Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jiufen, Ruifang, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Fun Taiwan
Jiufen, Ruifang, New Taipei City

This is postmarked in 2013 from Taiwan. 

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Jiufen is a mountain area in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City.  

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.
Taiwan stamp 2010
Pyrestes Curticornis 12
Long-Horned Beetle 

1 comment:

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Brenda!
I love that you add a bit of flavor when you post these cards. I have a feeling many towns and villages across the world got their names for reasons just like this one:)

Thank you so much for sharing, Brenda...