Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Ruifang

3.8
Stroll through mysterious Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) lined with rows of red lanterns hanging in front of quaint Chinese teahouses and inns. The narrow cobblestone street has changed little since the gold rush era of the town. Its traditional architecture, hilly surroundings, and misty weather evoke the atmosphere of the Academy-awarded anime "Spirited Away," attracting flocks of Japanese tourists and Ghibli fans. Eat your way through numerous food stalls packed with yummy traditional treats. Keep off the stairs at dusk when lanterns start to light up, or you will be trapped in the crowd of tourists trying to capture this scenic moment with cameras. Arrange to visit Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street) and other attractions in New Taipei using our New Taipei road trip planning site .
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  • The place has the old-world charm with all the shops lining along the narrow railway. However, the place is crowded with tourists just like me because I feel compelled to fly my lantern with all my wi...  more »
  • Anyway, it was a great crowd. In the evening, there was only a explanation in Chinese how to ride the bus, and it was made to wait for a long time on the road. A shady taxi is also in. It seems to have gone to tiredness somehow. Nevertheless, if you go to Taipei, i think it's a place to visit at once.
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  • Super crowded spots. But definitely worth visiting here. There are so many delicious local foods and fusion foods as well. Can also buy souvenirs by reasonable price. Night views are also very beautiful but so many tourist visit here night time.
  • Nice place to try local delicacies or buy Taiwan souvenir.. you can also get nice Taiwan tea here. The street is generally very crowded during holidays or weekend .. but the crowd is well behaved and disciplined. You can spend 1 to 2 hr here doing window shopping and eating quality street food.
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