Gold Rush Town – Jiufen (九份) & Yehliu Day Tour
Jiufen (also known as Jioufen, Chiufen or 九份), once a prosperous gold rush town before the 1970s, straddles the Pacific Ocean and is perfectly situated up in the hills. Today, with its picturesque stone walls, narrow cobblestone streets and tea houses, the ancient city has become an inspirational mecca for artists, writers, and movie directors like Hou Hsiao-hsien (A City of Sadness) and Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).
Meet Her Royal Highness: Yehliu National Geo Park
Yehliu lies in one of the most remarkable geological coastal areas in northern Taiwan, and is well-known for its rocky promontory overlooking the bay. Winds and waves shape the environment and make the scenic view magnificent. Local people have taken pleasure in naming the large rocks which dot the landscape after shapes which they resemble. When you see the “Queen’s Head” rock, you’ll feel like you’re in the presence of royalty.
The Golden Waterfall: Flowing Treasure
Although there is no actual gold flowing forth from these falls, the name reflects their appearance: the combination of regular rainfall in this mining area radiate a gold-like color.
A Local Vintage Theater House
Sheng Ping Theater House, the first movie theater in Northern Taiwan, was completely rebuilt to present the former luxurious culture of Jiufen.
Jiufen & Its Nostalgic Old Street
Jiufen, once a prosperous gold rush town before the 1970s, straddles the Pacific Ocean and is perfectly situated up in the hills. The most memorable part of being in Jiufen, without a doubt, is the long and narrow street market which stretches throughout the entire town. The streets are dotted with various shops for handicrafts, food, tea, snacks, toys and traditional souvenirs. Be sure to try some of the local foods, such as sweet taro balls, rice cakes and grilled squid…one bite and guaranteed you will be hooked!
09 : 00 Pick you up at your hotel in Taipei
* Please note that the pick-up time could be adjusted according to the arrival time of your cruise.
10:00 Meet Her Royal Highness: Yehliu National Geo Park
11 : 30 The Golden Waterfall
12 : 30 Lunch
14 : 30 A Local Vintage Theater House
15 : 30 Jiufen & Its Nostalgic Old Street
18 : 00 Arrive at your hotel
Departs on every Monday and Thursday
9 am at the lobby of the Taipei hotel you stay
When to book
Book 3 days in advance
What to bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Adult (Over 6 years old)
135 USD per person * If your group is 4 adults or over, the special price is 100 USD per person.
Child (1 to 6 years old)
68 USD per person
Infant (0 to 6 years old)
Free of charge. (Please note there must be at least one adult accompanying the tour with infant.)
Yehliu National Geo Park
A great English/Chinese -speaking guide
Van or sedan
Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.