Tamsui, is definitely the lamest place to be in Taipei.
First of all: it’s UGLY: when you see the picture in the touristical brochure, it’s just either very hilarious (hello photoshop!), either very sad.
Tamsui: is filthy, grey, ugly, and every store sells the exact overpriced damn stuff !
I’ve been in Kenting (extreme south) and Tamsui (extrem north). Was ugly in both side!
Don’t get why people brag so much about it…
Better spend your time on Zhinan Temple.