Jiufen Village and Northeast Coast Tour from Taipei

4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Among all the tourist spots in Taiwan, Jiufen is definitely one of the top-rated. If you are planning on your first trip to Taiwan, you should add Jiufen Village to your wish list. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to have a full-day tour, then this half-day tour to Jiufen Village and the northeast coast of Taiwan is perfect for you.

Free from the endless transfers of public transportation, you can travel around Taiwan’s northeast coast in comfort by joining this amazing and organized half-day tour: take in the picturesque scenery of Nanya Rock and the Bay of Two Colors; appreciate the melancholy charm of the Remains of the 13 Levels; and immerse yourself in the nostalgic atmosphere in Jiufen Village.


  • Professional licensed tour guide (Mandarin / English / Japanese)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local General Liabilities Insurance
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option selected)

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nanya Rock Area, Coastal Highway, Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

Your tour starts with a stop at Nanya Rock, known for its unique rock formations created by weathering and erosion for years. Most of the rocks lying along the coastline are sandstones and sedimentary rocks; because of the velocity on erosion and the resistance to erosion, the rocks are formed in different shapes, such as the Ice Cream Rock, the Bamboo Shoot Rock, and the Fur Seal Rock, providing perfect photo opportunities.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Yin Yang Sea, Shuinandong, Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

After Nanya Rock, you will pass by the Bay of Two Colors on the way to the next stop of your tour.

Bay of Two Colors, as its name implies, a bay where the sea is split into two colors—yellow and blue. The Chinese name “Ying Yang Sea” is given because the contrasting colors are associated with the Chinese yin and yang symbol. The process of natural mineral formation results in this unique phenomenon, “half golden, half blue” sea.

Stop At: Jinguashi 13 Ruins, Ruifang Dist., Ruifang, New Taipei Taiwan

Your half-day tour continues with a stop at the Remains of the 13 Levels in Jinguashi, a former copper smelter, which was built in 1933 when the Japanese people discovered and started the copper mining here. The copper smelter was closed in 1987 due to the decline of the mining industry. However it is a significant proof of the history of Jinguashi’s copper mining industry, and an iconic landmark of the northeastern area. Gaze at the remains from afar, this building is like an abandoned palace that is forgotten by people. Today it has become a popular spot for many dramas and advertisements shooting.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jiufen Old Street, Jiufen Old Street, New Taipei

Lastly, the highlight of your tour—Jiufen Village, a hillside village that was once flourished in the 1940s due to the gold mining industry, and then fell into disrepair and decrepitude for years. Even though the golden age has long gone, this small village still has a lot of stories to tell.

The awarded movie “A City of Sadness”, directed by the famous film director Hou Hsiao-hsien, was shot there. Its unique historical background, the melancholic and emotional atmosphere attracted enormous global attention. The success of the movie also brought vitality to Jiufen’s tourism, making it the most popular destination in northeastern Taiwan.

Since you are in Jiufen, it’s recommended to have a cup of tea at a teahouse, where you can appreciate the picturesque scenery, and the freshly brewed tea at the same time. Besides the teahouses, here you can also tastes various local foods and buy souvenirs. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the traditional Jiufen dessert—Taro Ball!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Each guest is allowed to bring one piece of carry-on baggage.
  • If the group size is less than 7 people, your tour guide might also serve as the driver (driver-guide).
  • Ensure you carry enough cash with you to cover your expenses for meals, beverages, souvenirs, tips, etc. Convenience stores and most of the eateries in Taiwan don't accept credit cards as a form of payment.
  • Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities.
  • A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 41 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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 time of the experience.
Mike S
December 2019

Was buried in mist and raining heavily on the day I visited. Nice to see all the alleyways. Mainly retail outlets which looks unsustainable even in when conditions are good. If you’re self guiding. It should only take an hour to get in and out.

December 2019

I was with 7 other members of the same group. the trip was interesting and we could have spent more time at the village. Overall a very well organised trip.

August 2023

The tour was overall really great. The guide was very kind and the tour was very flexible. We enjoyed it very much.

August 2019

The overall tour was good, however the guides English was not great she tried hard but as she was trying to find the right words she made it boring.....

October 2019

The Jiufen village and Northeast coast were both beautiful places with amazing views and scenery. The tour guide was friendly and supportive, kept giving us information about the places. But I would have liked more time at each of those places and was disappointed with getting only 10 minutes at ...

September 2019

The tour is short and would benefit by reducing the time spent at a market (more than hour) and adding a visit to other site; for instance to a temple as some nice ones were seen in the area. Some are named gold temples because gold miners attended to pray for them as gold mining is a risky work....

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