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Ximending 西門町

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Wednesday:10:00 - 22:00




Ximenting is the mecca for youth culture. From tatton street to Wannian Plaza accessory shops, cosplay to street dancing, Ximenting offers a venue for youths to express themselves. Pop stars often come here for promotional events on weekends.


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Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Zhonghua Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 10:00 - 22:00
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday 10:00 - 22:00

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping


Nearby MRT

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Sanchong

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Cailiao

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  1. 653 Families
  2. 535 Couples
  3. 420 Solo
  4. 64 Business
  5. 621 Friends
  • 619je

    Keysborough, Australia

    Kingdom of Youth


    Ximending (:West Gate in English) is the Kingdom of Youth. It is full of juice bars and small restaurants, and small shops selling cheap clothing. It comes alive at night, when young people come out to play. There's nothing preventing older people from visiting Ximending, but it's made for young people.
  • ianwyj

    Singapore, Singapore

    Trendy and popular entertainment district


    This being our first visit to Taipei, our family couldn't ignore what our guide book suggested as a must see district. So we went to see the bright lights, enjoy the shopping (even if it was mainly only window shopping), and try what some of the restaurants were offering. In particular, we were curious about the Red House, the district's historic attraction and the landmark where many folks had arranged to meet each other. We also nearly caught a movie but found out later that the poster on the wall was promoting a premiere that would only be screened a week later. Like most trendy spots, Ximending seemed to be a magnet for many locals and tourists, and unsurprisingly, those that belong to a younger demographic. Still, it was worth least once.
  • CdnLovesTravel787

    Vancouver, Canada

    Fun Entertainment District of Taipei


    Ximending is a fun, trendy, entertainment, food, drink, shopping district in Taipei. It is easy to get to as it is at Ximen metro stop. Souvenir shops abound, bubble tea shops are everywhere (Taiwan invented bubble tea), coffee (I counted 3 Starbucks) & tea, juice, drink shops, clothing, footwear, toy stores, toy vending machines, souvenir food shops, movie theatres, little restaurants, bigger restaurants on second or third levels were all there. There are very few foreign businesses but Nike, H&M, New Balance were there and many grouped next to each other. There was a 300 year old temple in the midst of all this plus an octagonal red brick building from 1908 built by a Japanese architect, called The Red House. It is a cultural building housing a coffee shop, creative handicrafts and gifts in an extended building. There is a theatre on upper levels for performances such as an upcoming violin performance. Although mostly pedestrian, taxis, cars, scooters, motorcycles did enter down these streets so you have to be careful not getting hit by them.
  • CelynT

    Luzon, Philippines

    Very Modern


    Ximending is a very modern area with a very strong Japanese culture influence. There are anime illustrations even at the train station. When I went there, Pokemon Detective movies was highly promoted, and you could see Pikachu all throughout the place. There's also a One Piece store here. This is a very vibrant place with lots of shopping stores and restaurants. You could easily lose track of time just by exploring the entire area.
  • jcesam

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Travel of Taipei


    Here keep traditional Chinese culture and old building. Now, this area transfer to the fashion market, that offer a lot of commodities for visitors. There are many traditional Taiwanese food, for example: bubble tea, stinky tofu and so on. The way to here is very convenient. Many buses can take you get there.

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