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Jiufen Old Street 九份老街

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There are four relatively well-renown streets in Jiufen among which includes Jishan Street, otherwise known as Dark Street. Rain or shine the street never sees the sun’s rays of light and it is usually packed with people, particularly on weekends and holidays. The other three streets also frequented by visitors are known as Cingbian Road, Ciche Road and Jianci Road. It is recommended that tourists slow down, for on these ancient lanes and alleys, perhaps when least expected, a picture perfect moment shall be availed of the careful eye.


建議停留時間 2-3小時
Historic Sites Family Activities 101 Highlights Themed Shopping Areas
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Jiufenjishan Street, Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets


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  • iamricochet23

    Quezon City, Philippines

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    Busy street for foodtrip


    This area is famous for bargain hunters and foodtrip lovers. Weather is mostly cool as it is situated high up in the mountains. Jiufen can get crowded during weekends as a lot of tourist visit this place. There's a money changer halfway but can be tricky to find. You can dry different cuisines and local snacks.
  • 74kst

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Friends getaway

    Way too crowded


    Lots of food and other stuff to buy here. But this place is simply way too crowded. There seems to be only one way in and one way out. After we inched our way almost to the end, we had to turn back because everyone was stuck at that point. We are not sure what was at the end. Seems like some beautiful lookout to the valley below. Anyway, was not going to trade safety for a view. If there is a fire or stampede, good luck. No way for strollers to pass through. Having said that, we still saw people with walking frames, 2 motorbikes and even a mini lorry (delivering supplies to the shops) navigating their way through the crowded narrow path. We did pop into a restaurant with a nice view of the valley. Ate something. The road down was very congested too. Basically, there is jam everywhere. The only reason why I went: seems incomplete if I visit Shifen (ten) but not Jiufen (nine).
  • bcheong

    Taipei, Taiwan

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    A good walk


    The famous shopping and eating street of jiufen. All the famous snacks are there including the yam soup dessert and ice cream + peanut crepe. Nice walk if not too crowded and dry We took bus 1062 (exit 2 from zhongxiao fuxing mrt station) and it was an easy 1 hour
  • vanya_helena

    London, United Kingdom

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    Solo travel

    Lots of good food but busy


    Worth a visit, but mostly for hiking around the surrounding areas and getting cheap food. Go at a quieter time and you’ll have a more beautiful experience but luck out perhaps on the full atmosphere
  • Terry P

    Bellingham, WA

    Fun, Engaging and Great Vibe


    We took the bus (#965) to Jiufen which took just over an hour. It was very inexpensive to take the bus which was more like a tour bus than and local bus. Jiufen Old Street is a bit crowded but does not take away from learning about the history of the old town as walk through the various streets. Great view of the old town as well as surrounding areas including the nearby bay. Lots of shops and restaurants. Well worth the trip.

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