Daxi is an ancient town in Taoyuan County, Taiwan Province. Like many other small towns, it has gone through ups and downs in history. Walking on the old street in Daxi, it is hard to find the prosperity in the old days; however, the time-honored typically baroque buildings on the street are demonstrating the old splendor.
Daxi Town has served as an important inland port since the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Despite the downfall of river transportation and the vanishing of prosperity, the old street still retains its original appearance. The stores on the old street, basically belonging to the buildings in the early period, have residential consecutive rooms with a long depth. Some of them combine the red-brick archway with red-brick rooms. Some of them have exquisitely-carved European-style stone arches, beams and pillars decorated with luxurious and magnificent embossment; a great amount of arc is adopted in the design, achieving the variety of acroter, semicircular, and circular styles.