I’d previously done a post on Tamsui, and in this blog post, I’d like to talk about the journey there. Bear in mind, the destination this time isn’t just Tamsui Old Street but rather Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf.
From Taipei City, one can easily hop on and take the red line towards Tamsui – but instead of taking the train to the Tamsui stop, stop at Hong Shu Lin instead. When at the station, change to the Danhai Light Rail (you will need to tap your card before entering the light rail). It will take approximately 30 minutes from Hong Shu Lin to the final destination, Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf. Note that this is a longer journey than heading to Tamsui and changing over to the local bus, but take this route if you’re not tight on time. Apart from having a pleasant view, you can also see the different sculptures by Jimmy in each of these stations.
When you’ve reached the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf station, you can follow the signs towards the wharf. You will pass Furong Hotel Tamsui, and if you’re a fan of Starbucks, you can stop by for a quick coffee break. It’s not the fanciest nor most unique Starbucks around, but it’s pretty quaint (and quiet if you’re there on a weekday).
Now for the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf – a boardwalk leads you to the ‘end’ where one can have a spectacular view of the sunset. If you’re there early and would like to wait for the sunset, you can buy some food from the stalls just under the boardwalk and bring it up to eat. You can even walk over to the Lover’s Bridge if it’s open (it was under construction when I went).
Here’s a view of the sunset I took during my most recent trip.
There’s just something so comforting about the sunset.
Apart from the old street, head over to Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf if you’re in the vicinity. The view of the sunset is really fantastic.