Shifen Old Street is one of the most popular stop along Pingxi Branch Line. Pingxi Branch Line was originally built to transport coal and but now has transformed to an internationally renowned railway for one to discover the coal-mining history and experience lighting sky lanterns. This place is filled mainly by sky lanterns, souvenir shops, grocery stores and restaurants on both sides of the railway. Besides a great place for photography, you also get to see the unique scene of trains running right through the old street, in a very close distance.
那些年错过的大雨, 那些年错过的爱情, 好想拥抱你, 拥抱错过的勇气, 曾经想征服全世界, 到最后回首才发现, 这世界滴滴点点全部都是你 ♡
Lyrics from the taiwanese movie ‘Your’re The Apple Of My Eye’, where a part of the scene took place here.
How to get to Shifen
By Train (MRT):
1. Take the train to Ruifang Station (瑞芳站) at the Taipei Railway Station (TRA).
2. Alight at Ruifang Station and buy tickets for the Pingxi Line (平溪支線). Take the train to Shifen Railway Station (十分火車站). Rides are unlimited on the Pingxi Line.