How to Visit Jiufen from Taipei (Day Trip)


If you end up visiting Taipei, chances are high you’ll think about a day journey to Jiufen. The mountainous city in northeast Taiwan is likely one of the hottest day journeys from Taipei and for good purpose. For starters, it’s extremely picturesque with slender alleyways, teahouses and outdated world appeal. Secondly, there’s an unbelievable selection of Taiwanese meals and native delicacies (plus a few of the finest bubble tea you’ll discover within the nation!)

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Getting to Jiufen from Taipei

The best option to go to Jiufen is by bus. While trains are additionally on supply, it’s faster, simpler and cheaper to hop on a bus in Taipei that may take you on to the outdated city of Jiufen. The journey time from Taipei to Jiufen is round 60-90 minutes relying on visitors. The value of the bus is only some {dollars}, making it an affordable day journey to take by yourself (although there are a lot of firms providing day journeys when you choose to go along with a information).

Which bus must you take?

Take bus quantity 965 from Taipei to Jiufen, which operates between Banqiao and Jinguashi. Buses run each 30-40 minutes throughout peak occasions, and each 40-60 minutes off-peak. The finest time of day to go to is outdoors of peak visitors occasions in Taipei, because it took as noticeably longer to return to Taipei when returning after sundown from Jiufen.

How to visit Jiufen from Taipei | WOW TRAVELS
How to visit Jiufen from Taipei | WOW TRAVELS
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What to do in Jiufen

Jiufen is often considered the foodie capital of Taiwan. It’s additionally right here in Jiufen the place I had the most effective bubble tea of the journey, so remember to arrive hungry and able to attempt the native delicacies!

If you take pleasure in sweets, there are an abundance on supply in Jiufen. This suited me properly being a vegetarian, as I had beforehand missed out on a lot of native meals choices – however alas, Jiufen didn’t disappoint! Some of the most effective candy delicacies on supply in Jiufen are:

  • Brown sugar bubble tea
  • Peanut ice cream rolls
  • Taro ball soup
  • Mochi

Another spotlight for foodies visiting Jiufen is the normal teahouses. These tea homes date again to Japanese rule and really feel like a step again in time. Two of the most effective that I can suggest are A-MEI Teahouse and JiouFen TeaHouse.

How to visit Jiufen from Taipei | WOW TRAVELS
How to visit Jiufen from Taipei | WOW TRAVELS
Taipei, Taiwan

Brooke Saward

Brooke Saward based World of Wanderlust as a spot to share inspiration from her travels and to encourage others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures overseas and adventures within the kitchen, with a selected weak spot for French pastries.

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