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“Too crowded” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Danshuei

Danshuei
Xinbei, Taiwan
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Ranked #3 of 206 attractions in Xinbei
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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“Too crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Teeming with people, you'd think there was something really special about this place. But there is not. There's an old street boasting all the typical night market fares, plus tourist traps, but nothing out of the ordinary. There's also a waterside walkway that always, at all hours of the day is blackened with thick crowds. If you want to try something new such as take a ferry to the other side of the river, forget it. The lines are at least 30 minutes long, and you've got to endure the smell of stinky tofu wafting from some nearby stall while you wait. So why do people flock here? If anyone can provide a legitimate answer, I'd be happy to hear to change my mind about Danshui.

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful cycling trails and old streets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

A good day trip to the suburbs of Taipei. Located at the north and accessible by Tamsui MRT station. There are 2 main attractions here. For those who prefer eating and shopping, head for the old street. the whole place starts coming alive late morning and the shops sells many interesting stuff from food, to clothing to toys. Be sure to stop by one of the many little shops to sample the Tamsui food.

Tamsui is also connected to a great cycling trail. You can rent a good bike and enjoy hours cycling north to the harbour, or east to Ba-Li (or Paris), or south to Taipei city down along the Tamsui river and even branch out to Keelung River. The bike rental is reasonably and the shop provides good maps as well. Be careful though to look for proper bike rental shops. I would recommend one that is just between the MRT station and the river - you can see them by the many containers they have with all sorts of bicycles (training bikes for toddlers, mountain bikes, children bikes, tandem bikes).

In summer, I would suggest that you start after 2pm as the sun would be gentler. Otherwise, better bring sunscreen and umbrella.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful giant mountain and scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

situated at the Tamsui mrt station, Tamsui is a must visit place in Taipei.There are so many things for which you can hang on there

1. Beautiful giant mountain just opposite side of the MRT station
2. sea view
3.local Taiwanese eatery and market
4. Massage a must try
5. performance by various local artist (guitarist,singer etc)

Visited May 2013
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“Just so-so...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Just a normal place where you can hang out with friends and at the same time get a bite along the shops that sells all kinds of snacks. A bit too crowded to really relax especially during summer.

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“Nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Terribly popular with the locals on weekends. So much so, that the over commercialised town and boulevard are a bit much.

Excellent food and some nice cafes as well, though.

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