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Daxi Old Street(大溪老街)

Traveler rating:4 269 Reviews


Posted Date:2016-01-27


Friday: Open 24 hours a day

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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Traveler rating:4.0 269 Reviews Write a Review

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  5. 68 Excellent

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  1. 89 Families
  2. 62 Couples
  3. 31 Solo
  4. 4 Business
  5. 58 Friends
  • 8snowflake8


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    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

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    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.
  • Simply1005

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Friends getaway

    Scenic view from the temple

    Traveler rating:4 2018-10

    It is not very different from Sanxia old street. There are two things that will motivate me to go back to Daxi Old Street. (1) I love the carrot cake (savoury sauce) selling for NT$50 per bowl near the temple. (2) There is quite a scenic view overlooking a river from the temple at the end of the street. Not easy to walk down the stairs to the river from the temple though.
  • ChungkaiSin

    Hong Kong, China

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    Shopping and eating

    Traveler rating:3 2018-06

    The old streets of Daxi is over 150 years and still have some building with Japanese style. There are shops specializing wooden furniture. You may spend an hour hopping around and takes pictures of these old buildings.
  • Racz2406

    Singapore, Singapore

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    nostalgic street

    Traveler rating:4 2018-03

    was there on a sunday. The whole street was bustling with activities and humans (locals & visitors) As it's nearing nightfall, walk towards the bridge, can see the beautiful sunset from the viewing platform. There is also a sort of like playground for children. Overall experience was very pleasant as the place can be considerably clean. People was very friendly too. Only toilet is at the temple (which was very smelly). Food was very tasty too. They have a shop which was making fresh "mai ya tang" (malt candy cover with peanuts). It is a must buy. The malt wasnt too sweet and it doesnt stick to your teeth, however, it does come in quite a big packet. So ideally to share it with a group of 6. Kinda disappointed with the braised food/beancurds though. Was expecting even tastier.

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