district in New Taipei City

Pinglin (坪林區) is a district of New Taipei.

UnderstandEdit

Pinglin is most known for producing pouchong tea with over 80% of the population of the district employed in the tea trade. The Pinglin Tea Museum is the world's largest tea museum.

Get inEdit

By busEdit

From Taipei City (Xindian MRT) take bus 923 (weekdays: leaves hourly at half-past the hour; weekends: on the hour and half-past) or Bus Green 12 (綠12) weekdays: leaves at quarter-past and quarter-to each hour.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

Historical sitesEdit

  • 1 Pinglin Old Street (坪林老街), +886 2 2665 6362.
  • 2 Chen Family's Old House (老厝陳吉記). A historic old house built by Chen Jie Sheng. The house is made of bricks sitting on top of a stone foundation, which was common of houses of wealthier residents at the time.
  • 3 Old Japanese Style Police Station (金瓜寮日本老派出所). The police station was built during the period of Japanese occupation and is over a century old.

TemplesEdit

 
Nanshan Temple

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MuseumsEdit

Outdoor and natureEdit

  • 2 Jingualiao Creek Fern Trail (金瓜寮魚蕨步道), +886 3 954 5115. A pleasant hiking trail that follows a creek.
  • 3 Jiuqionggen Riverside Park (九芎根親水公園).
  • 4 Pinglin Ecological Park (坪林生態園區), +886 2 2665 7251. 08:00-17:00.
  • 5 Stone Carving Park (坪林石雕公園), +886 2 2665 7251. A park on a hillside containing a number of carved stone statues.

Pinglin is also a popular site for camping in Taiwan and there are a number of campsites dotted around the district.

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