Tamsui [Danshui] Old Street (淡水老街)
Located along the riverfront in Tamsui (Danshui), Tamsui Old Street is a boardwalk-like area full of shops, carnival games, restaurants, cafés, and xiaochi snacks.
The waterfront area is a great place to watch the sunset over the Tamsui River. Vendors will generally start in the afternoon and stay open until the last MRT train at 12 midnight. Visitors who arrive early can first walk around the town area and visit other local attractions.
A ferry can be taken from the pier at Tamsui Old Street across to Bali Left Bank (八里左岸), a relaxing waterfront area popular with cyclists. EasyCard (悠遊卡) is accepted on this ferry. Other ferry services travel to Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf (淡水漁人碼頭) and Dadaocheng Wharf (大稻埕碼頭) back in Taipei City.
The English name "Tamsui" is a romanisation of the original Taiwanese Hokkien name for the town, roughly pronounced in Hokkien as dǎm zwèe. In actuality, everyone refers to this town by the Mandarin Chinese name "Danshui".
Tamsui Old Street may be posted on signage as "Dan Shui Lao Jie".