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Monday, March 26, 2018

Taiwan 8D7N Free & Easy Tour - Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf (渔人码头) & Tamsui Old Street (淡水老街)

It has been more than 10 years since our last visit to Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. Back then, Denver was only 3 years old then and together we toured Taiwan as he was strapped onto the stroller. 11 years later, we took the same route back, only this time, no more strollers and Gladys is here with us too.

From Taipei Station, we took the MRT (red line) down to Tamsui Station (淡水).  The old street of Tamsui is walking distance to the train station. Since it was still early, we took bus 26 to Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf for a scenic walk by the waterfront.


It was great to be able to bring our girl with us on this trip to revisit the memories and leave our footprints together on this journey. The surroundings did not seem to have undergone major changes and the view of the setting sun is just as gorgeous.



Family Photo @ Lover's Bridge (淡水情人桥)


The Lover's Bridge represent the mast and rigging of a sailing ship and is beautifully illuminated at night. Many couples and families like to take pictures by the white-coloured cable-stayed bridge and it is a significant tourist spot in Tamsui.


Before the sun set, we took Bus 26 back to the train station and strolled along the old streets of Tamsui. 

You can find many good eats at Tamsui and one of the must eat is the old school sponge cake. The shop is easily spotted by the long line of customers queuing for the fluffy sponge cakes. You can choose to go for the original or the cheese flavour. I guess we were lucky to queue for about 30 minutes only as many said it usually takes about 1 hour. 

Patience is the key and its an art to see them overturn the sponge cake, slice the cake into large pieces and package them into boxes while waiting. We bought 2 boxes of each flavour and finished 1 box on the spot. It was truly delicious and always best to eat it when it was fresh out from the oven.

Further ahead, its another shop selling Shrimp Rolls. I do not fancy fried food but this is something interesting to try just by it's looks. 

If you are in Tamsui, do try their fish balls which are stuffed with minced pork within. The fish balls are very chewy and delicious which is a good food to share among adults and children.


Whether it is Grandma Steel Egg or Grandpa Steel Egg, this is a famous eat in Tamsui. We bought a packet to try and honestly, I am not too accustom to its' taste and texture.

Setting sun at Tamsui



Apart from the scenic view and great eats, you can also find assorted museum like this at Tamsui - 搜奇博物館. This museum showcase unbelievable collections of mutated animals specimen and other odd displays. We gave it a miss as the children are not that keen to enter (entrance fee applies) and we head on to our next destination.

Tamsui MRT Station

Check out our Taiwan 8D7N itinerary.

Visited in Nov 2016

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