Shifen Old Streets (十分老街)
Happy Dragon Boat Duanwu Festival (端午節)!
In Taiwan, Monday and Tuesday this week are public holidays.
Located in the Pingxi area (平溪), Shifen Old Streets is a collection of lanes and alleys in and around the Shifen railway station area. Originally built for transporting coal during the Japanese era, the station and track runs straight through the village.
With the marketplace surrounding the train station and the openness in which people can freely cross the track running straight through the centre of town, the marketplace area of Shifen is a great place to grab some xiaochi snacks and some souvenirs.
The 20 metre tall Shifen Waterfall (十分大瀑布) is located 20 minutes away by walking northeast from the train platform area.
Events such as the Sky Lantern Festival draw visitors year round to the Pingxi area to create a Chinese Lantern (天燈) with a wish written on it to set into the sky.