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If you’re in Taipei, a day trip to Tamsui (or Danshui in Taiwanese) is a must! It’s super easy to get to, being the last stop on the red line, and super cute to explore. In the 19th century, Tamsui was the largest fishing port in all of Taiwan. When you exit the train station, cross the light at the signal and keep left. You will see lots of stores and restaurants and street vendors selling lots of yummy snacks!
One of the first stops for us was some really good bubble tea:
As we kept walking, we found a guy selling this amazing smelling “bread” that they call cheese bread. It was around $3USD and we figured the price was for a slice. We were shocked when the guy handed us an entire loaf! Our loaf had just come of the oven and was piping hot. The filling wasn’t really like cheese, but rather sweet and oh so good! These are sold everywhere including night markets, so be sure to try some while in Taiwan.
We stumbled upon a market that sold lots of items, food, fruit, etc. so of course we had to wander around and check things out. It reminded me of the Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok!
You can never have enough xiao long bao so we got some from a guy selling it, for just $2USD an order! Milana saw a corn vendor across the way so we got her some corn as well.
We also checked out some of the stores, since Milana likes to collect keychains from each destination.
After, we wandered around the streets before heading to the river area.
Walking along the river, you will see lots of stores, restaurants, street vendors, and the famous giant ice cream cone place! You can select how tall you want your ice cream and they fill your cone in front of you. For less than $1USD, you have a very tall cone that you better eat fast before it melts!
Tamsui was super cute and worth the quick day trip from Taipei!