Thursday, December 23, 2010

Taiwan - Jiufen (九份)

Jiu Fen (九份), A village in the early Qing Dynasty that housed nine families , every shipment arrived in "nine portions" from town. Later Jiufen ("Nine portions" in Chinese) became the name of the village.

A view from the former gold mine village.
Jiufen was only an isolated village until 1893, when gold was discovered in the area...

more to come...

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