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Why Pingxi is special ?
Pingxi is special for its unique architecture and design, as its market area, Pingxi Old Street (平溪老街), is built into a hill with a train track going overhead right through the middle with shops around selling local food and gifts. Visitors are able to check out shops built during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as wooden houses built during the Japanese occupation era.
Other small towns and attractions along the Pingxi Line include Jingtong Town (菁桐), Railway Story Museum, Shidi Pit, Coal Mining Memorial Park, and the Siguang Pool.
Pingxi is commonly misspelled on English language signage, and may be spelled as Pingxi, Pingsi, Pinghsi, Pingshi, and other variants. As always, bring a written copy of the Chinese language version of Pingxi, 平溪.
What to explore at Pingxi?
Pingxi and Shifen are just two of several towns alongside highway 106, a narrow back road that runs between southern Taipei and southern Keelung. Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is one of the three most popular and well - known celebration event during the Lantern Festival. Since 1999, the Taipei County Government has devoted substantial resources to promote this festival, in a bid to promote it to become an international and multi - ethnic culture exchange activity. Through this festival, presenting the Sky Lantern tradition and the natural beauty of Pingxi to the public and prayers to the heavenly God and wishing for prosperity and peace for the nation and its citizens.
How to get to Pingxi?
1. Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit at the Badu Interchange → Prov. Hwy 62 → Exit at the Ruifang Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2D → County Hwy 106
2. Nat'l Hwy 3 → Nangang System Interchange → Nat'l Hwy 5 → Shiding Interchange → County Hwy 106B → County Hwy 106
1. THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → TRA Ruifang Station → TRA Pingxi Station.
2. THSR Taipei Station (or TRA Taipei Station) → Taipei MRT Muzha Station → Taipei Bus No. 1076 to Pingxi stop
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