Danshuei

Danshuei, Tamsui: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Danshuei Reviews: 4/5

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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.
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chiang hui
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The best place I love
Mar 2020
When it comes to attractions in Taipei, one place you can’t miss is Tamsui. Along the coast, there is an old street that you must visit. I think that watching the sea while walking on the old street is Tamsui’s best feature. In Tamsui, you must try fish crisps, fried shrimp rolls, iron eggs and Agei, which are all traditional snacks.
Also, Tamsui is an excellent place to watch the sunset, there is a good platform located at the end of Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. So I guess you can visit Tamsui at lunch time, after tasting the snacks and walk around, than put the sunset at the last, it will be a wonderful trip!!!
Written November 12, 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
A town on the sea
Aug 2020
Danshuei is a half an hour from Taipei on the MRT; it once took half a day. The town is picturesque; the old street is worth a look. Thee is much to see. By the way, it is soften very crowded on holidays.
Written October 10, 2020
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore3,393 contributions
Danshuei – 淡水, A GEM that is fun to explore
Jan 2020
We made a Day Trip here from XMD where we stayed. Around 40 minutes on the metro.
Think Danshui and many will talk about Tamshui Old Street 淡水老街which is the first one will come upon. Danshui’s Old Street is a hive of activity especially at the weekend, we were here on Sunday!. a narrow market with makeshift shelters here you can find a lot of food stalls + locally made handicrafts and plenty of souvenirs. Many street vendors hankering their wares on this narrow alleys. We sampled some of Taipei’s famous street foods and even dropped by the famous Ah Gei阿給 (bean curd) and fish ball for a meal.
On the other side of the Old street is the riverside promenade; where breezy wind greet us and rows of shops with interesting sells. One can chose to have a meal at one of the many seafood restaurants with its seaview balconies of the beautiful bay.
We next chanced upon the old Customs Wharf. It is no more functional as it was in its heydays but still an important witness to the glorious past. It has been refurbished the buildings to now hold cultural exhibitions and of course house a little history about the wharf itself.
Walked further up north is the George Leslie Mackay Square and the unique building! A Canadian Presbyterian missionary who came to Danshui in 1872, Mackay is responsible for many of the local historical buildings. There’s a statue of him at the riverbank and in the Old Street showing just how an important and well-respected figure he was.
We wrapped up the Day by visiting Fort San Domingo. The fort was originally built by the Spaniards back in 1628. It has since gone through a lot of changes at the hands of several nations’ governments. Next to the fort you’ll also see the former British Consular Residence which now houses a museum. It’s an interesting place to learn a little about Taiwan’s history.
The Fisherman's wharf is another highlight but we gave it a miss this trip, but tell ourselves that we will return..
The (former) small fishing town of Danshui is the perfect place if you want to get out of the city for an afternoon. We will return.!
Written April 26, 2020
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GregoryTan_SG
Singapore, Singapore948 contributions
Lovely place
Feb 2020
If you are into a walk with sea/mountain view . This is the place to visit.

The place is common to visit by their local and tourists.

The food are reasonable priced around the area. Many variety from boiled squid to deep fried food.

Take a longer walk to the end of the walkway . There are 2 Starbucks , toilets and a stretch of food , massage shop and games stores for younger children.

Written February 15, 2020
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TJX05
Singapore, Singapore617 contributions
Great Weekend Visit
Nov 2019
Took a boat to Fishermen's Wharf on a nice Saturday afternoon. Danshuei was so happening on the waterfront. The place was so busy with tourists and locals having a great time having fun.

The Old Street was likewise so busy and shops and restaurants were doing brisk business. During previous two visits near sunset time, it was cloudy and drizzling. This time was different but we didn't stay for sunset.

Very happy to have visited in the day. The place was really crowded with happy people.
Written November 21, 2019
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JellyB
Singapore, Singapore783 contributions
My new favourite special place
Nov 2019 • Couples
We spent 5 hours exploring this well loved area on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

It was packed but in a relaxed chilled manner. After we left the mrt, we followed the crowd to the waterfront. From there, we just took our time to soak in the chilled ambience. We stopped for photos, to people watch and appreciate really talented buskers perform.

If you get hungry, plenty of snacks to fill you up. We tried fried milk. Yup you read correctly. And it was deliciously fun.

Plenty of shops to amuse you. Fufa is a Taiwanese brand. Shoes from 400-600NT, it’s really quite a steal.

As you walk further away from the buzz, the crowds thin and you will discover how quaint this place really is.

I love the little cafes. Spotted one that allows you art jam. How cool is that. We just meandered along to find the perfect spot to watch the sun set. Currently it’s around 5.15pm.

We arrived at 3pm and so we were chilling and taking it all in slowly. When it finally got dark, we discovered a whole different experience. Walking down the old street with plenty of food choices and snacks to purchase, we found ourselves enjoying a different side to this very explorable enclave.

Tip: the perfect sunset can be viewed from the fisherman’s wharf

Tip: boat ride to nearby Bali is very affordable.

Tip: there is a fort to explore.

Tip: for the history buffs, you can learn about missionary Mackay or the Tamsui battle.

Tip: just snack yourself silly. Try try try.
Written November 5, 2019
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Sophie S
Vancouver, Canada42 contributions
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Aug 2019 • Couples
We spent half a day ~5 hours in Danshuei and it was more than enough. The old street is right by the water, where you can find the FRESHEST seafood. We tried out a variety of shellfish and spent roughly $15CAD for 2 people. There are also many Turkish icecream vendors (the kind that tricks you) and traditional Taiwanese street foods ( see photo we ordered Ba Wan which is a Taiwanese meatball) and fish ball soup.
We went during daytime and I recommend renting a bike as it’s a nice long street by the water. Danshuei old street also turns into a night market at night with lots of cheap game vendors.
Written October 6, 2019
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michael_portland_or
Maui, HI27 contributions
Lots of fun - great place for a bike ride
Apr 2019
Rented bikes here and biked up and down the path and waterfront. Afterwards, stopped for some tasty treats in the market. Got a soft-serve ice cream that was fantastic and some bbq buns.
Written August 7, 2019
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AbuBenjamin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia254 contributions
An excellent place to watch the sunset.
Jul 2019 • Solo
Located at the end of Tamshui Fisherman's Wharf, it is a good platform on which to view the stunning sunsets and to look beyond (not in sight) of mainland China.
Written July 21, 2019
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,987 contributions
History and nature
Jul 2019 • Solo
Tamsui is outside of Taipei, but with MRT red line it is easily accessible. It is one of the three ports that were opened to foreigners toward the end of Qing dynasty, and there are plenty of historical monuments, for example Fort San Domingo. Tamsui is also rich in nature. The promenade along Tamsui river is a wonderful experience.
Written July 8, 2019
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