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.
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?
There were also lots of shops selling souvenirs of the miniature lantern where some can even glow at night.
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)
…..and cute mailboxes too to sent yr snail mails.
Here is another shot of one of the old machines which was used during mining times.
A beautiful view of the hills with the bridge over a small river.
My next and last stop was PingXi town.
Where should I head too?
A beautiful painted mural.
That’s all folks. So wanna guess what’s or where will it be for my next blog?
Welcome back! We are still in Huotong. Walking along a small street and a gloomy day with a magnificent view of the mountains.
A temple along the street which I managed to capture.
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.
Another beautiful view of the mountains from the other side of the tracks.
A lazy cat sleeping on the souvenir items while visitors taking photos of it.
…… my next stop was Shifen
This small town is really interesting. Do follow me on my next blog. 😊
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.
This is the Taipei Central Station where the HSR, local trains and MRT converged. Colourful lockers at the station.
Taipei ticket counter. .
Arrived at Ruifang station to change line to the PingXi line to Houtong for my first stop
… and this is the colourful train on the PingXi line to my first stop.
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
Where shall I go?
Well if you like to know … then follow me on my next posting. 😊