Ruifang District in New Taipei City
|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Special municipality||New Taipei City|
|• Total||70.73 km2 (27.31 sq mi)|
Empire of Japan
During the period of Japanese rule, Ruifang was called Zuihō Town (瑞芳街), and was governed under Kīrun District (基隆郡) of Taihoku Prefecture. Mining was an important industry in Ruifang (then known as Sui-hong) in the early 20th century. Gold was mined in Kyufun and Kinkaseki while coal was mined in Kau-tong (猴硐; Houtong).
Republic of China
After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, Ruifang was organized as an urban township of Taipei County. The mining sites became popular tourist destinations after 1990. On 25 December 2010, Taipei County was upgraded into a municipality named New Taipei City and Ruifang was upgraded into a district of the municipality. In March 2012, it was named one of the Top 10 Small Tourist Towns by the Tourism Bureau.
Longtan, Longxing, Longzeng, Longan, Longchuan, Longshan, Zhaofeng, Xinfeng, Tunghe, Ganping, Gongqiao, Houtong, Guangfu, Shuoren, Jiqing, Jian, Shangtian, Jieyu, Jishan, Yongqing, Chongwen, Fuzhu, Songde, Guashan, Tongshan, Xinshan, Shishan, Liandong, Lianxin, Nanya, Bitou, Haibin, Ruibin and Shenao Village.
- Bitoujiao Lighthouse
- Golden Waterfall
- Houtong Cat Village
- Jiufen (Shengping Theater, Taiyang Gold Mine Office)
- Jiufen Gold Mine Museum
- Jiufen Kite Museum
- New Taipei City Gold Museum
- Remains of the 13 Levels
- Shen'ao Fishing Port
- Yin Yang Sea
- Davidson, James W. (1903). The Island of Formosa, Past and Present : history, people, resources, and commercial prospects : tea, camphor, sugar, gold, coal, sulphur, economical plants, and other productions. London and New York: Macmillan. p. 460. OL 6931635M.
- Wong, Maggie Hiufu (2012-03-30). "Taiwan names its 10 top small tourist towns". CNN Go. Retrieved 2012-03-31.
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