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“Beautiful place”

Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street)
Ranked #2 of 66 things to do in Ruifang
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Normally the recommendation is to spend a day trip to jiufen in the evening , shifen at night for night lanterns and fireworks. Keelung night market for dinner. If you have kids, skip the prams and get a good driver. Jiufen is beautiful from late noon to evening and the atmosphere is fantastic. If there is a slight rain, it just enhance the whole nostalgic feel of the place. Abit of sadness and definitely poetic. Love this place but of course it’s Super crowded. Prams will never work here. Be sure to go if you haven’t.

Thank Kiatteo
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The street are up in the hills a short distance from the Port of Keelung. The street is several blocks long with shops and restaurants on both sides of the street. There is slight grade and the ground is uneven along the pathway. The shops sell local foods and goods. A good place to take pictures of the area below.

Thank George700East
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A very unique place. I could visit this place over and over. It's not only about what they sell at the shop, it's not only about the food, and it's not only about the great view. Because those things, you can find it all over Taiwan. But this place, it's about the authentic feelings once you step inside the old street. It feels nice walking in the dark alley brighten with lantern. The smell of the stinky tofu adds to the feels (LOL, but really!). Yeah most shops sell the same stuffs but its still nice to enter some of it that have a different way of displaying the things they sell.

Thank missfaye
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Nice enough town built up side of steep hill. Stayed on a Saturday night and the food vendors are all closing by about 8pm. Quite a shock as we only went to eat about 7:30pm not realising this. Tourist shops were all selling the same stuff you can get in any market anywhere. In saying this it is a novelty for 1/2 an hour or so to walk up all the stairs; and you are rewarded with a lovely view. Happy to revisit but equally happy if we didn't. Surrounding countryside is nice.

Thank wishtago...
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Definitely a must go for anyone - food, scenery and things to buy. Everywhere is steep slopes and steps so must be careful. The streets are also narrow and quite confusing. But alot of local food and things to buy.

There is a shoe shop call Fu Fa near the entrance after walking pass the police station which sells quite affordable nice shoes. We bought 5 pairs from there - you can see our photo below.

Overall recommend trip for anyone. We took KLOOK day trip so we save time on transport.

Thank DonJYLoveToTravel
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