Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Ruifang

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Stroll through mysterious Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) lined with rows of red lanterns hanging in front of quaint Chinese teahouses and inns. The narrow cobblestone street has changed little since the gold rush era of the town. Its traditional architecture, hilly surroundings, and misty weather evoke the atmosphere of the Academy-awarded anime "Spirited Away," attracting flocks of Japanese tourists and Ghibli fans. Eat your way through numerous food stalls packed with yummy traditional treats. Keep off the stairs at dusk when lanterns start to light up, or you will be trapped in the crowd of tourists trying to capture this scenic moment with cameras. Arrange to visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and other attractions in New Taipei using our New Taipei road trip planning site .
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  • You can have option to visit thease place, but advisable to visit nice weather and view. Food alot choices heheheh but for muslims have limited choices. Quite near with Gold Museum. Take another bus t...  more »
  • When I went there before, there was also a reason that it was the vacant season, but this time, even though it was a weekday evening, I was too intense to move at all once when I entered the main stairs, and I couldn't even take a picture of The Asister Chashukan because I couldn't make it to the meeting time. It's more crowded than I imagined. It's hot in Taipei, so depending on the time of year, some people may get sick. I have to figure out how to avoid this situation. It's like restricting admission at the entrance, or completely eliminating freedom. There is a lot of rubbing damage. I didn't enjoy it at all. We do not recommend weekends, holidays, evenings, holidays, gw, busy seasons, school trips, etc. at all. It is wise to go to another place. I'm lucky if I can get a free taxi on my way home. It might still be good if you can contract a taxi that doesn't care about time.
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  • Super crowded spots. But definitely worth visiting here. There are so many delicious local foods and fusion foods as well. Can also buy souvenirs by reasonable price. Night views are also very beautiful but so many tourist visit here night time.
  • Nice place to try local delicacies or buy Taiwan souvenir.. you can also get nice Taiwan tea here. The street is generally very crowded during holidays or weekend .. but the crowd is well behaved and disciplined. You can spend 1 to 2 hr here doing window shopping and eating quality street food.
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