Monday, November 26, 2012

Story of the town of Nine Sets (Jiufen) 九份 ...

Facing the sea, with mountains surrounding it, 
there were only nine families at Jiufen 
in the Ching Dynasty. 
Therefore, when they purchased daily necessities from the outside, 
they just needed nine sets (Jiufen). 
From then on, people used the name Jiufen (九份) for this place. 
For a long time, Jiufen preserved its simple atmosphere, 
although it was very prosperous once because of gold mining. 
During the Japanese colonization period, 
Fushan Temple at Jiufen had become the 
 biggest Tu Ti Kung temple (土地公庙)
Kuan Kung (關公), the god that guards over business,
 became the prominent God here. 

Jiufen 九份

Jiufen 九份

Fu Shan Gong 福山宮 
Jiufen 九份
Day 2 at Ruifang District of New Taipei City 


Laure said...

C'est superbe !!
Bisous Laure

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Randy said...

That first photograph is beautiful.

darlin said...

Very interesting history Wong. I sure love the color in the first photo, the buildings with the yellow roofs are amazing and the scenery is stunning.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

The first picture is wonderful.
The second is for me interesting. I can see a little in the flats :-)

Costea said...

Great visual journey that we expose in your photos.