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Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), New Taipei

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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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  • A place that is both inspiring as it is beautiful with street food that’s heaven compared to those in Taipei. The walk is cost and quaint and the site keepers are polite. I was there in Dec 2022 and.....  more
    A place that is both inspiring as it is beautiful with street food that’s heaven compared to those in Taipei. The walk is cost and quaint and the site keepers are polite. I was there in Dec 2022 and.....  more »
  • It's a must see but it is both OLD and CROWDED. If you keep these two things in mind and adjust your expectations then I think you'll be fine. Don't expect anything new and don't expect super clean... 
    It's a must see but it is both OLD and CROWDED. If you keep these two things in mind and adjust your expectations then I think you'll be fine. Don't expect anything new and don't expect super clean...  more »
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  • A small town located on the sides of the hill with an old street that is full of local delicacies. Recommended to stay there over the night at the B and B there as the night view is very vastly different from the day view and is worth a visit. Also would advise to check the weather before you visit so that you can prepare your attire appropriately.
  • It is a small hill town with gold mine history painted on it. It is one of the popular stops for a weekend to hang out with your friends and enjoy shopping, the cafeteria, street foods, clothes, footwear, and lots more. Spirited away movie is inspired by this town. It is well connected to public transportation from Taipei and Songshan. It has a public and private parking area.

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