to Pingxi Branch Rail Line to Pingxi|
|By Bus||1. Take Taipei Bus No. 795 from Muzha to Pingxi (Operating Hours: 4:50-22:40)
2. Take Keelung Bus No. 846 from Ruifang – Shifen – Pingxi (Operating Hours: 6:00-16:00)
*Shuttle Service will be provided on the days of Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival
-Address:Pingxi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
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