Danshui Old Street / Lover’s Bridge / Fisherman’s Wharf. Tamsui (淡水) is a smaller city to the north of Taipei that was the center of shipping and commerce in northern Taiwan in the 19th century. The city boasts many historical attractions, and is a popular location for viewing the sunset.
In Pingxi, every year during the Lantern Festival, people have their wishes written on sky lanterns, and release them to the skies during the Pingxi International Sky Lantern Festival. In 2009, the Lantern Festival had the presence of sky lanterns from Japan and Mexico on February 7, and ones from China on February 9.
The three roads running perpendicular to Shuqi Road (Jishan St., Qiche Rd., and Qingbian Rd.) each boast a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and cafés. Besides the main roads, there are numerous small alleys and lanes that snake around the area and sometimes even run beneath buildings.