Classic Jiufen & Shifen Old Streets - Eco-Friendly Sky Lantern Private Tour

Highlight
- Releasing sky lantern into the sky to wish blessings without harming the environment
- Refreshing your day at “Taiwan’s Niagara Falls”
- Tasting the best Taro Ball in town at Jiufen old street
- Visit the spectacular “Yin-Yang Sea” in the old mining town of Ruifang

All about the trip
Founded during the Qing Dynasty, this small town was a relatively isolated village until the discovery of gold during the Japanese occupation in 1893, quickly developing the town due to a gold rush. Nowadays, many remaining buildings are reflecting the Japanese influence on both architecture and culture. After World War II, gold mining activities declined, and the town today exists mainly as a tourist destination remembering and celebrating Taiwanese history and culture.

per adult from

$275

NZD

Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • The Lesson in sky lantern creation
    • Snacks - Jiufen local food taro balls
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • One-way train ticket
    • Fuel / Parking / English-Speaking Licensed Guide / Passenger Insurance / Tax
    • Entry/Admission - Jingtong
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Yin Yang Sea, Shuinandong, Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

      Yin Yang Sea is located beside the northern coastal road in the Gold Ecological Park region, a curiously colored patch of water. The complementary blue and yellow coloring of this bay brings to mind the ancient Chinese principle of yin and yang, the natural concept of duality.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Golden Waterfall, Jinguashi village, Ruifang District, Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

      Golden Waterfall is near the Yin-Yang Sea in the Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park region. The red background of Golden Waterfall comes from the sulfurous soil and it contains a high level of toxic. Along the way to Golden Waterfall, you may find the abandoned factories were built for the gold mining.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Chiufen (Jiufen Old Street), Jishan Street, Ruifang, New Taipei 22450 Taiwan

      Jiufen is a unique immigrant isolated village in the mountains in the Qing dynasty. When Taiwan was under Japanese rule, there was a gold rush in Jiufen. This place is also famous for taro ball, fish ball, and rice cake. If tourists are tired after walking so long, you can rest in the tea house to taste the delicacies of Jiufen. Jiufen becomes famous after Hou Hsiao-hsien's A City of Sadness movie which narrates a Taiwanese story in Jiufen.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Shifen Waterfall, No.10 Gankeng Road, Nanshan Village, Pingxi, New Taipei 226 Taiwan

      Shifen Waterfall is a 40-meter high waterfall. If you visit Shifen Waterfall in summer, you can feel the cool water and refreshing air in the mountains. The trail near Shifen Waterfall is also good for exploring. Walking into the forests, you’ll be bathed in the relaxation and tranquility.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Shifen Old Street, Pingxi, New Taipei Taiwan

      The sky lantern is also called Kongming lantern, which is used for praying for safety, love, and career now. Tourists can write your wishes on the lantern, however, it was used for informing others that this village is safe before. We will release the eco-friendly sky lantern on the train track, which is very fascinating and harmless to the environment. After releasing a sky lantern, you can also buy the nostalgic marble soft drink in Shifen Old Street.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Jingtong, Ping Xi District, Pingxi, New Taipei Taiwan

      The station itself is a Japanese style architecture, and a rare wooden station in Taiwan. Its vintage appearance is filled with a sense of history fit for pictures. There is also the one and only “Sky Lantern Police Station” nearby, the wish making bamboo tube, and the “Railway Story House”not to be missed by railway fanatics. Pingxi area was made rich by mining, and although the mines are out of operation today, the “Jingtong Mining Industry Life Pavilion”renovated from the Taiwan Rail employee dormitories was preserved to display the history of Jingtong mining in full.

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We offer pickup of hotels in Taipei City.Hotel name and address need to be provide for pick-up and drop-off.
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • Local government regulations require that all tour participants possess travel insurance. Local operator will provide this ,but requires the following information for each participant.
      • Passport name,gender, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants.
      • Reminder: Overtime fee will be charged on-site by the driver guide
      • Reminder: Please wear comfortable walking shoes
      • Reminder: In summer, don’t forget to apply sunscreen and wearing sunglasses and hat.In winter, don’t forget to bring a jacket and an umbrella.
      • Each traveler is allowed to carry a luggage
      • Customers must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    8

    Organised by Justaiwantour

    Activity ID: V-59236P63

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