Pingxi District in New Taipei City
|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|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 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.
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.
- Jingtong Coal Memorial Park
- Jingtong Mining Industry Museum
- Lingjiao Waterfall
- Shifen Waterfall
- Taiwan Coal Mine Museum
- Jingtong Old Street
- Shifen Old Street
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