Nice pla e and i woild definitely go back there with my friends.
Excellent service, easy and fast to use no need to queue. after i get to the ticketing they just scanned the barcode they gave in my email And give the real ticket right away.
We had a very nice tour guide named Walter, that spoke english/Chinese. There are 3 nice photo stops before you reach the town. There are plenty of snacks and drinks to try while you walk throug the mountain top town. 5 star if there were 30 more minutes for the last stop, the tour is a one time deal for me, but I would return to jiufen by train on my own again for sure.
The tour is ok but if you can take the bus to get there so you will more time to spend in Jiufen than riding a private van which has very limited time. But it was a great experience.
The tour is good specially when you reach the jiufen old street. There is a lot of food to try. We are given only an hour free time in jiufen old Street. A little short but we enjoyed our time in jiufen