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 Gold Museum/Gold Ecological Park

   When people heard about the gold museum, normally will think it’s just a museum. But in this case, you must know that the museum is not just a building, it’s museum in side a huge park.

   All these areas together we call the gold museum park which were the main place of the dormitory that belongs to most of the gold mining workers before. So, you will see lots building group of Japanese style such as the Four Joined Japanese-Style Residences(Living Art Experience Workshop), Gold Refining Building and few buildings are built by our government when they set up this park area.(The Environmental Building and The Jin-Shuei Special Exhibition Hall...etc) And one of the famous place is the old prince chalet/Crown Prince Chalet which is probably the only one Japanese style building with purple color in Taiwan.


  This Museum Park is free entry. And still locals live inside, so if you see people drive cars in and out with shopping bags, don't feel strange.

  There are two things inside the park you might interested. First, the tunnel experience. You will enter the real tunnel that used to digging the gold. It cost just TWD$50. (The Benshan No.5 Tunnel)

  The other experience option, is the gold panning experience. You may curious about is there still gold left inside? The turth is, YES! There are not much left inside Jiufen, but will be enough for you to experience. And the other side of the mountain, so far still left about forty-eight billion Taiwan dollars worth gold. You can bring back a small bottle of water with gold sand. And this experience only cost you TWD$100.


For more information about the Gold Museum, please click to see their official website.

Jinguashi

  Many people looking for a place call Jinguashi, but actually Jinguashi means the whole area include Jiufen, Gold museum and all the way to the Yin-Yang Sea. 

  Today, we separate the name to make people more easier to understand these places. So, if you talking about Jinguashi now, we will say the Gold museum and of cause the Yin-Yang Sea area and the gold waterfall.(Sightseeing purpose)

  The whole Jingua shi area were set up to mining the gold about 100-year ago. Back to the very beginning, there were just a small group of people. And this area become very development after the Japanese start to doing mining. After the gold mining stopped, the splendid ago is gone also. And now people turn here become a travel place to start a new page of life.



Shuinandong

   Shuinandong, also well known as Yin-Yang Sea. This place have a 13-Level Gold Refining Factory and the amazing view of Yin-Yang Sea.

   Few trails here as well, you can also find many spots that offer you a great view to taking pictures. Some guest house and coffee stores in this area, but takes time to find them.(little bit walk if you don’t have your own transportation)


13-Level Gold Refining Factory

  The 13-Level Gold Refining Factory was the most progressive factory during the gold mining age in Taiwan. And after refining the gold, the Japanese will transfer all the gold on the ship that park right beside the port next to the factory, then transport back to Japan. 

   The other interesting thing you may do is try to count how many levels there when you standing in front of the factory. And most of people will get 12-level, and actually the top of the factory have one more level which people cannot see right clearly from the bottom. 

   So far, our government is trying to apply the World Heritage for this 13- Level Refining Factory. And it’s not allowed to enter it anymore.


Gold Waterfall

   The gold waterfall is about 1km/15mins walk from the 13-Level Refining Factory. If you take the bus to the 13-Level Refining Factory, you will pass the gold waterfall first.

   So far, buses cannot stop in front of the waterfall, because the mountain road is so tiny. And for those people don’t want to take the walk from the 13-Level Refining Factory to the waterfall, here is a tip for you: when you taking the buses departure the Gold museum, remember to take the seat on the right hand side.(if you face the front) Then when the bus passing the waterfall, it will be at your right hand side and so you can take picture of it without take off the bus. But anyway, we still recommend people to take that walk, it’s a big different to stand in front of the waterfall to feel its strong and beautiful.


Yin-Yang Sea

   Yin-Yang Sea, the meaning of it in Mandarin is associate Yinyan with spirituality. Back to the old age, people believe the water is poison, but now the science proved that the yellow and blue Yinyan Sea is created by pyrite sediment flowing into the ocean.

   Taiwan have only 3 places that you can see this kind of double color view, and the Yin-Yang Sea probably the most famous one.


For more information about the Gold Museum, please clickto see their official website.

  Jiufen is one of the most famous sightseeing place in Taiwan. You probably heard about a movie called: Spirited Away, which is the most popular movie in Japan so far that makes many visitors come from Japan to Jiufen now days.

Stairs, mountains, old tiny streets, Japan style tea houses, you would feel like entering into the story again. With lots rain and wet weather, gold mining history makes Jiufen another feeling. 

  The Jiufen old street spreads like spider net, and you will see stairs going up and down all the time. Don’t be hesitating to explore all the area, you would discover you own world in your way.     

  Rush hour in Jiufen will be around AM1100-PM1500, due to group tours everywhere that make Jiufen old street become a busy place. To avoid crowded, we will suggest you visit there after PM1500. The night view up there is absolutely beautiful, try to have a cup of tea inside the tea house, and enjoy the view of mountain and sea. 


For more information about Jiufen, please clickto see their official website.

  The famous Jiufen/Jinguashi area are about 30 mins away from our hostel by train and bus. And there are one route of the Taiwan Tour Bus is in there that could let you travel that whole area by more economy way.

  More information, please see the below description.

Jiufen Old Street

Gold Museum/Gold Ecological Park

Shuinandong/13-Level Gold Refining Factory/Gold Waterfall/Yin-Yang Sea

The Taiwan Tour Bus - Golden Fulong Line

  The best and economic way to travel the Jiufen and Jinguashi Areas is taking the Taiwan Tour Bus - Golden Fulong Line.
  With a TWD$50 day pass, you can unlimited hop-on and hop-off the bus whenever or wherever you want.
The route begins from the Ruifang train station, and end at outside the Fulong Tourist Center.


  This route will take you travel all the way from New Taipei City to Yilan City. As our experience, normally people spend a day to travel 3-4 spots. And if you want to visit the Jiufen and Jinguashi area, those three stops will be enough for you to spend a day.
  You can clickthe see the offical website of the Taiwan Tour Bus, and take a look the details.

  The rest spots of the route are inside the Yilan area, if you also feel interested in that, please check our website > Traveling Around > Northeast and Yilan Area.

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