Enjoy a peaceful moment! Write your best messages on the lantern and send your wishes to God for yourself and beloved ones.
Only an hour away from the city center, Pingxi is a small old town rich with scenery and culture. The most well-known about this town is “Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival”, which draws hundreds of thousands of people every year.
In this tour you will learn about the history of Pingxi and have an opportunity to launch a Sky Lantern on the railway track.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Shifen Station, No. 51, Shifen St, Pingxi, New Taipei 226 Taiwan
Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning, then take a scenic ride to the suburban area and start a nostalgic tour of Taipei.
Pingxi is one of the small towns that were once prosperous due to the coal mining industry in the 1960s. The last coal mine closed in 1997, many of the residents moved out, and these towns became silent and desolated. Even though the golden age may be long gone, Pingxi becomes well-known for being the film location of some movies and TV commercials.
Sky Lantern launch in Taiwan originates from Shifen in Pingxi District. Nowadays, the lanterns are used as symbols of peace and good fortune, the world-renowned Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is a big yearly event that draws hundreds of thousands of people every year. Today you have an opportunity experience this on the train track: write a message, light the lantern and watch it fly to the sky.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Shifen Old Street, Pingxi, New Taipei Taiwan
There are lots of shops that sell Sky Lanterns, souvenirs and traditional snacks along the train track, you may enjoy a little shopping before we head for the next stop.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Shifen Waterfall, No.10 Gankeng Road, Nanshan Village, Pingxi, New Taipei 226 Taiwan
Also known as Taiwan’s "Niagra Falls", Shifen Waterfall is the biggest cascading fall in Taiwan. It is also a popular scenic attraction and easily accessible by foot from Shifen Train Station. If the weather is good, it creates a rainbow as it splashes into the lake.
Your tour ends with return transport to your Taipei hotel in the noon.
Duration: 30 minutes