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Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf

Popular weekend spot for locals to relax at

Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf

Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf (淡水漁人碼頭) has in recent years become one of the most famous spots for tourists to visit in northern Taiwan. Not far north from central Tamsui, it’s popular for its sunset views, seafood restaurants and creative souvenir shops.

Also of interest to many is the Lovers Bridge (淡水情人橋), now the area’s main landmark. A tall white-colored bridge that arches over the marina, it’s particularly pretty in the evening when classy illuminations are turned on. There are also a few cafes facing the river and some easy to do boardwalks.

In the fish market, guests can pick from the freshly caught seafood and customize the way they would like it to be prepared and cooked. There is also a sculpture park and a huge riverbank scenery platform from which to relax and enjoy the views. All in all, it’s a very chilled out way to spend an afternoon or evening after exploring all that Tamsui has to offer.

How to get there

Currently the nearest metro station to Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf is Tamsui Station, which can be accessed on the red line from Taipei Station (38 minutes, NT$50). From outside Tamsui Station, take a R26 bus to the wharf (20 minutes, NT$15). An LRT line to the wharf is currently under construction.

Many people also cycle here on a YouBike from Tamsui Station or down the river. There is a YouBike station near Lovers Bridge and outside the metro station.

Hours and fees

Tamsui Fish Market hours: 10am to 9pm. Other attractions open 24h. Restaurants and cafes have their own hours.

Admission: Free

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Written by Matthew Baxter

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