Tamsui Old Street
In 1860, two major Taiwanese Ports opened to foreign trade. One was in Tainan, South Taiwan; the other in Tamsui. Immediately, the areas around these two ports began to flourish.
By the start of the 20th century, Tamsui had become Taiwan's major port. The main street by the port quickly filled with vendors selling all kinds of goods. Today, descendants of these vendors continue to sell their goods in street stalls and shops along "Tamsui Old Street".
On Old Street, you'll find traditional Tamsui fare, such as A-Gei, "iron eggs", and fried fish crackers. Other stalls offer almond tea, glutinous rice snacks, red bean cakes, and stinky tofu skewers. People come from all across Asia to try these "street snacks", to shop for souvenirs, and to watch the sun setting over the beautiful Tamsui River.
How to get there
From Tamkang University, take the Red 27 or the 28 buses to the Tamsui MRT Station. Once you arrive, walk along the promenade behind the station until you get to the nearby Starbucks. Old Street starts from the street entrance next to Starbucks.