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Shihfen Old Street 十分老街

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4 1510 Reviews

Sunday:open 24 hours




Shihfen Station is the largest train stop in Pingxi. Trains going both ways stop here and here one can see conductors exchanging credentials-a throwback to a more bureaucratic age dur ing Japanese occupation that's worth a contemplative glance. There are two picturesque sites at Shihfen: where the train crosses the street and where it runs parallel to the street. Villagers here are accustomed to waiting for the train to pass and then 
carrying on once it's gone.


Northern Taiwan
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Shihfen Street, Pingxi Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday open 24 hours
Monday open 24 hours
Tuesday open 24 hours
Wednesday open 24 hours
Thursday open 24 hours
Friday open 24 hours
Saturday open 24 hours

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets


Nearby MRT


TripAdvisor Reviews

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  1. 4 Terrible
  2. 16 Poor
  3. 232 Average
  4. 686 Very good
  5. 572 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 480 Families
  2. 304 Couples
  3. 140 Solo
  4. 12 Business
  5. 400 Friends
  • WendyyFan

    Los Ángeles, California

    Charming, antique and beautiful street


    The village nested in a spectacular moutain ranges creates the cool atmosphere. The street in Shifen is filled with people come to release the lanterns to the sky. Totally recommend to visit in your trip to Taiwan
  • Watsson

    Annapolis, Maryland

    Traveler type:


    Big fun


    We did Pingxi and Shifen as a day trip from Taipei. They’re similar but you might as well do both. You can launch your good-luck lantern from either location. Shifen has more food choices and a waterfall — a bit of a hike with stairs. But the lantern lady in Pingxi guaranteed our wish would come true so....
  • Mbrucelo

    Crowded place


    A lot of tourists flock in this old street to fly lanterns. The rail track is sometimes congested which could be dangerous especially when a train is approaching. Although there are guards who give reminders, some tourists do not follow instructions right away. There should be more warning signs and safety measures. If you want to come here, avoid peak hours.
  • PsychoGemini

    Asan, South Korea

    Sky lantern trip


    I came here with one purpose and that was to release a sky lantern. I wound up arriving at night and most of the places were closed with not many people in the area. I got some good shots and video of my sky lantern but it's a shame I wasn't able to really walk around and see more of the town. Perhaps I'll have a better experience the next time I go.
  • Enokido20

    Traveler type:


    Fun Visit


    Went to Shifen old street with my lady and had a good time. We got to decorate our own sky lantern and send it off. Theres lots of shops, food carts and the waterfalls are another 20min walk to get to if you want to see them.

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