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Taiwan Taipei Free And Easy Trip – Day 3


Taipei Free and Easy Day 3


MRT: Take any line to Taipei Main Station 台北車站

Train: Take the Train North to Rui Fang Train Station 瑞芳站 (about 1hr)

Bus: Take the Keelung Transit bus opposite the Train Station to Jiu Fen @ NT$15, about 20 mins.


Jiu Fen is a small town in north of Taiwan.  Until the 1950’s, Jiufen was a prosperous gold mining town.  The town went into sharp decline when mining was discontinued.  The quaint streets, tea houses and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean saved it from becoming yet another anonymous mining ghost town.  Jiufen is now a popular tourist destination.

Train Ticket Counter at Taipei Main Station


Train Ticket to Ruei Fang by C.K. Express, NT60 (53 mins)


Train Schedule Display at the Railway Platform


Railway Platform 6


Inside the Train, Clean and Comfortable


Ruei Fang Station Underpass


Clear Direction Everywhere, You Wouldn’t Miss it


Ruei Fang Station – Train’s History


Ruei Fang Train Station


Take the Bus to Jiu Fen and Jin Gua Shi at Bus Stop Opposite Ruei Fang Train Station


Narrow and Winding Road up the mountain to Jiu Fen


The town of Jiu Fen is built into the side of the hills slightly inland from the Pacific Ocean coastline.  The main area of interest to visitors are the town’s historic commercial district which is covered by two pedestrian streets: Jishan Street 基山街, which runs along the ridge line, and Shuchi Street 豎崎路, which runs up and down the slope of the hill.  The area is small enough to cover on foot.

Jiu Fen Old Street – The Most Popular Entrance Near the Bus Station


Jishan Street 基山街, which runs along the ridge line


Jiu Fen Old Street

Shuchi Street 豎崎路, runs up and down the slope of the hill


Jiu Fen is on Hills Slightly Inland


Pacific Ocean View from Jiu Fen


Jiu Fen Housing Estate View


Jiu Fen Famous Mo Zi


The area is known for its collection of historic businesses, eateries, and tea houses, allowing visitors to relive the past while sampling local delicacies and specialties such as Taro and Sweet Potato Balls, purchasing handicrafts and other knick-knacks.

You can see this Famous Jiu Fen Taro Balls Stall everywhere


Famous Jiu Fen Taro Balls Shop – TV Program Shooting inside


Tv Program Shooting – How to make Famous Jiu Fen Taro Balls


Very old Temple


Shopping Heaven for Local Delicacies.


Famous Ah Mei Tea House



Gold Ecological Park


MRT: Take any line to Taipei Main Station 台北車站

Train: Take the Train North to Rui Fang Train Station 瑞芳站 (about 1hr)

Bus:  From Rui Fang Train Station – take the Keelung Transit bus opposite the Train Station to the last bust station @ NT15, about 30 mins

Bus: From Jiufen, take the bus in front the pavilion next to 7-11 at Jishan Street entrance, about 10 mins.

Open: 9.30am to 5pm daily, Closed on Monday

Ticket: NT$100


Gold Ecological Park Entrance


The Gold Ecological Park is a newly opened park located in the mountainous town of Jingua Shi  (Jingua Rock) in Ruifang Township, New Taipei City.

Direction for Places of Attraction in the Park

The main attraction is Gold Museum, the Crown Prince’s Chalet and natural heritage, the park is the first ecology museum in Taiwan.  It lays special emphasis on heritage preservation, sustainable development; old buildings reuse as well as localized operations aimed at promoting regional development.

Special Exhibition Hall.  1st Floor is the Miner’s Cafe selling Meal with Special Features. 2nd Floor is used for Special Exhibitions and also Video Room.


Gold Cart- very heavy!!


Jin Gua Shi’s God of Wealth


Mountain Wu-Er-Cha Hu (Mountain Tea Pot without Ear) is the Landmark of Jin Gua Shi.

In addition to enjoying the unique geological and natural sights here, visitors of the park will have better understanding of the mining history and community culture of Jingua Shi.  Jingua Shi is ready to create a fresh golden legend with the participation of local residents who together will forge the glamour of this land.

Jin Gua Shi Bus Stop


Bus 825 – From Jin Gua Shi to Ruie Fang Station


This is cool – the Owner of this House Place an Old WW2 Air Plane on His Roof.


Ruei Fang Street View


Train Ticket Counter at Ruei Fang Station


Express Ticket from Ruei Fang to Taipei Main Station by T C Ltd Express at NT78 (45 mins)



Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall – Front View

MRT: Take Nangang Line to Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall station 国父纪念馆站 Exit 4

Open: 9am – 5pm daily (closed on Eve and Chinese New Year’s Day)

Ticket: Free Entrance

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Station Exit 4

National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall was built in 1972 with ancient Chinese palace style, to commemorate China founding father, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a great man with wisdom, benevolence, and courage and his great revolutionary career.

The size of The Bronze Statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen is 8.9 meters height and weight 16.7 tons


Honor Guards: The Army, Navy & Air Force take turns to serve as the honor guards whose duty time is from 9am to 5pm with shift change made every hour.


With an auditorium able to hold 3,000 people, this Memorial Hall is often used for concerts, dance and dramatic performances.  It is a multi-purpose facility for outdoor recreation and leisure activities as well as indoor cultural and educational activities.


This was written by Uncle Lee Kuan Yew, another great politician.


In Front of Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall – Big Piece of Land, Luckily Ah Bian Haven’t Got Chance to Sell It Away yet.


Taipei 101 View from Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall


Dr. Sun Yat-Sen’s Library


Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Garden with 2 very big statue of him.


Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall – Back view



MRT: Take Dansuei (Red) Line 淡水站 to Hou Shan Pi Station 後山埤站 Exit 4 – Walk about 5 mins west along Yongji Street to the corner of  Zhongpo N. Rd.

Open: around noon and close after mid-night daily

Wu Fen Pu Whole Sale Market

When talking about buying the most fashionable and cheapest clothes in Taipei, Wu Fen Pu is the place which almost everybody who lives in Taipei city will recommend.  It provides clothes for both men, women, and even for dogs!  Not only for retail sale, Wu Fen Pu is also a place for bulk or whosale sale.

The ready-made clothes distribution zone is a paradise for those who are looking for fashion at a fair or even cheap price.  The whole area is dedicated to shopping, housing hundreds of wholesale shops that sell and supply to those in the center of Taipei city.  The shops keep on changing their stuff every week, so you’ll never find the same thing twice.

In the MRT Station – Direction to Wu Fen Pu Wholesale Market


Outside the MRT Station – Direction to Wu Fen Pu Wholesale Market


We Found this Ticket Reader In the MRT Station. It show the all the ride records oh, Cool.


Link: Taiwan (Taipei) Free and Easy Trip Day 1

Link: Taiwan (Tao Yuan & Taichung) Free and Easy Trip Day 2

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 1

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 2

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 4

Link: Taipei Free and Easy Trip Day 5


  1. Anonymous
    October 14, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    wow nice place to visit

  2. October 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM

    Hi, i find your blog very helpful. I would like to get your opinion if below itinerary is doable.🙂

    Day 1 20-Nov
    10:00 Lunch Din Tai Fung at SOGO
    12:00 Chiang Kai Shek Memorial
    13:30 Yeliu & Kee Lung
    20:00 “Dinner: Tian Wai Tian Hot Pot

    Day 2 21-Nov
    9:00 Yangmingshan National Park
    Bei Tou
    Hell Valley
    Dan Shui Old street
    20:00 Taipei 101 at night
    21:00 Shilin Night Market

    Day 3 22-Nov
    10:00 National Palace Museum
    12:00 check out
    13:00 Jiufren
    19:00 Dinner
    21:30 Airport

    • October 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM

      thanks in advance🙂

    • October 12, 2012 at 6:12 PM

      Thanks for visiting our site. Your schedule is quite tight. Maybe you can plan to go yehliu, juifen and Keelung on the same day. They are quite near to each other. Have a great trip…… Cheers.

    • October 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM

      If possible, go Taipei 101 n Shilin night market on Day 1. Thanks. Wish you to have a great holiday ahead.🙂

  3. December 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Hi there, i appreciate ur hard work on ur blog as it is very informative. could u pls have a look on my itinerary and advice if it could be better.


    and the other thing is im not quite sure where to stay as in which part is more like a centre point. could u pls also comment on that?

    Million thanks in advance!🙂

    • December 26, 2013 at 6:17 PM

      Thanks for visiting our blog.
      1. 可以安排同一天游野柳,九分,十分,因为三个地方相隔不远但离台北很远。
      2. 可以考虑去北投看地狱谷然后去淡水老街。
      3. 我们没有去过绕河夜市,猫空,师大夜市和猴桐,所以不能给什么意见

      The Wing Hotel we stay is small, clean and nice, located near 中正纪念堂, very convenience.

      Wish u hv a nice trip to Taiwan.

  4. Ho chin chew
    April 20, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Pls advise me how to travel from Taipei to Sun Moon Lake and return or could stay a night at Sun moon lake.

  5. Anonymous
    August 9, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    After visit yeliu, Can I go jingguanshih and don’t go jiufen

    • August 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      Sure. The distance between Jiu Fen n Jing Guang Shih is abt 10mins drive. Jiu Fen is a old street for eat and shop.

  6. ZJ
    August 24, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Hi, how much is the driver and van per day?

    • August 24, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      Thanks for visit out blog.
      He charge NT7k per day for 6 adult and a baby with baby seat.

  7. ZJ
    August 26, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    Thanks, I enjoyed your blog – it’s informative with itinery and tips. I am thinking of planning for a trip to Taiwan now🙂 Please continue to share your holidays!!

  8. joen
    September 27, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    hello, planning to go to yangmingshan ? is it worth going? or shd i go only beitou hotspring? choosing either one cause my schedule is too tight. or both is a must. could u advise me ?

    • September 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      Thanks for visit our blog.
      Beitou is easy to go. U can take mrt.
      Yang Min Shan is nice place to go if you hv more time and transport.
      Have a nice holiday ahead.

  9. amy
    October 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    hi can i ask if the driver you engaged speaks english? also, does he do some explanation/introduction of the places or does he just drive you around. finally, when do you pay the driver? at the beginning of the trip or at the end? tks!

    • October 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      Hi Amy, he speak mandarin and Hokkien. Yes, he will do explanation / introduction of the places.
      He will collect sum amount as deposit once u hv confirmed the itinerary. And pay him the balance when the trip end.
      But we prefer to pay him ist as we worry we will over spent or drop it. Tks.

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