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Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park, Xinbei

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Learn about the process of gold mining at Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park, where a visit to the tunnels offers an insightful look into the lives of the miners. You can see the old tracks where they transported the gold, and even touch a large gold bar. The education center in the park has exhibits about the geology and environment of the area, which is rich with historical, cultural, and natural resources. The site has several eateries, and a walk around the park gives you a pleasant view of the mountains. Arrange to visit Jinguashi Gold Ecological Park and other attractions in Xinbei using our Xinbei vacation generator.
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  • I wandered through Jiufen and was not too impressed with the busy commercial and touristy Old Street so i hopped on the bus for the 5 minute trip to the Gold Ecological Park at Jinguashi. The bus drop...  more »
  • The Gold Mine Museum is worth a visit. The gold panning activity was a learning experience. Do not miss going into the Benshan Tunnel No. 5.  more »
  • Ticket is slightly misleading. You'll need to buy a separate one to enter the Gold Mine. Still, it's inexpensive, and the NT$5 extra to actually walk into a gold mine is worth the extra. I didn't make...  more »