Unfortunately we didn't get here before sunset, but Jiufen night is awesome!
Jiufen's night market has everything, including one of our favorite desserts:
Taro ice cream, peanut candy shavings, and cilantro (not shown) wrapped into a spring roll!
The Jiufen teahouse:
A guard was set at the stairs leading to a balcony overlooking the teahouse. When I asked if I could ascend to the balcony, he asked where I was from. When I told him I was a missionary from America, he let me in but kept the locals at bay. When my mother reached the stairs, he let her come up too, in spite of the fact that she was from mainland China, and on account of the fact that she had escaped to Taiwan!