九份郵局｜Jiufen Post Office
The History of Jiufen Post Office
During Guangxu Emperor’s reign of the Qing Dynasty, in the late 19th century, Jiufen was prosperous owing to gold mining, which attracted people dreaming of being rich with the gold to this area. The first post office branch was set in Jiufen to provide the postal services for the locals in 1950.
In 1985, this post office branch moved to “Jiufen Old Street,” and was then officially renamed Ruifang Jiufen Post Office.
After the corporatization of the postal services in Taiwan in 2003, Jiufen Post Office was transferred to be administered by Keelung Post Office.
In June of 2009, Jiufen Post Office was forced to move away from the original location due to a rental issue. However, it was difficult to find a new appropriate spot then, so Jiufen Post Office had to run its service with Ruifang Post Office temporarily, becoming a post office operating within another, which could hardly be found elsewhere in Taiwan.
In 2011, with the help of people from different fields, Jiufen Post Office moved back to Qiche Road in Jiufen, making it easier for the locals to enjoy their postal services.
In order to serve the locals and the travelers better, and to improve the development of local tourism and economy, Jiufen Post Office moved to the current location, back on Jishan Street, on October 11th, 2017. It is the only financial institution on Jiufen Old Street.
Besides the basic postal services, Jiufen Post Office also supply customers with foreign currency, including the United States dollar, the euro, the renminbi, the Hong Kong dollar, and the Japanese yen, offering the convenience of converting currency exchange to the travelers from around the world. Jiufen Post Office also has various souvenirs such as stamps and other delicate products that will later remind the travelers about their memorable trips to Jiufen.
金瓜石郵局｜Jinguashi Post Office
Located in the Gold Ecological Park, Jinguashi Post Office is a branch of Keelung Post Office. The most famous item in this post office is the “Gold Postbox.” What makes this postbox special is that it is built on a minecart with a big model gold brick on top of it. The unique appearance of this postbox makes tourists from around the world rush to take photos of/with it.
瑞芳郵局｜Ruifang Post Office
Ruifang Post Office, located at No. 13, Zhongzheng Rd., Ruifang Dist., New Taipei City, is administered by Keelung Post Office. Ruifang Post Office is near the town center of Ruifang, which is a transportation junction of the railway and the highway.