Starry Paradise

Starry Paradise, Ruifang: Address, Phone Number, Starry Paradise Reviews: 3/5

Starry Paradise
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2-3 hours
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The area
Neighborhood: Ruifan District
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu (ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall. Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels, it is like a beautiful palace that was deserted, earning it the name of “Potala Palace of the Mountain Mines”. Probing forward to the mouth of the river is the considerably distinguished Yinyang Sea, with its half gold half bluish green spectacle inspiring countless imaginations of romance. Walking along the streets of the meandering old streets of Jiufen and tasting the various kinds of authentic eateries is the love of tourists. Stepping into the Golden Museum, one can glimpse the historical traces of the mining industry culture, reminiscing of past glories from its museum, living quarters, and shrine remains. The unassuming mountain city of Houtong used to be a mining village. With the call of cat lovers, volunteer groups were established to create a friendly environment for cats and turned Houtong into a cat village for cat lovers.

17 reviews
Very good

Huyen Trang Tran
Hanoi, Vietnam79 contributions
It has been completely destroyed
Dec 2017 • Friends
I have just come back from it 2 days ago. The picture 'The starry night' was completely destroyed by the owner. I was so disappointed.
Written December 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Singapore, Singapore1,309 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Came here on our way to Kee Leung, here is what we think:

Scenery: 4.5/5
Cleanliness: 4.5/5
Fun: 3/5
Physical Ease: 4/5
Value for Money: 3/5

The Good: Excellent reuse of materials that was once disposed off, we love how it's a grand effort to show the brilliance of humanity for recycling!

The Bad: Must go during the evenings, if you go in the day there is not much to do, we unfortunately went during the day.

The Bottom Line: We do hope that we would be able to visit maybe on the evening on a future trip, will prepare and assess again whether we want to go in that direction, but overall good to come in the evening if you're in the area!
Written April 7, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Singapore, Singapore2,078 contributions
It is more a day trip with your family and kids than a tourist attraction
Mar 2017 • Friends
Firstly, this place has no wet weather Plan B. It's either sunny or its a no go. I was there during a wet day, all the staff were gone. The booths were empty. Well, I did manage to "try out" some booth without paying, but its nothing much and well not worth paying for actually. Oh, I did not mention that everything here is subjected to additional charges? Want to go into the ice world, pay extra. Want to play with the water pool, pay extra. Want to play with the grass slide, pay extra. You get the idea.

Most of the activity are aimed at young children under age of 10 and you won't find much as tourist, except the huge pool of CDs being made into a giant painting over the huge grass field. That is magnificent. To be honest. At least that is worth the view and it doesn't cost you a thing.

There are cafe and other gift shops too, but that is provided you are in the mood to buy stuff. It is tourist price by the way. Not to mentioned there is already an entrance fee. Many of the attractions also require you to travel very far to the booth, so expect to walk if you want to explore the place.

I just find that travelling so far to a location for this is kind of a disappointment for me though. I expected more.
Written March 14, 2017
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Tama A
Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
Majority of features still under renovation
Dec 2016 • Family
Stores and facilities are currently still under renovation. When we arrived, there were only a small amount of activities available.

This place is basically like a crater, with everything down-sloped towards the centre of the area.

The iconic monument at the centre of this attraction consists of thousands of disc artistically arranged to form a beautiful piece of "artwork". It is deserving of a few shots with its different colors and you might even spot on CD that you yourself used to own! There are stairs leading down nearer to the centre for you to take more shots!

You can also obtain sliding board from the info counter to enjoy sliding down the grassy plains! You need a down-payment of 100NTD which you can get back after you return the board! This basically is one of the most interesting things you can do here.

The light performance at night wasn't that remarkable. It is repetitive and it is not that beautiful. Hence, I would not recommend staying to watch this if you have nothing else to do.

Accessible, a free shuttle bus from Ba Du train station which takes only about 10 minutes.
Written December 21, 2016
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Isabella L
Hong Kong, China96 contributions
Visit at late afternoon
Jun 2016 • Friends
I saw the very beautiful photos taken by my friend who had recently visited Starry Paradise, so I decided to come.

They have free shuttle every hour/half a hour to Starry Paradise from the railway station, but the shuttle could be very full. And it took some time to travel on train to the railway station from Tai pei center, so transportation was so-so, not convenient at all.

It required some walk down the hill slope after getting off the shuttle bus. It was extremely hot and sunny during summertime. Definitely bring your camera and water, hat and sunglasses also if you have.

Visit at late afternoon near sunset time. Otherwise it is hard to take good pictures. We couldn't take good pictures because the sun was too bright in mid-afternoon.
Written August 13, 2016
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