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Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park

No.8 Jinguang Road, Jinguashi, Ruifang Town, New Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2496 2800
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Charming Place with a Lot to See

This was one of my favorite places in Taiwan. The charming Japanese buildings, and little museums... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
heatherct_2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Something to do in JiuFen

To get an idea of the place you need to understand some Chinese for the displays, it was nice... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2017
Ziggy28104
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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LOCATION
No.8 Jinguang Road, Jinguashi, Ruifang Town, New Taipei, Taiwan
Ruifan District
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+886 2 2496 2800

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of my favorite places in Taiwan. The charming Japanese buildings, and little museums, and gardens. I loved the trails and hikes too. Nice views of the mountains and sea are accessible. We took a bus up there from Juifen.

Thank heatherct_2012
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

To get an idea of the place you need to understand some Chinese for the displays, it was nice walking through the mine and it was cheap. Not a must do, but something to do. The hike up the mountain to see the old shinto...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

This place is a mountain where the Japanese used locals to mine for gold. The walk up to the museum is a bit long, but the scenery is beautiful. (More on that later.) The museum is nice, though the entrance to the example mine was...More

1  Thank Keith B
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We only visited the gold museum, but it was very informative about the history of Taiwan. The museum offers a glimpse into the richness of Taiwan. Also, you get to touch a huge 220kg gold bar. Very cool.

Thank ClarissaCSL
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Enjoy a mixer of local friendly Taiwanese people/gold mine, Japenese Building, Ocean view and huge gold block. In addition, there are temples, waterfalls, and natural sites for you to explore!

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Lovely afternoon spent wandering the ecological park. I learned all about the Japanese-Taiwanese relationship, visited a Shinto shrine, and admired a chateau to nowhere (a chalet built for Crown Prince Hirohito's visit (that he never made)). Highly recommend.

Thank DrWatsonsMum
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Its like stepping back in time, It takes about an hour for the whole walk with a few minutes sit down for coffee. We see how gold mining is done, the process and we see the largest gold block on display, Overall is a good...More

1  Thank KindCompassion
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I wandered through Jiufen and was not too impressed with the busy commercial and touristy Old Street so i hopped on the bus for the 5 minute trip to the Gold Ecological Park at Jinguashi. The bus dropped me off just by the entrance to...More

5  Thank palawandave
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Gold Mine Museum is worth a visit. The gold panning activity was a learning experience. Do not miss going into the Benshan Tunnel No. 5.

Thank Yansy
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Ticket is slightly misleading. You'll need to buy a separate one to enter the Gold Mine. Still, it's inexpensive, and the NT$5 extra to actually walk into a gold mine is worth the extra. I didn't make it all the way up the mountain (literally)...More

1  Thank Michael_Chick
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