Taiwan north coast attractions – Jiufen, Shifen and Yehliu Geopark are the must-visit attractions for tourists who come to Taiwan. How can I visit these 3 attractions in limited time? First, you need a professional tour guide and shuttle bus. Second, you need a very clear map to guide you.
Now, MyProGuide points out the must-eat and must-visit tourist spots of Jiufen, Shifen, Yehliu Geopark for you!
Jiufen Old Street
Must-Eat in Jiufen Old Street
You can see the fishball shop (魚丸伯仔) at the beginning of the old street. It was founded in 1946. If you want to taste the local fishball, you must visit this shop which is more than 60 years. The aroma of fish will full of your mouth when you bite the fishball. Other must-eat items in this shop like the bag of dried bean curd, dried green bean noodles. All prices of these start from NT$ 30.
Taiwanese meatball (肉圓) is a Taiwanese street food and it is like a giant dumpling because of the translucent dough made of sweet potato starch filled with pork. The red vinasse Taiwanese meatball is filled with pork slices, which is soaked in red vinasse.
Tsaozaigou (草仔粿) is a very traditional food in Taiwan. The green dough is made by glutinous rice and Chinese mugwort or cudweed, and filled with dried radish. It is sweet and the aroma of herb and pepper full of your mouth.
Taro balls with sweet soup is a very iconic street food in Jiufen. There are two famous taro balls shops – A-Ganyi (阿柑姨) and Lai A-Po (賴阿婆). Tasting a bowl of taro balls with sweet potato, green bean, red bean and soy is a blissful thing in Jiufen.
Must-Visit in Jiufen Old Street
Drink a cup of Taiwanese tea with local dessert at A-Mei Tea House (阿妹茶樓), one of famous iconic landmark in Jiufen. Shengping theater was founded in 1916 and rebuilt in 1934. It was a the biggest theater in Japanese-occupied period.
A-Mei Tea House – Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8:30am-1:30 am / Saturday and Sunday 8:30am-4:00am
Shengping Theater – Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9:30am-5:00 pm / Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-6:00pm
Shengping Theater – Closed times:
The first Monday of each month (if Monday is a national holiday it will be closed the day after the holiday ends)
Shifen Old Street
Must-Eat in Shifen Old Street
In the shifen old street, visitors can taste many kinds of street food like rice stuffed chicken wings, peanut roll with ice cream, traditional flour tea and rice noodles with a very economical price.
Must-Do in Shifen Old Street
People can wander on the old rail track and release own sky lanterns. The old rail was lined with different kind of sky lantern shops, snack shops that you can have fun and eat local food at a time. Oh! Please mind that the old rail track is still working.
Another must-visit attraction is Shifen Waterfalls, near by the Shifen old street, and it is nicknamed as ” Niagara waterfalls of Taiwan”. Just walking about 20 minutes from the Shifen old street then you can see it.
A natural classroom that shows bizarre terrain that is formed by thousands of years of geological movement that forced the mountain jutting out of the ocean.
Yehliu Geopark – Opening times: 8:00am-5:00 pm all year
Ticket price: NT$ 80/person
Must-Visit Rock in Yehliu Geopark
- Queen’s head
- Cute princess
- Candle rock
- Fairy’s shoe
- Carp rock
- Mushroom rock group
- Tofu rock
- Marine bird rock
North coast of Taiwan is the most popular attraction because there is more than 3 million of visitors visit here in every year. So, MyProGuide point out the must-eat and must-visit spots for you to guide you in the limited time. Now, you can download our map in your smartphone then start your Taiwan trip!
- Book your shuttle bus and tour guide to Jiufen & Shifen.
- Pick a professional licensed tour guide to guide you.
- Make a customized itinerary.