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Experiencing old fashioned atmosphere in Jioufen (1)

Posted on Aug 01, 2012 China Daily


Photo taken on July 30, 2012 shows a signpost in the old street of Jioufen, southeast China's Taiwan.[Photo/Xinhua]

 


Photo taken on July 30, 2012 shows tourists visiting the old street of Jioufen, southeast China's Taiwan. [Photo/Xinhua]

 


Photo taken on July 30, 2012 shows a seaside scenery during sunset of Jioufen, southeast China's Taiwan.[Photo/Xinhua]

 


Photo taken on July 30, 2012 shows a cat in a handicraft shop in the old street of Jioufen, southeast China's Taiwan. [Photo/Xinhua]

 

Photo taken on July 30, 2012 shows red laterns decorated the old street of Jioufen, southeast China's Taiwan. [Photo/Xinhua] [Photo/Xinhua]

Jioufen, also known as Jiufen, is a mountain town in the Ruifang township of Taipei county near Keelung. Jioufen was an isolated village until 1893, when gold was discovered in the area. The resulting gold rush hastened the village's development into a town. When the gold sources dried up, the town went into decline. In 1989, Hou Hsiao-hsien's film "A City of Sadness",omega replica watches which was set in Jioufen and won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, revived the town and attracted people from cities to experience its old fashioned atmosphere.

 



    


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