A living reminder of Taipei's maritime past, Danshui makes a fun break from the city and offers a cornucopia of attractions. Pick up a map at the MRT information center and wander along the riverside promenade before climbing up to Fort San Domingo and the imposing former British Consulate. Stop for coffee at Mackay Hospital, designed by the Canadian missionary George Mackay, then stroll and snack along Old Street to Fuyou Temple. End the day watching the sunset over the river from Red Castle or Fisherman's Wharf.