Adagio is an Italian word, which means slowly. It corresponds to the idea from the two ladies Ms. Hui-Chun and Ms. Ting-Fei, who are the founder of Adagio as well as Lavender Cottage. They were inspired by the lavender fields in Hokkaido and deeply fell in love with it, and then they started their first Adagio B&B in Hokkaido. In 2009, they opened another branch of Adagio B&B in Jinguashi, which is located in the north of Taiwan. Then, three years later, Adagio B&B also opened one more in Hualien, Taiwan.
Jinguashi is notable for its historical gold and copper mines, it used to be one of the most prosperous towns in the north of Taiwan. As the mines were all gone, Jinguashi was no longer popular. In 2004, it was regenerated into a Gold Ecological Park to attract more visitors come back here. During the World War II, Jinguashi was taken over by Japanese army and used it as a prisoner-of-war camp.
Adagio B&B in Jinguashi is established in the middle of a mountain, so that all the guests can see the beautiful view from their rooms. Except for the rooms, bars, and a souvenir shop in Adagio B&B, Jinguashi, Adagio study room caught my attention, it has so many book selection for guests to enjoy themselves being alone and to slow down their life pace. Being here, you can feel the place is isolated from outside of the world so that you have the opportunity to calm you mind and clear you soul.
One thing I found interesting is that the receptionists ask guests to pick room keys without arranging it in advance; each room is named by a book title. The receptionists told me that sometimes the one you picked is related to your mood on that day, I do not know if it is true, but the way they provide the room keys for guests totally surprised me.
Adagio B&B in Jinguashi has a nice restaurant that offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Most of the ingredients are from Ruifang, Jiufen, which is just right next to Jinguashi.
Tanshuijun Bridge in Jinguashi, New Taipei City is a secret tourist spot, only the local people know the beauty of it. The bridge was build up between 1895 and 1945, which was the time when Japanese government occupied Taiwan. It was for transporting water from the river to water towers. The secret spot remains its original historic environment so it is called “Mines wonderland”.
Four joined of Japanese-style residence was built up as a dormitory for Japanese workers’ families in Jinguashi in the colonial ear in 1930. This building is one of the well-preserved Japanese buildings in Taiwan, which is well-known for its delicate Japanese architecture so that it becomes a famous film scene.
It is located right next to the Jinshui high way in Jinguashi. The source of the waterfall are from two tunnels which carry heavy metal all the way down to the river, it is the reason why the rocks in the river are all gone rust.
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