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“Worth for a visit !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dasi Old Town

Dasi Old Town
Ranked #7 of 194 things to do in Taoyuan
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238 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Worth for a visit !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Good and yummy food available, and the price is very reasonable. The old building full of history and good for photo shooting.

Visited January 2013
Thank Kendy M
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Slow and relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

Daxi Old Street is filled with diverse stores with the façade designed in a Baroque style that is a perfect blend of the East and West. In the past, the architect would cover and hide their work before completing as they were afraid that their original design would be plagiarized by others.

Walking along the street enjoy the old building. According to the driver during weekend most of the shos will open and very crowded. We went during the weekday, not all shops open but you don't have to join the crowd where you can enjoy the walk along the old street. Our driver suggested us to walk along the Daxi River where he will pick us up at the opposite of the bridge. Adjacent to the Daxi Old Street is the beautiful Baroque style Daxi Bridge that offers romantic sunset views along with lights in the evening making the bridge a popular Taiwan tourist attraction among visitors of all ages. A great walk and you will have a different view along the walk. It was so windy and cooling. It took us about half an hour or more to walk as we stop and take picture enjoyed the view.

Daxi specialties, such as firm tofu that are made into many flavors, old-time flavor tofu pudding that can dry one’s thirst, and peanut caramel candy that are handmade. There are also a number of stores selling traditional folklore toys and goods that children may learn the life of people back in old days and for the adults to refresh their childhood memories. If you are looking for bamboo tea tray, you should get it from here. I bought one which is very cheap. Besides that QQ仙楂粒 was great, we bought a few bottles back home. Children will loved that.

Visitors may find many restaurants opened near the reservoir serving fresh reservoir fish delicacies. The most popular way of savoring the fresh fish 活鱼 is to have the fish made into different flavors. if you have a group of people you can order one fish and chef can cook for you in 10 different ways. The fresh fish of Shihmen Reservoir have a fresh and tender taste. But do note that there are lots of bone in the fish. For us only 5 of us including the driver we ordered the fish in 2 different ways of cooking. The restaurant only serve 活鱼 plus some other dishes.

Visited December 2012
5 Thank JoyceAw40
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Kitchener, Canada
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“Fun place to spend the day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

I really enjoyed this area. It has a great view of the mountains and the old buildings are really nice to see. There's tons of food carts and entertainment. Although there is some street traffic, I felt like I could wander the streets a little more comfortably while looking around at all the stalls. There are plenty of temples around to check out, plus a lot more you can do in the area.

Visited July 2012
3 Thank Jeni_L_12_12
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Singapore, Singapore
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“My Favourate Old Town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is my second visit to Dasi Old Town in 6 months. Did not plan to revisit but since it is in Taoyuan and we hvae a morning before flight, why not? I am glad we did, we depthen our love for Dasi in the rainy morning without tourist crowd.
You can see more photos on my travel blog, the most recent is Taiwan June 2012 Day 9, or Taiwan December 2011 Day 13.


Visited June 2012
7 Thank 1place1dream
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“Historic heritage town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

It is a good example of 19 century buildings in Taiwan as the town was prosperous for trading and agriculture.Travelers can view plenty of bronze status of President Chiang Kai-shek and visit his tomb nearby. It is a bit overcrowded with visitors from mainland China.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank KYNG
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