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One-Day Riding Historical Tour in Tamsui

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One-Day Riding Historical Tour in Tamsui
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      "Tamsui is an ancient city incorporated with history, humanities, beautiful scenery and cuisine. New discoveries that differ from time to time are always ready for the tourists with more fun to enjoy!" Take the MRT to Tamsui Station and rent a YouBike. Starting from the "Gold Coast Bikeway", enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river bank while sampling the foods sold by vendors along the seashore. Ride down the way and you should pass the art sculpture built to commemorate the arrival of Priest Mackay. There are 8 hundred-year-old Chinese banyan trees for people to enjoy a cool break and overlook the Tamsui River scenery and the "Gold Coast" with its beautiful sunset, Besides, there are newly built large art installations that use recycled objects like the "Iron Horse King Kong" and "Customs Wharf." Then, you can visit Taiwan's first western-style hospital in northern Taiwan to understand Dr. Mackay's profile and the medical environment at that time. One of the top five companies in Tamsui, the "Douglas lapraik & Co." has great significance in Tamsui’s sailing history. Next, drop by Taiwan's first private house that is equipped with tap water equipment, the "former residence of Takada Eikichi, which is a rare well-kept Japanese construction built with Taiwan red cypress. Then move forward to the artist's favorite, the world famous "Tamsui Wenhua A gei" where it is recommended to order a serving of a gei and a bowl of fish ball soup for a snack. Then, continue the trip to the "Little White House," a Spanish-style white construction which newlyweds enjoy as the shooting site of wedding photos; then go to the "Fortress San Domingo" and the "Former British Consulate", both of which feature western constructions with their display of relics. Afterwards, visit "Oxford College", which was built by Mackay in an integrated style of eastern and western culture and the "Presbyterian Church," a Gothic architecture. The last stop of the trip is to observe the beautiful sunset at Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf, then take a boat back to Tamsui MRT Station as the ending of a one-day ancient city small tour that is both productive and cultural.
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        Taking a stroll to appreciate the scenery in Shimen
        Shimen is surrounded by mountains and is next to the sea with beautiful natural environment. Baisha Bay, a natural ocean spot located between Fuguijiao Lighthouse and Linshanbi Cape, with a shallow and clear shore, randomly distributed sand dunes on the beach and clear sea water like a mirror is called "Taiwan Kamakura," Having the capacity of thousands of people swimming in the area makes the place packed with "tourists" during hot summer days, making for a lively hustle and bustle beach! Down the way, the popular tourist's attraction, Shimen Wedding Plaza, where quite many newlyweds come to shoot wedding photos has a great natural landscape. Next, walk on the Fuguijiao Trail to take a stroll along the coast and when looking upward, it's easy to see Taiwan's northernmost Fuguijia Lighthouse, really famous, for it's being a sailing compass point. Besides, the ocean tide eroded stone gate, which is nicknamed as the "Shimen Cave” is seen in the distance, opposite the lighthouse. Going to the east along the coast, the unique Laomei Reef will come into view. The most famous landscape to visit is the reef during April and May. The reef that is full of green algae creates a stunning green reef landscape with an emerald tone. About 800 thousand years ago, when Mt. Zhuzi erupted, lava that was spewed out landed everywhere. The cooled magma formed a special valley terrain in the Shimen region. The lava that gushed out rushed to the seashore near Laomei and thus formed a special terrain and landscape along the Laomei coast. Lastly, be sure to have a seafood feast as a perfect ending of the trip. Fresh seafood is available at the Fuji Fishing Port where visitors can choose one restaurant on the seafood street to satisfy their palates.
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        Unexpected Art - Jinshan Hot Spring Feast One-Day Trip
        "A good trip in the cold combines a walk in nature to appreciate the scenery, an photo with the whole family, watching exhibitions, eating cheap food, and a heart-warming hot spring!" In the morning, you could go to Junyuan to remember the erstwhile superstar Teresa Teng, and enjoy the Jinshan Coast from a distance. Next, head for the Juming Art Museum, the largest park-style art museum in Taiwan, which covers an area of more than 30,000 sqm, to appreciate the wonderful works of hundreds of colorful artistic creations and maintain the transparency in the park. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea in the cube building "Museum Tea House".Next go to "Dharma Mountain" and climb the mountain-to enjoy the beauty of the mountains up close on three sides. Breathe deeply and settle your soul in an atmosphere far away from the mundane hustle and bustle. Then go to the "Jinshan Old Airport Memorial Monument" and visit the special "stone-made rollers" left over from three old airport runways, and enjoy affordable delicacies such as duck meat, mochi, handmade ice cream with fresh, candied sweet potatoes, etc. in the "Jinshan Old Street".Finally drive to the "Yangmingshan Tian Lai Resort and Spa" in northern Taiwan with a 6000 sqm Yongquan Swimming Paradise. Enjoy the surrounding mountains, the gurgling sounds of water, and the fresh and sweet sounds of insects and birds in the spacious bath to relax your wary body and mind.
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