I don’t really remember when I heard Jiufen’s name for the first time. It may be because I happened to see the night view of Jiufen, or it may be because people say that he is the prototype of Hayao Miyazaki’s "Spirited Away", or from someone else’s mouth. Woolen cloth? The name Jiufen mysteriously appeared in my mind like this, but what I can't forget is the night view there and the taro balls in the mountain city.
Standing at the intersection, we happened to see a bus with the words Jiufen written on it. My friend from Taiwan and I rushed over to get on the bus immediately. My friend signed up for the EasyCard first, and then ran to the back seat. Since I bought a 5 -day EasyCard, only some Taiwan buses can be used, such as Jiufen This one cannot. I failed to swipe the card, and stood there blankly. The driver said impatiently that my card was not acceptable. I asked how much it was to go to Jiufen, and planned to give the money by coin. Unexpectedly, the driver was very irritable as if he had taken the wrong medicine, and said loudly that the car was less than Jiufen. I immediately waved to my friend. My friend looked at me inexplicably, and I was helpless. Finally, I asked the driver how much the trip cost, and he let us get off at the next stop with disdain. Because I was kicked off the bus, my friend who hurriedly got off with me forgot to swipe the Easy Card again, so that his card was locked later, and he could not use the Easy Card to swipe this train again.
After we got off the bus, we felt very inexplicable. It was clearly written on the front of the car that it was Jiufen, but when we got on the bus, we were told that it was less than Jiufen. After thinking about it, maybe it is the loop line, it seems to be to Keelung. Since we didn't know the way, we could only ask someone for directions, and we were later told that we had to go to the terminus to take a bus.
I turned my head and walked straight ahead until I arrived at the terminus, which was just opposite the police station, but I didn't expect that my Taiwanese friend had never been to Jiufen, and I still had to ask for directions when I went out.
Finally, we managed to reach Jiufen before dark. When I was traveling in Chongqing, another friend told me to go to Jiufen, saying that Jiufen is a bit like Ciqikou in Chongqing, and it is also a mountain city.
According to the literature in "Taipei County Chronicles", in the early years of the Qing Dynasty, there were only 9 households living in the village here, so every time you went out to shop in the market or when a cargo ship came, you would have to pay nine copies of everything. Later, Jiufen naturally became the place name here; in the 19th year of Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty ( 1893 ) , gold placer was discovered in Jiufen area, and the crowds of gold panning and gold mining gradually poured into this place, so the history of gold panning began, and it came to the Second World After Taiwan's recovery from the Great War, the gold rush subsided and the crowds gradually dispersed. Finally, mining officially ended in 1971 .
This way of naming is really funny, but it feels really good to look far away from a high place. Unfortunately, the weather in Taiwan is cloudy these days. If it is sunny, the sunset here must be unforgettable.
Start to enter the pedestrian street, surrounded by all kinds of shops on both sides. A variety of snacks and delicacies are oncoming. Shuttle in the alley, I was a little dazed, and suddenly everything had a Taiwanese flavor.
Night fell quickly, and the area was dotted with lights. Nowadays, there are some small art shops in tourist attractions, and you can really come to Taiwan for reference.