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Daxi Old Street(大溪老街)

Traveler rating:4 274 Reviews

Updated:2019-04-11

Posted Date:2016-01-27

Popularity:9796

Friday: Open 24 hours a day
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Attraction Highlights
-Baroque-style shophouses —architectural trend during the Taisho period.
-Must-eat traditional delicacies — bean curd, peanut brittle, rice cake, and tofu pudding.
-Woodcarving crafts — take home the century-old elegant craftsmanship. 
 

Daxi was the earliest developed area in Taoyuan. Thanks to small sailboats sailing between Dahan Creek and Tamsui River, Daxi had a thriving trade with China, and its prosperity brought success to many stores and businessmen. During the Japanese occupation period of the Taisho era, Baroque architecture was the popular building style and therefore many stores along Heping Road and Zhongshan Road were built in the Baroque style, but decorated with both Baroque ornamentation and characteristic totems of Min-nan in Southern China. On the facade of some old houses, auspicious Chinese fish and bat totems appear on Greek lintels or Roman columns, constituting a unique feature of Daxi. Because Heping Old Street was developed relatively later, the buildings in this area are better preserved. Specialty shops and food stands on the street always attract many tourists. 


Other scenic attractions in the area include Daxi Bridge, Lee Teng-Fang Ancient Residence, Wude Temple, Daxi Wood Art Ecomuseum, etc. Daxi Old Street provides not only traditional Taiwanese toys, but also authentic must-try Taiwanese delicacies, including Daxi dried tofu, moonlight cakes, peanut caramel candies, tofu puddings, salty rice puddings and rice dumplings. When traveling in Taoyuan, be sure to visit Daxi Old Street, where you will experience the true Taiwanese flavor!

 

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TEL 03-3882201
Opening Hours Sunday: Open 24 hours a day
Monday: Open 24 hours a day
Tuesday: Open 24 hours a day
Wednesday: Open 24 hours a day
Thursday: Open 24 hours a day
Friday: Open 24 hours a day
Saturday: Open 24 hours a day

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Traveler rating:4.0 274 Reviews Write a Review

Traveler rating

  1. 5 Terrible
  2. 8 Poor
  3. 64 Average
  4. 128 Very good
  5. 70 Excellent

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  1. 91 Families
  2. 63 Couples
  3. 31 Solo
  4. 4 Business
  5. 59 Friends
  • relax_travelling

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Straight from airport

    Traveler rating:4 2019-12

    We came here straight after touched down from Taoyuan airport. Stayed at Daxi Laocheng, Si-Ji-Xing-Guan that was 10min walk to Daxi old street. The shops looked modern yet mixed with old architecture. A good half day stroll to eat and sightseeing.
  • SivaE_12

    Taipei, Taiwan

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Nice place for street food 🥘

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    Excellent place for street food.. with old architecture building along the street u can definitely can enjoy their local food n snacks..but not much choices for souvenir.. enjoy the ice cream wrapped with pan cake..
  • WarrenW434

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Amazing old street

    Traveler rating:5 2019-11

    This street is really great, some beautiful Japanese colonial architecture and there are great arty shops - still regretting not buying a piece we saw
  • 8snowflake8

    Asia

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Lovely visit

    Traveler rating:5 2019-09

    Bustling, colorful old street with plenty to see and taste. Being a weekend, finding a parking spot near the park that leads to the old street was a bit of a challenge.
  • fudavidc

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    So beautiful area.

    Traveler rating:5 2019-04

    its the place better Tham night market in Taipei, you ca see lots of historical buildings, and the food you must try like dried bean tofu in Daxi.

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