My day 3 journey is to the Shifen, we started our trip as usual starts at 9 am and the driver picked us up and we headed to Shifen (十分). The Shifen town is where we are heading too for this round and I am buying some cakes from the JE Bakery Shop for some delights to have when we are in the car.
The cakes there is simply differnt from the one in Malaysia as the cakes are more filling and the texture is dry.
We had our journey about an hour and we reach Shifen town. During the journey, we took some pictures along the way. We had reach the town of Shifen and we are heading now to the beautiful waterfalls and more.
Shifen, which means there used to be ten families working together to build the home. Shifen Waterfall locates in Ping River (Pingsi) Township in Taipei County. It locates in the Shifen stop of the Ping River (Pingsi) railroad and the bus stop of Dahua at the upper part of the waterfalls in Keelung River. It is a great waterfall with the big force of the current vast. It is the greatest screen curtain style waterfall in Taiwan. The pond underneath the waterfall is very deep. The waterfall is like hundreds of soldiers and millions of horses running down. This gives you the feeling of a blanket of white silk satin falling into a great wide deep pond. The water of the waterfall forms hydrosphere flowing above the waterfall. When the sun shines, the reflection forms a rainbow showing the clear sky with the beautiful rainbow. That is why it has the name of rainbow pond.
We had started our journey now where we had spotted beautiful flowers along the way and there are also mini waterfall too which I could not hesitate to snap some of the pictures from all the way from small waterfalls till the big waterfalls and more.
Shifen waterfall (traditional Chinese:十分瀑布) is a scenic waterfall located in Pingxi District, Taiwan, on the upper reaches of the Keelung River. The falls’ total height is 20 meters (66 feet) and 40 meters in width, making it the broadest waterfall in Taiwan.It is a cascade waterfall in which the water flows in one direction and the rock is sloped in the opposite
HOW TO GO TO SHIFENHSR:Take the THSR to Taipei Station, transfer to the bus or train.
Take a train to Ruifang or Houdong Railway Station,transfer to the Ping River (Pingsi) Branch Line and get off at Shifen.