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Jiufen, Taiwan’s gold rush mining city

A significant part of the Asian culture is made by small towns packed with history and old architecture, like Jiufen, one of Taiwan’s last gold mining cities. It became a tourist attraction in the 90’s, mostly because of its mix of Japanese architecture, Chinese style retro-cafes, tea houses and souvenir shops. And the proximity to Taipei City also helped shape Jiufen as a tourist destination. Continue reading