Category Archives: Jiufen

Jiufen Old Street (a better look)

We decided that we loved what we saw on our initial visit so much that we decided to come back for a more thorough exploration; I’m so glad we did! This temple is just so gorgeous. This time we heard

Jiufen Old Street (a better look)

We decided that we loved what we saw on our initial visit so much that we decided to come back for a more thorough exploration; I’m so glad we did! This temple is just so gorgeous. This time we heard

Nan Ya Rocks

The wind was rather vicious here, as were the waves. The sandstone has been sculpted by the fingers of both. Upon leaving here, one will discover that sand has been imbedded itself in your skin and clothing.

Nan Ya Rocks

The wind was rather vicious here, as were the waves. The sandstone has been sculpted by the fingers of both. Upon leaving here, one will discover that sand has been imbedded itself in your skin and clothing.

Jinguashi Mines

Once again, our driver couldn’t speak English so I did my research afterward. This region is known for its gold. I can only assume from the state of these specific mines that they are no longer in use.

Jinguashi Mines

Once again, our driver couldn’t speak English so I did my research afterward. This region is known for its gold. I can only assume from the state of these specific mines that they are no longer in use.

Golden Waterfall, Taiwan

Named for the apparent yellow hue that the water has from picking up copper and iron deposits as it passes through the old mines in Jinguashi. As our guide didn’t speak English, I had to find this info after-the-fact but

Golden Waterfall, Taiwan

Named for the apparent yellow hue that the water has from picking up copper and iron deposits as it passes through the old mines in Jinguashi. As our guide didn’t speak English, I had to find this info after-the-fact but

Jiufen Old Street (a sneak peak)

The first stop on our taxi tour was Jiufen Old Street. We were given an hour and a half to tour and shop through it, as we liked; this was not enough time to see everything. We had decided that

Jiufen Old Street (a sneak peak)

The first stop on our taxi tour was Jiufen Old Street. We were given an hour and a half to tour and shop through it, as we liked; this was not enough time to see everything. We had decided that

The view from Jiufen

Set high up in the hills the view out to the ocean on a clear (or partially clear day) is amazing.

The view from Jiufen

Set high up in the hills the view out to the ocean on a clear (or partially clear day) is amazing.

The road to Jiufen

The drive up was so gorgeous! Our cab driver apologized excuse he spoke no English but he was amazing. He could see us trying to take pictures up the windy mountain road so he pulled over at a spot he

The road to Jiufen

The drive up was so gorgeous! Our cab driver apologized excuse he spoke no English but he was amazing. He could see us trying to take pictures up the windy mountain road so he pulled over at a spot he