Towns and Natural Sites Away From the City Centre That You Must Visit When Traveling in Taipei
12.06.2015 - 17.06.2015 32 °C
Apart from the concrete city, there are a lot of natural site merging with the human architecture that you really should visit around Taipei. Beautiful beaches with cafés and bars along the seaside, towns built on a very sloppy Mountain, railway built through a town with shops right next to the rail in the middle of nowhere!
The Tamsui coastline is right outside the Tamsui MRT station which is the end of the redline. There are many sites at the Tamsui coastline including the Danshuei River Mangrove Wetland, Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf, Lover’s Bridge and the Tamsui coastline walkway.
There is a long walkway along from the Tamsui MRT station all the way to the Tamsui Fishermen’s Wharf and the Lover’s Bridge.
To get to the Sanchih coastline, there are four buses that you can take from Tamsui MRT station, which are 860,861,862,863, it takes about 15 – 20 minutes. The Grass Mud Horse café is also along the Sanchih coastline, therefore you might just want to pay a visit to those cute but naughty animals. For more information, please read the post: The Food You Cannot Miss In Taipei - http://wanderlustadventures.travellerspoint.com/1/
In summer 1890, gold sand was accidentally found in the Keelung River while building a rail bridge across the river by a worker who used to work in the united states as a gold miner. As the mining industry develops, the Juifen town begins to develop. As Juifen is built around the mining industry, the whole town is built on a very sloppy mountain. The town is now fully developed as a tourist spot with many different sites including Juifen old street with traditional Taiwanese food, Keelung Mountain, Keelung northern coastline and Jinguashi historic gold and copper mines and museum. The night view in Juifen is extremely famous and beautiful but unluckily it began raining so I haven't got the chance to see, but apparently the red lanterns will all light up in the town. The sunset is also very famous view in Juifen. You can find the transportation from Zhongxiao Fuxing Station, you have a choice either a bus that cost NT120 passing through about 20 stops for two hours, or a 9 seat van directly to Juifen for NT200 that takes about 45 minutes.
Photos and written by Alex Leung