I traveled to Taiwan for four days and three nights. This time, I visited Taipei and its surrounding areas. In this article, I will write about walking around Jiufen as part of Day 2.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Flying to Taipei & Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
* Day 1: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Taiwan Museum and National Museum of History
* Day 1: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Light-up)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Jingtong)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Shifen)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Houtong)
* Day 2: Jiufen [This article]
* Day 3: National Palace Museum
* Day 3: National Martyrs’ Shrine
* Day 3: Xinyi District
* Day 3: Taipei 101
* Day 4: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending
* Day 4: Huashan 1914 Creative Park & Return to Home
Going to Jiufen
Now I returned from Houtong station to Ruifang station. Then, I will move to Jiufen.
I planed to move from Ruifang to Jiufen by bus and moved to the nearest bus stop on foot.
In the bus.
I arrived at the entrance of Jishan Street, which was the starting point of walking around Jiufen.
Walking around Jiufen
To begin with, I walked around Jishan Street, the main street of Jiufen. There were a variety of shops along Jishan Street.
There was also such a sightseeing spot where visitors were able to view the sea.
Along with Jishan Street, Shuqi Street was another main street.
I just happened to see a big dog.
A Mei Tea House is one of the most famous tourist spots in Jiufen.
Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan and Jioufen Teahouse
Jiufen is famous for its light-up scenery in the evening. Since there was still time before the sunset, I will fill the time by having quick bites.
First, I stopped by Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan.
Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan is famous for its taro balls.
Then, I visited Jioufen Teahouse.
Jioufen Teahouse is a gallery as well as a teahouse.
I ordered a set of tea and pineapple cake.
Jioufen Teahouse had a patio and here is the view from the terrace.
Light-up in Jiufen
Now the sun started to go down, I moved to A Mei Tea House.
This is Skyline Tea House located across from A Mei Tea House.
The light-up has started.
The scenery was really fantastic.
It was the magic hour.
Around A Mei Tea House.
There were so many visitors around here.
Along with A Mei Tea House, this area with the signboard of “A City of Sadness” was another photo spot in Jiufen.
I returned to around A Mei Tea House.
At the observatory where visitors can see the sea.
Now I will return to the hotel.
Though I expected in advance, there was a long queue at the bus stop. In the meantime, several taxi drivers offered a share ride to Taipei station for NT$200 per person, so I returned to Taipei by taxi.
Light-up at Taipei station
After I got off the taxi at Taipei station, I took some photos of Taipei station with light-up.
There was a roof garden at CAESAR PARK TAIPEI where I stayed and hotel guests were able to see wonderful views of Taipei station from the garden.
The second day of my Taipei trip was over.
That’s it for the article about walking around Jiufen as part of Day 2.
Jiufen was the filming location of “A City of Sadness” and is said to be a model of “Spirited Away”. Now Jiufen has become one of the most popular tourists spots in Taiwan, so I saw lots of visitors there. Although the access to Jiufen is not so easy, I believe Jiufen is worth for visit 🙂
In the next article, I will write about National Palace Museum as part of Day 3.