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Review of Danshuei

Ranked #3 of 536 things to do in Xinbei
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

spacious park along the seaside, very windy and many couple and families are playing around this area, harmony, joyful and sweet!

Visited October 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“It's all right”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

2nd time been to Danshuei area. Got there around 1030 and most of the shops weren't opened. Nice stroll along the "Old Street" and managed to got plenty of photo along the way w/o the crowds.

I found the prices for street food slightly higher than those in the Taipei city area.

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Take a ferry ride to Bali (across the shore). It's only 4x TWD r/t.

Visited April 2014
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

It was a Saturday morning and surprisingly most stalls are not fully opened. Nothing spectacular. We visited en route to Yilan.

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San Jose, California
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“What the locals do on the weekends?”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I was hesitant to go to this "fishing village" but was pleasantly surprised once I got there. The street right off the water is filled with restaurants and fun little kiosks (some stuff here is cheaper than kiosks next to water). But mostly everyone gravitates towards the water and there's tons of restaurants, snacks, etc. there. Lots of families and couples just walking around. Also quite a show by the Turkish ice cream vendor!! He's amazing!!!!

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great view, fabulous food, educational”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The MRT takes you right to Tamsui. Spend an afternoon there, just walking around, discovering the sights, food, history. We were there on a Monday and it was pleasantly quiet.

We had lunch at Hei Dian, a small restaurant recommended by a local. It is on the left just before you reach the old street. The signature dish is the pork rib noodle. Delicious!

The old street features the famous teidan and fish crackers. Go ahead and try them and decide which one you prefer.

Walk along the promenade and enjoy the view. At the end of it, take a right and walk a little more to visit Fort San Domingo. It has a limit of 40 visitors at a time so you might have to wait a little. As Monday was a quiet day, we breezed through the Fort. Learn a little about the fort, its history, the people who were there. All exhibits are in English and Chinese.

At the end of the visit, exit at the back and visit the old Oxford College, which is now Aletheia University. Walk through the finance faculty building and you will find The Residence of Mackay, The Residence of Misses, The Residence of Reverends. These are now converted into offices.

Visit the Tamsui Church, statue of Rev Mackay. As you walk further, you will be greeted with more Tamsui delights like the famous fishballs and this delicious cake that we had to queue for 30 minutes. It was well worth the wait as it was fresh out of the oven and it was heavenly! Only available in 1 size and 2 flavours - original (NT90) or cheese (NT130). Watch the chef prep and measure the cake before cutting it. Yes, the chef made sure that every serving is exact! It was DELICIOUS!

Highly recommended!

Visited April 2014
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