Pingxi District

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Pingxi
平溪區
District
Pingxi District
TRA Pingsi Line Shihfen.JPG
Location of  in New Taipei
Location of in New Taipei
Coordinates: 024°55′N 121°50′E / 24.917°N 121.833°E / 24.917; 121.833
Country Republic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipality New Taipei City
Time zone +8

Pingxi District (Chinese: 平溪區; pinyin: Píngxī Qū; Wade–Giles: P'ing-hsi; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Pêng-khoe khu; historically spelled Pinghsi), is a rural district in eastern New Taipei City in northern Taiwan. 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 7, and ones from China on February 9.[1]

Transportation[edit]

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

See also[edit]

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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