Cloth market in Sanchong City
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Not only did Jiufen's hilly terrain create many parallel roads at various altitudes, it also created the need for many tiny paths connecting these roads. This is the unique phenomenon of the "penetrant alley". A penetrant alley refers to "a narrow pathway found between houses or arcades". Based on this characteristic, we can categorize it in three groups: the first group consists of pathways sandwiched between two residential homes; the second group are the paths underneath residential houses, as if one is walking through an arcade or a mining tunnel; and the last group consists of steps between houses that connect two major roads.These penetrant alleys were a direct response to the large amount of immigrants during the heyday of the gold rush and the densely built housing communities such a sudden jump in population created.
Guandu Bridge is a transportation hub that stretches above Tamsui River and connects the Bali District of New Taipei City with Guandu of Beitou District, Taipei City. Its cardinal red appearance has made Guandu Bridge a major local attraction. With scenic walking on the bridge, visitors can enjoy the views of Tamsui River on the bridge. The lightings of the bridge at night allow the beautiful scenes of coastal Tamsui and Bali to be vividly presented in the dim light of light like stars shining on Tamsui River. Given that the path for bikes and cars are being separated, bikers can enjoy the sights at ease.