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Taipei - Jiufen - Sky Lantern

Northeastern Nostalgia. The term mining town likely conjures images of a wild west settlement or TNT blasted mountainsides. Try again! Join a Jiufen tour to discover the most vibrant post-mining re...

  • Taipei
  • 1 day / 9 hrs
  • Private Mandarin/English-speaking guide/driver
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Yehliu Geological Park (野柳地質公園) resides within a cape 1.7km long and is home to some of the most ...
Yehliu Geopark
With an unmatched old town atmosphere and seaside flair, Jiufen (九份) is a must see spot when vis...
Jiufen Old Street
Golden Waterfall is located near the Gold Ecological Park (黃金博物園區) in Jinguashi. Although real g...
Golden Waterfall
Shifen Waterfall (十分瀑布) is the most renowned cascading waterfall in Taiwan. Although not nearly ...
Shifen Waterfall
Shifen Old Street is a bustling hub for those eager to get a glimpse of an old railroad town whi...
Shifen Old Street
What a strange scene – a bay where the sea is a mix of yellow and blue! This is Yin Yang Sea (陰陽...
Yin Yang Sea
The gold rush hastened the village of Jiufen and Jinguashi into prosperous gold mining towns unt...
Shuinandong Smelter
Gold Ecological Park (黃金博物園區) is located in the mountain town of Jinguashi (金瓜石) in Ruifang Dis...
Gold Ecological Park
One of the larger night markets in northern Taiwan, Keelung Miaokou Nigh Market (基隆廟口夜市) surround...
Keelung Miaokou Night Market
Houtong (猴硐), located in Rueifang District, is a mountain village in eastern New Taipei City. It...
Houtong
Pingxi means ‘smooth streams’ in Chinese. It is because the upstream of the creak flowing here i...
Pingxi
Among the many spectacles of the Northeast Coast, Nanya (南雅) may be a rare gem that is easy to m...
Nanya
After passing through Nanya on the Coastal Highway, Bitou Cape (鼻頭角) is a breathtaking scenic ret...
Bitou Cape Park
Established in 1929, the Jingtong railway station is the terminal station of the Pingxi line in ...
Jingtong
Although this huge rock in shape of elephant trunk is not marked on usual map yet, the place co...
Shenao Elephant Trunk Rock
In the Wanli District of New Taipei City, there is a grassy field at the altitude of 185m with a...
Wanli Paragliding
Buyen Pavilion also known as Little Wuling locates right above County road 102. You won't miss ...
Buyen Pavilion
Jiufen is a mountainous town with a plethora of hiking trails in the area. Many of them are fair...
Keelung Mountain Hiking Trail
As the highest lookout in the town of Jinguashi, Zhaori Pavilion allows a stunning view of the N...
Zhaori Pavilion
If you are looking for an adventurous trail with best view in Taipei suburb, the Teapot Mountain ...
Teapot Mountain Hiking Trail
  • Keeping it to 3~6 spots per day is the best way to enjoy your Taiwan tour.
  • The pick-up schedule will be provided 12 hours before the tour and the itinerary will be optimized to save your travel time.

reviews

119 reviews
4.8
nomi
family
07 Jun 2018
The service was excellent and the group very enjoyed. Thanks for all the help and getting the answers quickly
21 Jun 2018
Wei
family
06 Jun 2018
friendly, knowledgeable, helpful! good service, prompt reply for equiry
20 Jun 2018
Steven
family
05 Jun 2018
I give Mr Yu 9 out of 10 grading! Fantastic and hospitable.
19 Jun 2018
Zira
partner
05 Jun 2018
Martin is a very friendly person and loves to joke. During the tour, he explained to us the history of the areas that we went and based on our food preference he recommended us the local food. I tried the noodle with tea oil. And bought us the best Taiwanese Bubble Tea. I must say I really love it. Martin went beyond the extra mile, he went to the extent of helping us to carry our souvenirs. He brought us to noteworthy places, that is very scenic and memorable. Even stopped, to recommend the juiciest mango found in the market. At the end of the journey, he gifted us with a small token. We are very touched by his gestures. We would highly recommend his service. I am very impressed with roundTAIWANround's service. All the questions are promptly answered by the friendly customer service officers. And when I had to make changes to the booking date. It was a really a smooth process and immediate response on your part. When we get back to Taiwan again, we definely engage with your service.
19 Jun 2018
Zijian
partner
05 Jun 2018
Fantastic! Great conversation, and gave us lots of great recommendations for other parts of our trip as well through Taiwan
19 Jun 2018

about Jiufen - Sky Lantern

Northeastern Nostalgia. The term mining town likely conjures images of a wild west settlement or TNT blasted mountainsides. Try again! Join a Jiufen tour to discover the most vibrant post-mining region you’ll ever encounter - or could ever imagine! The area is so captivating that is has served as inspiration for the setting of two famous films, Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese animation Spirited Away and Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien’s A City of Sadness.

Come explore the “rich” history of the Northeast Coast, a region famed for its gold and coal deposits. A visit to Jinguishi will help you uncover the geological forces that brought about the Taiwanese Gold Rush. Then venture to the railway towns of Shifen and Pingxi for a magical DIY sky lantern experience. Witness the awe-inspiring mysteries of nature’s beauty as you explore the coastal erosion and seascapes at Yehliu Geopark.

But perhaps the most famous of all is the Old Street of Jiufen. As you wander the alleys of this historic community, you’ll be tempted to try a little bit of everything, from the famous taro balls to the coffees and teas at the impressive mountainside cafes.

Jiufen is where your imagination comes alive!

Tour Information

Pick up Locations
Taipei Main Station (West Exit 3) / Keelung Port / Hotels in Taipei City
Drop off Locations
Taipei Main Station / Keelung Port / Keelung Night Market / Hotels in Taipei City
Included
Transportation (fuel, parking, and toll fee) / Passenger insurance / Tax
Excluded
Meals /Entrance fees /Train tickets
Cancellation Policy
Severe weather conditions or cancellation made by customer more than 72 hours before departure will qualify for a 100% refund. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
Notice
  • This tour is 9 hours a day. Generally we start from 9am and end at 6pm. We can shift your schedule between 8am to 8pm based on your preference.
  • About lunch, you may let our driver/guide to show you what locals have or you can tell us the place you want to dine before the tour.
  • Contact Us
    For any query, please email service@roundTAIWANround.com. Alternative, you may call +886-4-24361910 for any urgent request.
    Overtime Extra Charge
    Optional : If you wish to extend your tour, every extra hour over the agreed schedule of a private tour is charged TWD500 (US$17) for a sedan-based or van-based tour, or TWD1000 (US$34) for a bus-based tour. There will be no overtime extra charge for a shared tour.
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    Jiufen - Sky Lantern-Custom itinerary: 5 spots
    • * Yehliu Geopark
    • * Jiufen Old Street
    • * Golden Waterfall
    • * Shifen Waterfall
    • * Shifen Old Street
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