1 day tour: MAGICAL LANTERN SKY TOUR (from Taipei)

1 day tour: MAGICAL LANTERN SKY TOUR (from Taipei)


If you want to spend a day or half a day to visit some places around your accommodation, we have what you need. Our English speaking guides always provided will be happy to share their knowledge of the places.

  • Take the railway branch line from the old mining town of Jingtong to Pingxi
  • Sample a traditional lunchbox meal
  • Go on a hike and face your fear of heights at Mt. Xiaozi and Cimu Peak
  • Release a sky lantern in Shifen village
  • See the amazingly beautiful Shifen Waterfall

Prices vary with season, number of partecipants, guides or assistants, language... we do prefer give you the real price for your specific case and needs.  

Intrested in this Tour? 
Please email us for details and quotation or if you want to receive a customized proposal:

✉ Email: 
Taichung office: anna@northwest.com.tw
Taipei office: katia@northwest.com.tw


說明 Introduction

Pinxi: Famous for the unique railway passes above houses and streets. Pinxi is also world renowned for their sky lanterns; visitors can write their wishes on a lantern and release it in to the sky. In almost evry little shop in the town you will find a lantern seller. The old houses have become now stores selling souvenirs and local flavored snaks. The Lantern Festival is held in February and attaracts thousend of visitors, making impossible to move easily.

Shifen: Shifen Old Street is filled mainly by sky lantern and souvenir shops, grocery stores, fruits and vegetables vendors and restaurants on both sides of the railway. In little Shifen, the train passes through the village just metres from the houses; houses are really built adjacent to the rails.
Located in Pingxi District, Shifen is the most famous stop along Pingxi Branch Line. Pingxi Line was originally built to transport coal and now has transformedin to a renowned railway to discover the coal-mining history of Taiwan. 
About 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the Old Street,you will find the Shi Fen Waterfall one of the the widest, largest, and most abundant water waterfalls in Taiwan.





Day 1
  • 09:00 Pick up from your accommodation in Taipei
  • 10:00 Hike up Mt. Xiaozi and Cimu Peak
  • 12:20 Lunch time at Jingtong Old Street
  • 13:00 Ride the train from Jingtong to Pingxi
  • 13:20 Pinxi old street
  • 14:00 Visit Shifen Waterfalls
  • 14:30 Sky lantern experience in Shifen
  • 15:30 Return to Taipei
  • 16:30 Drop off at your accommodation

注意事項 Notes

Tour starts at 09.00 from your accommodating and finish around 16.30/17.00 depending on the traffic.

For reservation and information, please contact:


Taipei City Phone + 886 2 27232188
Taichung City Phone +886 4 37001268  ext 203 for English

​✉ Email: 

Taipei office : katia@northwest.com.tw
General : taiwan.tour@northwest.com.tw
Taichung office : anna@northwest.com.tw