Tamshui Old Street

Tamshui Old Street, Tamsui: Address, Phone Number, Tamshui Old Street Reviews: 4/5

Tamshui Old Street
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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, Australia8,877 contributions
A really peculiar old street
Aug 2021
Taiwan has quite a number of "old streets," but Tamsui is the best. The street is composed of old houses and shops, which are several stories tall. The narrow street twists and turns for several hundred yards. Apart from the common souvenirs, it also has edibles such as toasted dried squid, which some visitors may think are a bit odd. By the way, the MRT Red Line terminates in Tamsui.
Written August 7, 2021
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Vivian
New Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
A good place to take a walk
Jan 2021
Tamshui Old Street is my family's favorite place. It has a lot of delicious foods and funny goods. I like to eat fish balls and pork buns. Sometimes I will eat super big ice cream. And It certainly makes of strawberry and mango. In addition to eating, that has a funny play that we can play together. I like to play ''shoot water polos'', ''circle throwing'', ''catch fish'', and ''play marbles''. That makes me feel like a child. So I recommend everyone can go there to relax.
Written June 16, 2021
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
A really old street
Aug 2020
The Danshui Old Street is really old. It twists and turns, and is several stories high -- the buildings almost meets in the middle. The shops are interesting, they have all sorts of interesting wares.
Written October 10, 2020
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CdnLovesTravel787
Vancouver, Canada2,931 contributions
Great Shopping in Tamsui
Feb 2020
Tamsui is a district at the top of Taiwan Island in Taipei. Tamsui was named after the river that runs through it. There is a lot of history here, of aboriginal peoples, of Portugese, Chinese, Japanese. In 1997, the red metro line reached Tamsui and tourism increased dramatically. It is a beautiful area, very mountainous and green.

My friends and I walked through the famous, old shopping street parallel to the wharf, which by itself, is also fabulous for shopping. Lots of baking, Taiwanese foods offered, souvenirs, clothing, anything and everything it seemed. We stopped for soft ice cream cones in green tea flavour.

Tamsui is easy to get to as it is the last metro stop by same name, north on the island. It is a very vibrant district of Taipei.
Written May 11, 2020
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore3,393 contributions
A must-visit淡水老街
Jan 2020
Wifey said this is a must-visit Day Trip, The last stop of the MRT-Danshui Line (捷運淡水線) it took us just 30 mins to reach from Ximen sta where we stayed.
The station is spacious and new but just crossed the road and the nostalgic feel begins, as we walk towards 淡水老街 just 15 mins away..
2 rows of shop house with narrow road await us as we walked closer to what’s the beginning of the interesting street.=> a narrow market with makeshift shelters where sellers hanker their sale/wares, really remind us of HK’s older Stanley market.! It was packed and definitely smells of a wet-market!
Tamsui Old Street is a boardwalk-like area full of shops, carnival games, restaurants, cafés, and local snacks. We find “fun” exploring the streets stalls and shops and even took a meal at the famous 阿給 “ā gěi” (fried tofu filled with glass noodles) served with a hot sauce. It is not expensive and taste good to us, completing a memorable local experience.
Running parallel to 淡水老街 is a waterfront “promenade” with shops too! This the riverfront in Tamsui (Danshui).
Tamsui Old Street is indeed a wonderful contrast to the busy of Taipei City. And we promised ourselves we will be back for more, to explore the yet-to-be explored parts!
Written April 25, 2020
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KuanJiaJun@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia99 contributions
Chilling and relax place
Dec 2019
Take a train ride to Tamshui Station. Walk around the riverside and a bit cold in evening and can enjoy the sunset. Recommend to foodie because there are a lot of street food in Tamshui Old Street. Can spend 3-4 hours to discover this place.
Written April 19, 2020
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祐瑄 李
1 contribution
A good place to relax!
Apr 2020 • Solo
The transportation is very convenient for me to Tamsui Old Street. There are many delicious food such as Milk Mochi and Agei. Moreover the beautiful river view and sunset impressed me a lot! I think it will be a good choice for me to hang out with my friends.
Written April 10, 2020
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WeiHuang91
Singapore, Singapore699 contributions
Relax, chilling, and nice to spend a good afternoon here!
Feb 2020
This is place that you have to visit for the following reason:

1) Lots of street food options along the stretch of the Tamshui Old Street! I tried really great BBQ cuttle fish, Fried Corn and fried squid around the area!

2) Nice and interesting souvenirs can be spotted around the areas as well! Some of my friends even managed to get a few interesting items as gifts for their friends!

3) Cooling sea Breeze around the area, which is excellent for tourist and visitors to take a nice walk along the stretch, take a good OOTD shot and enjoy good time around the area!

Overall, must visit, but bearing in mind that traveling time can be long, so if you want to catch the sunset you have to plan your time well (sunset is usually around 5ish so reaching around 3-4 will be ideal!)
Written March 25, 2020
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Talitha M
Arnhem, The Netherlands1,933 contributions
Must visit!
Mar 2020 • Solo
This was such a fun place to visit!! Walk around town, see some of the 'hotspots' and try local food/snacks, take a walk on the waterside and enjoy!!
Written March 22, 2020
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Praise371
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Must Go Place
Oct 2019
So much things to see and buy. A must go place in Tawian. If you are tired there is a cosy and nice coffee place serving nice coffee.
Written February 12, 2020
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