Jiufen 九份

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Attractions, Nature
Listing Location
Taipei, Taiwan
Attractions
Instagram Worthy
Must Visit
Nature
Description

Until the 1950’s, Jiufen was a prosperous gold mining town. The town went into sharp decline when mining was discontinued. The quaint streets, tea houses and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean saved it from becoming yet another anonymous mining ghost town. 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) and Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away.

九份隸屬新北市瑞芳區,相傳在陸路尚未開通之時,一切物資供給仰賴海路進行,由於村落中只有九戶人家,故對外採買時皆要求備妥「九份」,久而久之,人們便以此命名。九份之發展過程可謂一段先民採金史,隨採金人潮的湧入而繁華,又隨採金事業的沒落而褪色。約略西元1890年左右,居民在福山宮土地祠距小金瓜不遠處掘到金脈,這使得原本只有九戶人家的貧窮村落,頓時聚集了三、四千戶的淘金人口,此為九份的第一次繁華。

Bus Route & Timetable
https://www.taiwanbus.tw/information.aspx?Line=4479&Lang=En

 

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Directions to / How to go to Jiufen 九份

Route Timeline

Bannan Line, Blue Line

Zhongxiao Fuxing Station

Take Exit 2, towards SOGO Departmental Store

You should be able to see exit signs everywhere in the station

Make sure you are walking towards the right exit

Turn left after you exit the escalator

Go straight

You will see a small flight of stairs. Take the stairs down.

You should be able to spot a bus stop 50m ahead

There could be taxi drivers asking tourists if they want to take a taxi to Jiufen instead.

We don't really recommend that though

Take Bus 1062 to Jinguashi

Bus 1062 will pass by Jiufen

Bus route for Bus 1062

It takes 5-20 minutes to arrive during peak hours.

Bus fare cost TWD50 per person per trip.

Pretty affordable!

Most people will alight at this bus stop. Check with the bus driver if unsure.

It is quite obvious that everyone is walking towards the same direction.

The entrance to Jiufen Old street is just right beside a 7-Eleven convenience store.

The night view of Jiufen.

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