Ogon Shrine, Jiufen

In Jiufen atop a mountain that oversees the region below is a shrine built by the Japanese rulers in 1933 who had invested in the area’s mining industry. Ogon Shrine, also known as the Gold Shrine due not to what it’s made from but because of its proximity to the gold mines, is well worth the long steep hike up the trail behind much of the gold mining museum.

The view once you get to the ruins of the shrine itself is spectacular, mixing in the sharp mountains with the ocean below.

  

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