Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line, Pingxi

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Tour · Scenic Railroad
Experience Taiwan's wonders off the beaten track with a journey along Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line. Originally built in 1921 for transporting coal, the single-track line stretches 12.9 km (8 mi) from Ruifeng station to Shi Fen station, passing scenic villages and farmland along the way. Explore the checkpoints known for traditional paper sky-lanterns, which, according to legend, used to alert locals about bandit raids. When you reach Shi Fen station, stop in the shops on both sides of the track and walk to the picturesque waterfall less than 2 km (1.2 mi) away. An all-day pass allows you to get on and off the train whenever you wish. PutPing Hsi Branch Railway Line into our New Taipei trip itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • ...or maybe two day trip if you enjoy hiking and seeing waterfalls. I believe most stops along the line have a hike to a waterfall or two. Out of Ruifang, I stopped first at Houtong Cat Village...  more »
  • interesting site to visit . tourists walking up & down the railway. no 'barrier'. to take the train. walk through the platform & footpath. direct across . COUNTRY SIDE. No accident too. WATCH.....  more »

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