Shuijinjiu’s Mining Heritage Part 2

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Shuijinjiu’s Mining Heritage Part 2

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Ruifang, a quaint transit town, is a great base for many tourist attractions in Taiwan, particularly Jiufen. For many travellers, Jiufen needs no introduction. To explore the beauty of Ruifang, we should start from Jiufen. Today’s Jiufen is packed with visitors, regardless of weekdays or public holidays. Jiufen owes its bustling existence to gold mining. Although the gold digging days are long gone, it is still flocked by curious visitors, perhaps hoping to strike gold. Perhaps some just want to have a cup of tea at the unique teahouses on this mountain village, while some prefer bed and breakfast, the Jiufen-style.

Fascinated by Taiwan’s gold mining history? The Museum of Gold in Jinguashi offers an eye-opening experience. Go on a gold discovery journey and try out gold-panning.

Originally a small coal mining town during the Japanese era, Houtong, in its heyday, was practically covered with coal. As the coal industry died, the town lost its lustre.  Today, the area is a popular place with coal mining fans and a paradise for cats and cat lovers alike. At the Houtong Coalmine Ecological Park, take a peep into the lives of the hardworking coal miners and be proud of their contributions to the nation.  Roam around and play hide-and-seek with the resident-cats in Houtong Cat Village.

Further down the winding road is Shuinandong. Her charm is often neglected. Look out for her pride - the extraordinary golden waterfall and the abandoned “13 levels”. Take a break and tour the Jinguashu, Jiufen and Shuinandong triumvirate – a remarkable group of villages.

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