Somewhere south of Zhongli and west of Daxi and just a hop away from Longtan, deep inside Taoyuan's Hakka region, there is a small village named Sankeng 三坑, that has one of the shortest old streets in Taiwan. The Sankeng Old Street 三坑老街 is basically the only real street in that village, and if you walk fast, you'll need a minute walk through. Sankeng is, just like its northern similar sounding brethren Shenkeng, a little stinky tofu village, but not really known beyond Taoyuan. I was told that the first Han settlers arrived in this area in the 18th century, and this little street is currently the oldest in Longtan.
Let me show you what you can see, if you decide to visit:
If you want to visit Sankeng from Taipei, go to Longtan via bus/car, it will take you about 30 minutes or even less, if there's no traffic jam. Once there head south, it will take you another 10 minutes to reach Sankeng. Below is a map of the old street for your reference. From A to B it's just 180 meters, the only old street that seemed shorter to me was the one in Taishan.
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