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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)

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Address: Jishan Street, Ruifang District, Xinbei 22450, Taiwan
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Jiufen, where you can find

I just went to Taipei, Taiwan last week and I found that 'Jiufen' is the best place to visit. Because of comfortable transportation, it is very easy to find this place, by bus and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wasn't my lucky day visiting Jiufen as it was raining so the views are obscured with fog :( But I think the streets are basically tourists trap, very very narrow and steep, full with vendors of food and local delicacies or souvenirs. However being tourist it is still a must visit place to shop for local gifts and snacks

Thank natalya l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small village is located within hills, next to the mountains, and facing the ocean. If you have watched Spirited Away or Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (original title), this place is the inspiration for the street shops scene with the quaint red lanterns that line the street. The view from the top of the mountain is extraordinary awesome after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just went to Taipei, Taiwan last week and I found that 'Jiufen' is the best place to visit. Because of comfortable transportation, it is very easy to find this place, by bus and MRT. When arriving, I can not believe my eyes. It is the old street but lively. Many things I want can be found here such as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited during the winter season in Mid February so it was quite cold and avoid weekends as normal days are quite pack with tourists. If one enjoys photography this is a good place but not very environment friendly as one needs to climb up the "rocky" stairs. Shops comprise of both Modern & Old. There are quite a number of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Jiufen in the midst of heavy drizzle, which created a perfect atmospherical concoction of damped haze, chilly air and distant warmth for the red lantern draped Ah-Mei Tea House, the inspiration for the bath house in Miyazawa's classical Spirited Away.

Thank Warren H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jiufen is one of the most breathtaking mighty place that I've ever seen. When hopping out of the bus, a gorgeous scenery appeared right before our eyes, with faraway tiny islands, impressive oceans and rolling mountains. When being here, a normal rushy daily grind is absolutely no need. Just walking up to the higher mountains, watching beautiful traditional Taiwanese restaurants,... More 

Thank Levidn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With other areas of Taipei getting very commercialised, JiuFen is able to maintain an old school feel that is difficult to find elsewhere. The walkways are not too friendly though. Eat the Taro balls, enjoy the views, visit some old shops (they are really interesting and sell different things), the whole visit will probably take you a couple hours. Great... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited this small town on a cloudy day and that is could not enjoy much. However with its small streets and unique levels of elevation and famous tea houses it offers a good break from hectic urban life. Not bad for a short break

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jiufen is a must vibrant, crowded, interesting and exciting place to visit. It has shops on both sides on mountainside. You can find all kinds of local products and foods there which are cheaper than in Taipei.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a good number of hours exploring the alleys filled with local dishes, souvenirs, unique and quirky items and eye catching installations (teahouse, masks, etc). Loved the lanterns adorning the narrow alleys as well as the warmth of the locals. Highly touristy as it gets very crowded especially on weekends. A trip to Taipei will not be complete without exploring... More 

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