Travelogue of Jiufen in Taiwan, 2016

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A Yellow Cat’s Travelogue – Jiufen(지우펀)

The Story about Jiufen – Food, View, Place

Jiufen, 지우펀

Basically, Your travel in Taiwan starts with Taipei main station at first. Because It’s main area of Taipei City and it has good accessibility to anywhere you want to go.
I’m going to introduce about my experience of Jiufen which is the most beautiful city in Taiwan I think. Before getting to it, I would like to let you know what the Jiufen means. The meaning of Jiufen is “nine portions”. the short introduction of history is contained in the following link though, Wikipedia says “Main During the first years of the Qing Dynasty, the isolated village housed nine families, thus the village would request “nine portions” every time shipments arrived from town. Later Kau-hun (meaning “nine portions” in Hokkien) would become the name of the village.” I guess it would be helpful to know at least why it’s called as Jiufen before going there. Just for your information! 🙂

“more about it? follow the link to : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiufen

I’ve experienced various things here like lots of street food, beautiful views, kind people, fight with my girl friend..? anyhow.. I will show you step by step. please continue to read this!

How to get to the Jiufen

  1. I found useful contents in the youtube channel regarding how to get to Jiufen.
    You can refer to comments below or youtube link and you will get to Jiufen very easily.
    “Using the directly I read off Wikipedia travel guide, we took the Taipei Metro to Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, then took exit 1 (Andong Street) and made an immediate u-turn, walked to the intersection and made a left, and then the bus stop was right there on the right hand side. We somehow arrived to the bus stop right as 1062 arrived and if Taiwan couldn’t make things any more easy and efficient we boarded the bus using our easy cards. The bus ride from Taipei central there to the small town of Jiufen took just over 1 hour, and we soon arrived in the touristy.”
    Source : you tube channel Mark weins – https://youtu.be/xPcAfdYCj5k
    https://youtu.be/xPcAfdYCj5k

 

Street Food & Views

mask, jiufen, street
mask, jiufen, street

-There are scary masks along the lane, as far as I remember, they were selling these masks.. haha Those kinds of mask are quite unusual things to me, even though I am familiar with Asian Ghost Culture.

street, jiufen
street, jiufen

-This is main street, actually steps in Jiufen area. The steps you can see in the picture is towards to the top; I’ve been to the top but there was not that impressive things on the top. just normal house looking people are living in. But! I’m sure it’s worth going there once to look down the city view!

night, view, jiufen
night, view, jiufen

-Most People are just going round Jiufen only for daytime and going to Keelung or some other city for night market. My case, I’ve spent one night in Jiufen and It was fantastic.. so calm and peaceful area you might never have felt in the daytime due to lots of group travelers. All shops are close around 7PM and you could eventually see the calm street with few people walking. I highly recommend you to stay one night here!

meat, noodle, taiwan, jiufen, 우육면, 대만, 지우펀
meat, noodle, taiwan, jiufen, 우육면, 대만, 지우펀

-I personally really love all kinds of noodles. This Meat Noodle was perfect, beyond description. I was also waiting dim-sum as well…  I could murder Meat Noodles!! Just in case you have a chance to go to Taiwan, you should try Meat Noodle and dim-sum at the same time.
Unfortunately, I forgot the name of this restaurant but you could find this along the main road which has red light in line. (If you really want to know, please e-mail me to sjkim@ayellowcat.com)

dimsum, jiufen, 만두, 대만
dimsum, jiufen, 만두, 대만

-This is what I was waiting for…………… no explanation is required.

grilled marinated fish
grilled marinated fish

-It’s very fresh, delicious grilled and marinated fish. It tasted like sweet, spicy and not that grissy. Once you eat this with rice, I’m sure you will never forget this taste.. Table looks so simple. just because I was waiting chicken marinated with soy-source…. haha are you going to eat something right now??

marinated chicken
marinated chicken

-This is what I was waiting for… #2… fish is almost dead..

Beautiful Views / Photos of tea house in Jiufen

evening, cafe, 아메이차주관, jiufen
evening, cafe, 아메이차주관, jiufen

-This one is the most beautiful cafe in Jiufen area as well as famous by tourists. It’s surely packed with people almost all day long? except night time. That’s the one of the reasons why I recommended you to stay one day here. it’s also impressive seeing this day time but looking at the calm cafe in the night time could be so beautiful. I bet.

night, view, jiufen, 야경, 대만, 지우펀
night, view, jiufen, 야경, 대만, 지우펀

-There are so many beautiful places that I have yet to say. please follow the link below to enjoy and adventure it by photos taken by me!
Link : http://ayellowcat.com/photography-of-jiufen-taiwan/

 

Fight with my girl friend?

girl friend, jiufen, yg, taiwan, cafe, 지우펀, 대만, 카페, 아메이차주관
girl friend, jiufen, yg, taiwan, cafe, 지우펀, 대만, 카페, 아메이차주관

-She knows how to be taken by photos…. This cafe is right in front of where the cafe above is. You can enjoy the view here(This photo was taken on 4th floor, pretty high). The restraint is… too many people are waiting to enter…. haha… be patient..

 

If you are looking for awesome photos of Jiufen, then don’t hesitate to click the link below!
Link : http://ayellowcat.com/photography-of-jiufen-taiwan/

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Pleased to read your articles with pictures.
    Someday I want to introduce my story via thie site to you.
    Hope to see you SJ soon. 🙂

  2. Beautiful photos, SJ! I believe the Jiufen teahouse was the inspiration for the bath house in Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away. It looks so magical!

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