Bei Gang Old Street

Bei Gang Old Street, Beigang: Address, Phone Number, Bei Gang Old Street Reviews: 4/5

Bei Gang Old Street
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John W
454 contributions
Old Taiwan meets the 21st century.
Jan 2020 • Solo
Zhongshan Street connects Chaotien Temple with the red pedestrian Tourist Bridge. It is lined with shops selling traditional Taiwanese foods and artefacts. No upstart coffee shops here, just one convenience store. At the lunar new year, when I visited, it was packed with visitors and car traffic was diverted away from the street and the temple. The atmosphere was busy but not hectic, a good place for families. A barrage of firecrackers made the street disappear in a smoke screen.
Written January 26, 2020
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan11,151 contributions
Shopping street
Feb 2019 • Solo
When you go to Beigang, you certainly visit Mazu Temple and walk Zhongshan Road which links the temple and a pedestrian bridge. There are many stores and restaurants on both sides of the street. What is remarkable, is that garlic is sold in a big sack.
Written February 18, 2019
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TheSk8Guru
California446 contributions
Best Local Breakfasts!
Jul 2018 • Business
So happy to be able to stay in Bei Gang at the Saint Art hotel and at night be treated to fun treats like the shave ice over fruit bowls, and in the morning to have the local breakfasts. My business associates, who happen to live on one of the main streets near the temple, treated me to all the local spots, tastes and flavors and experiences of Bei Gang. I loved this town. I'll return again and again.
Written August 7, 2018
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Kent_Adventure
Singapore, Singapore62 contributions
Lots of food, snacks, drinks and shops!
Dec 2016 • Family
Went to this place on the Tourist Bus where the ticket can be purchased from the Bus Captain at boarding.
The boarding location will be at the Douliu Station.
The ticket sold by the Bus Captain is a 1 Day Ticket which allows re-boarding after stopping at the selected place.
The timing schedule can be obtained from the Douliu Tourist Counter.
Just need to show the bus captain when he drives back at the selected timing.

I alighted at the Bei Gang Chaotian Temple Stop.

From there it is walking distance to the Bei Gang Old Street.

There will be temple, food and drinks stalls along the way when walking in.
There is a 7-11 outlet near the temple.
lots of shop houses there selling food, drinks and snacks.
Got bubble tea shops within the area.
There is a shop selling Duck Rice and the queue is long.
It is behind the shopping mall.

There is a strong scent of Chinese bake biscuits where many shops are selling.
Many different flavor fillings inside the Chinese bake biscuits like Red Bean and Yellow Bean.
There were different types of peanuts being sold.
Some shops are selling sesame oil too!
Bubble Tea shops can be seen in the area.
There is a push cart selling the stinky fried beancurd.

Further up the walk along the Bei Gang Old Street will be the Large Rail Bridge.
I didn't walk up to there as I guess I won't have sufficient time to walk back to the bus stop.

If have more time to shop around the area will be better.
This place can spend about 2 hours where slowly walk all the way to the Rail Bridge, have a meal at one of the food stalls and make some snack purchases too.

When I went on a weekday it is still possible to see lots of people at the Bei Gang Old Street.

If going in the mid-morning hours, it will be reaching the location about close to noon hours.

As the bus journey takes some time.
Written January 5, 2017
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Eve L
10 contributions
A stroll down 9ld street
Jun 2016 • Solo
Good snacks, friendly people. Get a red bus around the corner from Douliu train station to Beigang. Takes an hour.
Written June 6, 2016
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Ash L
Singapore, Singapore302 contributions
Authentic feel of the old street
Oct 2015 • Family
We went on a weekday and the street is rather quiet at 5pm. I was told by a local the street is much brighten whenever there is a celebration. Lots of food and goodies if you were to come early as the street food is less than USD1 dollar. I would recommend trying the duck stall Fu'an which was tender and old school. Next on the list are peanuts and dried lychee which were the must buy in the area.
Written November 2, 2015
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Lardylove
Taichung, Taiwan576 contributions
Beigang
May 2015 • Couples
Primarily this location comes alive during the Matsu celebrations and Chaotian temple in Beigang is now regarded as the most important of the 300 or so Matsu temples in Taiwan. Having said that, the temple still has many visitors all year round (1 million annually) and the street is an interesting cultural insight for the tourist into Taiwanese religious life. The temple is very intricately made and is very interesting to those, like myself, who cannot fully understand the meaning of the designs.

Along the street has a few interesting buildings to explore and a lot of little stands selling food. The town is also famous for its puppet art and for the quality of its coffee.

A visit obviously depends on the date and the weather. It can be real hot in Yunlin during summer and if you visited during the Matsu activities then prepare yourself for massive crowds...but an experience in itself.
Written June 30, 2015
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Susan T
164 contributions
Lots of Taiwan local food
Dec 2014
The Beigang temple is at one end and the beigang bridge is at the other end. The street sells a lot of food. From biscuits to nuts, sesame oil, soy sauce etc. good for bringing food/snacks back home for own consumption or gifts. Not a very long street though
Written December 18, 2014
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