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Jioufen town of China's Taiwan

06-24-2010 11:15 BJT

Photo taken on June 23, 2010 shows a view of the town of Jioufen in Rueifang Township of Taipei County, southeast China's Taiwan. Jioufen was an isolated village until 1893, when gold was discovered in the area. The resulting gold rush hastened the village's development into a town. When the gold sources dried up, the town went into decline. In 1989, the film 
Photo taken on June 23, 2010 shows a view of the town of Jioufen in Rueifang
Township of Taipei County, southeast China's Taiwan. Jioufen was an isolated
village until 1893, when gold was discovered in the area. The resulting gold
rush hastened the village's development into a town. When the gold sources 
dried up, the town went into decline. In 1989, the film "City of Sadness", 
which was set in Jioufen, revived the town and attracted people from cities
to experience its old fashioned atmosphere. 

A tourist walks on an old street in the town of Jioufen in Rueifang Township of Taipei County, southeast China's Taiwan, June 23, 2010.
A tourist walks on an old street in the town of Jioufen
in Rueifang Township of Taipei County, southeast China's
Taiwan, June 23, 2010.

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