Saturday, January 21, 2012

Lover's Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf, Tamsui

One thing with traveling with Hubby, he hates taking long walks, he refuse to be hurried and he hates having a very packed itinerary. He likes to travel at a leisurely pace. I do too, as long as we have the luxury of extra days. When I planned our Taipei itinerary, I jam packed our days, to maximize our short stay in Taipei. Hubby of course had other ideas :-) I wanted to stay for over a week, but our schedules did not permit it. In fairness though, we managed to get through most of the items in my itinerary.

Anyway, I wanted to go to Fisherman's Wharf, to catch the sunset and explore the Tamsui (also called Dansui) old town and maybe get a few bites to eat.

Due to our "leisurely" pace, and Tamsui being on hour away from Taipei main station by MRT, we arrived at Tamsui station just a few minutes before sunset. We were fast losing light and was unable to catch the charm of the place with our photographs.

The Lover's Bridge or Valentine Bridge got it's name because it broke ground on Valentines day. It's a short bridge that connects one end of the cove to the other. It was so nice to cross it, with the cold sea air whipping at our faces, and lovely sea and mountain views in the background. 

We would definitely explore Tamsui more when we go back to Taipei. There were other interesting sights to see and so many food places to eat in the old town.

I would also like to take some pictures of the wharf at sunset because it's so pretty.

Tamsui, we shall be back!

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