Fisherman’s Wharf and Danshui (Old Street) At Night

Itinerary > Grand View Resort Beitou / Hot Springs / Lunch > Beitou Museum > Xinbeitou

After the delicious ramen, we made our way to Danshui (also known as Tamshui) via MRT. Alight at the Danshui MRT Station. As it was a weekday, there wasn’t much of a crowd. We wanted reach the Fishermen's Wharf in the late afternoon to see the sunset and the bridge lighting up with a myriad of colors, but we lingered a tad too long at the hot springs and Xinbeitou that we ended up reaching Danshui at about 7 in the evening.

To get to Fisherman’s Wharf besides taking a bus, there is also an option to take a ferry (NT$50) to the Fisherman's Wharf, or you could walk but that would be a long walk. We took the R26 Bus from the Danshui MRT Station. Just follow the signs the bus terminal is a short walk away from the MRT Station. Can't remember how much it cost but it was cheap and it is at the last stop. The journey was about 15 minutes or less. We ended up reaching the Fishermen's Wharf at about 7.30pm, and there were quite a few people there still.

To get to Fisherman's Wharf from the Danshui MRT Station you can take the follow:
  • Bus R26, R836, R837 
  • Ferry from Tamshui Ferry Pier to Fisherman’s Wharf
Fishermen's Wharf
Fishermen's Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf that night was a little quiet, reminding me of East Coast Park late at night in Singapore, where you need a vehicle or call a taxi to get to and leave. We took a couple of photos here and there. At least we have the night time photos, perhaps next time we will go there in daylight for some snapshots. ^^

The Fisherman's Wharf is a multi-purpose leisure fishing port with floating piers, and is where the Valentine Bridge is located. Fish products and souvenirs can also be bought from here. 

Valentine Bridge or Lover's Bridge

The Valentine Bridge or Lover's Bridge as it is more commonly known is a bridge that was started on 14 February 2003 (Valentine's Day), hence the name and theme of "Love". Apparently couples come here to take photos and write their wishes or declarations for their love or relationships. Of course, being a  tourist attraction, not only couples come visit this bridge. There were friends and families busily taking photo even though it was already dark that night. It only takes about 3-5 minutes to walk across the bridge.

Valentine Bridge or Lover's Bridge
Across. over and beyond - boardwalk, chic coffee shops and food + night scenery
Valentine Bridge or Lover's Bridge
Where the couples write their wishes etc...
Valentine Bridge or Lover's Bridge
More of the bridge
Valentine Bridge or Lover's Bridge


After the visit to Fishermen's Wharf, we took the R26 Bus back to Danshui MRT Station and explored Danshui Old Street. Along Danshui Old Street there were many stores selling toys, snacks (e.g. iron eggs) and souvenirs, as well as cafes and restaurants. It is a short walk from the Danshui MRT Station. It was here that we bought a couple of clothes and bags, and tried the vegetable and meat buns. We were so hungry that the buns were gone before the camera came out. They were nice though.

With our shopping in hand and our stomachs filled we called it a day and headed back to Hotel Quote Taipei with somewhat aching feet.

 


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