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Jioufen Gold Mine Museum, Xinbei

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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 Xinbei, use our Xinbei trip planner .
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  • (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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  • Gold is associated with the history of funny and attractive to configure no longer feel off admission-worth every penny. Other countries also seemed to be an exemplary case is the redevelopment of abandoned mine.
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  • The owners are very friendly and have great stories to tell. They even let me buy a rock with gold!
  • 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.
  • Not even open. At least on Tuesdays. Also isn't free.
  • 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

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