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Tamsui 1 Day Journey


The pressure from the city can be got away. Take the Tamsui MRT Line, drop by a small store for a cup of tea, enjoy the scene of mountain, ocean and river, let’s start the journey from Tamsui MRT Station.


YinShan Temple:

The temple is located on Xuefu Road, opposite with Tamsui MRT station in 1822. This is the only temple preserving a complete Ding Guang temple. Ding Guang temple is a religion of Hakka immigrant from Ding Zou, Fu Jian province, Mainland China. There is a half moon shape pond in front of the temple. In the back of the temple, there are 2 wells on each side of the gate. The wells are like eyes and the pond is like a mouth of toad. This is so called “Toad Cave” in Feng Shui rules. Due to the fund of this temple was gathered by the Ding Zou immigrant people, this place is also an association for Ding Zou people.


Address: No.15, Denggong Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan

Phone: (02)2622-8965
Tamsui Chongjian Street No. 14 street hourse

No. 14 street house was built with the landforms. The ground level is high ceiling building and façade is decorated with terrazzo stones. The basement level is not flat but separated into 3 levels as living room, bedroom and kitchen and bathroom.

There are some famous artists stayed in this house, such as Su Wan Shen.

Address: No.14, Chongjian St., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan

 Huwei Mackay Hospital

Huwei Mackay Hospital is the former hospital of Mackay Memorial Hospital, built in 1879 from Captain Mackay.

This hospital was designed by Mr. Mackay. A southern style building with western style doors and windows, this is the first western hospital in Taiwan. This hospital preserves the original building and some of Dr. Mackay’s medical equipment.

Address: No.6, Maxie St., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan

Famous small food: Ah Gei

Ah Gei is a short version of Japanese “Ah Bu La Gei”, meaning an oily tofu with glass noodles and fish juice sealing and steaming.

The most delicious Ah Gei restaurant is “Ah Gei old restaurant”, located on Zhenli street. Spicy Ah Gei with fishball soup is suitable for winter. And for summer, they serve iced soybean milk.

Address: No.6-1, Zhenli St., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan
Phone: (02)2621-1785