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The Mysterious Coast is one of the newest hot scenic spots hidden at the Shuiwei Fishing Port. Climbing up the wooden stairs by the Fishing Port, visitors would be immediately welcomed by an infinite horizon of the sea and a terrain of marine abrasion. Following the light beamed through the cave, visitors would arrive at the secret paradise. The wide and open sights here seem to be so different from that of the Shuiwei Fishing Port. As seawater splashed on the jagged rocks of surrealistic shapes, visitors would be immersed in the ocean’s grandeur up close and personal. Turning around, visitors would abruptly realize that the cave they just came through was actually a gigantic rock – its myriad layers would have the visitors wonder over Mother Nature’s magical work!
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.