See the Incredible Shifen Waterfall


The so-called “Little Niagara of Taiwan” is Shifen Falls, named for one of the original families who lived in the Pingxi District of New Taipei City. The falls are fed by the Keelung River, and the water actually flows in the opposite direction from the sloped rocks that create the waterfall.

Shifen has a modest drop of 20 meters, but at 40 meters wide, the falls are the broadest in the country. Another picturesque feature of this waterfall is the riverbed, which is marked by potholes formed by the uneven flow of the river. These potholes create swirling vortexes, which trap passing rocks and making them spin or carve holes.

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