Jiufen; Jin Gua Shi; Keelung (Taipei)

Jiufen九份

We revisited Taipei after 2 years from the first visit and this time we only covered the nearby outskirt destinations over this 5 day trip.

View from Jiufen


Grilled seafood greets you before squeezing into the main small lane leading towards lanes after lanes within this quaint but touristy town


One of the stalls selling the quintessential Taiwanese snack – ice-cream crushed peanut wrap


I’d highly recommend this fried king oyster mushroom snack when roaming through lanes after lanes in Jiufen


Jiufen view


Stumbled upon a shop selling only Prosperity Cat decor pieces


Even back of the shop is lined with these cute cat decors


Down the small lane within the hilly Jiufen, on our way out to nearby Jinguashi (gold mining town)

Jinguashi金瓜石

After a short 15 mins bus ride from Jiufen, we arrived at this gold mining town under Japanese occupation back then.

The Japanese wooden houses


The mountaineous view as we roamed around Jinguashi


Tracks for carts carrying the gold mined out is one of the features of this quiet town.


We took part in a very short tour of the restored gold mining route – I’d highly recommend it, only 50 NTD per adult.

Keelung基隆

And from Jinguashi, we took a bus straight to Keelung harbour town, where there are many trains bound for Taipei. Hence we took the chance to roam the famed Keelung night market and surroundings.

Keelung view at late evening


Popped by one of the enticing bakeries to snack on, the portions and varieties are so tempting and so reasonably priced too. The egg tarts were so good!


The river through Keelung

 

Keelung night market coming to live


Keelung night market – we were there too early for the lanterns to lit up


I had to try these fresh deep fried seafood…


And the temple in the middle of Keelung night market

Stay tuned for the rest of the Taipei revisited posts coming up.

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