( Mont st. Michel ) + ( Monte-Carlo ) = Jiou-fenafter the film : A CITY OF SADNESS , Jiou-fen become a little bit ugly because of those increasing new/business only/ugly shops.This "The City of the Sky Tea house" is a 4 floor old building with red stone.my favorite tea room/ cafe shop in Jiou-fen.good viewgood taste ( nice interior design & drink &...more
Instead of going by bus from Taipei, travellers can also take the chance to enjoy the railway experience from Taipei to RuiFang.
Since there is no train directly to Jiu Fen, the passenger has to change bus at the station opposite Rui Fang railway station.
Jiufen has a healthy number of market stalls, a mixture of food and souvenirs. The streets wind around in a mini maze and have a wide variety of local produce.
What to buy: noodles and soup. wooden sculptures
This is the "Gu Dao" at Jiu Fen, where the old street of the old Jiu Fen Town. However, you might see it is not so old and cater for the tourist. For those who don't really like the tourist spot, you will find it very commercialize. In Taiwan, there is a very good landmark.... wherever you see a 7-Eleven, it is consider a developed area or tourist...more
For those who are taking a bus to Jiu Fen, you might see a station called "Jiu Feng" along your way. Don't drop off at this station, or you'll end up at down hill, walking tirely up to the hill top. Drop off at the "Gu Dao" (Old Street) station, 2 station away from Jiu Feng station. You are on the hill top and the entrance of the popular spot.more
To understand more about Jiu Fen, "A city of sadness" is a must watch movie.
The Hou Hsiao-hsien film has brought Jiu Fen to be the most popular travel spot in Taiwan. As the story attacted judges in Venice Film Festival, it won the director a golden lion award.
If you never watch the movie, you will never love the beauty of Jiu Fen