Taipei • Taiwan | August 7—10, 2017
We welcome all IEEE DSC 2017 participants to attend our excursion program scheduled on Aug 9 afternoon. It is free for all registered participants. For the detail of the program, please have a look at the schedule and the introduction to the visited sites below.
|13:30—14:00||Depart from Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel to Dadaocheng Wharf|
|14:00—15:00||A one hour guided tour around Dadaocheng historical sites|
|15:00—16:30||River cruises from Dadaocheng Wharf to Tamsui Fisherman's Wharf|
|16:30—17:10||A short walk along the Tamsui Old Street|
|17:10—18:30||Dinner at Fujiplaza (Tamsui Branch)|
|18:30—19:30||Return to Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel|
The major street of Dadaocheng is lined with hundreds of old houses. The facades of the buildings reflect architectural trendings in different eras. Some of them suggest the influence of Qing dynasty (the last imperial dynasty of China), while others give way a marriage with european styles or modernism. Despite the diversity in style, they are all long and narrow, and can be divided into three sections. The first section is used to run business, showcasing goods from herbs for Chinese medicine, dried foods, bamboowares, to lanterns. The second section behind the court is in its capacity as a living room or warehouse. A walk through the houses bring the life in old days to mind. More introductions to Dadaocheng can be found here [ 1, 2, 3 ].
Located along the riverfront in Tamsui, Tamsui Old Street is a boardwalk-like area full of shops, carnival games, restaurants, cafés, and xiaochi snacks. The waterfront area is a great place to watch the sunset over the Tamsui River. Vendors will generally start in the afternoon and stay open until the last MRT train at 12 midnight. Visitors who arrive early can first walk around the town area and visit other local attractions. More introductions to Tamsui Old Street can be found here [ 1, 2, 3, ].