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In my opinion, it certainly not worth the visit if is to visit only the waterfall. Is out of nowhere and limited parking lots. Most people visited because of the route to Jiufen and Shifen as it is on the way. Nice nature but not...More
As part of our itinerary, we were brought to the base of the waterfalls on our way to Jiufen.
The color of the water has a golden hue, and it is believed that it's due to a combination of regular rainfall in this mining area...More
Basically a 5 mins photo opportunity. The water is yellowish because of the mine sediments that flowed downstream. Take a nice shot when the sun shine on the water and there you have it, "Golden Waterfall".
If you have limited time on route to Jiufen,...More
We were unlucky. The day we saw the Golden Waterfall, it was raining heavily. Yet I managed to take a couple of shots. Beautiful formation from copper and iron deposits but the water is supposedly toxic. Do stop by. It is just by the roadside...More
It was interesting to see the waterfall that has turned gold due to waste discharge from factories in the past. However, I do think that the 5 minute stop here may not be worth the extra detour should it be out of the way.
Our local guide explained that it is technically not a waterfall as the source of the water is not from rivers, but excess underground water that has found its way out to the surface. It is called a waterfall as the water flow emulates a...More
Our tour guide stopped here for a quick click and the waterfall is definitely worth capturing. Much more interesting is the yinyang sea _ a 5 mins drive from the waterfall. You will appreciate the science behind the sea colors.
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu (ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall. Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels,
it is like a beautiful palace that was deserted, earning it the name of “Potala Palace of the Mountain Mines”. Probing forward to the mouth of the river is the considerably distinguished Yinyang Sea, with its half gold half bluish green spectacle inspiring countless imaginations of romance. Walking along the streets of the meandering old streets of Jiufen and tasting the various kinds of authentic eateries is the love of tourists. Stepping into the Golden Museum, one can glimpse the historical traces of the mining industry culture, reminiscing of past glories from its museum, living quarters, and shrine remains. The unassuming mountain city of Houtong used to be a mining village. With the call of cat lovers, volunteer groups were established to create a friendly environment for cats and turned Houtong into a cat village for cat lovers.