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Jioufen Gold Mine Museum, Xinbei
(3.7/5 based on 90 reviews on the web)
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. For Jioufen Gold Mine Museum and beyond, use our Xinbei holiday planner to get the most from your Xinbei vacation.
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  • My local Taiwanese friend heard from someone to take me there and neither of us knew what to expect but overall it was a good experience. Admission is free but if you want to see the exhibits then it'...  more »
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  • Nice intro tour by the owner :) & souvenirs. At first I thought this museum old & "forgotten" by visitors, but who knows what's inside. Although it might be boring at first, but this nice guy (who is passionate on preserving family tradition on gold mining) gave us interesting insight on why & how gold is mined and processed. Worth a visit & don't forget to buy souvenirs.
  • Is much better than it looks on the outside. The man running the place was really passionate about the mining history of Taiwan, and gave us a detailed tour, as well as a demo. You learn a lot about gold mining in general, great for people interested in geology. It's only 100 NT to get in, and 80 if you're a student.
  • Great intimiate tour from an ex miner! Abundant samples and relics and demonstrations. Loved it! Do not be fooled by the outside
  • This is the smaller alternative to the other more commercialized gold mine and museum on the East of this place. Worth a visit, but if you're short of time, the "Gold Museum" seems like a better place to go.
  • Pretty interesting place to visit. Nice breakaway from all the shopping and eating.