We just loved this beautiful park (no entrance fee) where part of it used to be a gold and copper mine Spent pretty much half a day there including a leisurely lunch. It was a darn hot day though.
(they even had strollers on loan which came in really handy cos the park was huge)
After the Gold Ecological Park, we hopped on the bus for a 15 minute ride to JiuFen. Jiufen is a direct translation of "9 portions" - during the first years of the Qing Dynasty, the village housed nine families thus the village would request "9 portions" everytime shipments arrived from town. This place was also used as a model for the anime movie Spirited Away.
Scenery taken from the bus
Enjoying tea at one of the tea houses
Elyssa drinking her tea
Another view of the street at JiuFen
After JiuFen, (between the two towns, we enjoyed Jinguashih more) we took a bus back to Taipei. On the way back, we stopped at the Raohe Street Night Market.
Our Dinner - herbal chicken claypot soups
Not from the night market stalls but at one of the small restaurants cos we needed to use the loo :) Looks good but it was actually quite tasteless
Octopus at the night market. Reminded me of worldcup-predicting Paul the Octopus ;)
Bought some stuff from the night market then took the train back to our hotel. An enjoyable day!
- End of Day 2 -