Jiufen, where there comes money when gold mining is no more /九份-停採黃金,來了綠金

Generally speaking, Jiu-fen, Jinguashi and Shueinandong are collectively dubbed as the Shuei-Jin-Jiou.
九份、金瓜石和水湳洞,通常合稱水金九。

Jiu-fen is a little higher than Jinguashi above sea level. The two communities were both initially gold-mining towns. They came to the verge of getting abandoned due to mining coming to a halt.
九份海拔比金瓜石高一點,兩個社區原本都是黃金礦城,因為停止開採瀕臨廢棄。

The movie "A City of Sadness" directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien shot the scene in Jiu-fen. This movie later won the Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival.
侯孝賢電影「悲情城市」在九份取景,這部電影後來得到威尼斯影展金獅獎。

The international award-winning film allowed the beauty hidden inside this mining village to be seen by the whole world.
得到國際影展大獎的影片,讓藏在山村礦城的美被全世界看見。

Though there is no more gold mining, the place draws the crowds of tourists bringing money into this town.
不再開採黃金,卻吸引觀光人潮,帶來了綠金。

Jiu-fen is a hot spot, causing traffic jams during holidays. You can take the train to get to T-R-A Ruifang Station and then transfer to a bus or a taxi.
九份是非常熱門的景點,假日會塞車,可以搭火車到瑞芳火車站,轉搭公車或計程車。

If you take a cab, don't worry about overpaying the taxi fare. There are signs at the cabstand by the train station indicating the definitive price to get to Jiu-fen.
搭計程車不用擔心被超收車資,火車站前的招呼站都標示,清楚寫明到九份的價格。

Driving to Jiu-fen, most people take the Northern Cross-Island Highway. It's quite easy to follow the signs along National Highway 1 and then take the expressway.
開車到九份,大多數人走北部濱海公路,從國道一號轉快速道路,沿著指標走很容易。

Be careful driving a car if you come from Jinguashi. The road is both meandering and narrow before arriving at Jiu-fen.
如果從金瓜石上來,道路又彎又窄,到九份前,開車要很小心。

Jiu-fen community consists of four main roads: Keelung Street, Shu-qi Road, Qingbian Road and Qi-che Road.
九份社區主要有四條路,基山街、豎崎路、輕便路和汽車路。

Keelung Street is the Old Street, and Qingbian Road used to be the trolley track for mine transportation. It was transformed into a normal road after the trolleys were suspended.
基山街就是老街,輕便路是以前運礦石的台車軌道,台車停駛變更成一般道路。

Qi-che Road is the community outer ring road, and Shu-qi Road is mainly a stone-step street connecting the other three roads.
汽車路是社區外環道,豎崎路主要是石砌的人行階梯,連接其他三條道路。

There are numerous parking lots in Jiu-fen. You can walk to the Old Street more expeditiously when parked near County Road 102 and Geding Station.
九份的停車場很多,停在102縣道隔頂站附近,走到老街會比較快。

Hiking entrance to Keelung Mountain

基隆山的登山口

You will also come by the hiking entrance to Keelung Mountain.
你同時也會經過基隆山的登山口。 3b8c0ed60bc4d57ddfd049e1fd3872c2

Due to the shape similar to a chicken coop, the name of Keelung Mountain originated from a homophone meaning "chicken coop." It also resembles a pregnant woman lying on her back when looking at it from Jinguashi.
基隆山名子是從同音詞雞籠山延伸而來的,因外形很像雞籠,從金瓜石方向看,也像橫躺的孕婦。

Some people therefore call it "Da Du Mei Ren," meaning "pregnant beauty."
所以也有人叫這座山「大肚美人」,意思是懷孕的美女。 783a961272f2b61cd8ee12ef7f2da2e0

Keelung Mountain is divided by Jiu-fen and Jinguashi. If you have time, it's worth a hike as it won't be too strenuous. The view up on the mountain is terrific.
基隆山就是九份和金瓜石分界,有時間可以爬爬看,不會太吃力,山上視野很好。

Jiu-fen Old Street

九份老街

Walk toward the Old Street from Geding Parking Lot. You will get to check out the famously beautiful mountain and sea scenery.
隔頂停車場往老街方向走,你就可以看到聞名的山海美景。 220789bfcdab14763ed291abbb09d366

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The entrance to Old Street is by a convenient store, and the scenic overlook is around the corner.
老街入口在便利超商旁,觀景台就在附近。 ee57bfd4df228c20d0863fb26ce63aad

The scenic overlook is a great place to get a wonderful view of the mountain and sea scenery. Shen-au Fishing Port comes to view first. A bit further are Bah-dou-zhi Fishing Port and Port of Keelung.
觀景台也是看山海美景的好地方,深澳港最前方,再過去是八斗子和基隆港。 1dc3b98e8f1a5120a0e524749e19fbed

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Situated between here and Keelung Islet, where the tip of the land extends into the sea, is Shen-au Headland.
在基隆嶼之間,陸地伸入大海最前端就是深澳岬角。 6af3befbf37a058d006cd1259da8f9c1

You can take some photos and selfies on the first or second floor.
你可以在一樓或者二樓取景,或者自拍。 d530931ddec4db29bdedf9c14c49ff94

After checking out the gorgeous scenery, it's time to head to Jiu-fen Old Street.
看完美景,直接進基山街逛。 83ce203d71a54c0e24da7d269247eb3a

With shops on both sides, Jiu-fen Old Street is very confined. Even the sky seems very narrow when looking above.
基山街很窄小,兩邊都是店家,看上面的天空也剩下窄窄一條。 d9ce008ebb6a12e6e5c6b787a26614f7

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There are plenty of choices with many delicious Taiwanese snacks here.
很多好吃的台灣小吃都在這裡,選擇非常多。 199aabc5cde540b809195fcb46fd0000

There are famous stands, such as Ah-po Fish Ball.
知名的攤位有阿婆魚丸。 c8a8f37b2da5b599b46f6b4d839a3372

There is also Fish Ball Uncle.
魚丸伯。 b65b66028ce947fea5fa85e18271d271

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There is Jin-zhi Vegetarian Bawan with Red Vinasse.
金枝紅糟肉圓。 7000e6d206765295d600dd7c85ab41bf

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Even Yuan Soap opened a chain store here.
連阿原肥皂都來開分店。 a0b0b280b08bc4ce220a4a04e4f6eadb

There is Ah Lan Hakka Glutinous Rice Cake as well.
還有阿蘭草仔粿。 1a6164c7cbd7cb8f103fd69f1af9dc86

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There is Lai Ah-po Taro Ball.
賴阿婆芋圓。 336924b93dcf4ab7122d2aa0ac812d76

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Lai Ah-po Taro Ball is the most popular dessert in Jiu-fen. Many Taiwanese snacks are also called Jiu-fen Taro Ball, giving testament to the fame of this shop.
賴阿婆芋圓是九份最知名的甜點,很多台灣的小吃也叫九份芋圓,可見這家店名氣有多大。

There was initially only one storefront, but the storefronts to both sides of the stand are now their dining areas.
原本只有一間店面,現在攤位兩邊的店面,都是他們的用餐區。

Arriving at Qingbian Road from the Old Street, You also get to view the sea scenery from a different perspective.
老街連接到輕便路,你也可以看到不同角度的海景。 117e6949914c9c7d1a6be356d440b578

There are many homestays on this road. You can feel the sea right outside the windows when staying here.
很多民宿都在這條路上,住在這裡,大海好像就在窗外。 a2a3a3ac72cc58b01e7910ebc910f6de

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The stairs on Shu-qi Road are the popular spots for taking selfies and photos in Jiu-fen.
豎崎路的階梯,是九份最熱門的自拍點和取景點。 0d7c71f44764b330fa623d26f589bfe5

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A City of Sadness film locations, including Shengping Theater, are mostly in the vicinity.
電影悲情城市取景的地點,包括昇平戲院,也大多在這附近。 207708c894ca65ca8613084d58082d4c

There are people who say that the movie "Spirited Away" directed by Miyazaki also took inspiration from this scenic spot.
現在也有人說,宮崎駿電影「神隱少女」,也從這景點得到靈感。

There are many teahouses here. Viewing the sea scenery from above while sampling tea further enhances the delightful taste!
這裡有很多茶館,一邊品茶,從高處看海景,美好滋味更加倍! c03ceb6cb639337349c46103c730f320

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