Jingtong Railway Station
Slow down your pace and roam around this town at the last stop of the Pingxi line.
- You must visit the old street full of nostalgic ambience.
- Try the traditional flavors like chicken rolls and miner's bento (lunch box).
- Have a cup of coal mine coffee and relish the history and coffee aroma.
- The classic and elegant Jingtong Station is frequently used as a filming site.
The first thing that the passengers saw after alighting from train is the Jingtong Station built in 1929. Listed as a heritage in 2003, the station was an essential facility for transporting coal. The coal washing plant directly opposite the station is an invaluable relic of the coal industry. Today, the enormous coal washing plant is transformed into a coffee shop. Why not stop here for a cup of coffee and learn about Jingtong's mining history. After that, pay a visit to the only sky lantern-shaped "Sky Lantern Police Station" in the world, and then the Taiwan Railway Company, which is a souvenir shop railfans wouldn’t miss. Write down your wishes on a bamboo tube in the shop to leave a trace of you in Jingtong.
Tourists should follow the traffic warning signs and do not cross the rails randomly to avoid danger.
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Former British Consulate
There are 12 brick sculptures on the exterior walls, they are made using patterns that include the rose that symbolizes the British, the "VR 1891" pattern of the Victorian period. Also, there are green glazed vase rails in the Taiwanese local style and the stone-craved window decorated with the "ancient coin pattern" near the steps. In addition, the edges of the brick pillars, arch grinding edge, stigma, cylinder and the sites of pillars were detailed in the same way as Greek stone architectures, which demonstrate high-class brick laying techniques. (information sourced from: website of Taiwan-Minnan area historical sites, Ministry of Interior).
Zhonghe is the home of huge immigrant population, including Burmese people who have settled down in Taiwan. A small market of Burmese food on Huaxin Street was formed after some Burmese immigrants decided to open Myanmar restaurants to satisfy their craving for the foods of their homeland.