Pingxi District

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Pingxi District in New Taipei City
Pingxi District

Pingxi District (Chinese: 平溪區; pinyin: Píngxī Qū; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pêng-khoe khu; historically spelled Pinghsi), is a rural district in the eastern part of New Taipei City in northern Taiwan (ROC). The source of the Keelung River is in Jingtong, which is inside Pingxi District. It was an important coal mining town in the early 20th century.

Tourist attractions[edit]

In Pingxi, every year during the Lantern Festival, people have their wishes written on sky lanterns, and release them to the skies during the Pingxi International Sky Lantern Festival. In 2009, the Lantern Festival had the presence of sky lanterns from Japan and Mexico on February 7th, and ones from China on February 9th.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Pingxi is served by the Pingxi Line of Taiwan Railway Administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prayers on a lantern from earth to heaven " by Eva Tang, 11 March 2009, Taiwan Culture Portal http://www.culture.tw/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1144&Itemid=157,

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Coordinates: 24°55′N 121°50′E / 24.917°N 121.833°E / 24.917; 121.833