View From Jiufen

View From Jiufen

JIUFEN * TAIWAN
During the first years of the Qing Dynasty, the village here housed nine families, thus the village would request "nine portions" every time shipments arrived from town. Later Jiufen ("Nine portions" in Chinese) would become the name of the village. As Jiufen is a mountain town, the roads that lead there are mostly steep, curving, narrow, and possibly dangerous.