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Address: Minquan Street (Sanxia Old Street), Sanxia District, Xinbei, Taiwan
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Good for a morning stroll

We arrived in Sanxia Old Street mid-morning and the place is perfect for a morning stroll. The shops are already open but there was no crowd yet so we were just taking our time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Makati, Philippines
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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We arrived in Sanxia Old Street mid-morning and the place is perfect for a morning stroll. The shops are already open but there was no crowd yet so we were just taking our time checking the shops and taking some pictures. We were also able to buy some souvenirs here, lots of affordable trinkets!

Thank kulangsapansin
Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very far from the Taipei centre by bus 702, 705 or 812. Only visit if you wish to see the nearby Zushi Temple since this is a shopping street as any other. It takes at least half a day to get there and back from the city.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Sanxia Old Street surprised my wife and me. It is less famous than Tamsui Old Street or Pingxi Old Street, but it is definitely more photogenic, probably only second to Jiufen Old Street, in my opinion. The nearby Qingshui Zushi Temple 清水祖師廟 rivals Longshan Temple, which adds greatly to the value of a trip to Sanxia. Highly recommended.

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

I have been to Sanxia Old Street a few times and I have always really enjoyed going into the shops and looking at all of the cool things. This is a great place for souvenirs as there are a lot of things in more Taiwanese or Chinese style. It is also a great place for food. I've gone with a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

As with all the old streets, this one has its own flavor and specialties. It's easy to walk around and see the old buildings that have been partially refurbished. Take a walk in the old temple - the public toilet is in it anyway. Try the local tidbits - croissants with horns - there were several shops selling this and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

San Xia Old Street An old business district regained its old charm. It was an old import and export centre for north Taiwan in the old days because of convenience of river transportation. However, it lost its shine when modern ocean liners beat them into desertion. Now this place has been renovated. Shops sprung up with traditional produce on display.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Visited here during weekday as apparently it is crowded during the weekend. Traveling here from the city takes about an hour but it was well worth it. What is unique about this place is the people. They are very friendly and not pushy when it comes to selling their products. The place isn't big but do take your time visiting... More 

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Tehuacan, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Sanxia for 6 months. I come here once a week! There's a pretty good market and old street combo for shopping, souvenir buying, and for a little bit of market food and drinks. There's a temple next to the entrance of the street, and if you walk past it, a gorgeous river walk away from traffic.

Thank Tom W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Difficult to park the car, difficult to move in the street, difficult to enjoy the relax. Better to come during the weekday.

Thank 致瑋沈
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

nice place, take u back on time, please use train , the bus stopping every 200 meters and it took us more more then 2 hours by bus

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