The village of Jiufen was once a center of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is long gone, but this quaint old village, built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continues to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past. The canopy constructed to keep rain out caused lack of light on the street, thus the term “Dark Street”. The street became popular as the movie “City of Darkness” was filmed at this very place, attracting people for tea, snacks and other popular taiwan street food.
– taken from the brochures about Jiufen Old Street
Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224
Tel: +886 2 2960 3456
Get a driver to bring you there 🙂