Narrow, covered Jishan St often leaves lasting impressions. It’s really just one long covered lane, but spending a few hours here browsing the snack and craft shops is a lot of fun. Jiufen’s famous stair-street, Shuqi St, which features an old theatre and teahouses used as sets in the movie City of Sadness, intersects a few hundred meters down.
One of the most popular activities on the street is snacking. Some distinctive snacks to look for include yùyuán (芋圓; taro balls), yúwán (魚丸; fish balls), cǎozǐ gāo (草仔糕; herbal cakes) and hēitáng gāo (黑糖糕; molasses cake).
Jishan St begins just to the right of the 7-Eleven on the main road.
[九份老街 / jiǔ fèn lǎo jiē]
-Located in:Jiufen & Jinguashi, Northern Taiwan
-County:New Taipei City
-Features:Quaint village, Scenic Spots, Old streets, Mine tunnels
-Highly recommend to:Historical Sites Enthusiasts
|By Train→Bus||Ruifang Station→ bus station (named Local Residents Plaza, 區民廣場) take 827,788|
|By Bus||From MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing (忠孝復興) station Exit1, take 1062(Keelung Bus), Bus 788 is also available from Keelung|
-Address:Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
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