Tamsui and Fisherman’s Wharf

Our last full day was dedicated to exploring the National Palace Museum and Tamsui, where the Fisherman’s Wharf are found. These places are usually included in most Taiwan itineraries.

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

Another famous tourist destination in Taiwan

It’s very easy to go to Tamsui via the Metro Taipei.

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

Tamsui is made more accessible with the red line on the Metro Taipei

The National Palace Museum comes first before Tamsui, so we decided to make a quick stop and learn a bit about history and culture.

Taiwan 2013 Taipei National Palace Museum

Inside the premises of the National Palace Museum

Cameras were not allowed inside, but there are package counters where you can leave your bags and gadgets.

Taiwan 2013 Taipei National Palace Museum

One of the most organized museums I’ve been to. I like how they laid out the collections so that guests can take a look at everything

Taiwan 2013 Taipei National Palace Museum

Passing by the entrance

We continued the journey on the red line…

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

View from the Metro Taipei

…until we reached Xinbeitou transfer and the train went back. Haha! As it turns out, there are two kinds of trains that traverse the red line. One goes to Xinbeitou and the other goes all the way to Tamsui. So lesson learned, check the signs and the screens before boarding trains along the red line!

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

Make sure to check the destination before boarding the red line

After alighting Tamsui Station, we rode the R30 bus which brought us all the way to the Fisherman’s Wharf.

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

All these yachts docked at the wharf

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

This structure is a hotel and has plenty of shops too

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

Missing the air in this area

Taiwan 2013 Taipei Tamsui Old Street

A view of the Lover’s Bridge from a distance

It would have been cool to walk on the bridge but it was a bit too far. Also, it would have been nice had there been a sunset. At least it didn’t rain!

Stay tuned for more posts about traveling in Taipei in the next few days!

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