Pingxi Line

Taiwan Highlight Pingxi Line

The Pingxi railway was once used for transporting coal, now it’s a fun touristy line passing through 7 little villages. All feature “old streets” with old Japanese buildings and sell tourist paraphernalia. But a few have something special. Get off at Shifen for the gorgeous waterfall, at Pingxi to release a sky lantern and at Houtong Cat Village if you miss your cat.

About Taiwan

Taiwan is an island nation located off the coast of southwest of Okinawa, Japan and north of the Philippines that is governed by the Republic of China since 1945. Shaped roughly like a sweet potato, the island nation has more than 23 million people and is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Besides its crowded cities, Taiwan is also known for steep mountains and lush forests.

Practical information

Best time to go
Spring and Autumn
Mandarin, Taiwanese
New Taiwan dollar (TWD)

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