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Let’s Go Taiwan! 來去台彎走一走!: 十分瀑布放天燈 !Shifen Waterfall & Kong Ming Lantern Tian Deng

Let’s Go Taiwan! 來去台彎走一走!: 十分瀑布放天燈 !Shifen Waterfall & Kong Ming Lantern Tian Deng

Continuing on my DAY 2 taiwan trip and we woke up at ard 8am in the morning as it will be another fully packed day 😀P1060686

Head out for breakfast at this small little 早餐店 just beside the 红楼广场..


milk tea and soya milk  with cute graphics on it 😉




it’s so good~~ see even my mum agrees with me! 😀


After breakfast, we took the metro from xi men station to taipei train station. This time we are not taking the bullet train but the normal railway train to rui fang train station 瑞芳车站。

*ps : dad still stonning, probably due to the lack of rest :X



Upon arriving at 瑞芳 station, purchase the train ticket directly at the platform to shi fen 十分., which is the 平溪线.


As we still have ard a 30 mins time grace before the train arrived, we visited the shops nearby the station.








Visited this shop recommended by my boss to get the famous egg pudding for our tea break at shi fen later on! 🙂 will show u more pics below…




here comes the train! 😀


it takes us approx 30mins plus to reach the destination. along the way, the view was pretty cool! it passes by mountains and river.. 真的别有一番风味!








Bought these sotong balls which taste sooo FANTASTIC!!! 😀


Mum getting ready for her first bite~


Yumm Yumm~




The place where everyone comes here to 放天灯!






OMG! my favourite local snack!!! 😀 know what isit?!



Dad munching on it without knowing what it is.. but he do agree that it taste good!! 😀 after i told him that it’s actually chicken buttock, 鸡屁股 also known as 七里香 in taiwan, he gave me a jaw dropped look! hahahahaha~~~ 😀




十分大瀑布 is not very near the train station. you actually have to walk quite a distance up and down the hill to reach there. but with the cooling breeze and nice scenery to accompany you, you wouldn’t notice that you’ve actually walked quite a distance 😉








When you arrived at this bridge, you are almost there le!


Initially when i saw this, i was like dun tell me this is the waterfall?! i spent quite some time walking all the way here just to see this?! phew~ luckily this isn’t the waterfall we are looking for…





You will get to experience walking along the railway track where the train will pass by~ but be careful as i think it’s quite dangerous la~




you needa pay 60 or 100 bucks for the admission fee to see the water fall. You might be thinking for what i pay for admission fee to enter right? i have the same thinking as you but eventually, you will still pay for it cos thinking of the distance and time you’ve spent walking there, aiya~ just pay la~


and here it is! the famous 十分大瀑布







Find a good spot in the cafe there to have our tea break! remember the egg pudding we bought earlier on at 瑞芳 station?


It’s really good!!! strongly recommend you guys to try it!! and how can we not have any tea for tea break right? 🙂


a pic before we walk our way back to the train station…







now the exciting part!!! our first ever 放天灯 experience!! 😀 There’s a few variety of tian deng for you to choose from ranging from different colors. Different colors represent different things so usually pple will go for the combination will by there’s 4 different colors on 4 sides of the tian deng.

Here’s me doing most of the writing.. SO FUN!! 😀




and the yellow section specially reserved for my parents as it represent good luck and fortune!! see all the 4D numbers… lolx~ the staff thought we owned so many cars in singapore as usually pple write down their car plate number on it! hahahaha~





getting ready!!! 😀





and here we released it up into the sky!! usually you can request to add on fire crackers on it and the most you can add is only one. but my dad requested for 2 instead which somehow add on weight to the tian deng and it’s having difficulty floating up.. but luckily after the firecrackers went off, it manged to fly up into the sky 😀 look at the epic video below. everyone was going woooo~~ wooo~~ oh~~ oh my goodness~~ LOLX!!


Went for late lunch after that at the store nearby which serve pretty nice drunken chicken!


my 炸酱面


We took the train back to 瑞芳 station and took another train back to 忠孝复兴 station where we begin our 大血拼 shopping spree at wu fen pu 五分埔 wholesale market!! ;D

No pics as we are all busy shopping!!! when we are done and happy with our shopping spree, we walked over to the nearby rao he night market 饶河夜市 for dinner 🙂

Ordered this super plain looking mee sua which taste surprisingly yummy with the special sauce added to it! 😀


bought my favourite 盐酥菇 to munch while we walk ard the night market.


happy and satisfied with the shopping loots 🙂


and im happy with mine too! all in that HUGE shopping bag of mine ;P MUAHAHAHAHAHA~!!

Went back to our hotel and bought my favourite sausage with garlic spread from the road side stall in xi men ding 😉


for you info, do try walking ard xi men ding at night, ard 11 plus to 12. though most of the shops as closed, but there are lots of pushcarts along the road selling really cheap stuffs! 😀

Coming up next : 來去台彎走一走!: 登上台北101! Taipei 101+Shopping Loots!

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Irene June 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm Reply

where is the 早餐店 just beside the 红楼广场? you have the name of the shop?

method86 June 8, 2012 at 1:10 am Reply

it’s called 麥味登 My warm day 🙂
Li Li July 26, 2012 at 10:52 am Reply

is it at any time of the year at shi fen, we can lit kong ming deng? should i go from taipei or taichung? how long is the journey?

method86 July 26, 2012 at 11:11 am Reply

Yup~ you can lit kong ming deng at any time of the year! If you intend to spend one full day in taichung, probably you might wanna try to get a accomodation there for a night or two? but if you are intending to visit just a few selected places there. you can travel like me. The journey from taipei to taichung is only ard an hour. 😉
Jared October 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm Reply

Something very raw and very nicely presented

method86 October 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm Reply

Thanks! 😀

Ron November 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm Reply

Where is the how sweet shop at ruifang?is it far away from the station?

method86 November 22, 2012 at 11:38 pm Reply

very near. just directly opp the train station 😉
Ron November 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm Reply

oh..haha ok thanks! =D

Leny February 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm Reply

Hi Darren,

Like your Pic..May i know what camera are u using?



method86 February 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm Reply

Hi leny,

am using a Panasonic lumix g3 🙂
elvira March 13, 2013 at 12:48 am Reply

Hii.., are you taking the thsr the speedy train or the simple one? How much for one person to shi fen?

method86 March 13, 2013 at 11:58 am Reply

Hi elvira,

there’s only a train from rui fang to shi fen. just purchase ur tickets from the station and they will tell you what time the train will be arriving.

The price for a return ticket from rui fang to shi fen is ard NT52 🙂
keith March 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm Reply

the admission to see the waterfall the price is sgd or ntd? hahaha
i agree, so stupid need pay to look?! but u know… still looks good la

Nice blog btw =)

method86 March 27, 2013 at 12:32 pm Reply

Hi Keith! OH~ definitely in NTD haha~ if SGD doubt i will go in ! and thanks, hope you enjoy reading them 😉
Audrey May 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm Reply

hello~ u mentioned in one of your comments that tian deng can be lit in taichung too? shi fen is travel from taipei right?

method86 May 26, 2013 at 10:53 am Reply

yup. you can do it at taichung too 🙂 and yes shi fen is travel from taipei
Gin May 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply

Hi Darren,
how many days did you go taiwan altogether? do you mind sharing your itinerary with me? thanks 🙂

method86 May 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm Reply

i went for a total of 4D3N 🙂
Donna August 1, 2013 at 6:40 pm Reply

Hey Dude!

Nice Blog entry youve posted. 🙂 i was really helpful for me to find out how to go to shi fen tian deng. its my first time going to Taiwan, and im so excited! haha. Btw, do you think its better to grab a cab to shi fen tian deng instead of taking the railway which requires more time? how long do you think would be good to spend at shifen?

Darren Ang August 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm Reply

Hi Donna,

it’s definitely easier for u if you would wan to grab a cab to shi fen for tian deng. you can spend an afternoon there if you want just like what i did.
Law August 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm Reply

So i should be taking train from Taipei railway station to Rui fang railway station follow by another train to Shi fen railway station.? Do u still remember the cos & traveling time for both train?

Darren Ang August 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm Reply

Yup. That’s right 🙂 as for the cost, i can’t really remember :X trying looking through the entries for pictures of the train tickets? not sure if i’m snap any though 😛
Honus August 28, 2014 at 6:37 am Reply

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nancy January 4, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

Hi Darren,
I mean a old lady of 50+.
Wishing I can have a trip for the tian deng. Around me, they had gone to and others not interested.
If I go on myself (1st time travel alone) just like ur 4D3N, will u help me for the itinerary and place to stay over in Shifen?

Darren Ang January 4, 2016 at 2:01 pm Reply

Hi Nancy, you might want to consider getting a travel agent to assist you with the booking ? 🙂

shayne March 25, 2016 at 7:53 pm Reply

Hello! I am planning to try the sky lantern at early morning. What time do they open? Thanks! 🙂

Darren Ang March 25, 2016 at 8:24 pm Reply

Hi Shayne! I’m not sure on the operating hours, but I think if you reach there after 10 should be fine 🙂

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