By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
If you visit Jinshan, a town in New Taipei city located on the coast of northern Taiwan,
don’t just visit its old street and patronize the popular “duck meat” restaurant because such a trip would be too boring for anyone who would like to have a little fun in the outdoors. A visit to Jinshan’s Mystery Coast and Guangwu Tunnel is on the top of must-do activities if you are near the northern coast of Taiwan.
Thanks to the Hollywood movie Silence directed by Martin Scorsese, which shot a scene on the Mystery Coast, this wonderful natural landscape on Taiwan’s northern coast is now better known by Taiwanese people as well as foreigners.
When taking the pilgrimage to the Mystery Coast, take Buses 1815, 1068 and 953 for visitors from Taipei, Taiwan Tourist Bus “Crown Northern Coast Line” for visitors from Tamsui, the Crown Northern Coast Line and Bus 790 for visitors from Keelung, and other buses that are not mentioned here.
When in Jinshan, go to the visitors’ center on Gonyuan Road near the entrance of the Shitoushan Park, a park situated on the town’s seaside range that separates the town from the sea. After entering the park, just follow the main trail to the crest line of the range, where the Twin Candlesticks, the landmark of Jinshan, is visible. Visitors like to take photos with the famous landmark as the backdrop. [FULL STORY]