Friday, July 11, 2014

Taipei's Jiufen, YinYangHai & JinGuoShi Golden Waterfall in Taiwan


If you followed my previous posts, I mentioned about hiring a private taxi (cab) for a day trip to outside of Taipei city of Taiwan. There is a popular day trip which includes the tour to Yehliu Geopark (Rocks Formation), Shifen Old Street, Jiufen Old Street, Yin Yang Hai and Jin Guo Shi Golden Waterfall. This is the continuation of my day trip with the private taxi (cab) to Jiufen Old Street, Yin Yang Hai (Ying Yang Sea) and Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall) before heading back to Taipei City for my dinner and night shopping at Raohe Night Market.

We headed to Jiufen Old Street after visiting Shifen Old Street. Jiufen Old Street is located in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan. This small town became developed rapidly due to a gold rush during Japanese occupation in 1893. Many buildings at Jiufen Old Street remain unchanged to this day, as to reflect Japanese influence on the architecture and the culture on the island. Jiufen Old Street becomes popular as a tourist destination from a popular Japanese animated film called Spirited Away. The Spirited Away animated movie is based on Japanese architecture concept of the old buildings from Jiufen Old Street. Jiufen Old Street is crowded with visitors who travel from within Taiwan or outside of Taiwan, to watch fantastic ocean view from Jiufen town while trying variety of delicacies there. 

After having your delicious lunch and tea at Jiufen Old Street, the day tour will move on to the next famous location at Yin Yang Hai (Yin Yang Sea) and Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall). Both of these sites are located on the way heading out of Jiufen Old Street. Yin Yang Hai (Yin Yang Sea) is another spectacular view of yellow and blue sea at the gulf while Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall) is a gold ecological park. Jin Guo Shi (Golden Waterfall) is named after the golden yellow of mud appears on the stream water and it sparkles like gold under the sunlight.

 
Jiufen Old Street is located in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan which is famous for food and scenic view
Jiufen Old Street is located in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan which is famous for food and scenic view

The unique architecture of Jiufen Old Street has become an inspiration for the Japanese animated film Spirited Away in Taiwan
The unique architecture of Jiufen Old Street has become an inspiration for the Japanese animated film Spirited Away in Taiwan


A magnificient view of Jiufen Old Street outside of Taipei city in Taiwan
A magnificient view of Jiufen Old Street outside of Taipei city in Taiwan

Marvelous view of Yin Yang Hai (Keelung Peace Island) in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan
Marvelous view of Yin Yang Hai (Keelung Peace Island) in Ruifang District of New Taipei City in Taiwan


The spectacular view of yellow and blue sea at the gulf of Yin Yang Hai which is located near to Jiufen Old Street in Taiwan
The spectacular view of yellow and blue sea at the gulf of Yin Yang Hai which is located near to Jiufen Old Street in Taiwan


The best spot for admiring Chin-Shui Highway 「meandering winding」 attractions at Jingming Pavilion in Taiwan
The best spot for admiring Chin-Shui Highway 「meandering winding」 attractions at Jingming Pavilion in Taiwan


Jin Gua Shi (Golden Waterfall) appears golden yellow in the stream water and sparkles like gold under the sunlight in Taiwan
Jin Gua Shi (Golden Waterfall) appears golden yellow in the stream water and sparkles like gold under the sunlight in Taiwan


13 layer Heritage Site (terminal destination) for processing ore and copper during Japanese colonial nearby  Jiufen in Taiwan
13 layer Heritage Site (terminal destination) for processing ore and copper during Japanese colonial nearby Jiufen in Taiwan


My Older Post:
  • Taipei Shifen Sky Lantern
  • Taipei Yehliu Geopark (Rocks Formation)
  • Alishan (Ali Mountain) in Chiayi County, Taiwan
  • Sun Moon Lake Temples for Blessings in Taiwan (Part 2)
  • Taiwan Sun Moon Lake, a stunning landscape view (Part 1)
  • Taroko (Marble) Gorge in Hualien, Taiwan
  • Tamsui Lover Bridge & Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei 101 Observatory & Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei National Palace Museum in Taiwan (one of the largest Chinese Historical collections in the World)
  • Ximending in Taipei (a busy night street for shopping and food) in Taiwan
  • An Introduction to Taiwan


  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Taipei Shifen Sky Lantern


    Shifen Old Street was once a famous train stop along Pingxi Branch Line to transport coal in Taiwan. Now, Shifen Old Street has maintained its historical town as one of popular tourist attractions outside of Taipei city in Taiwan. Shifen Old Street is famous for sky lantern activity and souvenir shops. Visitors can purchase the sky lantern papers at souvenir shops in Shifen Old Street for about TWD200 (US$7) per piece and write down all their messages and wishes on the lanterns before releasing them on the sky. 

    It is convenient and saving your time if you hire a private taxi (cab) for a day tour to popular attraction sites such as Yeh Liu Geopark, Shifen Old Street, Jiufen etc. which I mentioned it in my previous post of Yeh Liu Geopark. All these mentioned places are located outside of Taipei city of Taiwan which require to change a few of public transportation like, trains and buses before reaching these places. 

    Shifen Old Street at Pingxi District of New Taipei City in Taiwan
    Shifen Old Street at Pingxi District of New Taipei City in Taiwan

    Seeing one of the sky lanterns flying away in the sky at Shifen Old Village at Pingxi District of New Taipei City in Taiwan
    Seeing one of the sky lanterns flying away in the sky at Shifen Old Village at Pingxi District of New Taipei City in Taiwan

    Releasing sky lanterns with your messages at Shifen Old Village in Taiwan
    Releasing sky lanterns with your messages at Shifen Old Village in Taiwan

    Visitors are busy writing their wishes on sky lanterns before releasing them in the sky at Shifen Old Village in Taiwan
    Visitors are busy writing their wishes on sky lanterns before releasing them in the sky at Shifen Old Village in Taiwan

    Shifen Station at Pingxi District of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    Shifen Station at Pingxi District of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    Jingan Suspension Bridge is located behind Shifen Station at Pingxi District of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    Jingan Suspension Bridge is located behind Shifen Station at Pingxi District of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    My Older Post:
  • Taipei Yehliu Geopark (Rocks Formation)
  • Alishan (Ali Mountain) in Chiayi County, Taiwan
  • Sun Moon Lake Temples for Blessings in Taiwan (Part 2)
  • Taiwan Sun Moon Lake, a stunning landscape view (Part 1)
  • Taroko (Marble) Gorge in Hualien, Taiwan
  • Tamsui Lover Bridge & Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei 101 Observatory & Shopping in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei National Palace Museum in Taiwan (one of the largest Chinese Historical collections in the World)
  • Ximending in Taipei (a busy night street for shopping and food) in Taiwan
  • An Introduction to Taiwan


  • Friday, June 27, 2014

    Taipei Yehliu Geopark (Rocks Formation)


    Yehliu Geology Park is located at Wanli of New Taipei City in Taiwan. Yeh Liu Geopark is full of seawater-eroded holes as well as numerous rocks in the shape of mushroom, candle, ginger and chessboard rocks along 1,700 meter long cape within the sea.

    The process of rocks formation takes millions of years to evolve through the impact of wind, sun, rain, sea-water and strong northeastern monsoon. As such, visitors are strongly reminded to protect the rocks formation and save the environment by following the designated path and abiding the regulations there:
    • DO NOT TOUCH THE PLANTS AND ROCKS FORMATION
    • DO NOT CLIMB, BIKE AND RUN AROUND THE ROCKS FORMATION AREA
    • DO NOT LITTER
    • DO NOT WALK ACROSS THE RED WARNING LINE
    Yeh Liu Geopark is situated quite a distance which takes the journey of 45 minutes (32km) drive from famous landscape of Taipei 101. Yeh Liu Geology Park is one of the popular tourist attraction sites but this attraction is located outside of Taipei city hence, there isn't direct public transportation to get there.

    Don't feel disappointed as there is an alternative way for you to enjoy the trip to Yeh Liu Geology Park by hiring a private taxi (cab) for a day in Taipei. The fare of engaging a private taxi (cab) depends on the total of passengers. You can find some contacts of the private cab (taxi) in Taipei and other parts of Taiwan by searching online. If you need a reliable private taxi (cab) in Taipei, pickup and drop off at Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei and a day trip arrangement to Yehliu Geopark and other popular attraction sites such as Shifen, Jiufen, Jinguashi Golden Waterfall, Yinyanghai and Keelung Night Market, you can try to contact Ms Chao. This is her mobile no. +886 932 295 277. She can be contacted via whatsapp message. Ms Chao is responsible and organizes the private taxi (cab) arrangement between the drivers and the clients. To me, this kind of private cab (taxi) arrangement helps to save my time so that I can visit as many places as I can within a short period of my stay in Taipei city.


    The main entrance of Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan
    The main entrance of Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan

    The cartoon characters represent Candle Rock, Pineapple Bun Rock, Fairy's Shoe Rock, Marine Bird Rock and Queen's Head Rock at Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan
    The cartoon characters represent Candle Rock, Pineapple Bun Rock, Fairy's Shoe Rock, Marine Bird Rock and Queen's Head Rock at Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan


    Watching windy beach at Yeh Liu Geology Park in Taiwan
    Watching windy beach at Yeh Liu Geology Park in Taiwan

    The direction signs at Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan
    The direction signs at Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan

    The dynamic rock  evolution through the impact of wind, sun, rain and sea at Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan
    The dynamic rock  evolution through the impact of wind, sun, rain and sea at Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan

    A panoramic view of Mushroom Rocks at Yeh Liu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    A panoramic view of Mushroom Rocks at Yeh Liu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    The artifact of Cute Princess rock at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    The artifact of Cute Princess rock at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    The artifact of Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    The artifact of Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    Breathtaking sea view with the rocks evolution at Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan
    Breathtaking sea view with the rocks evolution at Yeh Liu Geopark in Taiwan

    Watching all kinds of rocks evolution at Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan
    Watching all kinds of rocks evolution at Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan

    The Carp Rock is located near the sea water and behind the light houses at Yeh Liu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    The Carp Rock is located near the sea water and behind the light houses at Yeh Liu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    A closer view of the rocks evolution at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    A closer view of the rocks evolution at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    Different view of the rocks evolution at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    Different view of the rocks evolution at Yehliu Geopark at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    Beautiful view of the rocks evolution at Yeh Liu Geology Park at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan
    Beautiful view of the rocks evolution at Yeh Liu Geology Park at Wanli of New Taipei City of Taiwan

    The evolution process of mushroom rocks at Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan
    The evolution process of mushroom rocks at Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan

    Visitors queue for pictures in front of the famous Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark  at New Taipei City in Taiwan
    Visitors queue for pictures in front of the famous Queen's Head at Yehliu Geopark  at New Taipei City in Taiwan