Shifen Waterfall and Old Street 臺灣也有尼加拉瀑布
Be sure to check out one of northern Taiwan's most beautiful waterfalls.
While Taiwan is known for its shopping and cheap street food, locals outside of the major cities know that its natural beauty is second to none. Northern Taiwan in particular is home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the island—Shifen Waterfall. The best part is that it is located in between beautiful green mountains, and you can reach it by taking one of the island's most historic train lines.
Visitors can take the train to Ruifang and hop on the Pingxi rail line. This short track once linked all of the coal mining towns in the area. Now, tourists can travel there to get a look into the recent past. After getting off the train at Shifen station, Shifen Waterfall is only a short walk away. At around 20 meters tall and 40 meters wide, it is one of the largest waterfalls in Taiwan. The relaxing sound of the falling water is the perfect way to get away from the stress of the city. After that, you can head back to Shifen Old Street and treat yourself to delicious local street food and enjoy the sights in this former coal mining town.