Taiwan Trip 1 : Jiufen Old Street

Jiufen Old Street

There are shops on the both side of this small street. Some are old. Some are new. But most of them are decorated with red lanterns. I saw most shops here sold food, snacks and souvenir.

Jiufen Old Street

I was interested in an ocarina but I didn’t have time to stopped by. Just saw the shopkeeper played it in front of his shop.

Jiufen Old Street

Many shops have signage in Thai. Maybe a lot of Thai people visit here.

Jiufen Old Street

Taiwan is known for its tea. You will find a lot of tea shops here. Some shops brew the sample tea for tasting too.

Jishan Street

We tried to go to the tea house with red lanterns where is famous photo spot. But we turned to the wrong direction and found ourselves at the end of Jishan Street. Almost leaving the old street part.

Jiufen Old Street

We went back to the right way and found the stairway to the tea house was very crowd. The rain was also more heavier. We have to be more careful when went downstairs. For me this wasn’t fun.

A-Mei Tea House

The famous photo spot in Jiefen is A-Mei Tea House. It is traditional Chinese Building full of red lanterns.

A-Mei Tea House

We tried our luck here and found out it’s full. So we went back to our original plan.

Shengping Theater

We finally left the crowd and took our breath in front of Shengping Theater. We had a discussion what we would do next in that situation.

Jiufen Old Street

A-Mei Tea House view from the theater. I think I will get a better view if it didn’t rain.

Jiufen Old Street

Because of the crowd and rain. We decided to take the bus back to Taipei before we couldn’t do so.

Next time I will write about Din Tai Fung, a famous Chinese restaurant chain in Taiwan. Please look forward to it.