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Ruifang District, New Taipei City: Gold Mines of Discovery in Shuinandong, Jinguashi, and Jiufen

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Shuinandong, Jinguashi, and Jiufen are former mining towns in Ruifang District, New Taipei City. The three towns present living records of the history and culture of Taiwan's mining industry, each one distinguished by the different mining methods they adopted: the simple charm of Shuinandong; the tranquility of Jinguashi; and the traces of the miners' nightlife in Jiufen. Though the gold mines are now closed, these towns continue to exert an allure that attracts visitors to visit and dream.

In Shuinandong, the abandoned "13-Level Smelter" evokes the image of Pompeii. The Yin Yang Sea, with its yellow and blue waters, and the beautiful Golden Waterfall are other attractions here. Jinguashi is a quiet hillside town. And along the old lanes of bustling Jiufen, one can find gold mines of history and culture. Together, these areas offer welcome comfort to the road-weary traveler and provide plenty of food for thought.
 

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Address:
Ruifang District, New Taipei City
Longitude/Latitude:
121.81005/25.1089019
Public:
  1. Take the THSR or TRA to Taipei Main Station, then continue take TRA to Ruifang Station.
  2. Bus: From the Taipei MRT Zhongxiao-Fuxing Station (bus stop in front of No.152, Sec. 1, Fuxing S. Rd.) take the Keelung Bus No. 1062 (Taipei–Jinguashi Line) to Jiufen and Jinguashi; or from Keelung Train Station (in front of the Zen-Shyang Clinic and Family Mart) take the Keelung Bus (Keelung–Jinguashi Line) to Jiufen and Jinguashi.
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