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Pingxi Old Street

/ Kavin


Pingxi Dist., New Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

● To do: Fly a Chinese sky lantern. Write wishes or blessings on the lanterns with provided brushes and ink, and the vendor will assist in flying the lantern. Pingxi Old Street is a renowned attraction to both local and foreign travelers regardless of time and is especially popular during the Lantern Festival. Strolling along the old street often makes local visitors feel nostalgic while offers other travelers chances to know more about the traditional street views in Taiwan.
Renowned for their sky lanterns, Pingxi District held events releasing the flying lanterns annually during the Lantern Festival period. Visitors can write wishes on a sky lantern and release it to the sky in various places within the area. The events always attract thousands of people to see the magnificent scene of innumerable sky lanterns rising into the sky at the same time.
The festival was named as one of the world’s 14 festivals that a person must attend in their lifetime by the giant travel guide publisher, Fordor’s in 2013. At the same year, it was selected as one of the “52 things to do in 2013” by CNN Travel in January of 2013.


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How to go to Pingxi:
By Train:
1. Visitors may 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. One-day pass for Pingxi Branch Rail Line or EasyCard can be used to take a train from Ruifang to Pingxi.

※One-day pass for Pingxi Branch Tail Line can be purchased at Banqiao, Taipei, Songshan, Keelung, Badu, Ruifang, Houtong, Yilan, Luodong, Pingxi, Jingtong, Shifen Station.

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:
Visitors are recommended to take shuttle bus or public transportation to the venue as traffic control will be enforced on the days of the event.


Pingxi Junior High School
Shihfen Scenic Area
Shifen Sky Lantern Square
Shihfen Waterfall
Shiding Old Street
Huang Di Dian