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One of the best experiences to have in Taiwan is surely a day trip to the north of Taipei. Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour is a great way to see the best of the area and get insight into the history and traditions of the region. Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Jiufen was a destination I had high on my list of places to see in Taiwan as it’s known as the mountain town filled with plenty of street food, winding alleys, and scenic views. It was actually some of the first photos I had saved for Taiwan — a view from the top of Jiufen. Not too far from the town, is the iconic Pingxi Street. You know you are getting close when you start to see lanterns floating away in the sky. A train track cuts through the town, where visitors come to write their wishes on Chinese lanterns to be released into the sky.  Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

With My Taiwan Tour, you can do both of these experiences with a guide which is highly recommended. On their Jiufen and Pingxi Day tour, the guide came to pick me up at my hotel in the morning. The small group of us (their trips are no more than 4-14 but typically are small) headed out for the day to see some of the sights. We stopped along the way on the coast to see sights like the Jinguashi Mines, the Golden Waterfall, and the Yin-yang Sea before getting to Jiufen for lunch.

Our guide shared the history behind each of these locations, providing insight into past so we could understand the longstanding traditions that exist today. It was a wonderful day and loved this personalized trip to be charmed by sights that can’t be missed while visiting Taiwan.

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Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

Visiting Jiufen and Pingxi Street with My Taiwan Tour

*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of Taiwan Tourism Bureau. As always, all opinions are own.


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1 Comment

  1. Hi Bon Traveler, thanks for posting this. It was great having you in Taiwan, and fun to hang out with you. Just came back from a three day weekend that included temple hopping and snorkeling with sea turtles on an island off the coast of Southern Taiwan. When you return, MyTaiwanTour would love to bring you there!

    JSB for MTT

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