Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf (淡水漁人碼頭)
One of the most famous locations in Taiwan, the Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is well known for its beautiful sunsets, seafood, and, more recently with young people, its high amount of party boats.
Within the past few years, the wharf has gone through a major renovation process, building several new buildings including restaurants, hotels, shops, and the Lover Bridge of Tamsui, completed in 2003. At night, the bridge illuminates with a wide variety of colours.
Since the wharf is located a bit outside of Taipei City, some visitors choose to stay overnight nearby the wharf.
The wharf hosts a ferry pier for ferries that operate the route along the Tamsui River. Ferries operate between the wharf and Tamsui Old Street, Bali, and Dadaocheng ferry pier (大稻埕碼頭) in Taipei City (located next to Daqiaotou MRT Station) or Zhongxiao Wharf in New Taipei City. Simply swipe an Easycard and board the boat. It's a great way to avoid the crippling traffic of Tamsui during the afternoon rush hour, and a fun and unique way to return to Taipei.
Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is a popular shooting location for Taiwanese serial dramas. If you are a fan of Taiwanese television serial dramas, you may recognise locations around the wharf!
The restaurants around the wharf frequently host live bands to provide entertainment for guests.
Party boats in Taipei generally depart from Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf.
The wharf is home to the Tamsui [Danshui] Lovers' Bridge (淡水情人橋), 情人桥 in simplified Chinese.