Tamsui Old Street

Tamsui Old Street is a boardwalk-like area full of shops, carnival games, restaurants, cafés, and
xiaochi snacks are located along the riverfront in Tamsui (Danshui).

The waterfront is the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Tamsui River. Vendors generally
start in the afternoon operating until the last MRT train at 12 midnight. Visitors who arrive early
can take a walk around the town and check out other attractions in the area.

You can take the ferry from the pier at Tamsui Old Street across Bali Left Bank, a quiet waterfront
area favored by cyclists. Other ferry destinations include Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf,
Dadaocheng Wharf and back to Taipei City.

The English name “Tamsui” originated from the Taiwanese Hokkien name for the town, roughly
pronounced in Hokkien as dǎm zwèe. In reality, this town is referred to everyone under the
Mandarin Chinese name “Danshui”.