Lugang Old Street
Lugang Old Street
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore7,336 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
One of the older streets that has been tourisfied. There are lots of souvenir shops and small snacks stalls. When we visited, not all the places were open. Perhaps the place gets busier during weekends.

There are two public toilets near each of the temples.
Written 15 November 2023
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rogfromnewark
Newark-on-Trent, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Loved Lugang with the bustling streets and temples. It sums up the excitement of Taiwan. Real mix of shops, food and drink options.
Written 25 October 2023
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doublewoodscj
Apex, NC701 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Still a lovely old street. You will find lots of old/ancient Taiwanese culture and artifacts in this area besides the street food. It is a short narrow alley you have to manipulate.
Written 3 March 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Lugang is one of the oldest ports in Taiwan. Lugang means "deer port." Hundreds of years ago, Taiwan's main export was deer products, and Lugang was the main port to export deer products to China. The Lugang Old Street is very old, there are lots of things to buy, including traditional snacks. The main attraction is the temple, dedicated to Matsu, a goddess sacred to seafarers.
Written 4 June 2022
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Lynn R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Not as touristy as you might expect—LOTS of good eats! Do t miss the Old Anping (Dutch) fort, for only $50NT ($US 1.70!) worth it
Written 4 June 2022
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marikesh
Greenville, SC40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
This beautiful old street has so much to offer! The food is great, especially the Taiwanese sausage near the entrance. Yum! Walking leisurely down Lugang Old Street there are many small shops with interesting items to find, like paper lanterns, handmade wooden pens, clothing, postcards, etc. (Be watchful of the scooters. Pets are allowed on leash). The highlight of the trip...the people, who are so kind and friendly!
Written 4 January 2022
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OrderintheHouse
Brisbane3,553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
From 28 December 2019 through to 14 January 2020 my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on an 18 day Asian tour enjoying short visits to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Laos and Singapore.

Our 6 night private tour of Taiwan arranged through Wendy Wu Tours had hotel stays in Taipei, Taroko Gorge, Sun Moon Lake, Tainan and Kaohsiung.

On the last day of our tour we travelled on the west of the island from Kaohsiung (Taiwan’s third largest city and its largest port) back to the capital Taipei; a 350 kilometre easy drive on an excellent highway. On the way we visited the charming old town of Lukang (formerly known as Lugang) at the halfway point. Lukang was one of the really surprise stops on our tour boasting some really wonderful attractions. Our itinerary took us to two excellent temples – Xinzu Temple and Long-shan Temple and to get to both of these we enjoyed a very pleasant stroll along the Lukang Old Street.

Lukang Old Street is essentially the narrow, curved, red-tiled lanes of today's Putou, Yaolin, and Dayou streets. Both sides of the street are lined with old-style, renovated shop buildings featuring interesting room layouts and old-style exteriors. There are many shops selling well made handicrafts and lots of street food vendors selling a wide range of novel, local food specialties. We enjoyed our walk passing the many shops and by keeping our eyes opened we were rewarded with some pleasant unexpected surprises.

We were fascinated by one shop which had very salty dried cod roe for sale. There were around 70 of these in orderly rows on a rather crudely assembled but effective wooden table. They were elongated heart shaped and parted down the middle by a defined line and brightly coloured orange. Another store was selling a range of candies and biscuits and yet another was offering an eye catching display of what my research for this review has determined to be Tanghulu. Tanghulu, I discovered, is a traditional Chinese cuisine made by stringing wild fruits with bamboo sticks and dipping them with maltose and tasting sweet and sour. The red and wild mountain plants are arranged on bamboo sticks according to their size, and they are covered with crystal clear sugar. They make for a very colourful and tempting display. Finally my wife, who is an ardent cat lover had to take a photo in the store that had its ginger and white cat cheekily making its home in its own cat basket amongst a range of toys for sale.

Visitors to Lukang should not miss the opportunity to take a stroll down the Lukang Old Street and share in its unique, old charm. I understand that it can get very crowded on weekends, which is not surprising, given the immense atmosphere of the place. How fortunate then that we were here on a weekday (Monday) when very few people were around.

This was a memorable experience.
Written 11 August 2020
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Horlicks88
Canning Vale, Australia679 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Around this old town, the main stop is the temple, surrounding this is lots of restaurant specialises is oysters, along the way lots of stalls selling snacks food, drinks, fried various seafood and local biscuits. Worth a visit here.
Written 24 January 2020
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TravellerMan72
Oslo, Norway1,630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Charming small street in the heart of Lugang (Lukang) town. Many shops, tea shops and old red brick buildings. The street is historic and a must visit when in the town.
Written 24 November 2019
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jeffayn
Shah Alam, Malaysia771 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This is a great walking tour .. it give you a story about LuGang, sometime in the past... narrow lanes, but full of memories...

It is interesting and not taking up too long time.. an 60min~90min stroll would be good enough...

There will be lots of traditional souvenir shops, snacks, food stall along the walk.. the best part is.. if you are tire, you can hire e-trishaw .. or else, is a totally free walking tour...

At the end of the walk, depending where your started... it is the famous Matsu Temple.. of course beside the Matsu, there is a handful of other temples/shrine along the walk..

I personally do enjoy the walk..
Written 3 November 2019
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