Riding the railway to explore three charming, scenic and lantern filled small towns northeast of Taipei. And eating lots of Taiwanese street food along the way.
The old mining town of Jiufen, shrouded in mountain mist during our visit, is a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Narrow alleys, steep staircases and the ubiquitous red lanterns strung up as far as the eye can see. Made famous by its association with the Studio Ghibli film, ‘Spirited Away’, this wee charmer is no secret but the crowds didn’t deter us.
Rolling into Shifen and Pingxi on the Pingxi District Railway line, we were surrounded by lush greenery, old streets full of character and a sky full of glowing lanterns. And more street food. Score.
For more details on how to do this trip yourself, plus an interactive map, costs and ideas for extending your stay, check out our post over on the blog
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