The Tamsui Customs Wharf

The Tamsui Customs Wharf: Hours, Address, The Tamsui Customs Wharf Reviews: 3.5/5

The Tamsui Customs Wharf
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
The Tamsui Customs Wharf was built in 1869. It consists of three main sites - the customs house, consular residences, and dock. The construction of the dock and wharf began during the Qing dynasty and continued through the Japanese occupation, when the wharf was completed. During the Japanese Colonial Period piers, disembarkation landings, berths for vessels, and dry docks were built. Wharf buildings, three inspection depots, warehouses, and military barracks were also constructed. In 1945 control of Tamsui Customs Wharf changed hands from Japanese authorities to the Republic of China government. The Haiguang Artists Labor Team, River Coast Guard Unites, and R.O.C. Navy Sea Serpents/Fast Attack Boat Group were all stationed in area. In 2000 New Taipei City designated Tamsui Customs Wharf as a heritage site and it was transformed into a cultural park.
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< 1 hour
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The area
Neighborhood: Tamsui / Bali District
The enchanting Tamsui Old Street boasts the most beautiful Fisherman’s Wharf sunset of Taiwan. There are also well-complimented delectable snacks such as Ah Gei (bean curd) and fish ball, etc. On Bali left bank, there is the Ferry Old Street and Wazihwei Nature Reserve. It is relaxing and comfortable whether by strolling or cruising through on a bike. Besides the bustling business district, Tamsui is also full of an old vintage flavor. From western architectural relics to residences dating back to Japanese rule, each with their respective features and great stories to tell. If you visit Tamsui in spring, the magnificent cherry blossoms of Tianyuan Palace are a must see. If you wish for further intimacy with nature, why not camp out for the night under the starry sky. The Bali culture park camping site offers round, transparent bubble tents. Experience the close, seamless connection to surrounding nature from within for an unforgettable memory.

22 reviews
Very good

Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,995 contributions
Pleasant promenade
Jul 2019 • Solo
Tamsui Customs Wharf is very closed to Fort San Domingo. This area is very pleasant to take a walk, but because of the hot weather there were not many tourists. The ruin of British consulate’s boat shelter is still visible.
Written July 6, 2019
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Boynton Beach, FL5,376 contributions
Little Piece of History
Mar 2018 • Solo
Small building dating back to the Qing Dynasty. Refurbished and currently in use to this day. Cute little bridge adjacent. Great views along the Tamsui River via a pleasant riverside walking/biking path. Nearby recently refurbished historical buildings contain relevant art and are all open to the public.
Written April 18, 2018
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Davao City, Philippines184 contributions
Nothing much
Nov 2017 • Solo
I think I just went here and stroll around for 10 minutes then went back to Tamsui Old Street. There's nothing to do really apart from taking pictures, but if you just went out of Fort Santiago, this is just on the opposite side of the road so you might just want to check it out if you have time to spare.
Written November 18, 2017
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The Tamsui Customs Wharf is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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