Jiufen
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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Great tour. I will probably take more in the future.

Good tour. This is excellent. You can see many pretty sights of the old goldminers' town. There is a lot of fascinating architecture and there are many beautiful tea houses. Many of the famous Taiwan foods are there, such as stinky tofu. There are many beautiful gift shops. Taiwan's oldest movie theater is there, as well. Jiefun is just a wonderful sight to take it. You can easily imagine it as the wonderful gold mining town that it was one hundred years ago. Our tour guide was also very friendly and helpful. He even came up to my hotel lobby to get me. Talk about curbside service! I also very much enjoyed the beautiful rock formations by the ocean and the homemade shrimp. If you are coming to Taiwan, this is a trip not to be missed.

Unfortunately it was raining during the trip. However, the clouds in the mountains created an atmosphere of its own. We visited the coast for 15 min to take some pictures and spent other 10 min at a waterfall. For Jiufen we had 75 min. The meeting point was a 100 year old tea house. If you are not much interested in buying souvenirs than go straight to the tea house and enjoy a tea in really nice location. This is the highlight of the tour. If you are traveling with children, don’t bring your stroller along. The stops are to short, the streets in Jiufen are to crowded and you have to go down a lot of stairs to arrive at the pick up point.

Chiufen Village is too touristy to be genuinely interesting

Unfortunately it rained heavily the whole day so I cannot be 100% objective. On the way there were some interesting rock formations that we stopped for (in the rain). Chiufen is just one street with hundreds of little tourist shops and thousands of tourists crowding every inch. There was no kind of local culture.

Good value for money and for the short time

Very nice views of the coast and mountains. We saw a lot compared to the very short time. Jiufen in the mountains is nice to, if you step up a little bit further you´ll have a great colorful temple. Our guide was good and very caring about everybody. I enjoyed the short trip very much!

4 hrs sightsee enough on a hot humid day.

Tour guide Jacky was entertaining with his commentary. we have enough time to explore Chiufen ( 1.5 hrs on our own to shop and try the goodies ) . Short stopover to view the rock formations - Jacky also chose the 'best sites' for photoshoot.