Aletheia University

Aletheia University, Tamsui: Tickets, Tours, Address, Aletheia University Reviews: 4/5

Aletheia University
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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.

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JensTetz
Berlin, Germany322 contributions
Peaceful place with interesting architecture
Nov 2018
During the weekend this is a quiet and peaceful place not far from the British Consulate and Fort San Domingo. If you are around take the chance to walk around the university area to watch the nice architecture and to take some photos.
Written October 6, 2019
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8snowflake8
Asia352 contributions
Serene and pleasant
Sep 2019 • Couples
A pleasant leafy area for a stroll. It was interesting to see Oxford College and read the history of the area. We were fortunate to catch a pipe organ rehearsal in the church.
Written October 1, 2019
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Citra
Bandung, Indonesia33 contributions
Place for taking pictures
Sep 2019 • Friends
Well, the things that you can do here is taking photos as the architecture is western style. Besides that, there is also a small museum about the history of that place and its free. However, think twice if you are coming here in summer or begining of autumn because you have to climb a short slope to reach there and it might be exhausting to walk there in the middle of hot weather
Written September 16, 2019
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AbuBenjamin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia254 contributions
Astonishing architecture, amazing ambience
Jul 2019 • Solo
A short detour from the walk from Tamsui MRT to Tamshui Fisherman's Wharf will lead you to Aletheia University. Its origins date back to 1888 when Oxford College was founded on the site by Revd. George Leslie Mackay, a Canadian Presbyterian missionary who had arrived in Tamsui in 1872. The original building still stands, located amidst a picturesque garden. The imposing chapel of Aletheia University stands opposite this modest structure, providing a stark contrast between old and new. A statue of Mackay landing on Tamsui is nearby next to the river.
Written July 21, 2019
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,987 contributions
Private university
Jul 2019 • Solo
Aletheia University is an old private university in Tamsui. It is no problem for tourists to enter and walk around. The campus is like a park, and their buildings are somewhat European. As I visited, the semester had been over and no student was in campus. If you are tired of walking in Tamsui, it is a good place to take a rest.
Written July 6, 2019
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bcheong
Singapore, Singapore25,751 contributions
Truth
Mar 2019 • Couples
Founded in 1882 by a canadian missionary and originally called oxford college. Just next to san domingo fort which i was visiting. Renamed aletheia (greek for truth) in 1992
Written March 17, 2019
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LHOVancouver
Vancouver, Canada988 contributions
Wonderful Old Colonial feel walking around one of the first Western Universities in Taiwan/Asia...
Jan 2018 • Friends
We had heard much of the Canadian Mackay Family who came as missionaries to this part of Taiwan and helped to build what was originally called Oxford College Taiwan. Walking around campus, now a sports/Christian college is special. See the museum with lots of photos and authentic historical pieces. Good luck and enjoy!
Written February 10, 2018
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wheretojenny
Davao City, Philippines184 contributions
Interesting structure but nothing else to do
Nov 2017 • Solo
It looks old and interesting really. You can just take a few snaps and go on. There's nothing else to do here than take a picture.
Written November 18, 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,756 contributions
interesting And Varied Architecture
Feb 2017 • Couples
The University sits at the rear of the Fort Santo Domingo and has a variety of interesting architecture in picturesque gardens. if you are visiting this part of Tamsui worth a walk through.
Written February 13, 2017
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OISEAU_K
Seoul, South Korea1,646 contributions
Aletheia Univ.
Dec 2016 • Solo
I was looking for the sites(high school places) from the moive, Secret, and mistaken this university is the one. However, it was one of places for the movie, but it was not the high school. Anyway, because of coming Christmas, they made very nice decoration in the garden. Lots of tourists were there to enjoy its illumination. Good to visit if you are Fort San Domingo which is 5 min walk away from this university.
Written December 22, 2016
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