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Shifen Waterfall – The Little Niagara of Taiwan
In the Pingxi District, New Taipei City, a gorgeous 20 meters waterfall named Shifen Waterfall lies. The scenic waterfall is 130ft in width making it the broadest waterfall in Taiwan. The water flows in one direction and the rock is sloped on the other side. This is perhaps an insanely beautiful and famous waterfall in Taiwan not tall nor as wide but incredibly powerful.
The waterfall name is derived from the ten original families, who developed the area in Pingxi. It is also known as Little Niagara of Taiwan. Because the horseshoe shape mimics North America’s most famous waterfall. Shifen Waterfall riverbed consists of many potholes causing the uneven flow of the river. Therefore, this reason creates vortexes that trap passing rocks and reasoning them to spin and carve holes.
Moreover, Shifen Waterfall is accessible within walking distance of Shifen railway station. If you get bored by the constant flow of Taipei traffic. Then Shifen Waterfall is an excellent spot to relax in the beautiful nature. This is an electric place full of excitement? Walking on the two pedestrian suspension bridges makes its real beauty, a turquoise river passing luscious green mountains. It’s really easy to get to Shifen from Jiufen and takes maybe 30-40 minutes or less as well as not being far from Keelung.
There are several places where you can take selfies and nature photographs. The Shifen Waterfall park has some shops and food stalls and a pond with lots of koi. Some tourists believe the Shifen waterfall is much bigger and more magnificent as compared to the Golden waterfall. If you are lucky enough to have the full sunshine upon it, probably a chance of rainbows hanging over the waterfall, perfect for photographers!
Your appetite may be whetted to see the scenic beauty of Shifen Waterfall in Taiwan. The waterfall retained much of its ataurique scenery as the Taipei government was able to control the area. Moreover, some other waterfalls nearby to the loop trail’s exit are called Yanjingdong Waterfall and Eyeglasses Waterfalls.
Shifen Waterfall attracts numerous tourists from Hong Kong, Macao, Japan, and Korea, and their sightseeing routes usually include Shifen Old Street. It is also suggested to tourists to pay the visit other charming small towns along the TRA Pingxi Branch Line, such as Jingtong, Pingxi, Lingjiao, and Houtong. So, visiting the Shifen Waterfall and Shifen Old Street may be a great day trip out of Taipei city.