During my family’s annual trip back to Taiwan to visit family, we thought we could all take a trip to Jiufen Taiwan. Our group of 7 made our way to Jiufen from Taipei. Jiufen to Taipei is about a 40 minute to 60-minute drive.
When the car arrived at Jiufen, we felt the weather become a little colder. However, the Jiufen weather is only a few degrees colder than in Taipei. Compared to our Canadian home, this cooler weather felt really good on our skin. We could feel the sea breeze blowing in our faces.
Walking along the streets of Jiufen, my daughter and her cousins instantly commented on how Spirited Away-esque the whole place was. The girls were extremely excited about visiting the place that inspired the movie Spirited Away.
As we walked through the streets, window shopping and chatting, we stumbled upon Jiufen Old Street also known as Shiqu Street. Shiqu Street was filled with restaurants, shops, and tea houses. Many of the Taiwanese treats being sold were special and unique, and our family definitely bought a lot to try and give to friends and gifts. Besides buying gifts, our family took many family photos along the aesthetic streets and the stairs.
At the top of the stairs, the view was breathtaking. On top of the mountains, Jiufen overlooks the mountains, old village, and the sea.
Looking at the pictures, my family definitely reminisces about the fond experience.