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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

Address: Ruifang District, Xinbei, Taiwan
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Ranked #4 of 346 Attractions in Xinbei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 1,299 Reviews
Type: Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
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Los Altos, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Get off at MRT ZhongXiao Fuxing station, the 1062 bus is around the corner. You can use the MRT EasyCard or cash, it costs 100 NT one-way. It will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to Jiufeng old street. The old street is right there when you get off the bus. Go there in the morning to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice sceneries. Lots of food stalls selling local food products and other merchandise. It was crowded at some points.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Nice to visit on December as the weather is cooler. Also it is nice to walk around the old Street area with lots of shops selling food stuff and as well souvenirs. The only downside is the place can be too crowded even on a weekday. Not to mention the public bus ride from rueifang station is not for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The Jiufen Old Street was made famous after a movie used it as the spot for some footage. Since then, it has been transformed into a street catering for tourists - noodle soups with meat/fish balls, sweets, desserts, fruit juices, ginger drinks, handicrafts, leather goods, grilled mushrooms, grilled squids, ice creams, pastry, and so forth. When I was there earlier... More 

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Asia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We reached there by 11am and very crowded. If possible go during weekdays. Should try the taro dessert, popiah skin ice cream, glass noodle soup with fish ball and tofu.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

thank Mr Miyazaki for the number of Japanese and Korean tourists this place attracts. Do yourself a favour and watch the film "Spirited Away" this is the town Miyazaki used as his inspiration. With this in context you will understand that it is a kind of must do for any Japanese tourist to Taiwan and this makes it get very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It was very crowded when we went to Jiufen, we arrived just when it started to get dark. There was hardly any room to move. As we didn't like pushing through crowds just to look at the shops, we decided to sit in one of the tea houses that has a view of taipei and the rest of the town.... More 

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PJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After reading raving reviews of the place and hearing raving reviews from friends, I decided to check it out. This place will be packed with tourists from Japan, Korea and almost every other neighboring countries so it can get really really packed and stuffy as tour buses alight at the entrance come every other minute. You may want to give... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Well how would I describe jiufen. A place where will bring a bit of rain cause out of the few trip I visited miss rain will drop by. Weather ranging from cooling to cold depending on the month when you arrive. Off course there are few ways of tavellINg uphil. Do a bus if you have the time to spare.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Get ready with your raincoat when you visit this place in December. As it is chilly rainy season and there is few shelter place when you stroll around. There is a lot of food stalls here and we tried the traditional Taiwanese seafood noodle, the Japanese red bean cake and also the extra long ice-cream. My children liked it. This... More 

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