08:30-09:00【MRT Ximen Station Exit 5】 Tourists have a tour guide wearing / orange vest / site contact phone : 0978-279-337, 9:00 on time departure)
10:00-11:00【Hutong Cat Village】Hutong Cat Village is famed for the intriguing scene of many stray cats roaming nearby the station after the cease of the mining industry. A park and residence are established for nearly 100 stray cats by the voluntary cat lovers. Nowadays, this area attracts large numbers of both local and international travelers for the old railway architectures and the lovely cats.
12:00-14:00【Jiufen(Chiufen) Old Street 】Jiufen used to be the center of gold mining. It is located within the hills in northeast of Taiwan. The village is next to the mountain and facing the sea. In 1890, someone struck gold near Jiufen. The poor village with only nine families soon attracted prospectors of 4,000 families. The village once was gold city of Asia and called little Shanghai or little Hong Kong. However, with the decline of gold mining activities, Jiufen fades. Later, several movies chose to shoot here and the movies won international acknowledgement. For example, the film "A City of Sadness" has won first prize in Venice Film Festival and awakened people''s memory of Jiufen. It seems that the prosperous old streets, buildings, mines and the glamorous gold digging days are flashing before our eyes. The place is whispering its golden past. Now, there are many unique teahouses in Jiufen. These teahouses are best stops during visit to this mountain village. Also, there is the beautiful ocean view of Keelung outer sea.
15:00-15:40【Jingtong】In the ancient times, due to the difficulties in communicating with neighbors in the remote mountain area, villagers used to l ight sky lanterns as a way to signal for help when bandits come to cause trouble. This custom has lasted until now, and has become a symbol of blessings for locals. Every year during the Lantern Festival, Jingtong’s lantern blessing event attracts thousands of visitors, who gather in the area to release lanterns in the sky and pray for good fortune. When thousands of lanterns slowly rise to the sky, the view is amazing and unforgettable. Nowadays, due to the demands from visitors, businesses are set up to teach visitors how to make lanterns so they can also pray for blessings for their friends and family.
17:00-17:40【Desserts DIY】 Taiwan Bakery Tourism factory where allow you to appreciate the production process, enjoy artifact exhibits, or even join in yourself. Through watching the production process and joining in on a DIY experience, you become part of the creative process.
After the end of the trip, return [Xijiao MRT Station Exit 5] to end the trip ... (travel time sequence for reference only. The correct time according to the actual situation of the day.)