Jinguashi 金瓜石, Jin Gua Shih
A beautiful coastal mining town, Jinguashi (along with Jiufen) is one of Northern Taiwan's best destinations.
The Gold Museum is a fascinating look into Taiwan's gold mining history, and is located in Jinguashi.
The Golden Waterfall is located in Jinguashi.
The entrance to Teapot Mountain (茶壺山) is located at the back side of the Gold Museum.
Jinguashi is located next to Jiufen (九份).
From Taipei, take the train north to Ruifang Station. After exiting the station, cross the street to the bus stop next to the Wellcome Supermarket and board the Keelung Transit bus towards Jiufen/Jinguashi. The bus trip takes roughly 15 minutes, and the fare is NT$21 during the week, NT$15 during weekends/holiday.
From MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing (忠孝復興), Brown Line 1 and Blue Line 5 interchange, leave from Exit 1 and take bus route 1062 (Keelung Bus) to Jinguashi. The ride is about 1 hour and the fare is NT$90. Be sure to get a good seat to enjoy scenic views of Northern Taiwan. Bus 788 is also available from Keelung.
Many visitors prefer to visit Keelung and its fantastic Miaokou Night Market (廟口夜市) before returning by local train (區間車) back to Taipei City. To get to Keelung from Jinguashi, simply take any city bus bound for Keelung. The bus will arrive at Keelung train station right next to the harbour and night market.