Golden Waterfalls (黃金瀑布) is located in Jinguashi (金瓜石) near the famous old town of Juifen (九份). Although real gold flowing from these falls would be too good to be true, the water is certainly a beautiful gold color as a result of the combination of regular rainfall in this mining area and the abundance of heavy metal elements deposited in the riverbed. The cascade of gold flowing down the hillside contrasts to the luminous green grass at its head. Indeed, the natural beauty of this place makes it a favorite for photography among newly-weds. But it’s not just star-struck lovers who will fall for this place, we guarantee impressive photographs to everyone who makes a visit. (From round Taiwan round).
It is a very nice day trip to visit the area from Taipei. To get the best view of the waterfalls, just make sure there are rainfalls prior the trip. I was lucky to visit the site a couple of times with abundant water coming down the falls.