district in New Taipei City

Pingxi (平溪區) is a district of New Taipei.

UnderstandEdit

Pingxi was an important coal mining town in the early 20th century. The district is also the location of the source of the Keelung River.

Get inEdit

By railEdit

Pingxi serviced by the TRA network Pingxi line and is accessible through the following stations:

  • 1 Dahua station (大華車站).    
  • 2 Jingtong station (菁桐車站). Serves the historical coal mining town of Jingtong.    
  • 3 Lingjiao station (嶺腳車站).    
  • 4 Pingxi station (平溪車站).    
  • 5 Shifen station (十分車站).    
  • 6 Wanggu station (望古車站).    

Get aroundEdit

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CultureEdit

  • 1 Shifen Old Street (十分老街). An unusual market street with a train track running through the middle of it.
  • 2 Pingxi Old Street (平溪老街), Pingxi Street. A narrow old street with a variety of shops and snacks.

Historical sitesEdit

  • 3 Jingtong Coal Memorial Park (菁桐煤礦紀念公園), No. 50, Jingtong Street, +886 2 2960 3456. The area used to be the underground coal mining site.    
  • 4 Zhongpu Iron Bridge (中埔鐵橋). Built in the 1940s, the bridge is used as a 'love bridge' where people can hang messages of love written on bamboo from the railings.
  • 5 Cai Family Mansion (蔡家洋樓).

Parks and natureEdit

  • 6 Lingjiao Waterfall (嶺腳瀑布). The waterfall is accessible within walking distance south of Lingjiao Station of Taiwan Railways.    
  • 7 Shifen Waterfall (十分大瀑布). The broadest waterfall in Taiwan which is 40m wide and 20m high.    

DoEdit

Lantern FestivalEdit

 
Sky Lantern Festival

Pingxi is popular in Taiwan as a place to send off sky lanterns with messages written on them. Lanterns are often released from the Shifen Old Street.

MuseumsEdit

  • 1 Jingtong Mining Industry Museum (菁桐礦業生活館), +886 2 2495 2749. 09:30-17:00. The museum is dedicated to the history of mining in the area. The museum building was originally the dormitory of Taiwan Railways Administration employees.    
  • 2 Taiwan Coal Mine Museum (台灣煤礦博物館). A museum dedicated to the coal mining industry in Taiwan which features a number of exhibitions, machinery, and an old mining train.    

OutdoorsEdit

The area has lots of hiking trails.

  • 3 Mount Shisunjian (石筍尖).

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