Attractions Information

Tamsui Town

Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

The Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf is well-known by its beautiful sunset and fresh seafood.
While having sightseeing and leisure facilities, it still holds its functionality as a harbor for fishing boats.

Lover Bridge of Tamsui, a white-colored Cable-stayed bridge, derived its name since it was started on February 14, 2003, Valentine's Day.
The total length is approximately 196 meters and the walk across takes approximately 3 minutes.
You may appreciate the sunset from the bridge.

Transportation: Metro Tamsui station Red 26 bus Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

Tickets: Free

Fort San Domingo (Fort Antonio) & Tamsui Historic Sites Institute (Click for more information)

Fort San Domingo (Fort Antonio) is the most prominent monument to foreign involvement in Taiwan. It was first built in 1629 by the Spanish. The fort was intended to aid the imposition of Spanish rule over the local Chinese and aboriginal populations in North Taiwan.

The fort was captured by the Dutch in 1642 when they drove the Spanish from the island. The Dutch replaced the Spanish-built stockade with a fort made of stone. The fort became known as the "Hung-Mao Cheng" (Fort of the Red Hair) in reference to the foreign appearance of its Dutch occupants.

In 1980, Fort San Domingo was designated as a historic site of the first grade. Its position overlooking the mouth of the Tamshui (Tamsui) River makes it a particularly attractive scenic spot, especially at sunset. Local visitors, particularly young couples and students, love taking photographs around the fort.

Transportation: Metro Tamsui station → Bus Red 26 or cross-boundary bus 836 → Hung-Mao Cheng

Tickets: Free

Shihsanhang Museum (Click for more information)

In 1992 the Executive Yuan ordered Taipei County government to establish a Shihsanhang Site Exhibition Room to display objects unearthed in the area.

In 1998 this was renamed the Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology and given the central objectives of preserving and displaying artifacts unearthed at the Shihsanhang Site, serving as an archaeology museum for all of northern Taiwan and an educational center, teaching people about the importance of the area.

After its official opening in 2003, the Museum has also become an Ecomuseum of the Bali Left Bank.

Transportation: Metro Tamsui station → Ferry → Bali Left Bank then take Red 13 bus→ Shihsanhang

Tickets: Free

Taipei City

Taipei 101 (Click for more information)

Taipei 101 is the tallest building in the world, with a height of 508 meters and a total of 101 floors. The building stands on a site area of 30,278 square meters.

Taipei 101 as a building comprises an office tower, a shopping mall and an observatory. The observatory is located on the 89th floor. The construction of the building completed on October 17, 2003. It was opened to the public on December 31, 2004.

Taipei 101 is located on Shifu Road in Taipei City's Hsinyi District. Visitors can take the Bannan Line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network and get off at the Taipei City Hall Station, then take a bus at the station's No. 2 exit.

Transportation: Metro Taipei City station no.2 exit About 12 minutes with walking

Shopping mall:Free
Taipei 101 Observatory: Adult NT$400

National Palace Museum (Click for more information)

Taipei's National Palace Museum is the pride of Taiwan. It ranks as one of the four best museums in the world, in a class with the Louvre, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The museum holds the world's largest collection of Chinese artifacts, around 700,000 items in all. Since the museum only has space to display around 15,000 pieces at any given time, the majority of the treasures are kept well protected in air-conditioned vaults buried deep in the mountainside. The displays are rotated once every three months, which means 60,000 pieces can be viewed in a year and it would take nearly 12 years to see them all. Furthermore, the collection continues to grow through donations and purchases.

The National Palace Museum is located in Chihshan Road in Taipei City's Shihlin District. Visitors can take the Tamsui Line of the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network and get off at the Shihlin Station, then take the Red 30 bus to the museum.

Transportation: Metro Shilin station → Bus:Red30(R30),255,304,s18,s19 → The National Palace Museum

Tickets: 100 NTD. Zhishan Garden would be Free with the ticket

Yangmingshan National Park (Click for more information)

Yangmingshan was the site of the proposed Tatun National Park during the Japanese colonial period, and at the time included Mt. Chihsing, Mt. Tatun, and Mt. Kuanyin. Afterwards, because of the disruption of World War II, the plan was abandoned.

Today's Yangmingshan National Park was proposed by General Ho Ying-chin in 1981 and formally established in 1985. Yangmingshan National Park extends east to Huangtsui and Mt. Wuchih, west to Mt. Hsiangtien and Mt. Mientien, north to Mt. Chutzu and Tutikung Ridge, and south to Mt. Shamao. The park occupies an area of approximately 11,455 hectares and spans the administrative districts of Shihlin and Peitou in Taipei City and Tanshui, Sanchih, Shihmen, Chinshan and Wanli in Taipei County. The elevation of the park ranges from 200 meters to 1,120 meters.

Transportation: Refer to Here

Tickets: Free

Hualien County

Taroko National Park(Click for more information)

Taroko became a national park in 1986. It covers Hualien County, Nantou County and Taichung County. It is the second largest national park in Taiwan.

Taroko National Park is famous for its spectacular mountains and marble canyons. Cliffs and canyons stretch along Liwu River. Four million years ago, the island of Taiwan was formed by the collision of plates. After millions of years of wind erosion, the marble rocks were exposed and cut by Liwu River, creating impressive grand canyons. From Chingshui to Nanhu Peak, the drop height is 3,742 meters. Such special geography has also bred special flora and fauna in this area.

Waterfalls characterize Taroko National Park and the most famous ones are Baiyang Waterfall, Yintai Waterfall, Changchun Waterfall, and Lushui Waterfall. Yenzikou (Swallow Grotto) and Jiuchudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) are the most impressive natural scenes in Taroko and the canyons here are the narrowest. Tourists can appreciate the natural beauty along the tour track. Swallows nest on the cliff, chirping and flying back and forth. The Taroko Monument is designed in traditional Chinese style and Changchun Temple is established to remember those who sacrificed their lives for building the Central Cross-Island Highway.

Transportation: Refer to Here

Tickets: Free