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Things to do in Danshui, CN

Check out Some Stone Lions
Check out Some Stone Lions

The foreigners might have left Danshui, but their existence had since been incorporated into Danshui’s history, culture and architecture.Today, Danshui is a top spot to explore in New Taipei City, where modern structures like the Lovers’ Bridge at Fisherman’s Wharf and red-bricked old buildings co-exist as if meant to be.

Check out the old Customs Wharf
Check out the old Customs Wharf

A special attraction ticket for tourists is available for NT$80, permitting access to Tamsui Museum, Hongmao Cheng, Tamsui Customs House Museum, and Hobe Fort. Popular destinations in Tamsui include: Tamsui Old Street (Danshui Old Street, 淡水老街)

Go for a Cruise
Go for a Cruise

The foreigners might have left Danshui, but their existence had since been incorporated into Danshui’s history, culture and architecture.Today, Danshui is a top spot to explore in New Taipei City, where modern structures like the Lovers’ Bridge at Fisherman’s Wharf and red-bricked old buildings co-exist as if meant to be.

Step Back in Time at Fort San Domingo
Step Back in Time at Fort San Domingo

Following this, the Dutch built another fort called “Fort Antonio” near the ruins of Fort San Domingo. Since local residents in Tamsui at the time referred to the Dutch disdainfully as red haired savages, the fort was nicknamed Hong Mao Chen (紅毛城), which literally means “red hair fortress” in Chinese.

source: rtaiwanr.com
Take a Walk Down Old Street. Danshui's Old Street is a Hive of Activity Especially at the Weekend
Take a Walk Down Old Street. Danshui's Old Street is a Hive of Activity Especially at the Weekend

Lots and lots of food. As you exit the Danshui / Tamsui MRT Station, just follow the crowd and pretty much everyone is going towards the direction of the old street. A few classic Danshui street foods include fishballs with meat fillings (淡水鱼丸), “a gei” (阿给), braised eggs (铁蛋)and fish crackers (鱼苏).

Visit Fisherman's Wharf
Visit Fisherman's Wharf

The restaurants around the wharf frequently host live bands to provide entertainment for guests. Party boats in Taipei generally depart from Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf. The wharf is home to the Tamsui [Danshui] Lovers' Bridge (淡水情人橋), 情人桥 in simplified Chinese.

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Visit Hobe Fort.,
Visit Hobe Fort.,

Visit the Hobe Fort (滬尾巴炮台) The fort was built during the Qing Dynasty in 1886 by German engineer Max E. Hecht, appointed by Ming-Chuan Liu, the first appointment governer of Taiwan. The inscription of “Bei Men Suo Yao” (Key to the North Gate) by Ming-Chuan Liu still remains on the entrance to the fort.