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Tour Code: SHCT-003 One day small town story tour--Jiufen

Itinerary: About 12.30 pick up from you Taibei hotel ahead to the famous small town Jiufen, travel around Taiyang Co. Ruifang mining Operation Office,Songde Park ,Wufan Tunnel,Mt. Jilong ,Xiaojingua Peak, Shengping Theater, Jiufen Kite Museum and so on. After dinner, come back to Taibei city, visit the most popular Shilin Night Market.

Description of Jiufen

  • Jiufen is now a popular tourist destination for Taipeites eager to relive scenes from the past. It has provided the setting for several period movies. For example, Hou Hsiao-hsien's film A City of Sadness, which won the Golden Lion award at the 1989 Venice Film Festival. The Historic Commercial District of Jiufen consists of a series of stores and restaurants running along Jishan and Shuchi Streets, which are built into the side of the coastal hills and considered a must-see site for visitors. The area is known for its collection of historic businesses, eateries, and teahouses, allowing visitors to relive the past while sampling local specialties and purchasing handicrafts and other knick-knacks. The area also provides spectacular views of the harbor and the Pacific Ocean below. Nowadays , the there have many popular scenic spots in Jiufen included: Taiyang Co. Ruifang mining Operation Office,Songde Park ,Wufan Tunnel,Mt. Jilong ,Xiaojingua Peak, Shengping Theater, Jiufen Kite Museum and so on.

Detail of itinerary:

Taiyang Co. Rueifang mining Operation Office Taiyang Co. Ruifang mining Operation Office - This historic building just below Jiufen bus station. Yen Yun-nian (A.D 1882 - 1923), Jiufen's merchant, got the business authority from Japanese "Itoda Gumi" during the Japanese era. The company was established in 1948 by his brother, quarrying gold since 1914 till the 60th year of the ROC (1971). Bafan Tunnel mining relic still remains inside the office, but not opening externally at present.

Songde Park : :A small memorial park in Jiufen's east, located on Qinbian Road. There are monuments to praise the great achievement for Yen Yun-nian who founded Jiufen's mining culture. Creative artistic sculpture can easily be seen in the park. Also the early Mining Tunnel can also be found next to the park.

Wufan Tunnel : Next to the park, this tunnel had been excavated in 1927. The coal transported out from the tunnel was smashed in the mine-smashing area by high altitude transporting pipe. There are light railway passing through the tunnel, which was running by Japanese and contracted by Jiouda Co. after Japanese left Taiwan. In the 60th year of the ROC (1971), in order to protect the security of the resident and visitor, all the mine tunnels are sealed. There is a small community park for people to rest and enjoy the ocean view of Pacific Ocean.

Mt. Jilong : The elevation of mountain is 588 meters, which is Jiufen and Jinguashi’s dividing line. On the peak, people can overlook the whole Neihu district, Taipei City, Keelung and northeast coast seascape. To look far from Jinguashi or Fushan Temple, the mountain shape looks like a pregnant woman lies on the land, when the hair spread on the East Sea with clear curves. Therefore, it is known as Big-Belly Beauty Mountain. There is a mountain trail so far and the entrance is right across the Parking Lot. You can climb the peak in about 40 minutes.

Xiaojingua Peak: Along Line 102 to Shuangxi Highway to the highest point of Mt.Jilong, you can see the Xiaojingua Peak on the hilltop. It opens the first page of Jiufen gold digging history.

Shengping Theater :a prominent cultural landmark located on Qingbian Road built during the Japanese occupation. Both the theater and surrounding buildings feature 1930-40s architectural elements, and has more recently been used as the set for commercials and movies, including City of Sadness.

Jiufen Kite Museum to see colorful kites of all shapes and sizes from around the world. The museum also offers classes for visitors to make a kite of their own, and is open on weekends.

Shilin Night Market The Shilin Night Market is one of the well-organized and most popular night markets. The market is centered on Yangming Theater and Cicheng Temple. The night market is formed by many prosperous shops on Wenlin Road, Dadong Road and Danan Road, etc. Among them, Shilin Market was built as early as in 1899 and the market is famous for various snacks and eatery. Many visitors have come to Shilin Night Market to enjoy the delicious foods, such as large pancake enfolding small pancake, hot pot on stone or Shilin sausage. Shilin Night Market has become a renowned place for great foods.

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Group size:4 - 6 persons

Transportation type: Taxi

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Tour Schedule


10:40 Departure from your hotel

12:00  Jiufen

13:30 : Lunch

17:30 Shilin Night Market

19:00 : Back your hotel


Details

  • Availability:Every Day
  • Includes :English speaking guide, private transfer, simple lunch, entrance fee for spots
  • Excludes: Tips for guide and driver, other private cost
  • Book 7 days in advance is better
  • Cancellation policy:3 days in advance