Jioufen Gold Mine Museum, New Taipei

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Feast your eyes on the world's largest gold nugget at Jioufen Gold Mine Museum. Weighing in at 220.3 kg (485.7 lb), the monster chunk of gold serves as the main attraction of the museum, where you can also learn about the industry and tradition of gold mining in the area. Open to visitors since 2004, the museum offers the chance to see traditional equipment used by miners, and provides an insight into the tough life they led. You can also learn more about gold in general, and enjoy the display of a mine. To visit Jioufen Gold Mine Museum and other attractions in New Taipei, use our New Taipei trip planner .
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  • From what I see from the reviews, many people have confused this museum with the Jin Gua Shi Gold Museum. Which is exactly how we stumbled upon this place. We thought we were heading for what was supp...  more »
  • (Again) gold mine Museum Gold bei xin shi Jinguashi or li bo wu jin 黃 館. Inward. The highlight of this lump of gold was the biggest in the world. Below are the price indicator (which will change every day according to the prices of the world market). This is the section Naga, it nearly 300 million baht.
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  • Nine copies of the Minerals Museum, just around nine old streets, is free. There is not much to see, the only fun is to try the hand nuggets.
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  • A must-go in Jiufen! The grand-child of a miner gave us a passionate (bilingual) tour with detailed explanations about the gold extraction process. As an engineer, I found fascinating to learn how natural ores are turned into glittery gold bars. Note that, if the place looks closed, you actually just have to ring the bell next to the entrance for the owner to come to open the door. In fact it was open even right after the Chinese New Year. The entrance is 100 NTD.
  • Instead of going to the museum we opted to tour the old mining facilities (and Jiufen's old streets later in the day) instead. It turned out well for us as the kids would not have as much fun if we did the museum (they generally find museums as boring). The weather was cool and we enjoyed the view of the coast and the cool, gentle breeze from the sea. The Golden Falls was a pleasant surprise. It is gorgeous! Planning to visit the old mines of Jiufen soon? Preview your own Jiufen Old Mines adventure by watching this short YouTube video of our visit (pls copy and paste the url to your browser if web link is not enabled): https://youtu.be/8sumBtoszew
  • Nice place. Except going for museum or mining place, go for hiking to top hill. Will get amazing view
  • Jiufen scenery looks better and we can feel more special atmosphere in the evening coz we can see lanterns which are not turned on in the daytime and the darker it is, the more tourists come and the more stores open
  • Owner was a warm and knowledgable host! Small but interesting museum

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