Our family is a tourist from Singapore, which joined a Taipei private tour. During our visit to Taipei, we communicated with the local guide and costumed some day trips to our original stroke. Obviously, we love cities, but one must escape to magical places for a change of pace. An enchanted adventure that that was highest on our list was a trip to Jiufen and Pingxi. Not too far from the city, they give you a glimpse of another side of Taiwan that you can’t experience within Taipei. Both of these towns we can reach by train/bus, but the easiest way is by booking a day trip to Jiufen and Pingxi with Taiwan Private tour.
Shifen, located in the Pingxi District is most known for releasing Chinese lanterns while standing on the train tracks of the old street. Visitors flock to Pingxi once a year for the Pingxi Lantern Festival, and they let their wishes go year round as if they are going back in time to a slow coal mining town rich in history.
The tours are intimate, so we do not feel pushed around too much and just enjoy our time. The tour guide is knowledgeable as well as a great resource throughout the whole trip. Having a van allowed flexibility, as well as beautiful high viewpoints without walking. we were able to the lookout from above at the Yin-Yang Sea, explore old gold mines, gaze at the Golden Waterfall, having lunch while taking in the quaint street of Jiufen and release your own wishes on the tracks of historic Shifen. Hence, making this the best day ever. This can all be done without worrying about navigating public transportation. The trip was easy and the perfect day trip and break from the bustling city of Taipei. After the trip to Pingxi, we are already looking forward to having another trip to Pingxi.