Day 041 : Wet and Wild

Exchanged Taipei’s metropolitan landscape for a little nature sleuthing at Shifen. Shifen is an old mining village and home to a waterfall dubbed as Taiwan’s little Niagara Falls.

The day’s excursion was a refreshing trek of Taipei’s outback although the waterfall didn’t impress me much. Perhaps it’s due to the misty and gloomy weather that drapped everything in a dull shade of grey; thus making the waterfall more of a flushing toilet, less of a wonder of nature.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. seishouai
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 23:48:25

    hey Darren…did you have to walk far from the train station to get to the waterfalls?

    Btw, i’m Pris (from NKF)…who was around when you interviewed one of the patients for a work project. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well!


    • Darren Ng
      Feb 24, 2012 @ 00:29:27

      Hey Pris… thanks for dropping by my blog. I’m doing well and hope the same goes for you too. To reach the waterfall, it’s about a 20 – 30 minutes walk depending on your pace.

      Along the way, you’ll pass by shops by the railroad and a suspension bridge so you may stop to browse, eat and take photos. I would budget about 2 – 3 hours for a visit to Shifen Waterfall, not including transport time to get here.


  2. seishouai
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 12:16:55

    Thanks for the reply! 🙂

    I’ll probably have to allocate at least 3 hours since we intend to have lunch & release the sky lantern there. And with my toddler, walking speed is vastly reduced!


    • Darren Ng
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 23:49:47

      Nice to just take it slow and enjoy the countryside with your family. Quite a number of shops selling the kong ming deng near the train station on the way to the waterfall. Have a safe and fun trip! 🙂


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