Monday, December 8, 2014

Taipei, Taiwan: Along the Pingxi Line - Shifen

Shifen is best known for its waterfall, which has a mini amusement park (游乐园) built around it (reminds me more of a mini zoo than a theme park per se). When we visited there was a  commercial photoshoot at the edge of the waterfall, surrounded by baulking tourists (like ourselves).

The walk from Pingxi to Shifen is rather scenic. You can get really close to the trains plying the towns, best yet, you don't have to follow the train schedule!

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Get real close to the train

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

I'm not sure how long the walk really took for us, but I would say it's manageable because I would remember it fondly if it was painful.

Before long you'd reach Shifen!

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

As it turns out, Shifen is another town in the Pingxi district that you can release sky lanterns.


Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Here's the pricelist - the more the colors, the more expensive it is, from 100NT to 150NT.

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

The Coal Mine Museum

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Before we made ourway to Shifen Waterfalls

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

We're greeted by the "doorman".

Shifen

Shifen

The entry fee is now 100NT for adults and 80NT for students and the elderly.

And meet two more "door men"...

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

The waterfalls

Shifen

The reality

Shifen

Shifen

The animals

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Shifen

Cat and Rabbit can be friends

Shifen

Cat and Cat can be friends

Shifen

Shifen

Chicken

Shifen

Shifen

On Exit

Shifen

To the Train Station

Shifen

From Shi (十 stands for ten) Fen it's time to head over to Jiu(九 stands for nine) Fen, another favourite of mine because there's so much to eat there! And it inspired Spirited Away!

More pictures are available on my Flickr (simply click any photo).

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