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UNDISCOVERED TAIPEI — XIMENDING × BANGKA(西門町×艋舺)

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Both located in western Taipei, Ximending and Bangka are among the city's earlier developed areas.  The bustling Ximending is where the old city meets the new, with historic Japanese architecture right alongside trendy subcultural boutiques such as tattoo studios and anime stores. Each summer, cosplay and street dance events are staged, making the streets especially vibrant. The history of Bangka spans three centuries and is evident in its many temples, old streets and alleys, and century-old shops that have stayed in businesses until today. Among its main attractions are festivals celebrated at Bangka Longshan Temple and Bangka Qingshan Temple; these are great opportunities to experience traditional life in the district.

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