Located at the estuary of the Tamsui River, the story of Tamsui mirrors the history of Taiwan.
Before the 17th century, Tamsui was a trading post between the indigenous peoples and foreign seaside merchants and eventually saw Spanish and Dutch colonization, before being conquered by Qing China in 1683. After Qing China lost the Second Opium War in 1858, however, Tamsui was forced to open to foreign businesses as part of the signed treaty. The opening of the treaty port forever changed the local scenery and saw the beginning of Tamsui’s development as a strategic seaport between the most powerful colonial empires in the world such as Britain, France, and later Japan.
Today, Tamsui is one of the most popular sites among visitors to Taipei with its unique seaside scenery and historic neighborhoods.
On this Tamsui Sea Trade Tour, join us for a journey through time and explore historic sites such as the famous Fort San Domingo, British and Japanese official residence houses, colonial-style architecture, and the famous Tamsui Wharf known for its sunset-by-the-sea view!