Citang Old Street

Citang Old Street, Ruifang: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Citang Old Street Reviews: 4/5

Citang Old Street
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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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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,376 contributions
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Mar 2018 • Solo
Although a small area, Citang Old Street offers an authentic feel of an old time mountain village. The narrow lanes and steep streets are a joy to explore. Many artists have been moving into the area and are fixing up some of these old houses. Several small shops are operating in the same way as they have for more than a half-century. I saw only two other travelers here so I felt as if I had the area to myself. If you are tired of the crowds and tourist shops in Jiufen and are looking for an authentic Taiwanese village, I recommend a visit to Citang.
Written April 8, 2018
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