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Jiufen Old Street
Address： Jiufenjishan Street, Ruifang Town, Taipei County
Tel： 886 2 29603456
Getting to Jiufen
1. Take the train bound for Ruifang from Taipei Railway Station (linked to Taipei Main Station on the MRT). The ride takes about 50 minutes.
2. Exit Ruifang Station, walk towards Ruifang Old Street and look for the “Welcome” sign across the street for buses bound for Jiufen. Cost: NT$15 and takes about 15 minutes to reach Jiufen.
From Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT, take MRT Exit #1 and head towards SOGO mall on your right. The elevated railway line will be in front of you. Walk a minute and take the first left. After a few meters you will see the 1062 bus stop.
Cost: NT$102 (have the exact change or an easycard.) The journey takes a little more than 1 hour. Sit on the left hand side as there are great views of the valleys as it ascends Jiufen.
If you are looking to hire a driver, you can consider Mr Liu 刘先生. He’s a burly uncle who used to be a truck driver, and very honest. He charged us a very reasonable per day rate, brought us to all the places where the locals went, and none of those touristy crap. And we felt safe with him. You can give him a try if you wish. Mr Liu’s Mobile: (0)988-121-529.
Another contact you can try is Lucky Zhao +886 913 185 157, slightly pricier but good service and speaks well.