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Address: Xinbei, Taiwan
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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don't eat before coming. keep your stomach empty!

daytime market (11am - 2pm) is a maze of tiny alleyways filled with meat/fish/clothing/household item vendor stalls. lots of fun to visit. dumplings, fishball soup, fried onion... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I cycled to Danshui Old Street from Taipei using the riverside bikeway. Great scenery and probably the best way to get to Danshui if you are not in a hurry. If you cycle beyond the old street, you can go all the way to the Fisherman's Wharf via bikeway too. Must do for all cycling enthusiasts!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We came to visit Danshuei (淡水)few years ago. We went to the old street. A few shops along the river. We saw some men offer the ferry ticket to bring the tourist to watch the sunset view along the river. But we did not join the trip. We watched the sunset at the jetty was more than enough. We think... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

daytime market (11am - 2pm) is a maze of tiny alleyways filled with meat/fish/clothing/household item vendor stalls. lots of fun to visit. dumplings, fishball soup, fried onion pancakes, fried squid are all over. walk along the riverfront to relax or wander along the market's tiny passageways. took city bus ride to the wharf area. I did not find much to... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A very nice place to explore as there is so much to see! Didn't know anything about Danshuei 淡水 so once I got off the MRT and headed for the information counter. The staff will give you a map and explain to you that there is an old street and you can view the sunset from a fisherman's pier/wharf 渔人码头.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great scenery everywhere, especially when we come to the seashore. The buildings there are special too. It is also cyclist-friendly and less motorcycles. Good for travelers who like views and relaxing time.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Don't make the mistake of booking a tour through aviator or other. We did and were sadly disappointed - a waste of money for a quaint village that opens up in front of you as soon as you arrive. Take the red line all the way to the end. From the MRT main station it'll take about 40 minutes and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went there during the weekend at lunch hour, it was packed with people at the waterfront and Old Street. Bought a few selected snacks at the Old Street and ate while strolling along the waterfront. There's street performers along the way too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Take the red MTR line to the end(Tamsui). Journey takes about. 45 minutes on the MTR from Taipei main station.Exit the station , turn right and wait for bus 26. Fee is NT15 and takes 20-30 minutes. Taxi is faster ,10 minutes and cost about NT180. Fisherman's wharf is characterised by this huge white lover's bridge .Get off the bus... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

To get to Danshui you would have to take the red line to the last stop. It does take a while to get there if you're coming from Taipei main station area. We went on a Sunday and it was extremely crowded so I would suggest going on a weekday to beat the crowds. They have lots of food and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Arrived in Dansui around 7:30pm but shop already started to close and some already closed. It was 11 degrees and was rather cold along the coast. I love Dansui for its great space that lots of people can walk around without banging onto others.

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