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jeffryb wrote a review Oct 2020
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions87 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: August 2020
CdnLovesTravel787 wrote a review May 2020
Vancouver, Canada2,940 contributions204 helpful votes
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.…
Date of experience: February 2020
J&S_Singapore wrote a review Apr 2020
Singapore, Singapore3,261 contributions423 helpful votes
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!…
Date of experience: January 2020
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KuanJiaJun@SEU338E wrote a review Apr 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia99 contributions15 helpful votes
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.
Date of experience: December 2019
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祐瑄 李 wrote a review Apr 2020
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.
Date of experience: April 2020