Old Miner Towns – Jiufen & Sky Lantern (Shifen) Day Tour
Stroll the old street and enjoy local food such as taro balls in Jiufen and releasing sky lanterns in Shifen.
During this tour, you will visit 2 of Taipei’s best highlights in 1 day.
The Golden Waterfall: Flowing Treasure
Although there is no actual gold flowing forth from these falls, the name reflects their appearance: the combination of regular rainfall in this mining area radiate a gold-like color.
Jiufen & Its Nostalgic Old Street
Jiufen, once a prosperous gold rush town before the 1970s, straddles the Pacific Ocean and is perfectly situated up in the hills. The most memorable part of being in Jiufen, without a doubt, is the long and narrow street market which stretches throughout the entire town. The streets are dotted with various shops for handicrafts, food, tea, snacks, toys and traditional souvenirs. Be sure to try some of the local foods, such as sweet taro balls, rice cakes and grilled squid…one bite and guaranteed you will be hooked!
Let’s Make a Wish – Sky Lantern
Make a wish, write it on the lantern and let it fly. The sky lantern festival has long been used for people to pray for their wishes. During the Lantern Festival, around February and March each year, lanterns cover the entire sky of Pingxi. If you’re an artist, writer, or photographer, we highly recommend you see this festival for yourself.
Back to the Old Times – Shifen Old Street
The Pingxi Railway was originally built to transport coal. Now it is used for tourists to experience the life that Pingxi’s miners previously led. Before a train enters the town, visitors will be asked to clear the tracks and are in turn treated to a rare sight of seeing trains running through the town’s streets.
09 : 00 Pick you up at your hotel in Taipei
* Please note that the pick-up time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
10 : 30 The Golden Waterfall
11 : 00 Jiufen & its nostalgic old street
12 : 30 Lunch
14 : 30 Visit an old town of railway - Shifen Old Street
15 : 30 Make a wish with sky lantern
18 : 00 Arrive at your hotel
Departs on everyday
9 am at the lobby of the Taipei hotel you stay
When to book
Book 3 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Adult (Over 6 years old)
135 USD per person * If your group is 4 adults or over, the special price is 100 USD per person.
Child (1 to 6 years old)
68 USD per person
Infant (0 to 1 years old)
Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)
Lunch is included
Sky Lantern (2~4 share a lantern)
A great English/Chinese -speaking guide
Van or sedan
Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.