Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Scenic Walking Areas • Flea & Street Markets
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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.
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samantha
Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
SPIRITED AWAY
Sep 2020 • Friends
great place to visit a town that built its fortune on gold and gold mining. authentic historic restaurants tea houses and food vendors. scenic ocean views. lots of people especially on weekends. wear comfortable shoes because you're going to be walking a lot. lots of stairs too so walking and climbing.
Written August 3, 2021
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Sati
Singapore, Singapore235 contributions
Beautifully Quaint
Feb 2020 • Couples
Definitely a must do when in Taiwan, spare at least half a day to snake thru the lovely little alleys, packed to brim with fun little shops, quaint cafes and delicious snacks, take in wonderful scenic views with a cup of tea. Wear comfortable shoes!
Written January 28, 2021
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Alice
1 contribution
Day trip
Aug 2020
I've been to Jiufen. The scenery there is beautiful, but there are too many tourists and the roads are very small, so Jiufen is very crowded. The food there is very delicious. Generally speaking, I like Jiufen. I will still visit Jiufen the next time.
Written January 18, 2021
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張喻絜
New Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
good trip
Jul 2020
It seems to me that Jiufen Old Street is an unique area in Taiwan. Taro Balls is the most famous food here. When I saw them, I was so curious whether they were delicious or not. I hadn’t eaten them before because I hated eating taro. Nevertheless, I love taro balls after I ate them. After the meal, I kept walking in the street. I saw many foreigners from different countries here. There are many stairs because Jiufen Old Street is located in the mountain. I felt tired after climbing the stairs, but I could see beautiful views such as the ocean, the mountains, and so on. I like Jiufen, and I can’t wait to come to Jinfan Old Street next time.
Written January 17, 2021
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Vanna Zia
Scotland, UK3 contributions
Day trip
Jul 2020 • Friends
I enjoy the walk along the narrow and stepped lanes lined by numerous touristy shops. There’s plenty of good food and dessert options to try here.

This is one amazing village town that should be on everyone’s itinerary in Taipei.
Written December 14, 2020
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品霖 李
1 contribution
memory
Jul 2020
I have been to Jiufen once. I am very familiar with the narrow passages and food there. What impressed me the most are the taro balls, the scenery, and the culture. The scenery there is not only beautiful during the daytime, but also beautiful at night. I still remember that I went there after my summer vacation., and the weather was very good. Although I had to take a bus to get there which is a little troublesome, I felt that I came to a completely different place the moment I arrived. The food is delicious but not very cheap. I hope I can go there again next time.
Written December 12, 2020
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筱婷 王
1 contribution
Keelung
Mar 2020
Keelung is my hometown.Keelung is a small city with mountains and seas.Since Keelung is close to the sea, many people come here for seafood.Besides, Keelung has a harbor, so if you want to go abroad by cruise, you must visit Keelung Keelung is famous for Miaokou Night Market, many people will go there to taste delicious food..Let's take a day trip to Keelung!
Written November 26, 2020
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陳芳瑜
2 contributions
The reason why I like Jiufan
Jan 2020
My favorite part is shop in the grocery .The souvenir stores along the street attract me to buy variety of things there.Not only the souvenir store , but also the street vendors along the street can attract a lot of buyers come to Jiufen.I have been to Jiufen four times,hope one day in the future I can go to there again.
Written November 25, 2020
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PEI-RU CHEN
2 contributions
The unique experience in Baiyang Trail
Aug 2020
This summer, my family and my mother’s friends went to Taroko National Park with world-class canyon views. It has always been a secret place that I like to visit. In addition to the pleasant scenery of the entire trail, there are waterfalls, magnificent canyons and streams to enjoy along the way. Passing through the seven tunnels, you can see the water-like waterfall flowing from the cracks in the rock. Such a spectacle attracts many tourists. The white popular trail shuttles between each trail, and whenever it leaves a tunnel, it feels like another village on the willow tree.to my astonishment. I was extremely fascinated by the view that I had never seen before. For the sake of the pandemic our travel are limited in domestic that we can have a chance to take a glimpse of the beauty of Taiwan. As far as I am concerned the trip to Hualien can not only enjoy the moment in nature but also boost the relationship with my family.
Written November 21, 2020
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Junming Yang
1 contribution
Wonderful Night in Yizhong Street
Jul 2020
I went to Taichung with my high school classmates. And then, we went to a street near Taichung First Senior High School, which is Yizhong Street. We arrived there in the evening. Along the street, there are many street vendors just like a big night market. (Although the center street always had many people, many place and platforms near the center street to offer people eating and drinking. Some of people could set down and talk together.) I don’t know what you mean here. Do you mean there are lots of places and platforms where people can sit and talk near the center street so it is always crowded? In fact, Yizhong Street is a wide Leisure place in Taichung. We can buy many yummy and creative foods there. I recommend people who live in other countries to visit Yizhong Street because this is a good place to eat delicious food and to hang out with friends.
Written November 13, 2020
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