Taipei Day 3: Yehliu Geopark (野柳地質公園), Shifen Old Streets (十分老街) and Jiufen (九份) a KKDay Experience

by - Friday, April 27, 2018

Yehliu Geopark, Shifen and Jiufen are the must visit attractions in northern Taiwan. The north of Taiwan offers the most scenic part of the country.

Last January 2018, KKDay had a 3-day promo of Buy 1 Take 1 sale of their signature tours in Taiwan, which includes Jiufen, Yehliu and Shifen day tour. We used the promo code SPIRITEDAWAY to avail the tour. The tour costs Php 1,716 for two persons.

From KKDay Facebook page

The meeting time and place was 8:45 am at Taipei Main Station Exit E1. You can check this link for more details:

Unfortunately, the whole day was raining so hard. Good thing there were vendors offering to sell raincoats and umbrellas. We brought each and took the whole day tour. 

Note: Our OOTDs were covered with raincoats. 😅

» Yehliu Geopark «

Our tour started in visiting Yehliu Geopark. This stunning geopark is located in Wanli District, near Keelung City. The park is best known for its number of beautiful rock formations, which was formed by wave attack, rock weathering and so on. The best known rock formation is the iconic Queen's Head. The other one known rock formation is the Princess Head

The tour guide told us that the Queen's Head might broke due to marine erosion in the few years so the Princess Head will takeover it in the near future. 

Note: The tour lasted for an hour.

» Shifen «

Our next stop was Shifen. This village can be found in the Pingxi area of Taiwan. It is one of the most popular destination because of its sky lanterns!

Our tour guide told us that sky lanterns in Taiwan can only be found in Pingxi area. She also told us a brief history of the place.

Note: The tour lasted for an hour and 30 minutes.

I bought 4-colored sky lantern for TWD 200. I wrote down all of my wishes and hoping that it will happen in the future.

Here's the glimpse of our sky lantern experience. After we flied our lantern, the train passed by. It was a great experience indeed.

If you're planning to buy "pasalubongs" such as sky lantern miniatures, I do recommend to buy it here because it's cheapest compared to the other 2 attractions. Luckily, I bought one sky lantern miniature for only TWD 50.

» Jiufen «

Jiufen is a mountainous town in Ruifang District. It is known as an inspiration setting on the award-winning movie Spirited Away.

Our tour guide told us a brief background of the place. What I love about going in to tours is having a tour guide, who have strong communication skills and enthusiasm. 

Note: The tour lasted for an hour and 30 minutes.

» Overall «

This day trip was a blast. I felt that I was on a field trip way back when I was a student. We felt ease and comfortable. I really enjoyed this day trip indeed even it rained. 😉

How about you? Have you been to this 3 places? Share your experience.

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