Taipei 133 – Tamsui District (淡水区)

Tamsui (淡水, or Danshui, Danshuei, Tamshui) is a smaller town to the north of Taipei that used to be the center of shipping and commerce in northern Taiwan in the 19th century. The town is still popular with visitors and boasts many historical attractions, also it is a popular location for viewing the sunset. We took the MRT Danshui (Red) Line to its northern end at Danshui Station. The ride is roughly 40 minutes from Taipei Main Station. Once there, we walked past the Tamsui Old Street and Waterfront (淡水老街) and got to buy the ferry ticket to Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水渔人码头). Once we reached the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水渔人码头), the famous “Lover’s Bridge” (情人桥) greeted our sight. 
According to Wikitravel, the “Lover’s Bridge”, a single slanted tower cable stay pedestrian
bridge, that is modeled after a sailing ship’s mast and rigging, spans
the harbor. The bridge’s illumination changes color at night, making
this area a favorite with local couples and romantics, and is also a
popular site for shooting Taiwanese drama serials.
It was a quiet stroll along the peaceful fishing village of Tamsui in the evening and we definitely saw a different side of Taipei. 
 Tourist Map at Tamsui District
 Tamsui Old Street and Waterfront (淡水老街)
 Iron Egg at (鐵蛋) at Tamsui Old Street and Waterfront (淡水老街)
 Pork Sausage at Tamsui Old Street and Waterfront (淡水老街)
 Pork Sausage at Tamsui Old Street and Waterfront (淡水老街)
 Ferry to Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水渔人码头)

 One the Ferry to Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf
Ferry to Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf
 The “Lover’s Bridge” (情人桥)
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