Nanzhuang old street, miaoli tw (台灣苗栗南莊老街)
Tourism in Taiwan countryside 台灣鄉間旅遊
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nanchuang map 南莊地圖
Nanzhuang is a suburban town in Miaoli County, where there were about 30,000, the town
features many preserved architectures and natural surroundings. Nanzhuang Town is
mostly resided by the Hakka people, Atayal and Saisiyat aborigines, making it a good
example of ethnic integration in Taiwan.
Today, the town of Nanzhuang is a popular Taiwan tourist stop for its abundant natural
surroundings and its Nanzhuang Old Street filled with all kinds of Hakka and aboriginal
snacks and delicacies, as well as Nanzhuang’s most gifted natural resources: mushroom,
Gui bamboo shoots and trout. There are a few stone tablets at the entrance of Nanzhuang
Old Street that are remains of a place where waters flows down from the mountains,
allowing the villagers to come and do their daily laundries in the past.
The most famous alley of Nanzhuang Old Street is “Guihua Alley”. It is where one may find
a number of small stands and shops for souvenirs and savor authentic Hakka delicacies.
Towards the end of Nanzhuang Old Street, stands the old postal office of Nanzhuang in
Japanese style that was first established during the period of Japanese colonization, and
renovated recently. The old Nanzhuang Postal Office has been noted as one of the ten
most treasured historical architectures of Miaoli. The nostalgia environment and ambience
make the old Nanzhuang Postal Office a popular photo shooting spot. Opposite from the
postal office is a popular small stand in a traditional Japanese style house that sells
shredded ice with matcha and red beans in a big bowl priced about twd 50, making it a
very hot spot for one’s visit to Nanzhuang.
Nanzhuang Old Street (Osmanthus Alley)
Yongchang temple 永昌宮
Yongchang temple 永昌宮
Like a lot of temples here, it has incredibly detailed artwork
with a hill for a backdrop – beautiful.
The old post office in Japanese style has once
been rebuilt because of an earthquake.
Now selling some souvenirs inside the post office
Right across this post office, you can also find a
famous Japanese-style matcha shaved ice stall.
Japanese matcha shaved ice with red beans and dumplings
Nanzhuang Elementary School
Century maple inside the Elementary School campus
Osmanthus Alley (Nanzhuang Old Street)
This is a old street in a small village, but very lively very
happening & lots of nice food!
Photo from google
Osmanthus Alley used be a run-down and messy pathway, but now it has
been restored with an old-time feel. During the weekdays, the alley has a
calm, diffused comfort; on the holidays, the alley is alive with hustle-bustle.
“Old streets” are pretty crowded, because sections of the street are incredibly narrow.
Both sides are chock full of stalls hawking all sorts of Hakka and aboriginal things.
The brick-walled Sweet Osmanthus Alley is full of
tasty eateries and famous retail shops
Bali wood carving
Osmanthus egg rolls stall
Six decades years old wax apple tree
Osmanthus egg rolls
Osmanthus iced rice balls 桂花冰鎮湯圓
Osmanthus iced rice balls
Shiesankung (denotes a ditch for
laundry) in old street head was
originally built to convey water for
irrigation and laundry. Even nowadays,
local residents often wash their
clothes or vegetables here. Villagers
used to wash their clothes on stone
Nanchuang Presbyterian Chur 南莊基督長老教會
Nanchuang Presbyterian Church
White meat pomelo 白柚
Retail Market 零售市場
To be honest, there are not so many things to do in this old street.
However, if you spend most of your time in hustle bustle of big city, you
will find it is a pretty nice option for few hours escape on your weekend.
Finally, to remind one thing, you don't miss the Japanese style red bean
dumpling ice in Osmanthus Alley.
Osmanthus Garden Restaurant
Chinese Music : 不如歸去