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Sanxia Old Street 三峽老街

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Wednesday:09:00 - 21:00




Sanxia Old Street is the best among many old streets in Taiwan in terms of publicity and integrity. The best preserved area is located at Mingquan Street, Heping Street, Renai Street and Chongshan Road. The old road sign of Sanjiayong Street at the corner of Mingquan Street is still there to evoke people‘s memory of a bygone age. The old street has been a pivot of commercial activities since the Qing dynasty as the distribution center of many commodities and raw materials. This area was transformed into a neat, dazzling place after an overhaul during the Japanese rule. In previous years, Sanxia Old Street was packed with stores selling tea, dyed cloth and camphor. The glory of this town was manifested by many examples of architecture built in a western style during this period. The 260 meter-long old street area on Mingquan Street has over 100 antique houses, which make Sanxia a great destination for people who want to see archways in Baroque style, innovative traditional craftsmanship, and a busy business area from over 100 years ago. Sanxia Old Street these days is as busy as in its golden age. When you walk in the red-brick arcade, you can see old stores named after family names, which was a common practice in the past. Stores selling cold drinks, calligraphy brushes, sweets, antiques, old-fashioned toys, furniture and snacks, all have a historic look, unlike their counterparts in other tourist destinations. Sanxia has a lot of gourmet food, including Jinnujia which is a kind of bread that gives out a strong fragrant smell and A-Laibo soy pudding which has an unforgettably smooth texture made by mountain spring water. Hengxi Q Chinese meatball next door is also a good choice because its special texture of stuffing with bird eggs. All the snacks sold in Sanxia Old Streets are worth trying because they are delicious but at reasonable prices.


Northern Taiwan
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Minquan Road, Sanxia Dist., New Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets


Nearby MRT

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  2. 3 Poor
  3. 42 Average
  4. 104 Very good
  5. 40 Excellent

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  1. 52 Families
  2. 23 Couples
  3. 35 Solo
  4. 3 Business
  5. 45 Friends
  • SSPeng

    Singapore, Singapore

    Worth a vusit


    Charming old street with many yummy street food. Eg sweet potato fries coated with caramelised sugar, ginger soft sweet, pig’s blood, smelly tofu etc. But they are famous for their bread that’s shaped like a horn and comes in different flavours. Crowded on weekend.
  • fromAmonHen

    Denver, Colorado

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Charming old town


    Revisiting this old street bought back fond memory from six years ago. In many ways, it is still the same - the gallery sales the stone sāmaṇera, the brush store, the soap shop... then some store sale new style merchandise. The buildings on the street is a mix of China, Japan and Europe styles, at one end of the old street is the Zushi Temple, with it's fine stone carvings worthwhile a visit.
  • Partyof1Nomad

    Daejeon, Corea del Sur

    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Go if you are going to eat in the area


    Not a must-see for me. It was raining so perhaps this is a stop to make on a sunny day. I was not impressed.
  • tigr3bianca

    Dallas, Texas

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Nice old street


    Small shops, some selling traditional clothing style, handmade calligraphy brushes, and many selling giant bullhorn pastries. A temple is there as well. During the afternoon is good to visit as most food stalls are open and it's not crowded.
  • AnnieZ249

    Traveler type:




    It is easy to get there, if you would visit there, you can get there anyways except MRT. When you walk on this street, you'll be attracted by antique buildings as if to return to the past.There are many stores in it, I suggest Powder round tofu pudding! This place is bustling and hustling at Chinese New Year.By the way, Tsu Shi Temple has a large number of religious followers.

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