Pingxi District in New Taipei City
|Special municipality||New Taipei City|
|• Total||71.34 km2 (27.54 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2016)|
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.
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.
- Coal Memorial Park
- Jingtong Mineral Museum
- Jingtong Old Street
- Shifen Old Street
- Shifen Waterfall
- Taiwan Coal Mine Museum
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- "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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- "Administrative Districts". 高雄市政府. 30 September 2016. Retrieved 4 April 2017.