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  • Ericaboo
    Calgary, Canada218 contributions
    I went for a hike here on my trip to Taiwan. It took me over two hours to get here from my hotel in downtown Taipei. Use the google maps app to find which buses you can take to get here (make sure to tap your easy-card once you get on the bus and once you get off the bus). It is pretty easy and straightforward. If you are unsure if you are on the right bus try showing a picture of the hiking trail to the bus driver, he confirmed I was on the right bus. It was VERY hot the day I went. I cannot stress enough to take at least 3 bottles of water and an umbrella to shield yourself from the sun. Also pack some food to eat to keep your energy levels up. Watch out for the huge spiders in the brown gazebo's along the way. I had never seen such huge spiders before and they were all over the place in them. The views are beautiful and the hike was amazing. Near the end of the hike you start walking downhill into the jungle through a bunch of spiral stones stairs where I met a local selling water to the everyone on the hike so bring some small change if need be to buy some things. What a beautiful hike, I am so glad I went. Catch the returning bus just on the opposite side of the road where you get dropped off.
    Written September 20, 2019
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  • samantha
    Los Angeles, CA5 contributions
    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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  • lee
    1 contribution
    A place of an old gold mine,located in Taipei,Taiwan.
    Its a place with beautiful view,like the green mountain,web looking like waterfall,etc.
    And a place of history,with just 80 NT dollars you can get a ticket of the museum of the gold museum,where tells visitors the tale of a gold mine.
    Plus if you want to taste Taiwanese food there are lots of choice around.
    Written December 1, 2020
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  • Adventurous Traveler
    Plano, TX143 contributions
    Taiwan is surrounded by water and there's no shortage of unique rock formations! It's a rocky (sometimes steep) trail to the top in order to view the "trunk". Can also be very crowded. I had read about an incident that occurred 2 months prior to our visit that a visitor had fallen off (reason unknown) the top. This is probably why it was roped off and no one allowed to actually go onto the trunk rock when we were there. Still worth a visit. The landscape is beautiful and you get a work out in! Just watch your footing!
    Written January 11, 2020
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  • Watsson
    Annapolis, MD454 contributions
    Houtong is one stop beyond Ruifang on the train from Taipei. There are cats roaming about but not ones up for a cuddle. The gift shops, of course, are why you go. Everyone knows at least one cat-lover and Houtong is where to get that cat-lover a souvenir of your trip to Taiwan.
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • Ninacek
    Ban Chalok Lam, Thailand128 contributions
    It takes 15 min by Uber ($120) from Ruifang Train Station. The formation Is super cool, but people are not allowed to climb it anymore.
    Written July 10, 2019
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  • Francois R
    South Africa34 contributions
    If you are into the beauty of ruins, it’s a place not to be missed. Offers great views of the Ying Yang Sea. There are roads at the back of it giving different perspectives of this place.
    Written February 5, 2020
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  • Anne R
    Lucerne, Switzerland185 contributions
    A great - dark and heavy rainy day for our trip with Edison Travels.

    For sure it must be amazing on a very sunny day. It sadly rained like crazy so the photoshop was washed a bit away.
    Written November 21, 2019
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  • Cathy L
    Haliburton, Canada49 contributions
    This was a very interesting place on the way back to Taipei I stopped here. It was extremely hot that day so I could walk more but the museum was very cool I enjoyed it.
    Written December 21, 2019
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  • Choonfong Lee
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia404 contributions
    This landmark in Jinguashi looks amazing at night with its mixture of colors and reflections. It is a tranquil reminder of times past when mining was an important activity in this area. Worth a stop-by on the way up or down the Jiufen shopping alleys.
    Written February 23, 2020
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  • TrMarek
    936 contributions
    Wow... My new favorite hike in Taiwan! We stayed in Jioufen and took the local bus to Jingwahshuh (gold miners museum) where we started our journey. You walk through a quiant old historic village and a Gwangong temple to get to the starting point of the trek. The path to the actual Teapot peak has well maintained stairs and pagoda pit stops so even the young or elderly could enjoy it. Getting to the peak is a little more arduous with some rope climbing and pulling yourself up through some tight spaces. The spectacular views will be your reward and trust me...you won't be disappointed! After the Teapot you can continue to Bahnping peak which is the summit for this mountain range (another 45 min. from the Teapot). We enjoyed a picnic there soaking in the serene panoramic view. We completed the entire loop in 4.15 hours. It was hot and unlike many other hikes in Taiwan, most of it was under the sun so bring plenty of sunscreen and water.
    Written July 13, 2020
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  • kwchiang001
    Singapore, Singapore85 contributions
    It is a station which is at the seashore. Very neat and unique to me. There are also cafes beside the station
    Written November 13, 2019
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  • sabi0james
    Manila, Philippines3,413 contributions
    This movie theater reminded me of old movie houses in the Philippines. The wooden chairs, the ticketing office outside as well as a snack counter. This is located in a popular tourist area as it is just adjacent to the lantern alley. When in Jiufen, make sure to spend some few minutes exploring the interior of this old movie theater. There is also a room that serves as a museum of old photos and memorabilia when the theater was still operating.
    Written January 16, 2020
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  • paulynyyy
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,904 contributions
    We didn't visit the outdoor park, instead we paid (NT80) and went to the indoor museum as it was raining. We had a long but nice walk as the driver could not stop and wait at the front of the museum. Had some insights on the history and the worklife of the coal miners and managed to touch the 220kg gold bar.
    Tip: if you are in packed day trip schedule (to visit Jiu Fen, Shi Fen, Yehliu etc), you may want to make this visit as short as possible.
    Written January 16, 2019
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  • Ginger
    Singapore, Singapore262 contributions
    Worth a visit if you have time since its tourist attraction. Nothing spectacular. Picture taking site.
    Written December 20, 2019
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