Huaxin Street (Burma Street)
Updates : 2022-12-21
- Celebrate the annual Thingyan (Burmese Water Festival) together
- Enjoy the most authentic Southeast Asian cuisines
- Wander exotic streets with street signs in both Chinese and Burmese
- Visit the largest Sino-Burmese community
- Climb the nearby Mount Hongludi Trail
The largest Sino-Burmese community
In addition to its cuisine, Huaxin Street also has the largest Sino-Burmese community, and over the past decades, it has developed into the largest Southeast Asian cultural community in Taiwan. The streets are not only filled with various Southeast Asian cuisines but are also where the annual Thingyan takes place, and all the store signs are written in both Chinese and Burmese. It is also the place where the first Southeast Asian-themed bookstore in Taiwan — Brilliant Time — was founded.
Enjoy the most authentic Southeast Asian cuisines
The restaurants on Huaxin street are mostly local delicacies from Myanmar, Yunnan, Thailand and India. Although these shops have a modest interior, they actually serve the most authentic local Southeast Asian delicacies such as Baba rice noodles, coconut chicken, Mohinga (rice noodles in and fish soup), chicken curry, spicy pho, Chicken Lo Mein and Baya Kyaw (Yellow Split Pea Fritters). Such dishes cannot be easily found in other parts of Taiwan, so Sino-Burmese people all around Taiwan will visit Myanmar Street just to taste the food that relieves their nostalgia.
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Tamsui Lover's Bridge
There are many romantic scenic sites in the periphery of the Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf, and Tamsui Lover’s Bridge is a favored place for couples in love. The soft-toned Lover’s Bridge features a sailboat shape, whereas the different sized boats berthed at the wharf opposite to the Lover’s Bridge offer an alternative sentiment. It is recommended to visit the Lovers Bridge to admire the sunset during dusk hours, which is magnificent with the sunlight from the setting sun shining on the surface of the river. When night falls, it transforms into a resplendent project mapping show with rainbow colors that vary with the time to light up the Tamsui riverside. It will be even more convenient to go there with the availability of the Danhai Light Rail “Blue Sea Line,” where one can experience the romantic sea views after getting off at the Fisherman’s Wharf Station.