03.08.2013

Jiufen, Taipei, Taiwan


This wonderful card shows an old street in Jiufen, Teipei.  The city once housed 9 families, who requested 9 portions each time a shipment arrived, thus the name of the city which means translated 9 portions.
It was a rather isolated place until gold was found in the surrounding area iin 1893 which resulted in a gold rush.
A few films were shot in the old streets of the city which added to the popularity.
I received this card from Tseng Yi-Ju for the Postcrossing Favourites Tag.

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