Tan-shui Travel Guide

  • Red Castle Dan-Shui Taiwan
    Red Castle Dan-Shui Taiwan
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  • Danshui Heritage Street
    Danshui Heritage Street
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  • Red Castle at Dusk Dan-shui
    Red Castle at Dusk Dan-shui
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Tan-shui Things to Do

  • Historical Places Dan-shui Taipei Taiwan

    Is best to visit Danshui in the late afternoon before sunset, the best place to view the sunset is located at Danshui Boat wharf. You can visit the Danshui historical street, Hongmao Castle, Little White House, Red Castle, Long San Temple which is all around the vicinity.

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  • Tamshui Sunset

    Before you go Thamsui, take my advice, plan your schedule in the evening, I am sure you don't want to miss Tamshui sunset as it is the main attraction in Tamshui and some says in Taiwan too. The weather might be very hot during summer, don't forget to put on sun block if you are not used to stay under the sun.While waiting, you can also enjoy some...

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  • The begin of Taiwan Civilization

    Over the left bank of Tamshui River, the archeologist found the early civilization in Taiwan, the Shisanhang People.The local government has built a very fantastic museum to show tourist how is archeology work in Taiwan and how is the early civilization started in Taiwan.

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  • University garden and campus

    In Tan-shui there is a major university, although I forgot the name. There is a beautiful garden, which I found to exhibit some ambience.I wouldn't suggest going out of your way to visit this, but if you are around Tan-shui, you should stop by - the campus is beautiful and the garden is perfect.

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  • Tanshui Fishermen's Wharf

    Fishermen's Wharf is newly constructed in these years. It is also built as a park. Both the fisher's boats and the tourist's boats stop at the pier. There is the boat from the pier to the Tanshui old town which is not far from the MRT station. You can also take the tourist boats which go around the river or even go along the north coast.There is...

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  • Aletheia University

    Alethia University was found by the missionary Dr. George Leslie Mackay in 1882. It was called Oxford College at the time to memorize Mackay's hometown, Oxford County in Canada.You can still see the old building of the Oxford College in the campus. It is a special architecture mixed with the traditional Chinese style and the Christian decorations...

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Tan-shui Restaurants

  • Delicious donuts

    Dunkin Donuts is famous donuts & cafe chainstore from East USA. Since 2005 Mister Donut from Japan has been hot in Taiwan. Dunkin Donuts followed and came to Taiwan again. At Dunkin Donuts you have to pick up donuts (50 choices) on your own and then order drinks or directly pay at counter. Your buy 5 and get 1 free or 9 for pay and 3 free. The...

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  • Delicious ice cream & nice view

    Big-Tom's ice cream is sticky and delicious, I love especially low-fat cherry, strewberry and blackberry. In the observatory of 101 one can taste big tom ice cream as well.

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  • Tam-Shui BBQ next to Holidays Karaoke

    The B.B.Q. offers various ingrediance and one can eat as much as he can. Ingredience: pork, steak, chicken, mutton, tarco, fish, shrimp, titenfish, corn, green pepper, potato, carrot, onion, vegetable, fruit, mushroom, salat, soft drink, rice etc. One grills and eats. It's great fun!!!

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  • The best restaurant in Dam-Shui...

    Red castle is red building built up in 1899 and now a beautiful restaurant. Generally speaking, it has three floors. The first and the second floors are for Chinese restaurant. The third one is Italian restaurant and caffee house. The room decoration is great and light is well-used. Dining atmosphere is romantic and can be said the best in...

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  • Cheap B.B.Q

    Taiwan local B.B.Q. It's common in Taipei Hsiu. The way to cook: first fry in oil and then grill. Each costs only 10 NTD: pork blood cake, corn, beef, pork, chicken, fish cake, tempura, chinese bread, vegetable, squid, hot dog, sausage, meat ball, fish ball, chicken hearts or liver or claw, oork bowels (guts). Frankling speaking, if you emphasize...

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  • SUPER HOT SOUP

    Taiwan has a kind of local food that the most foreigners can't accept. Its name is stinking to-fu. To-fu is famous Chinese food made of soya beans. Stinking to-fu is fermented to-fu whose smell is strong and stinking (, but for Taiwanese it smells GOOD) The way to cook stinking to-fu has two means: 1) fry 2) stew Da-Gi-Sha stews stinking to-fu with...

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Tan-shui Nightlife

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    by yatingchen Updated May 12, 2007

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    Fishermen's wharf is near Tam-Shui old street where one can take jet-boat to reach there (to and back ticket costs 160 NTD) Its land is big and some music concerts or activities are held there. There are also various restaurants and cafes.

    Fishermen's wharf is close to sea. The most attractive building is the bridge that is shining romantically at night. Taking a walk at Fishermen's wharf is comfortable and recommended for couples.

    Mimi and me night
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Tan-shui Transportation

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    by ngcsc Written Jul 23, 2005

    At ShiShanHang or BaLi, you can rent a trishaw and ride it with your family... although it is a bit hot under the summer sun, but I think it is a good family activity.

    Family day

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Tan-shui Shopping

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    by ngcsc Written Jul 23, 2005

    There are many iron egg shops in Tamshui, but this is the most famous iron egg in Tamshui.

    Some said, if never buy GrandMa's iron egg, it is just like never been to Tamshui.

    What to buy: There are 2 types of iron egg, chicken egg and small bird egg. It is very different from the century egg... Tamshui iron egg hard but tasty.... of course it is for those who love it... if you are not, my advise, don't take it.

    The famous iron egg

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Tan-shui Off The Beaten Path

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    by ngcsc Written Jul 7, 2005

    If you visit Tamshui, you can also visit the traditional cinema in Tamshui, it is one of the oldest cinema in Tamshui which still operating.

    Ticket from 150NT to 170NT.

    Tamshui cinema

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Tan-shui Sports & Outdoors

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    by yatingchen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One of the most beautiful beaches in Taiwan.

    The beach is around 1.3 km long. White sand and the water are clean. The North-East wind brings big waves and makes the place become the hot surfing spot.

    Equipment: water, towel, pad, biscuits etc.

    Bai-Sha Bay
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Tan-shui Favorites

  • Tam-Kan University Garden

    Tam-Kan University's oldest garden is famous tourism spot. Its old design attracts many visitors. Many soap operas shot there. Tourists also came here for short visit.

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  • Santiago castle

    Santiago castle was first built up by Portuguese and then occupied by the Dutch. In the history of Republic of China it was British embassy. Now it's used as exhibition of Tam-Shui history.

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  • Low Tide...

    The river front is a pleasand enough place at high tide, but when the tide rolls out here, Tanshui can leave you with that low tide feeling.. (and smell, unfortunately....)

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