Pingxi District

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Pingxi

平溪區
Pingxi District
TRA Pingsi Line Shihfen.JPG
Pingxi District in New Taipei City
Pingxi District in New Taipei City
Coordinates: 24°55′N 121°50′E / 24.917°N 121.833°E / 24.917; 121.833Coordinates: 24°55′N 121°50′E / 24.917°N 121.833°E / 24.917; 121.833
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Special municipalityNew Taipei City
Area
 • Total71.34 km2 (27.54 sq mi)
Population
(January 2016)
 • Total4,872
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 New Taipei, 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 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-24. Retrieved 2010-01-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link),

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