Tamsui Customs Wharf Park Area
The Customs Wharf located on Zhongzheng Road was Taiwan's very important port due to the Treaty of Tientsin signed in 1858 (Xianfeng era 8) and the Convention of Peking signed in 1860 (Xianfeng era 10), it had a critical position in the history of trading. At that time, the pier of the Port Corporation and the boathouse of the British Consulate were established here. The Chinese government designated a British named Li Tai-guo in Chinese (whose English name is Horatio N. Lay) to act as the "General Customs Commissioner." The transfer of the customs administration to foreigners is important historical evidence proving the invasion of northern Taiwan by the powerful nations in the late Qing Dynasty. Inside the Tamsui Customs Wharf area, there are still customs- associated structures built in the Qing Dynasty and the Japanese Colonial Period, such as the main body of the wharf, a two-story western house, two warehouses and the remains of other associated buildings, which are now city designated historical sites.
Along the river bank, it's clear to see the Tamsui Customs Wharf with a total length of 150 meters, a construction of the gravity bank wall covered with hard rocks over the surface and a stone construction filled with gravel to prevent tidal erosion.
(April to October, only applies to the outdoor area): Monday through Friday 17:00—20:00, Saturday and Sunday 18:00—20:00. Off days: The first Monday of every month (Whenever it's a national holiday, the area is open, and the next day it will be closed.), Chinese New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year's Day, the offwork days announced by the government due to natural disasters; other necessary off days will be announced separately.
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The Li Mei-shu Memorial Gallery
After you visit the Qingshui Zushi Temple, you can go to this gallery if you want to know more about the life stories of Li Mei-shu. The small gallery exhibits masterpieces, personal items and documents of the art master. Some of his works are ingenious, such as Boy Teasing Turkey, which was painted with 3D skills like that of Mona Lisa’s Smile.