With a private guide and driver, discover the wonders of northeast Taiwan on this Essence of Pingxi excursion. Explore the nostalgic, relaxing ambiance in Pingxi, walk along the old tracks at the Pingxi Railway and dine on the savory snacks in the marketplace. Then end your day by releasing a paper lantern into the evening sky.
 

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Duration: 7 hours
Start/End: Keelung port/ Keelung port
Highlights: Shifen Railway & Old Street; Flying Lantern Festival in Shifen Square
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

 
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Upon arrival at your cruise terminal, you will be welcomed by your local driver and guide who’ll drive you around scenic Pingxi, the reminder of Taiwan’s history and culture. You will first transfer to Shifen Old Street filled by endless alleys of sky lanterns, souvenir shops, grocery stores and restaurants.

Sky lanterns in Shifen Old Street

Sky lanterns in Shifen Old Street

Sample local snacks that will satiate your taste buds and take a relaxing walk along the old tracks at Shifen Railway Station area to see the unique scene of trains running right through the old street. Listen to your guide to learn about the history of Shifen Railway Station that was originally built to transport coal.

Shifen Railway Station

Shifen Railway Station

After wandering around marketplace for some xiaochi snacks, souvenirs and breathtaking view of quaint train station, transfer to Shifen Square that adjacent to Shifen Old Street. Be immersed in the bustle and hustle of the huge event Pingxi Flying Lantern Festival, one of the most popular customs of lantern festival in Taiwan.

Pingxi Flying Lantern Festival

Pingxi Flying Lantern Festival

Pingxi is the only place in Taiwan where sky lanterns can be released legally, as it has been deemed a safe location due to its location high in the mountains, its significant annual rainfall, and high humidity level. Wrap up your day by writing a wish on a paper lantern and letting it loose into the sky. Admire the festival’s majestic beauty with marvel at the sky as it glimmers with the many floating wishes of the festival participants before you return to the port.

Panoramic view of Pingxi Flying Lantern Festival

Panoramic view of Pingxi Flying Lantern Festival

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the port of Keelung in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses