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Shihfen Old Street 十分老街

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4 1510 Reviews

Friday: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
Pingxi District Office, New Taipei City
Phone Number
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

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  2. 16 Poor
  3. 231 Average
  4. 686 Very good
  5. 573 Excellent

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  1. 481 Families
  2. 302 Couples
  3. 140 Solo
  4. 12 Business
  5. 400 Friends
  • PaulSiow

    Petaling Jaya, Malasia

    Unique experience watching lots of kongming lanterns being released


    This was part of our day trip. Shifen was our last stop after visiting Yehliu geopark and Jiufen. It was drizzling when we visited and many people were releasing kongming lanterns. They wrote messages and wishes on the lanterns before releasing them. It was also fairly windy. When a train approaches, the people would move away from the tracks. This old street is not very big, just 2 rows of shop with the railway in between. However, it was fun to visit here and watch people releasing lanterns or just visit the shops. Some lanterns caught fire but others drifted high into the sky.
  • LightPacker802307

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Traveler type:


    Promises a beautiful and happy vision


    We took the train to Ruifang Railway Station(瑞芳車站), and then transferred to the Shenzhen-Ao Branch Line(深澳線) to Shifen Station(十分車站). Next to the railway, we wrote down our visions for our family's health身體健康, exams and studies學業猛進, wealth財源滾滾,財庫飽滿 and Optimistic future prospects光明的未來. We lit a flame點燃火苗 on the oil photo paper油紙, and the sky was beautiful. The lamp 天燈slowly flies to the sky, promises a beautiful and happy family vision, to be very successful and happy!(美麗成功幸福的願景) We always take the optimistic attitude to the future.*****要十分成功幸福唷*****
  • iamkatysantos


    Shifen - My most favorite old street in Taiwan


    Shifen Old Street is one of the famous spots to experience the lantern activity. How to get here: - You can ride a train ride from Jiufen Old Street Station to Shifen Old Street Station. Locals offer lantern activity in variety of colors. Each color has its own symbol and description. Once you have selected and paid which color you want, you have to write your wishes on the lantern itself and once you're done, they will assist you on taking photos first before they film the video footage of you freeing the lantern. After the lantern activity, you can check out the shops around to canvass for some souvenirs and to try out some food like wrap the infamous wrap ice cream. You can visit the Shifen Waterfalls and enjoy walking on the bridge to take Instagrammable photos.
  • WendyyFan

    Los Angeles, 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....

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