Boasting the best-preserved Baroque architecture high street in Taoyuan, one can feel the sophistication and distinct elegance of this place in one glance. Centered on Heping Street, the popular Daxi Old Street consists of ancient Baroque-styled buildings, the Wude Temple, the ancient residence of Li Tengfang and garden-themed cafes. The wide stretch of this street emanates a unique blend of traditional Fukien architecture and Baroque style, making it one of the most intriguing places in Taiwan.
Situated on the Dahan River, the area of Daxi was formerly named Takoham, which means ‘big water’ in Atayal due to its topography. However, early Chinese settlers named the area ‘Daguxian’. During Emperor Muzong’s reign in 1861 to 1874, its name was changed [Read more…]