No. 8, Jinguang Rd., Ruifang District, New Taipei City 224, Taiwan (ROC)
Gold Ecological Park (黃金博物園區) is located in the mountain town of Jinguashi (金瓜石) in Ruifang District, New Taipei City. Just a few bus stops beyond Jiufen, this area is rich in historical, cultural, and natural resources. Among these is the Museum of Gold which provides information on the gold mining industry and an insightful look into the life of a miner with a visit to the Benshan Fifth Tunnel (本山五坑). This park happens to be the first museum park in Taiwan to be based on integrated ecological-museum concepts. Further owing to the eco-centered focus of the area, the Environment Education Center offers exhibits on the special environmental and geological characteristics of Jinguashi.
Additionally, the Crown Prince Chalet (太子賓館) is also open to the public, providing visitors a chance to appreciate the elegance of a Japanese palace style building. And before you leave Jinguashi, remember to make a short stop at the Golden Waterfall (黃金瀑布).
- The Benshan Fifth Tunnel experience costs extra TWD50 per person; the gold panning experience costs extra TWD100 each.