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Itinerary
Meet a driver at your hotel in Taipei for the trip toward the Yin Yang Sea, on Taiwan’s northern coast, where you’ll see dramatically two-toned water and the nearby Golden Waterfall. Continue to the historic town of Jiufen, the set for the award-winning movie, Spirited Away, and enjoy some free time to purchase lunch at a local restaurant and visit one of the town’s atmospheric teahouses.

Following your time in Jiufen, head to Pingxi and browse the souvenir shops that line Shifen Old Street. Pingxi is the site of the annual Sky Lantern Festival, and you’ll have the chance to join in the tradition by writing your wishes on a lantern, lighting a candle at its base, and watching it drift away over the village. After launching your sky lantern, begin the scenic journey back to Taipei, where this tour concludes.
Locations visited
Ping Hsi Branch Railway Line
Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Shifen Old Street
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Overview
Visit Jiufen and Pingxi on a full-day trip from Taipei that includes a traditional sky lantern experience in Pingxi. With door-to-door transport from Taipei hotels, this small-group tour is a convenient way to see the Yin Yang Sea and Taiwan’s mountainous interior, where you'll find spectacular views across the coast, browse souvenir shops, and walk cobblestone streets in a pair of historic villages.
Highlights
  • See the rural side of Taiwan’s coast and mountains
  • Visit the site of the Sky Lantern Festival to release a lantern
  • Group size limited to seven people for a more personalized experience
  • Pickup and drop-off at Taipei hotels means a convenient day
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Reviewed 30 June 2018
Perfect Day!

I booked this tour with My Taiwan tours. Though the tour company did not call me to confirm about the guide and the time of pick up, when I called them from my hotel, they were giving me information. So, it's better to get a...More

3  Thank Sripriya I
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile
Great trip with very informative and genial guie Gordon

Despite the humidity we had a wonderful day learning about the history and culture of this area. And making our flying lantern was a great finale.

1  Thank RA1920
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Excellent day trip

This day tour was well organised and interesting. We particularly enjoyed wandering the stalls in Jiufen, and making our own lantern in Pingxi. Our tour guide Ting was excellent and went out of her way to give us an enjoyable day. She was very informative...More

2  Thank FamilyOf5Melbourne
Reviewed 30 May 2018
Best. Day. Ever.

Our family of four still cannot stop talking about this trip. Especially traveling with two young children (ages 6 and 4) this trip was the only way we could possibly hope to see all of these sites and experience everything in one day. Our guide,...More

1  Thank Sullivoss
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Hot lantern

Once in a lifetime experience... but overated. My daughter loved it and that was good enough for me! Bring a taxi driver guide, the train is packed like sardines😩

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