• Tour code: 5972TPEJIUFEN
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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See the former gold mining town of Jiufen and the fascinating geological formations of Yehliu National Geopark on this private day trip from Taipei. Stroll with your very own guide down Old Street to the Shengping Theater House for a look at Jiufen’s movie-making history. A seafood lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle are included with all the highlights.


  • Private day trip to Yehliu National Geopark and Jiufen from Taipei
  • Explore unique rock formations at Yehliu National Geopark with a private guide
  • See influences of Japanese culture in the former gold rush town of Jiufen
  • Find tasty local treats and souvenirs along Jiufen’s Old Street
  • Learn about the history of mining and movie making in Taiwan, such as the Oscar-winning film Spirited Away
  • Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at the harbor
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private, air-conditioned vehicle included

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Private Tour: Jiufen Gold Rush Town and Yehliu National Geopark from Taipei

Private Tour: Jiufen Gold Rush Town and Yehliu National Park from Taipei

Start your private tour with hotel pickup and settle into your private vehicle for the drive to Yehliu National Geopark, located less than one hour away from Taipei. Take the Great Ocean Road to this remarkable coastal destination in northern Taiwan, renowned for its rocky promontory overlooking the bay.

On arrival, snap photos of Yehliu's geological phenomena, including namesake boulders such as Queen’s Head. Savor a seafood lunch at the harbor, after which you’re driven to Jiufen, a once-prosperous then abandoned gold mining town that now draws inspiration for the movie industry. You may recognize filming sites for A City of Sadness and the Oscar-winning animated feature Spirited Away as you stroll past cozy teahouses lining the cobblestones of Jiufen Old Street. If you’re tempted, you can try snacks such as sweet taro balls, rice cakes and grilled squid (own expense).

See old houses in Jiufen’s residential area and explore a mountain pathway for a scenic glimpse of the Pacific Ocean before your guide takes you to the Shengping Theater House. Originally built for the mineworkers' after-hours entertainment, it was the first movie theater in northern Taiwan. Admire the restored ticket office, seats and stage, as well as vintage movie posters and defunct equipment. 

After you've learned more about Jiufen’s cinematic past, your private tour of ends with return transport to your hotel in Taipei.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.

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