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P'ing-hsi Things to Do

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    by ngcsc Written May 24, 2005

    The towns around Ping Hsi developed due to the reason of coal mining. In order to understand the development of the mining history, this is the right place to visit.

    A two storey building which provide a house of information, you will understand more about this place after visited.

    Mining Museum

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P'ing-hsi Restaurants

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    by ngcsc Written May 26, 2005

    Take a sip of great coffee, enjoy the beautiful landscape of Qing Tong from Hilltop. What a good time

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P'ing-hsi Transportation

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    by Burtty Written Apr 17, 2004

    The Ping Hsi Line railway was built along the Keelung river. You can enjoy the beautiful gorge along the railway and explore the villages at every stops.

    Last Stop - Jing Tung
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip

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P'ing-hsi Shopping

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    by ngcsc Updated May 26, 2005

    Shopping at the old street of Qing Tong just like a game of treasure hunt. You will never know what you get.

    From the products that long time disappeal to the latest handicraft.... it is a good choice for souvenir. See.... you might get the photo of Teresa Teng, the most popular singer who died for more than 20 years

    What to pay: Vary from products

    Local shop

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P'ing-hsi Local Customs

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    by Burtty Updated Dec 28, 2002

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    One special custom in Ping Hsi is that they are flying the sky lantern at the Lantern Festival (Jan 15 on the lunar calender). The sky lantern was made of the paper on the structure of the thin wire. They heat the lantern through the opening at the botomn to raise them into the sky. There are some wishes written on the lanterns. It was very suprizing to see many laterns flying in the sky at the Lantern Festival.

    I walked by one house in Shi Feng Village. It was decorated with many models of the sky lanterns. The exact sky lantern is with the bigger size. It is about the same size of a man.

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    A house decorated with the sky lantern

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P'ing-hsi Off The Beaten Path

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    by ngcsc Written Jul 23, 2005

    One of the best in Ping Hsi, I believed it is a great experience to take the local train.

    Although you can see the train has been renew and turn it into a very colorful look, but the people's life at PingHsi still remain the same.

    Travellers can still see locals travel in the daily life style despite the development of tourist attaction.

    Personally, to see the local life, to talk with the local people (not in English though), and eat local food is one of the fun experience of travel.

    Locals

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    by ngcsc Written May 24, 2005

    I don't know where and when is this custom started, I've never heard about it before, but I saw it hanging at Qing Tong station, the last station of Ping Hsi railway.

    Do you believe it? do you think the wish will come true? If you believe it, then take a bamboo, write down your wish and hang it at Qing Tong station.

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    by Burtty Written Feb 25, 2003

    Si Ping Highway connects Si Jir and Ping Hsi. This highway was built over a hill. On the top of the hill, you can have a great view of the Si Jir, Keelung and the Pacific Ocean. The scenery of the hill itself is also very beautiful.

    The view on the highway
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