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Scenic Spots in Tamsui  2014/08/10

Here we introduce four scenic spots around Tamsui.  

  • Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf
Address: No.135, Guanhai Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan
Phone: 886-2-26221020
Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is famous for its Lover’s Bridge, Wooden Path and Sea Viewing Square. At night, the Lover’s Bridge is lit up by lights and become a glowing landmark on the Tamsui River Delta. The many couples here give the Fisherman's Wharf a romantic touch. The scenery platform is the perfect place to watch "Sunset over Tamsui", one of the eight scenes of Taiwan. When the sun sets, the golden glow of the rivers makes for an unforgettable sight. Underneath the Wooden Path is a retail arcade that serves food, coffee and specialty snacks. Bike rental is also available.  
Public transportation:
1. Take MRT and transfer bus At MRT Tamsui station, take bus (Red 26, R23, 836) to Fisherman's Wharf.
2. Take MRT and transfer ferry Get off at MRT Tamsui station and walk to Tamsui ferry pier (about 15 minutes). Then Transfer the ferry to Fisherman's Wharf.
Tamsui Ferry Pier—Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf
Taipei Shipping (臺北航運): full fare NT$50, half fare NT$ 25
Shunfon Shipping (順風航業): full fare NT$60, half fare NT$30      



  • Shihsanhang Museum of Archeology
http://www.sshm.ntpc.gov.tw/
Address:No. 200 Bowuguan Road, Bali Township, Taipei County
Tel:886-2-26191313
The Tamsui River bank was once an archeology site for excavators in search of pottery, iron implements and other evidence of the past. It had been named Shihsanhang dig and later the Shihsanhang Museum of Archeology was built on the site. There is declination as you approach the museum to reflect the sensation of going into a dig. There are study rooms, an octagonal theater, something about preservation of the remains and a treasury exploring those remains.  
Public transportation:
1. Tamsui MRT Station → Ferry→ Shuttle Bus (Red No.13, Left Bank Park Stop) →  Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology (Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology Stop) (approx. 40 minutes)
2. Tamsui MRT Station→Ferry → Bicycle (approx 4km) →Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology (approx. 60 minutes)
3. Guandu MRT Station→Shuttle Bus (Red No 13, Guandu MRT Station Stop) → Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology (approx. 25 minutes)  


  • Glastory
Chinese website: http://legendofglastory.blogspot.tw/
Address:No.1-7, Kouhuzi, Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan
Phone: 886-2-2625-6972
Business hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 - 18:00
Glastory embraces the creative ideals of "Innovation, Perseverance and Commitment". The creative designs are set against a cultural backdrop to create practical everyday items with artistic value. From there, it seeks to realize the sense of style and cultural sophistication that modern people are searching for today. Here glass is no longer a distant and unapproachable. The glass workshop will soon allow the general public to view the glassmaking process and take part in DIY workshops. Through the workshop, visitors can not only learn to appreciate the aesthetics of glass but also create their very own special work, making it suitable for visitors of all ages.  
Public transportation: Take Taipei Metro to Tamsui station → transfer local bus (F102) →about 15 minutes→get off at kohu stop (口湖站) → take a 5-minute walk  (F102 schedule: 09:00,10:30,12:50,15:50,16:40,18:30)  


  • Yuandao Guanyin Temple
Chinese website: http://www.yuandao.org.tw/
Address:3 Anzinei, Tamsui District, New Taipei City
Tel:886-2-26269242
Opening:Tuesday to Friday 9:30-19:00 Weekend: 9:30-20:00 uandao Guanyin
Temple is a Tang Dynasty style architecture using wood as its main structure. The garden’s design is very elegant and unburdens the mind. Through the entrance, a cool waterfall is next to some artificial landscaping. The main path leading to the temple is a series of downhill stone steps. Lush trees are on both sides, stone statues are everywhere, displaying the solemnity of the temple. Although it is forbidden to take pictures in the temple’s hall, there is a café on the rooftop that oversees the Taiwan Strait, a panoramic view of the sea merging with the sky. The exhilarating beauty will definitely make this a worthwhile trip.  
Public transportation: Free shuttle bus between temple and MRT Hongshulin Station. The shuttle stop (PutiJingjin station) is at opposite to MRT Hongshulin station.  
PutiJingjin station Address: 1F., No.55, Sec. 2, Jhongjheng E. Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-88096600   

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