Hemei Fishing Port
From Jinshan to Sandiaojiao Coast, the stratigraphic trend is orthogonal to the coast, and the erosion effect of seawater is significant. The softer parts of the rocks have been eroded to form bays, where sand accumulates to become beaches. The hard parts of the rocks protrude from the sea to form capes. Interlacing bays and capes make the coastal landscape here the most versatile in Taiwan.
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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.
Huanggang Fishing Port
Huanggang Fishing Port is located south of the Jinshan cliffs where the mouth of the Jinshan Kuang River meets the sea. The cliff face protects against no’easters and it is now primarily a long-line ﬁshing port. Due to its excellent conditions the Huanggang Fishing Port catch is quite abundant and an important ﬁshing port.