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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

Jishan Street, Ruifang District, Xinbei 22450, Taiwan
+886 2 2406 3270
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Jishan Street, Ruifang District, Xinbei 22450, Taiwan
Ruifan District
+886 2 2406 3270
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Reviewed yesterday

Part of guided tour which me and my daughter participated. Picked up from hotel and went straight to the area. It is quite crowded and passing the small alleyways ups and down with too many people, here and there. Some picture spots surprises but we...More

Thank eTaka
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this place on a Saturday and it was packed to the brim with tourists. Didn’t enjoy myself as I was pushed constantly to move forward. Steer clear from this location on weekends. Else, I think it would probably be a good visit.

Thank Soulwind
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It rains a lot in Taipei. We had to get ponchos this time cause the umbrellas were not doing a good job 😃 I like the architectures here. Lots of small alleys with red lanterns and stairs overlooking the low lying settlements and temples. Didnt...More

1  Thank Nurashikin
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Old street is filled with tourists and you're literally stuck in a human traffic jam in a narrow street filled with shops catering to tourists and a few local eateries and desert shops. You can only image how charming it must have been but...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shopping in this place is ok. Vising the place is an experience worthwhile treasuring and remembering. Different items can be bought here ranging from food, souvenirs, clothing, etc. The place is a must see since the old street is located on top of the mountain...More

Thank apmendoza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Jiufen, but only in the absence of the maddening crowds, when some semblance of tranquility has returned to this hilly town. This means you should ideally either stay overnight in one of the B&Bs, or come somewhat later in the afternoon and stay...More

Thank HamsterFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little convoluted to get there by train/bus for first-timers, but manageable if you just follow instructions. The shops and restaurants remind one of night-markets, and the pay-off is the view at the top/end of the street. Recommend for those seeking a one-day unconventional activity...More

Thank Papahorn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came on a rainy saturday so not so crowded up on the mountain road. The old street however is crowded and the umbrellas for the rain made it worse. Very touristy and lots of stalls along this long street

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was there on 30th Nov and it was raining the whole day, yet the rain can not take away the awesomeness of this place. The old street is full of vendors selling foods and souveniers. Must try the peanut mochi ice cream, fishball noodle, cuttlefish...More

Thank imbidders
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour groups ruined the experience for us. Way too many people and no crowd control, and the tour groups aren't exactly polite. The film Spirited Away depicts the greedy parents turning into pigs cos they can't stop eating in the Old Street - that's...More

Thank Aimee C
Ruifan District
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu
(ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be
prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its
magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful
and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to
the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse
of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall.
Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels,
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1425 j
5 October 2017|
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Response from Robert Y | Reviewed this property |
I'd suggest going to Jiufen which is more interesting to explore & has more cosy cafes. Also, visit the only bookshop there.
25 August 2017|
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Response from FlamingRED007 | Reviewed this property |
You havent given from where you start. Assuming Taipei main station mrt as start up area, you have 2 options. Option 1: Taipei mrt to Ruifang mrt station and catch a bus Option 2 : Taipei mrt station to Songshan Mrt... More
Princess d
5 August 2017|
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Response from Sze T | Reviewed this property |
U probably would spend about 2-3 hours at jiufen if u were to go all the way to the top