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“A pleasant stroll”
Review of Sanxia Old Street

Sanxia Old Street
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is a pleasant place to stroll after visiting the adjacent Qing Shui Zhu Shi temple. Plenty of snacks ... the squid balls were especially good, but the cow horn cakes are a wee bit too buttery, though worth a try. There is an interesting temple there too with a palenquin outside containing the goddess Mazu (the Empress of Heaven) which can be crawled under for good luck.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Supposed to be spooky since it used to be a coffin makers street,but rather funny with all the food /nick knack/handicraft stores...if you go see ZUSHI TEMPLE, next to old street,much more interesting

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is a charming small town that offers wonderful photography opportunities. The two storey red brick houses that lined both sides of the street dated back to the Japanese colonial period. The street isn't long. About a kilometer at most.

We visited on a weekday and the street wasn't crowded. Along the old street, you get to see shops selling ceramics, traditional clothing, lots of snacks and their infamous Cow's Horn Bread. Some of the shops retail pretty interesting ceramics.

If you have half a day to spare and likes photography, I would recommend making a trip out to Sanxia Old Street. We took a train to Yingge Train Station. It's about 45min from Taipei Main Station. There's a mini bus that picks up passengers right outside the station. It has a signboard placed on it dashboard that says "San Xia". Inform the driver that you are heading to San Xia Old Street and the driver will notify you on the stop to alight. The bus ride was about 15min. Tap your metro card when boarding and alighting the bus. From the bus stop, walk about 5min pass the morning market street and you will arrive at San Xia Old Street. Look out for road signs if you were lost.

To head back to Yingge Train station, you can walk back to where you first alight, cross the road to the opposite bus stop and keep a lookout for the same mini bus.

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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Sanxia old street has many food shops, street hawkers, clothes, bags, accessories and shoe shops. Just like other Old streets. It is however, a mixture of old and new shops along the street and there is lots to explore.

The main highlight here seems to be the Cow's Horn Bread. There are many bakeries selling it and there are many iterations of this pastry. I was brought to the originator bakery and tried the original recipe. I actually found it a little too hard and plain compared to the modern new cream filled ones. Anyway, try some and bring some home if you wish.

There is a shop here which makes chinese seals. I got a seal made of bull's horn, computer carved in 20mins while you wander the rest of the streets. All for the princely sum of NT500, which is actually really reasonable. They also have acrylic and wooden seals, each comes with a case and a little ink pad. A nice keepsake or unique signature for documents or artwork. This little shop also duplicates keys if you are on the lookout for it.

2  Thank DrChristophe
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

A nice street with a warm local people. Nice street view, just like back to times. One of the shop serve a famous bread which is locally known as "Golden Horn" aka croissant, which is taste so nice.

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