|Fare||1.Charge by section NT$15 / once 2.one day pass NT$160 (Purchase the ticket on the day of bus riding. Unlimited ride.) 3.We accept: easy card, ipass|
|Where to buy||On the bus|
|Service Hotline||Keelung Bus: 886-2-24323185
Tamsui Bus: 886-2-26213340
North Coast & Guanyinshan National Scenic Area: 886-2-86355100
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From the Tamsui MRT Station, one can visit Dr. Mackay’s statue and historic buildings with foreign architecture: Hobe Mackay Hospital, Tamsui Chapel, Fort Santo Domingo, Oxford College, Little White House, Mackay Residence, and Tamsui Junior High School. Newlyweds often come to these exotically styled buildings to shoot wedding photos. On sunny afternoons, one can also take the Blue Highway ferry to the Fisherman’s Wharf, Fullon Love Boat, and Lovers’ Bridge, which offer magnificent natural backdrops for taking photos. When you feel hungry, Tamsui Old Street’s delicacies such as fish balls,a-gei, fish crisps, iron eggs, jumbo ice cream, and prune juice offer another down-to-earth fishing village experience.
Follow the Danjin Highway into Sanzhi and soon you will reach Qianshui Bay, which has been given the laudatory title of “Little Kending”. The azure sea, blue sky, and golden beach make Qianshui Bay a highly popular dating location. Whether you are taking a leisurely stroll on the sea-viewing trail or relaxing under the sunset and listening to the gentle waves in a restaurant on “coffee street,” this is an ideal romantic summer vacation destination. The nearby Cherry Tree Avenue is approximately 70km long; it is not only one of the most popular cherry-blossom routes in the north, but also an essential destination in Sanzhi. During the end of winter and the beginning of spring each year, walking amid the blooming cherry blossoms is a truly exotic experience
Sanzhi Visitor Center is situated on a hillside surrounded by mountains. Located below it is the Fude Reservoir Park. The area offers spectacular views of its surroundings from a comfortable and spacious recreational space. The building itself has a simple and classic color scheme and the architecture style is a unique blend of the classic and the modern. Inside the visitor center is a gallery which houses the exploits of four of Sanzhi’s native sons: Tu Tsung-ming, Taiwan’s first doctorate holder in medical sciences; Jiang Wen-Ye, Taiwan’s first international composer; Lee Teng-hui, the country’s first directly elected president; and Lu Hsiu-yi, a political pioneer and legend. Twenty minutes away on foot is the Ji Buo Villa, a gathering place for famous artists. Each artist studio is unique; stop by if you have time and chat with the artists to add a bit of aesthetic flair to your trip.
Baisha Bay is located between Linshan Cape and Fugui Cape, where its white sandy beach and crystal clear waters attract large numbers of tourists. The North Coast Exploratorium next to the entrance to the bay is a highly popular destination where visitors can sit in the mini submarine-shaped theatre to view 3D films. The nearby Linshan Cape Recreational Area features a trail and wooden walkway, and the magnificent bikeway here was also one of the settings for Jay Chou’s movie “Untold Secret.”
Opened on March 9, 2008, the Shimen Wedding Plaza is Taiwan’s first plaza designated for wedding shoots. White Mediterranean-styled architecture and the snow-white bell tower cloister blends perfect with the blue sea and bright skies to create a feel of being in Greece. Lovers, newlyweds and married couples can all enjoy the exotic and romantic atmosphere at Shimen Wedding Plaza.
The Fuguijiao Lighthouse is an octagonal structure painted with black and white parallel bands. This is the island of Taiwan’s northernmost lighthouse and a unique landmark of the north coast. The construction of a waterfront trail allows travelers to enjoy the coastal scenery up close. Reef trenches, a legacy of Datun’s volcanic eruptions, are right next to the lighthouse and visitors are treated to the spectacle of the beautiful Green Reefs every April to May. And every September, kite masters gather at the nearby Wind Art Army Camp (WAAC) to show off their skills, bringing the Shimen International Kite Festival into the international spotlight. The neighboring Fuji Fishing Harbor is a favorite of gourmets. Come visit Fuguijiao Lighthouse to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the great food.
“Shimen Arch” stands as the landmark in Shinmen area. With decades of erosion by sea waves, it naturally became an arch-shape sea cave at around 10 meters height as the effect of earth rise. The sea breeze embraces you gently when you walk into the cave; outside, the sound of the waves and the great seaside view makes you want to stay forever. Paved trails and viewing platforms have been constructed along the coastline so visitors can enjoy the beauty of the sky and the sea while taking a leisurely stroll. At dusk, the view of the sun setting into the sea is another must-see. Visitors can get a glimpse of different ecologies on their trip to Shimen Cave as well as the rich ecology of the nearby sea.
The tomb of Teresa Teng also called Yun Garden or Teresa Teng Memories Park, is a fusion of art, religion, and culture. Upon entering, the enormous piano key in the center and the constant playback of Teresa Teng’s iconic songs such as “Redemption,” “Lover,” and “I Only Care About You” all bring back the nostalgia of the celebrity songstress. When gazing at the golden statue of Teresa Teng with her singing expression, one’s heart is overwhelmed by her heavenly voice. In addition to Taiwanese fans, large number of her followers from Japan,Hong Kong, and Singapore congregate here every year to commemorate this timeless “dream lover.” The park also exhibits Teresa Teng memorabilia, including outfits worn for hit songs, regular house clothes and records so fans can look back and reminisce her charm.
Juming Museum is located in the forests of Jinshan; in the beginning, it was simply an open field used to store large artworks of master artist Ju Ming. However, having the disposition of an artist, he decided to create an artistic space where artworks and Mother Nature can exist in harmony. Focusing on different terrain features, Ju Ming’s “Nativist”, “Living World” and “Taichi” Series of large stone sculptures are displayed. Some of them are gents holding umbrellas, while others depict people queuing in a line. Although the lines are succinct and well-executed, each sculpture nonetheless perfectly interprets his observation of different aspects of life and deserves to be appreciated.
Jinbaoli Old Street is commonly known as Jinshan Old Street and it is always packed on holidays and weekends. Local shops thrive and sell local snacks such as bu meat and deep-fried oyster cakes, and Jinshan specialties such as taro dumplings and roasted sweet potatoes are also popular snacks. At the center of the old street is Guang’an Temple, and the town’s most popular duck stall is located at its entrance; their unique self-serve style is a symbol of local culture. Take a walk around Old Street and you will find traces of the town’s past prosperity. Although the peak of its affluence has passed, preservation planning has protected this historic location so visitors can take a walk into Jinshan’s past.
Shitoushan Park is located in Jinshan and its highest point is approximately 70 meters. The park is home to an abundance of coastal ecosystems. Follow one of the trails and head north to reach the Zhongzheng Pavilion, a traditional Chinese pavilion. This is the best place to view the famous Twin Candlesticks, a pair of islets, and enjoy the surrounding ocean scene. Whether you look into the distance or downwards, the vast horizon offers beautiful views of Jinshan’s diverse coastal landscapes. The Shitoushan Good Luck Trail inside the park is New Taipei City’s first smoke-free trail. The entire trail is paved with wood chips, which reduces pressure on hikers’ legs and knees. The construction application of the trail was submitted by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area.
The hot spring in this area has wide popularity for it’s rich in minerals and diverse in source of water, including Deep Ocean Spring, Sulphur Spring, Carbonate Spring and Iron Spring. Jiatouli Hot Spring was earliest developed back in Japanese colonial time, and after the establishments and developments by hotel enterprises these years, it became the priority among tourists’ choices.
Sea erosion and weathering have sculpted one of the wonders of the world here and Yeliu’s expanse of spectacular rocks is said to be Taiwan’s largest natural geology classroom. Take a look around and you will be rewarded with surprising discoveries. Many of the rocks have been given beautiful names such as Elephant Rock, Fairy’s Shoe, Queen’s Head, Ice Cream Rock, Kissing Rock, and Princess’s Head, endowing the lonely coastline with touching stories. Yehliu Ocean World nearby not only offers interesting dolphin and sea lion performances, but visitors can also observe marine life in the undersea glass tunnel, making this a popular leisure destination.
Guihou Fishing Harbor is located to the north of Green Bay and has become famous in recent years because of the New Taipei City’s promotion of Wanli Crab. The daily catch is unloaded and sold directly upon arrival at the harbor so the seafood here is extremely fresh. This is why the many restaurants along the harbor which buy their ingredients and prepare dishes on the spot are the choice of many a food connoisseur. A three-kilometer long shoreline connects the harbor with Yehliu and Green Bay. Sea water erosion created many strange yet beautiful stone formations along the coast and in 2010 the coastline was named Taiwan’s most beautiful coastline by the Ministry of Interior’s Construction and Planning Agency. It is one of the best places to enjoy the sunrise and the gentle lights from fishing boats.