Shilin Official Residence
Dedicated to the worship of Matsu, this 1927 reconstruction of the original 1864 design sits at ground central for Shilin Night Market....
Shilin Night Market
Taipei's most famous night market is hugely popular with travellers – and many locals – who come to enjoy the carnival of street-side...
Taipei Performing Arts Centre
This outlandish theatre complex designed by Dutch architectural firm OMA was still being built at the time of writing. It is scheduled...
A Loving Cafe
Rather than queue up at the bland coffee chain round the corner, pop into this cute mellow cafe just behind exit 1 of the MRT....
This friendly family-run vegetarian restaurant serves fresh and pretty tasty trays of meatless goodness – either rice, noodles or cheesy...
60 Fulin Rd; 福林路60號 · interesting places nearby
Shilin Official Residence information
For 26 years, this two-storey mansion and its elaborate Chinese- and Western-style gardens were part of the official residence of Chiang Kai-shek and his wife Soong Mei-ling. Today the entire estate is a lovely public park and even the house itself is open, though it merely displays the rather humdrum domestic life, and middlebrow tastes, of the Chiangs. The free audio guide is more than a little obsequious about the house's master and mistress.