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Shifen Waterfall Park Extends Opening Hours: Explore the Beauty of Pingxi

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Press Release by New Taipei City Government Tourism Bureau on May 30, 2024
Shifen Waterfall Park Extends Opening Hours: Explore the Beauty of Pingxi

[New Taipei City News] From June 1 to September 30, the Shifen Waterfall Park will extend its opening hours by one hour. The park will open at 9:00 AM and close at 6:00 PM, with the last entry at 5:30 PM. This extension allows visitors more time to explore the beautiful scenery of Shifen Waterfall.

Shifen Waterfall, a 20-meter-high curtain waterfall, is also known as the "Niagara of Taiwan." The mist from the waterfall creates beautiful rainbows in the sunlight, resembling colorful curtains. Visitors strolling near the waterfall can experience its majestic beauty, attracting many domestic and international tourists each year. To view the waterfall, visitors can take the friendly pathway from the Shifen Visitor Center, a 15-minute walk to the park. The pathway is a gentle slope rather than stairs, making it accessible for wheelchair users and families with strollers to enjoy the grand view of the waterfall together. Alternatively, visitors can enter the park from behind the Shifen Visitor Center via the "Siguangtang Suspension Bridge" and "Guanpu Suspension Bridge." The Guanpu Suspension Bridge, located at the junction of the Keelung River and Youtongliao Creek, offers a unique view of the Pingxi Line train passing by and is a popular photo spot for many visitors.

In addition to the waterfall, the surrounding attractions are not to be missed. Shifen Station and Shifen Old Street are great places to leisurely explore. The station retains a quaint, rustic charm, and the old street offers many local delicacies and unique handmade crafts. When the Pingxi Line train passes by the nearby houses, visitors can watch the train arrive and depart from both sides, creating a unique scene of "the train passing by the front door" on Shifen Old Street. After exploring Shifen Old Street, visitors can take the train to the end of the Pingxi Line and visit Jingtong Station, a Japanese wooden structure listed as a historical site. Next to Jingtong Station, the old coal sorting plant ruins stand by the tracks, evoking a strong sense of railway nostalgia as the train passes by, taking visitors back in time. Next to the old street, visitors will find many wishing bamboo tubes and the Railway Story House, which is a must-visit for railway enthusiasts. Here, you can buy wooden postcards, write your wishes, and mark the perfect end to your journey. For more travel information, please visit the New Taipei City Tourism website and the New Taipei Tourist Facebook page.

【This news release has been translated by ChatGPT.】


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