In Taiwan, there is the charming town of Jiufen that also conquers travelers with its incredible atmosphere. The history of this town is very interesting; it had been founded many years ago as a small settlement of gold miners. There have been several mines, in which the bulk of the population has been employed. When the gold rush was over, locals did not leave their homes. After a few years, their hometown became a thriving tourist center.
This fantastically beautiful town is located in the hills. One of its main features is a huge number of different escalators and lifts. They allow you to navigate easily throughout the town. Such lifts are one of the favorite attractions for tourists. Those who prefer active recreation would like to walk. During a stroll, you can fully enjoy the beauty of the architecture and visit many amazing places.
The first gold mines were founded in the city in 1971; today they are among the major attractions of Jiufen. A favorite pastime among tourists is walking through the narrow city streets, which are decorated with lovely lanterns. Here, at every step, you can find excellent local restaurants, traditional teahouses, great shops, and souvenir stalls. Those who decide to visit Jiufen have to consider that most tourists come to the city on weekends. Streets might be quite only in the morning on a weekday. Next - Hallstatt Village
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