Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Taiwan  /  New Taipei  /  Pingxi  /  Shifen Old Street

Shifen Old Street, Pingxi

4.1
Stroll, shop, and take photos of the famous lanterns at Shifen Old Street, one of the most popular stops along the Pingxi railroad line. This picturesque attraction has a number of souvenir shops and eateries to entertain you during your visit. Though it was initially built to transport coal, this train stop and historical site is now known for its sky lanterns. Here you may be inspired to paint a wish and then release your lantern into the air with hopes that the wish will come true. There are also a number of other attractions within walking distance, including a well-known waterfall. Plan my day in New Taipei using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Create an itinerary including Shifen Old Street
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours To Shifen Old Street
Shifen Old Street Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
1,490 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Yes I know it is great fun for visitors to write their wishes on the sky lanterns and then release them into the sky. But this is not exactly environmentally friendly - I could see remnants of sky...  more »
  • One of my to dos is sky lanterns in Shifen. We had a great time writing on the sky lantern and let it fly. There are many color combinations to choose from. Each color represents different goal...  more »
Google
  • Throng with tourist. Came all the way to release wish lantern.
  • One of the tourist attractions. Can fly the sky lantern.
Places to stay near Shifen Old Street

Plan your trip to New Taipei

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in New Taipei

View all ›
3.8
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.3
Duration:3​h
3.9
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.0
Duration:2​h 30​min

Side trips from New Taipei

4.1
Duration:3​h 30​min
3.6
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration:8​h

Hidden gems in New Taipei

5.0
Duration:1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:2​h 30​min

Historic Sites in New Taipei

View all ›
5.0
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration:1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:30​min

Nature in New Taipei

View all ›
5.0
Duration:1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration:30​min
4.8
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration:1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in New Taipei

3.8
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration:1​h 30​min