Jiufen is also a great day trip destination outside the city. A quaint picturesque community of older houses built along the mountain, famous for their lantern filled streets and great view overlooking the sea. Enjoy your afternoon exploring the tiny alleys where there seems to be endless steps up and down the hill, you’ll find many cute shops and more street snacks to try than you can eat. Some can’t miss places: Grandma Lai’s taro ball (jelly like dessert), A-Lan Grass Cake (it’s a mochi-like exterior filled with stir fried radish, a salty snack), and enjoy a good cup of tea at Amei tea shop.
Ruifang District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 224