Tamsui Old Street

Delicious street food, cheap souvenirs and amazing views

Tamsui Old Street is a popular day market located on the riverside promenade in Tamsui (Danshui). The market has an abundance of famous eateries, souvenir shops and interactive actives. Each year the market attracts thousands of local and international tourists making it one of Taipei’s major tourist hubs.

The market is well-known for its street food – much of which includes fresh locally caught seafood – its cheap souvenir shops and its amazing seaside view. Its location on the riverside in northern Taiwan provides stunning scenery of the ocean that is particularly romantic during sunset from the Tamsui Lovers’ Tower.

Visiting the old street market is a nice addition to the historic town and great way to experience Taiwan’s unique market culture. Each day the market opens around 10:00AM with peak times occurring in the early afternoon.


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Visiting Tamsui Old Street is a nice addition to visiting the historical sights around Tamsui and is considered a must-do attraction for the area. Being located away from the centre of Taipei also means food and merchandise is cheaper than markets in the city.

Popular street food

Food in Tamsui is famous for its high quality street snacks and fresh seafood. The most famous foods sold in Tamsui Old Street market is the deep-fried tofu pockets (ā gěi), the iron egg, fish crackers (yú sū) and seafood & squid skewers.

Tamsui Old Street food

Other popular foods sold at the market include black pork sausage (hēi máo zhūròu cháng), egg cake (jīdàn dàngāo).

Dining at the seafood restaurants in Tamsui is another popular choice and good way to try the locally caught seafood. The most well-known near the old street being Danshui Fu Lai Restaurant and Peacock Peacock King.


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  How To Get There

Zhongzheng Road, Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 251


Getting to Tamsui Old Street from Taipei is easiest by MRT. Take the Tamsui–Xinyi red line to the northern terminus station Tamsui (sometimes referred to as Danshui Station). From the MRT station signage will direct you along the promenade to Tamsui Old Street (5 minutes).


The Tamsui Ferry travels between Tamsui Wharf & Fisherman’s Wharf, the Tamsui Wharf and Bali Waterfront. Bali Waterfront (on the lefthand side bank) is a relaxing waterfront area that is also popular with cyclists.

Ferries operate Mon-Fri 07:00-19:00 and Sat-Sun 07:00-20:00. Tamsui Ferry Wharf – Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf tickets can be purchased online or on location (around NTD$30 for concession and NTD$60 for adults), and also accept EasyCard.

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