Best of Pingxi District:The Pingxi district has several towns and trails that lead to 2 or 3 day excursions from Taipei.
Our number 1 attraction in the Pingxi district is without a doubt Shifen, with its wonderful waterfalls and its picturesque town crossed by the train tracks. Coming here to hike to the waterfalls and then go to town to launch one of the traditional paper lanterns is a must. In addition, it is here that the famous Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is held once a year, where thousands of lanterns are thrown into the sky at nightfall.
Two other towns where lanterns can also be thrown are Pingxi and Jington. They are both very cute and can be reached on the Pingxi line train. It is worth taking a walk through them.
For hiking (in addition to the one that leads to Shifen Falls), we love the Mt Liangjiaoliao trail that leads from Wanggu Falls to Lingjiao Falls, and the Sandiaoling Waterfall Trail, which passes through 3 wonderful waterfalls.
Below you can find additional information about each of these visits.