Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tamsui Old Street is a wonderful contrast to the busy-ness of Taipei City. Just a few minutes walk from Tamsui MRT Station, the old street is easily accessible and impossible to miss. You'll surely find something worth tasting among the diverse snacks available here. An ice cream cone longer than your face will amaze adults and children alike. The tiny “Iron Eggs” with their rich, chewy flavor will be hard to stop once you started. Enjoying a cup of sour plum juice with the gentle riverside breeze is a great way to cool off on a summer afternoon. Or a bowl of fish ball soup with a famous 阿給 “ā gěi” (fried tofu filled with glass noodles) makes for a memorable local experience. Eaten to the sound of talented buskers, with the beautiful view of the setting sun before you, it is no surprise that people love this place!
Nevertheless, Tamsui is definitely more than just food. We recommend hopping on a rental bicycle and exploring the mangrove ecology on the riverside trail. Or taking a cruise from Tamsui to Bali across the river, where you can absorb the beautiful scenery of Guanyin Mountain. Many also like to bring a book and kick back at a café on the riverside for an idyllic respite. And if that is not enough for you, check out the nearby Wuji Tianyuan Temple (無極天元宮) for cherry blossoms in spring and Tough Guy Peak (觀音山硬漢嶺) for an amazing night view.
- Our tour Tamsui Waterfront Breeze tour is the perfect option for those needing recommendations for what to eat at Tamsui Old Street! Our friendly guides can provide you with advice, allowing you to immerse yourself in a local experience.
- Most shops are open between 11:00 and 19:00.
- Just a warning, Tamsui Old Street is especially crowded on weekends.