1 Day: Jiufen Gold Rush Town

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).

Features:

Taipei Culture tour

Culture

Taipei food tour

Great Food

Taiwan photo tour

Photo Spots​

Highlights

Jiufen & Its Nostalgic Old Street

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.

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.

Itinerary

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 : 30 The Golden Waterfall
11 : 00 Jiufen & its nostalgic old street
12 : 30 Lunch
14 : 30 Visit an old town of railway - Shifen Old Street
15 : 30 Make a wish with sky lantern
18 : 00 Arrive at your hotel

Tour Details

Minimum Numbers

2 people

Availability

Departs on every Monday and Thursday

Meeting point

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

Price

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.)

Inclusion

Accommodation

N/A

Food

Lunch

Admissions

Yehliu National Geo Park

Tour Guide

A great English/Chinese -speaking guide

Transportation

Van or sedan

Others

Travel insurance and of course, memories that money can't buy!
Please note that tips for your tour guide are NOT included.

From 100 USD per person

Don’t just take our word for it. Read what our previous clients have to say about us!

Shirley C
Shirley C
An unforgettable day trip with Topology
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This is the first time I've booked the tour with Topology, the experience with them was fantastic! Penny who has communicated with me from beginning to the end, she is very responsive with all the questions I had or requested, and well informed about tour guide's info and pickup time. Fun time seems to pass by quickly, Spencer surely made our trip so memorable, we will always remember him and hopefully one day we will meet up again. =)
Angelina C
Angelina C
Amazing trip and amazing guide
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It was a very interesting trip. We knew unique places and very beautiful views. I recommend it and thank our guide Mr. Clint Liang for his help and kindness. It was very important that he knew the area so well.
kentucky
kentucky
Excellent agency, wonderful tour guide
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We were a family of 13 that did 2 private day tours and airport transfers with Topology. Peter was excellent with all communications from the beginning. Airy was a wonderful bilingual guide thar really made us feel at home. The kids in our group also warmed up to her quickly. The included lunches were sumptuous and extensive. They are a little pricey but well worth every penny.
Andrea
Andrea
Week in Taiwan
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We had an amazing time in Taiwan! Allen from Topology was responsive throughout the planning stages. We have a child with many food allergies and requested an English-speaking guide to accompany us for the entire trip. We could not have been happier with Spencer! We spent 7 days with him touring Taipei, Jiufen, Yehliu National Park, Kaoshiung, and Kenting National Park. He kept that pace quick for the kids and most of our free time was spent exploring different markets sampling street food. Spencer kept my son safe during the entire trip, and by the end he was like a part of the family.
Ltran
Ltran
8 day private tour of Taiwan
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Our 8 day private tour of Taiwan included Taipei, Jiufen, Shifen, Taroko, Sun Moon, & Taichung. Both our consultant, Vivi, & our driver, Henry, were excellent. We felt well taken care of from beginning to end. Henry was especially accommodating to our changing needs and requests. He was punctual, patient and attentive to our interests, even suggesting extra stops that may appeal to us & taking pictures for us. Despite some minor stomach issues at the first half of the trip (we were not able to eat some of the planned dinners), we still got to see many scenes & sites that surprised us: Taroko gorge was stunning; releasing sky lanterns was fun; the local wet market was lively; the oyster/clam digging area looked like a wet sand desert complete with a windy sand storm. Over all, everything went smoothly, and our group of 4 adults + 1 child, enjoyed our trip immensely. Thank you
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