Sanxia Old Street
Located in New Taipei City, Taiwan, Sanxia Old Street is a 200-meter long street, one of the longest old streets in northern Taiwan. After three years of renovation, it officially had its reopening to the public in 2007. This old street was an important commercial center in the old days that covers areas of Minquan street, Heping street, Ren’ai street and Zhongshan Road.
Sanxia Old Street has the best preserved, the most intact and consentaneous view of the earliest period of Taiwan. The arched red brick hallways, the squat maiden walls and the Baroque styled buildings stands are some of the features represent the time of Japanese colonial era, while the various delicate figure carvings on the outside of the building, such as traditional Chinese patterns, animal figures, and foreign patterns, showed the prosperousness of the past. Also, the street is lined with a diversity of styles of merchant houses, where visitors may savor the unique reminiscent atmosphere.
Nowadays, the old street is filled by a rendezvous of mouth-watering Taiwan specials, precious artifacts, Chinese style teahouses, old-fashioned style fabric stores, Chinese herbal medicine pharmacies, and traditional handcrafts and indigo dye stores. Cloth dyeing industry in Sanxia Old Street was passed down from Qing dynasty; it was also the heart of cloth dyeing industry at that time. Visitors may visit the local workshops to learn how to dyeing and enjoy the fun and spirit of traditional dyeing industry.
With well-preserved cultures and nostalgic ambience, Sanxia Old Street is crowded with people on the weekend, surrounded by a lively market and its rich heritage.
No.3 Taiwan National Highway(國道三號) -> exit Sanying offramp(三鶯交流道) -> Zhongshan Rd(中山路) -> Turn right on Minquan Rd(民權路) to reach.
Take bus no. 702, 705,812 to Sanxia Old Street (三峽老街)