Northeast Taiwan coast ChiuFen village

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Grand Hotel in Taipei
I took one of the daily tours to ChiuFen village in the northeast coast of Taiwan today. My friend dropped me off at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. This hotel has been around for a long time, and it is a very impressive building in traditional Chinese architecture. The inside of the lobby is worth seeing too, not just for the local arts but also for the architecture and decoration. A small tourist van picked me up at the predetermined time, and we drove around Taipei to pick up a few more tourists  before heading out to the coast. It was raining harder as we head out of Taipei, by the time we got to our first stop, Nanya, the waves were pounding the coast. Nanya is just a spot with some strange rock formations, erroded by the waves. Then we head inland a bit to ChiuFen, a small gold mining village turned tourist destination. It is on a hill with a narrow walkway/street lined with various shops and restaurants. They have special merchandise for sale which you don't find everywhere. The village was the location of an old movie, and the street gave tourists a glimpse into the lifestyle of an old village. I bought an ocarina in one of the ocarina shops, having played Zelda the Nintendo game, the ocarina has a special attraction to me. The girl at the shop played it really well. I wish I had bought a CD with ocarina songs...
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Grand Hotel in Taipei
Grand Hotel in Taipei
A rock at Nanya, northern coast of…
A rock at Nanya, northern coast o…
Along the coast near Nanya
Along the coast near Nanya
The sign at Nanya
The sign at Nanya
These structures on the hill are e…
These structures on the hill are …
Colorful street scene at ChiuFen
Colorful street scene at ChiuFen
streetside restaurant in ChiuFen
streetside restaurant in ChiuFen
You can see the food being prepare…
You can see the food being prepar…
View of the village and coast in t…
View of the village and coast in …
The ghost museum in ChiuFen, where…
The ghost museum in ChiuFen, wher…
Steep street in ChiuFen, looking up
Steep street in ChiuFen, looking up
The steep street going down
The steep street going down
Traditional Chinese restaurant in …
Traditional Chinese restaurant in…
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