In ancient times, the Tamsui river was deep enough to park large vessels; when Tamsui open to business as a port, it has become a very important port area. "Douglas Lapraik & Co." is one of the top five foreign companies (Tait, Ckiangsu, Elles, Douglas Lapraik and Dent). In particular, "Douglas Lapraik" has operated the general trading business; additionally, shipping was it major business, which dominated Taiwan shipping routes up to 30 years and witnessed the prosperous development after Tamsui opened as a port. The ship "Water Dragon," that Dr. Mackay rode for travelling to Taiwan was operated by "Douglas Lapraik."
(Whenever it's a national holiday, the area is open, and the next day will be closed.), Chinese New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year's Day, the off work days announced by the government due to natural disasters; other necessary off days will be announced separately.