Jiufen is a small town in the north of Taiwan. It is between the mountains and the ocean. Jiufen got its name because there were only nine families in the village one hundred years ago. However, after gold was discovered near the village in 1893, more than 4,000 families moved here, turning it into a crowded town.
Jiufen has been both rich and poor in history. After all the gold was dug up in the 1960s, the town’s economy died down. However, in the 1980s, many movies about Taiwan’s past were filmed in Jiufen. The most famous one is A City of Sadness. Because of these movies, people started to notice Jiufen. After that, the town became rich again, thanks to visitors from all over the world.
Now Jiufen is not just a place to learn about history. It is also a good for shopping. On its Old Street, people can try all kinds of delicious food. Taro ball ice, for example, is one of the most popular snacks. Besides, there are also a lot of shops selling souvenirs along the street. Buy some souvenirs, and you will never forget how beautiful this place is when you see them. You can spend a whole day there or stay overnight in one of the hotels downtown. Visit Jiufen next time, and you will surely enjoy yourself there!
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