The town of Chiufen, located on a mountainside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of Taiwan's cultural treasures.

A visit there offers a chance to escape from the city and to imagine what life was like many years ago.

The old brick buildings offer a charming, relaxed view.

The narrow, stone alleyways and steep stairways suggest an old- fashioned way of life.

The whole place has a colorful and romatic air about it.

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