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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Jishan Street, New Taipei 22450, Taiwan
Ruifan District
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+886 2 2406 3270
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Ways to Experience Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Transport: The single most important tip is to get to Jiufen (Chiufen) as early as possible (shops opens at about 11). This is a very popular tourist spot but the roads is not capable of handling the traffic so jams are very common especially for...More

20  Thank Jay L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

OMG. Our nightmare had begun with the train ride from Taipei to Ruifang. The train was so packed we had to pushed to get inside, not to mention seats. Once inside, the 1.5 hour ride packed like sardines was than Dante's infernal. Once we got...More

8  Thank At526
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Majority of the buildings are modern, post-world-war 2, of no historical significance and zero architectural value. This attraction consists of pedestrian streets lined with tourist shops and strung with red lanterns. If you’ve been to historically preserved villages in mainland China (like Tongli and Likeng)...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our friends and I did not get to fully enjoy due to a very bad weather condition. It was windy and raining hard that day. We were only able to shop a few things and try some food. Items sold here is much cheaper than...More

Thank ellen0919
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place was nice but super crowded on a Saturday. Better to go on a weekday. A lot of tourists in the area as well.

Thank xojoycexo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Recommended if you've never been before to have a curious look. Otherwise filled with tourists and mediocre stalls.

Thank fcnc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our driver advised to park far end and walk over since there is no parking lot near the area. Had tried their braised pork rice in one of the restaurant and managed to get a good view to relax. Snacks price are still okay

Thank RachylYang
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can’t comprehend what people here are giving any stars to. This place is a ****hole with a decent view. The buildings are rotten, the air is rotten, you shuffle round trapped in a throng of thousands of people looking at tourist tat and food....More

2  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit away from the city but its still crowded since its a tourist area. A must see if you are into road trip since its far.

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Many, many shops in a small area. Shops consisted of the usual souvenirs I found anywhere and didn't buy. Many opportunities for street food. It was just an average experience for us. My husband and I took a taxi there and back from the harbor...More

1  Thank NxMom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Did a half day tour from Taipei, there were a couple of stops along the coast on the way, nothing really special to see, once we got to Jiufen it was raining heavily and the amount of other tourists was ridiculous, you could hardly move...More

1  Thank hazzpel1
Reviewed 6 days ago

In the peaceful morning, see vendors talking with each other as they set up for the day... watch as the first visitors trickle in ...then the first tour groups... then the multiple hits of tour busses leading to mass congestion... watch out now for pickpockets...More

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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,
...More
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Sherly Y
30 October 2018|
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Response from Goochmaster | Reviewed this property |
Like other markets they start early and I think with one hours travel from Taipei if u started at 8.30am you would still catch the famous food shops. Even if not open you can catch the scenery.
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voodoogirl2013
2 October 2018|
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Response from ellen0919 |
It is not advisable to bring an infant to Jiufen coz it is crowded with tourist. Stairs are steep too especially when u r carrying ur baby. No nursing station/room. There is no baby changing room on all their toilets
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christianstacruz9
2 October 2018|
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Get to Taipei train station first. Take the MRT. Then take the train heading for Reifun. Next take the bus from Reifun to jiufen. Because it is quite cheap, may be less than three hundred NT$. The MRT takes NT20 The train is... More
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