Written by SUZAI DATHUL EZAIDAH SUKARJO
A journey in Taiwan won’t be complete without visiting the most unique old street in the country called The Shifen district. The journey by train took about 2 hours and 30 minutes from the Taipei main station, heading towards the Ruifang station before transiting on another train to the Shifen station.
The lanterns were released to let others know that the town is safe from evil and disease. Nevertheless, visitors can purchase those colorful lanterns and write wishes on it before flying it up to the sky. It was so fascinating to see the whole sky being scattered with giant lanterns and it only cost NT$100-200!
How to get to Shifen from Taipei
From Taipei To Shifen: Take a rail train from Taipei Main Stn. (台北車站) to Ruifang Stn. (瑞芳站) > Transfer to the Pingxi Small Railway (平溪支線) to Shifen Stn. (十分站)