As the train whistle blows, coal field, mines, historical streets, mountains and streams slowly retreat into the distance. These are lasting memories of the coal industry's glory days. Time coalesces here. Stone plank roads, wooden buildings and hearty greetings reproduce the vivid scence of the bustling village. Alleys offer traditional foods while a stroll along the train tracks gives the feel of a small railway town.
From a suitable vantage point the view of this mountain village is priceless. If you’ve seen the animation, Spirited Away, you will find it familiar lingering through Jiufen, which is also called “The Sky Castle.” This is a majestic scenic village you must visit in your lifetime.
Want to make a wish? Writing wishes on a sky lantern allows blessings to take flight. This is the beauty of Pinxi, the home of sky lanterns.