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Taiwan Day 7 & 8 – New Taipei City and Taipei

Itinerary: Nanya Peculiar Stone, Golden Waterfall, Gold Ecological Park, Jiufen, Shifen, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Zoo

➡ Day 1: Singapore > Taipei | Xinbeitou Hot Spring, Shilin Night Market
➡ Day 2: Taipei > Kaohsiung | E-DA World
➡ Day 3: Kaohsiung | E-DA Theme Park > Taichung | Fengjia Market
➡ Day 4: Taichung City Tour
➡ Day 5: Taichung > Cingjing
Day 6: Cingjing > Taipei

Finally, I’m at my last post now. I pushed myself so hard to complete our 2015 Taiwan Summer Vacation series ‘cos next month I’ll be blogging about Korea. Haha, I spilled the beans about our upcoming June vacation. I’ll be back with more K-Beauty posts too. =)

On Day 7, we explored New Taipei City with our driver, Mr. Wen. He’s very kind and took great care of us, I’d highly recommend him too. He picked us from our hotel at 10am and we set-off to Jiufen, which is about 45 mins drive away.

On the way, we stopped by Nanya Peculiar Stone (南雅奇岩) – which is just a road side stop. There are many giant rocks and layered sandstone rocks being eroded by rain and wind over a long period of time and turned into peculiar shapes. We stood at the top, admiring the beautiful view of the stones scattered all around the sea that is azure blue and clear.

Nanya

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This is one of my favourite scenic spots. Further down, we saw the Yin Yang Sea (陰陽海) – a bay where the sea is a mix of yellow and blue (didn’t manage to take a picture of this).

Next, our driver drove us up to Gold Ecological Park. On the way, we visited the Golden Waterfall (黃金瀑布). There’s no real gold here, but the water is in stunning gold as a result of the combination of regular rainfall in this mining area and the abundance of heavy metal elements deposited in the riverbed.

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Gold Ecological Park (黃金博物園區) is located in the mountain town of Jinguashi (金瓜石) in Ruifang District, New Taipei City. It’s rich in historical, cultural and natural resources. The must-visit in this area is the Museum of Gold, which is an eye opener to gold mining industry as well as insightful look into the life of a miner. Continue Reading…