122. Shihfen, Taiwan

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Why

Do you like lanterns and mountains and good food and friendly people? Then head up to Shifen Station and enjoy all of these things. apart from all the above, you can walk the small streets and alleys with its well stocked stores and find some neat items.

 

Where

Shihfen is located in the northeast of Taiwan north of Taipei up in the mountains.

 

How To Get Here

By Train

Taiwan High Speed Rail and Kaohsiung Rapid Transit serve the region.

Shihfen, Taiwan - Shifen Station

Shihfen, Taiwan – Shifen Station

By Plane

The closest airport is the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).

The following airlines has service to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE):

All Nippon Airlines (NH), Air Busan (BX), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Air Asia Zest (Z2), Air China (CA), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Airlines (CI), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Cathay Dragon (KA), Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), EVA Airways (BR), Far Eastern Air Transport (FE), Hainan Airlines (HU), Jeju Air (7C), Japan Airlines (JL), Jetstar Pacific Airlines (BL), Juneyao Airlines ( HO), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Korean Airlines (KE), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Peach Aviation (MM), Philippine Airlines (PR), Shenzhen Airlines (ZH), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Spring Airlines (9C), Scoot (TZ), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Shandong Airlines (SC), Tiger Airways (TR), Thai Airways (TG), Turkish Airlines (TK), TOR Air (OD), T’way Air (TW), Uni Air (B7), United Airlines (UA), Vanilla Air (JW), Vietjet Air (VJ) and Xiamen Air (MF)

By Bus

The Fengyuan Bus will take you here from Taipei.

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Ferry

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Where To Stay

This area is well served in terms of hotels. You can get rooms from the Kyriad hotels to the full service hotels in different hotel brands.

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

Where To Eat

Just walk the area and sample the eats. Follow the crowds as there is a lot of food to enjoy.

Shihfen, Taiwan - Octopus

Shihfen, Taiwan – Octopus

What To Do

Walk the area and check out the shops on the Old Shihfen street. Plus walk across the Jingan Bridge and check out the views below. There is also a night market nearby and of course check out the lanterns and be sure to light your own. The Shihfen waterfall is also nearby.

Shihfen, Taiwan - Jingan Bridge

Shihfen, Taiwan – Jingan Bridge

 

Shihfen, Taiwan - Lantern

Shihfen, Taiwan – Lantern

 

Shihfen, Taiwan - Jingan Bridge

Shihfen, Taiwan – Jingan Bridge

==>> Here is a list of things to do in Taiwan from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tours offered by Viator for the Taipei region.

==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information on the Pingxi District.

==>> Trip.com has some additional information on the Pingxi District.

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Additional Information

Language: Mandarin

Currency: New Taiwan dollar (TWD)

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