Taiwan – Trip to PingXi train line (6)

This is my last part of my series on my trip to PingXi train line.

The old building in Shifen is nice. It’s a small town all within walking distance. It was previously also a mining town.

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While walking back to the train station, I managed to catch a close up of the lantern with hand written messages by the visitors who purchase and release it later. Can you read or understand what was written?

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There were also lots of shops selling souvenirs of the miniature lantern where some can even glow at night.

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Below is the message that was written by the tourists or local visitors on a bamboo sticks. Not sure what they wrote though. (I can’t read Chinese. Just only spoken and still struggling)

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…..and cute mailboxes too to sent yr snail mails.

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Here is another shot of one of the old machines which was used during mining times.

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A beautiful view of the hills with the bridge over a small river.

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My next and last stop was PingXi town.

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Where should I head too?

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A beautiful painted mural.

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That’s all folks. So wanna guess what’s or where will it be for my next blog?

Taiwan – Trip to PingXi train line (3)

Welcome back! We are still in Huotong. Walking along a small street and a gloomy day with a magnificent view of the mountains.

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A temple along the street which I managed to capture.

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Heading back to the Huotong station, I had to cross a covered pedestrian bridge to get over the other side of the track. In the covered pedestrian bridge, you could see people feeding cats and cartoon cat size stand.

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Another beautiful view of the mountains from the other side of the tracks.

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A lazy cat sleeping on the souvenir items while visitors taking photos of it.

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…… my next stop was Shifen

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This small town is really interesting. Do follow me on my next blog. 😊

Taiwan – Trip to PingXi train line (1)

Hi there!!! It has been a while since I wrote on my blog as I have been busy and also was on the road.

My last recent trip was to Taiwan (yup again!) but this trip was much longer and I stayed over the weekend. This time I managed to visit 3 small outskirt towns away from Taipei where I had to take bus from where I was staying to Taipei then another 45 to 1 hr train ride to Ruifang to catch another train on the PingXi train line.

On the day I travelled, it was a wet and gloomy day. Had to wait under the rain with an umbrella to catch a bus.

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This is the Taipei Central Station where the HSR, local trains and MRT converged. Colourful lockers at the station.

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Taipei ticket counter. .

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Arrived at Ruifang station to change line to the PingXi line to Houtong for my first stop

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… and this is the colourful train on the PingXi line to my first stop.

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Upon arrival in Huotong, I was greeted by cats and lots of cats around. In fact there is a street or place for the cats there and you could see the visitors mostly local visitors from Taiwan feeding them…. and yes the cats are all well fed!! Lol

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Where shall I go?

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Well if you like to know … then follow me on my next posting. 😊