Hi.. !! you are still with me. Good! Let’s ‘walk’…..
Still walking in the Jiufen Old Street, there were a lot of things to see and try.
Lots of stalls selling cute little handmade stuff.
As it got close to noon, there were more people coming, mostly tourists and also locals looking and enjoying the weekends.
Along the street, I saw a break where to road lead either up or down. Guess I will have to make another round after coming to the end of this street and see what they have on the top and bottom of these stairs.
At the end of the Jiufen Old Street, another beautiful shot from the top overlooking the northeast of Taiwan; Keelung.
Houses built on the hill side.
Cute Doraemon water tumbler when you purchase the guava juice from this stall.
Thanks for following me here on my walk in Jiufen. Before I start my walk, a brief intro on Jiufen. Jiufen is located in a mountain area in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City near Keelung, Taiwan.
Jiufen literally means ‘9 portion’ (direct translation from chinese to english). History says that Jiufen was a small isolated village where it has 9 families house in the area during the Qing Dynasty and each time they was any shipment, the families would ask the shipments to be divided into 9 portions as accessibility to their village was hard. So that how it was that the town got its name. Ok back to the walk.
A view from close to the top of the hill. Gloomy weather with thick clouds flying above (when I was there, they were expecting typhoon hitting the northern part of Taiwan by noon but lucky me… there was a delay (haha) else…..)
Fushan Temple. More on this temple later on.
Heading up to the street to the historic (small) commercial district ….
Mmm. Which direction should I go?
At the entrance of the Jiufen Old Street. You can’t miss it. 😊
Lots of small stalls on both sides….. stall selling Chinese calligraphy brushes.
to bag luggage tags…. more!
Only this? Well hell no!! LOL!! There’s more stay tune. 😊
When in Taipei, you can take the MRT to the last northern stop which is a small city called DanShui. It is actually a fishing village but now it is already a tourist area. You can also find lots of local going their with their family for outing such as kayaking or cycling.
Below is the my trip there … to DanShui.
Taking the MRT from Taipei Main
Yup… there is a Waiting Zone for Ladies.
Bicycles for rent…..
Hongmao Castle (Fort San Domingo)
DanShui Old Street
Lots of scooter as usual. =)
Scooters parked along the road.
Even a small narrow alley does not stop them going through.