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Jiufen Walking Tour - New Taipei City, Taiwan
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About This Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Product Code: 107230P2

Activity Details

✔️Discover the hidden Jiufen Town that is only known to locals
✔️Experience the near extinct gold-prospecting skills unique to Taiwan
✔️Spot the breathtaking panoramic view of coastal-hill regions
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Jiufen, probably already on your bucket list of must go places, is one of the most renowned cities among travelers to Taiwan. Once the most dominant gold mine city of Asia under Japanese colonization, she enjoyed prominence even well into the 1950s. For decades, Jiufen was celebrated for its luxurious life style, grandeur of its temples and theaters, and the size of its visitor crowds. Today, Jiufen is mostly appreciated for its local cuisine, the coastal views of North Taiwan, and its relation to popular movies such as Spirited Away and A City of Sadness. However, on this fascinating route, we take you to the unknown side of Jiufen away from the clustered tourist sites - Come with us on this tour to travel back in time and see the authentic Jiufen Town in its golden years!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Fu Shan Temple, No.2, Lunding Rd, Jiufen, Ruifang District, New Taipei 224 Taiwan

Fushan Temple is home to the God of Earth in Jiufen, where residents and mine workers used to come and worship for better luck during the Gold Rush Era. Even today, locals believe that the gods here are still guarding them with things other than material gold. Here in Fushan Temple, you will also find wooden statues of naked women as built entertainment for the gods, which symbolized Jiufen region’s comparably liberal society in old-time Taiwan.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 頌德公園觀景臺, 224, Taiwan, 新北市瑞芳區頌德里

Songde Park is a packed site of breathtaking views and local history. Be sure to snap some shots of the panoramic coastal-hill outlook while listening to our tour guides tell origin stories of the local elite of Jiufen - the Yen Family.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 磅坑口, No. 350, Qingbian Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224

Hand-carved and built in the 1930s, this tunnel was the entrance and exit of transportation to Gold Town Jiufen during its most prominent years. Movie-loving guests might also find this site familiar due to similar appearances of tunnels entrances in Spirited Away.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jioufen Gold Mine Museum, No.66 Shibei Lane, Songdeli, Ruifang District, New Taipei Taiwan

The Jiufen Gold Ore Museum is owned by the son of a former miner, and was founded in hope to build a legacy of Gold Town Jiufen. Here guests will be shown the unique gold prospecting skills only used in Taiwan, and hear stories of Jiufen community told by the museum owner.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shengping Theater, No. 137, Qingbian Road, Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224

At the last stop of our tour, we take guests back to the Shengping Theater on Jiufen Old Street to show the past and present difference of the famed gold mine town. Afterwards, guests are free to explore Jiufen with their own eyes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Type of Activity

Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours >

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