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Uploaded on Jul 6, 2011
The best way to experience the feeling of the town is visiting in the local's homes. Knowing the real story behind the house and street. It definitely would be a unforgetable experience in your trip.
Jiufen used to be the center of gold mining. It is located within the hills in northeast of Taiwan. The village is next to the mountain and facing the sea. In 1890, someone struck gold near Jiufen. The poor village with only nine families soon attracted prospectors of 4,000 families within a small mountain. Several movies chose to shoot here and the movies won international acknowledgement. For example, the film the Sad City has won first prize in Venice Film Festival and awakened people's memory of Jiufen. Evenmore, Japanese manga artist, 宮崎峻 Hayao Miyazaki, used Jiufen as a model in the anime movie Spirited Away 神隱少女.