Tamshui Former British Consulate

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Tamshui Former British Consulate

Tamshui Former British Consulate
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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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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,904 contributions
Consulate has a checkered history
Aug 2021
The first British Consulate was established in 1861, when the Imperial Chinese court in Peking was forced to open Taiwan to trade following China's defeat in the Second Opium War The Consulate has had a checkered history, and it is now known as Fort Santo Domingo. The Consulate was established at Tamsui because it was, at that time, an important trading port.
Written August 7, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,904 contributions
Former consulate is relic of Empire
Mar 2021
The former British Consulate has a good outlook over the Tamshui River, where it meets the ocean. Tamshui was once an important port. The Consulate is a handsome double story building built of red brick. It performed its consular function until 1980, when sovereignty was returned to the Republic of China on Taiwan. The British, who were amongst the first governments to recognize the People's Republic of China, soon found that dealing with Beijing was not easy going. The former Consulate is a reminder of the British Empire's long involvement in the Far East.
Written April 3, 2021
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Monument to empire
Aug 2020
The Tamshui Former British Consulate is a monument to empire. It was a combination of diplomatic post and armed garrison. It belonged to the United Kingdom until it was returned to the Republic of China. in 1980. It has an expansive view over the Tamshui River at the point where it meets the Pacific Ocean.
Written October 10, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,904 contributions
Now called Fort Santo Domingo
Oct 2020
The British Consulate at Tamshui in now called Fort Santo Domingo. It is a solidly built building, which was a consulate well after the United Kingdom recognised Beijing., by some quirk of fate. The consulate dates from the 19th century, it was built to last.
Written October 10, 2020
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JensTetz
Berlin, Germany322 contributions
Nice historic place
Nov 2018
The former british consulate is a good place to find out more about the colonial history of Taiwan. Even though the building is situated on a small hill, the view is not as good as from the British consulate in Kaohsiung, but it's still nice here. You can sit in the shade of the trees and take a rest. There's also a good souvenir shop.
Written October 6, 2019
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Yoli Weng
Taipei, Taiwan68 contributions
A building with Taiwan's history
Aug 2018
It is an amazing place! You can see British culture in this red Chinese building. Sometimes you can see exhibition about British culture, like ancient furniture...
Written May 21, 2019
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spiv005
Manila, Philippines280 contributions
A slice of colonial history
Apr 2019 • Friends
The building within the grounds of Fort San Domingo and was built by the British when they leased the fort as a consulate in the late 1800s.

The rooms are reminiscent of a colonial past and look like a home from home for the people that would have lived and worked there, including furniture and other goods that would have been shipped from Britain, and gave an insight into that period of history.

Written April 14, 2019
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bcheong
Singapore, Singapore25,752 contributions
Former
Mar 2019 • Couples
Built in 1891 and next to fort san domingo. Able to enter some parts and there are some descriptions
Written March 17, 2019
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LHOVancouver
Vancouver, Canada988 contributions
Nice colonial architecture and views of the Sea...
Jan 2018 • Friends
Easy walking in this neighbourhood up the hill. Free if on weekends and lots of young people from Alethia university nearby. Old Mackay Family home also close by on this walking route. Good luck and enjoy!
Written February 10, 2018
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wheretojenny
Davao City, Philippines184 contributions
House stuff and tarpaulins with info
Nov 2017 • Solo
The artifacts left are only the household items that they used in the past... Not that interesting really... Other than that, yes... tarpaulins with information about the former Bristish Consulates etc. The facade outside is good for taking pictures tho.
Written November 18, 2017
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