One of the most interesting trip during my Taiwan travel this time is to go on a day trip toJiuFen Old Street (九份老街).This place is like Taiwan in the olden days (or maybe little Hong Kong),有很多有趣的商店。And,基隆外海有美丽的海景！！
Origin of JiuFen
我一直想知道为什么叫九份而不是八份或七份，所以我去了谷歌，根据维基百科，it is said that long time ago there were only nine families in JiuFen.在陆地上的道路建成之前，所有材料都是通过船只运输的。Thus a habit was formed that nine pieces of the same object were purchased for the families at one time.因此，这个地方叫九分。Due to the frequent rains in JiuFen,街上的商店在外面盖了雨棚，形成了一条幽暗的小巷，它也被称为黑暗巷.
The trip to JiuFen Old Street is full of delights.这里有卖九份最有名的乡村小吃的商店，such as Glutinous Rice Cake,香芋糯米糕，红枣肉丸，vwin备用还有冷热的芋头球，等。街上到处都是美味的小吃。Almost every tourist who comes to JiuFen would taste all those above.
JiuFen Taro Ballis a symbolic JiuFen local snack.It was founded by a Madam Lin in the 1940s when she was assisting her in-laws in managing their provision shop.The Taro Balls were crvwin备用eated to accompany the shaved ice dessert that was sold at the shop.从那时起，JiuFen Taro Ball became popular in Taiwan.In order to maintain the texture of the Taro Ball,每个过程都需要仔细检查。Although now we can vwin备用eat Jiufen Taro Ball all over in Taiwan,他们没有在九份发现的相同的味道和质地。
We visited two super famous ones within the old street.The first one was Lai Ah Po Yu Yuan (赖阿婆芋圆).It occupies 3 full shops in the old street,一个是制作和销售芋头球，另两个商店供就餐者食用。vwin备用We ordered the Mixed Taro Ball (综合芋圆) which has a mixture of sweet potato balls and taro balls in red bean,绿豆红薯汤。Each bowl costs 40NT.
当我们走得更远的时候，我们遇到了这家排长队的红烧摊。我们一起去买了一些炖食品做点心。它们很便宜，each piece costs about 30NT.It is somewhat like the kway chap we find in Singapore,except that the lor (braising sauce) is thicker and more fragrant.它们不添加任何防腐剂。
As we climb all the way up,it is a brvwin备用eath taking view of the ocean and sky…
然后，we were hit by an aroma!Peeping into the backyard of a shop,we saw something steaming.And they were yam!很香的山药！！
Ah Gan Yi Yu Yuan (阿柑姨芋圆) is another stall that sells Taro Balls.虽然我们之前已经有了一个碗，里面已经装满了，but the fragrance of the yam made us hungry again.Verdict?GO FOR THIS ONE,SUPER SHIOK!一碗50吨的芋头球，我得到了两倍的芋头球比来阿婆玉元（赖婆婆圆）。香喷喷的芋头丸，好像你在吃真正的山药！vwin备用我以前去过的那家商店，芋头球的糯面粉比山药多，我觉得我只是在吃甜食。vwin备用
在老街的一角，we spotted this aunty with very unique fashion sense selling sausages.你很难错过它。Her sausages aren't really fantastic but I think her hairdo wins her more customers.And she is very game about it,当我拿出相机时，她会自动为我摆姿势。万一你看不到她胸口的徽章，it says"Phototaking is FREE!""
We ended our trip with a sweet potato puff from Misty!！
There are also old school mart and souvenir shops.还有一些卖衣服的古色古香的小商店。甚至还有一家有趣的面具店，店主们在那里制作名人面具！！
There are also many unique teahouses in JiuFen.These teahouses are best stops during visit to this mountain village.This one that we walked past,甚至在你泡茶的时候提供算命的机会！！
I love this place!九分与现代台北市大不相同。But the place is getting croweded with more tourists visiting,所以你最好在工作日来。如果你不着急，你可以选择一家不错的旅馆，晚上在星光和钓鱼灯下过夜。
1。台北站（台北火车站）buy railway ticket to Rui Fang (瑞芳).The journey is about 20 mins.
2。到达车站后，look for the black sign that heads towards Jiu Fen (往九份).很容易，跟着人群走。
3.然后你就离开车站了。Now look for the 顶好 supermarket just across the road.登上去九份的巴士。