Daxi Old Street
Located in Taoyuan County, Daxi Old Street is one of the famous Taiwan old streets that used to be a bustling hub for camphor and tea trades. Daxi Old Street is comprised of old stores on Heping Road, Zhongshan Road and Zhongyang Road. The town of Daxi boomed with trades of camphor and tea, and the passage of Daxi Old Street was built as a shortcut for workers to pass through so that they could transport goods without walking a long way.
Daxi Old Street is filled with diverse stores with the façade designed in a Baroque style that is a perfect blend of the East and West. In the past, the architect would cover and hide their work before completing as they were afraid that their original design would be plagiarized by others.
Daxi Old Street is crowded by both local and oversea visitors each day for the rich cultural and traditional style architectures, as well as a wide array of Daxi specialties, such as firm tofu that are made into many flavors, old-time flavor tofu pudding that can dry one’s thirst, and peanut caramel candy that are handmade. There are also a number of stores selling traditional folklore toys and goods that children may learn the life of people back in old days and for the adults to refresh their childhood memories.
Adjacent to the Daxi Old Street is the beautiful Baroque style Daxi Bridge that offers romantic sunset views along with lights in the evening making the bridge a popular Taiwan tourist attraction among visitors of all ages.
While visiting Daxi Old Street, visitors are also recommended to discover other Taoyuan attractions, including Cihu and Cihu Mausoleum for marks of Chiang Kai-Shek, Mt. Lala for rich greeneries and fresh peaches, Shihmen Reservoir for diverse reservoir delicacies and many others for a colorful Taiwan travel.
No. 1 National Highway(國道一號) -> Taoyuan Interchange (桃園交流道) -> No. 4 Provincial Highway(台4線) -> Daxi (桃園大溪) -> Heping Road, Zhongshan Road & Zhongyang Road (和平路及中山路、中央路)
No. 1 National Highway(國道一號) -> Pingzhen Interchange (平鎮交流道) -> No. 61 Provincial Highway (台61線) -> Daxi (桃園大溪) -> Heping Road, Zhongshan Road & Zhongyang Road (和平路及中山路、中央路)
No. 3 National Highway (國道一號) -> Daxi Interchange (大溪交流道) -> Chiding (崎頂) -> Daxi (大溪)-> Heping Road, Zhongshan Road & Zhongyang Road (和平路及中山路、中央路)
Take Taoyuan Bus 桃園客運 (Taoyuan-Daxi route) from the back of Taoyuan Train Station (桃園後火車站) to Daxi (大溪)