JIUFEN 九份: SPIRITED AWAY IN A GENTRIFIED OLD MINING TOWN IN TAIWAN! #COMETOTAIWAN
I've fallen in love with Jiufen, an old mining town in the Northeast Mountains of New Taipei City that is now home to artist shops, authentic tea houses, and yummy artisan stalls.
The 100-year old A-Mei Tea House in Jiufen inspired the Japanese anime Spirited Away, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003, and is regarded as one of the greatest animated films of all time.
Jiufen is now my favorite place in Taiwan and I can't wait to go back...
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