Start with a charming Taipei-river suburb as your soup base, add equal parts college-town youth vibe and oceanside-boardwalk festivity. Toss in a healthy sea breeze and a hefty dash of old-world colonial architecture and you’ve got Danshui (Dànshuǐ), possibly among the coolest, and most unique, hangout spots in Taipei.
Danshui destination guides
Danshui in One Day: History, Food and Night Market Walking Tour
Discover the heritage and history of Danshui (Tamsui) on a cultural walking tour, including the floating community, local temples and the traditional market. You’ll sample local cuisine, such as fish ball soup and other snacks, in this 19th-century shipping port in northern Taiwan.
Ultimate Taipei Sightseeing Tour
If you have just one day to spend in Taipei, this city sightseeing tour covers it all! A savvy local guide takes you to must-see attractions in Taiwan’s capital city, from the outstanding architectural feats of Taipei 101 to the elaborate Longshan Temple and Danshui Old Street.