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Taiwan 2016 Family Trip – Day 4

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Date: 11th Nov 2016 (Friday)

Scheduled/Planned:

Ximen Station [西門站] → JiuFen [九份] → Jinguashi [金瓜石]

Transportation:
MRT(地铁) & Bus(巴士)

(1) Heading to JiuFen (九份)
We chose to take the public transport (bus) at Zhongxiao Fuxing Station to avoid long queue plus limited vacant seats at Ruifang Station (most of the blogger recommended to take bus at Ruifang Station). It’s an hours plus ride before reached Ruifang Station and headed to JiuFen. Remembered to hold tight the seat handle else you will get thrown out from your seat. No kidding, the bus driver very impatience and braked suddenly without pre-alert. I strongly recommended to take taxi if no budget concerned.

As usual, JiuFen old street always crowded with tourists with great attractions such as mountains view (you can view Yin Yang Sea 陰陽海 through JiuFen as well), fresh breeze, and narrow alley that line up with foods stores and souvenir shops that you never feel bored at. If to recommend must eat food, I would suggest Taro Ball 阿柑姨芋圓.

Transportation fees:
1: Took MRT(捷运) from Ximen Station (西門站) → Zhongxiao Fuxing Station (忠孝復興站) Exit#1
Cost: EasyCard – NT$ 16
Travel time: 8mins

2: Followed by taken Bus (Keelung Bus 基隆客運) to JiuFen
Locate for bus stop at Section 1, Fuxing South Road and wait for bus# 1062 Taipei to Jinguashi.
1號出口出來後往後走左轉到復興南路上,大同3C、高記 門口公車站牌 (復興南路152號門口)
1062 台北-金瓜石 (Taipei – Jinguashi)
Cost: EasyCard – NT$ 90
Travel time: 1.5 ~ 2Hrs

More details:
Bus#1062 to JiuFen, Jinguashi

More details on JiuFen
Opening Hours: 5 AM ~ 11 PM

(2) Heading to Jinguashi (金瓜石)
Jinguashi was the last stop of the day. Noticed that sky went dark started 4 PM. This time we pay for the entrance ticket to visit gold museum because my family would like to touch the 220 KG real gold brick. I recommended to visit Jinguashi even though you are not interested with their mining history. I likes the fresh air, and calm environment there.

Transportation fees:
by Bus (Queue at the same bus stop that you dropped off earlier)
1. 1062台北-金瓜石 (Taipei – Jinguashi)
2. 788 基隆 – 深澳坑 – 金瓜石 线
3. 856瑞芳 – 福隆 黃金福隆線 (Ruifang Rail St. – Fulong Tourist Center)
Cost: EasyCard – NT$ 15
Travel time: 5 ~ 15mins

Returned to Taipei by Bus
1. 1062 金瓜石-台北 (Jinguashi – Taipei)
Cost: EasyCard – NT$ 100
Travel time: 1.5 ~ 2Hrs

Jinguashi 金瓜石 Opening Hours:
Weekday (Monday to Friday): 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Weekend (Saturday, Sunday and Nation Holiday): 9:30 AM to 6 PM

More details on Jinguashi 金瓜石

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