Congress Tour Information

Route 1

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Itinerary:
Depart from Howard Civil Service International House ->Remains of the 13 Levels ->Jiufen Old Street -> Return to Howard Civil Service International House

Remains of the 13 Levels: Following the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II and Taiwan’s restoration in 1945, Taiwan Gold and Copper Mining Bureau was established in 1946 to oversee the mining industry. Unfortunately, as gold deposits ran dry, the once lustrous gold industry went through a downturn and never really recovered. The newly renamed “Taiwan Metal Company” therefore shifted its focus to the burgeoning copper market, which later suffered a rapid crash as the cost of extraction and purification of copper became an infeasible burden.

Jiufen Old Street: The villages of Jiufen were once centers of gold mining in Taiwan. The gold is gone, but these quaint old villages, built of closely-packed houses clinging to steep mountainsides, continue to offer enchanting scenery and fascinating glimpses into the lifestyles of the past.

 

Route 2

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Itinerary:
Depart from Howard Civil Service International House ->Xiaoyoukeng Volcanic Site ->Yehliu Geopark ->Return to Howard Civil Service International House

Xiaoyoukeng Volcanic Site: It is a post-volcanic geological landscape area and is located on Mt. Qixing's northwestern foot. The scenic trail can be reached by turning right on the Xiaoguanyin stop on Yangjin Highway. It is famed for the fumaroles, sulfur crystals, hot springs and spectacular 'landslide terrain' formed by post-volcanic activity.

Yehliu Park: Yehliu is famous for its natural rocks formations which are an amazing array of artistic shapes created by erosion and other natural forces. Among the rocks, the Queen’s Head is one of the most famous ones.