Minsheng Community


This is the place to watch Taiwan's hipsters while enjoying a street-side coffee or browsing upcycled designer wear or exclusive art galleries. It's a secret little oasis from the traffic-choked streets full of malls and towers. In recent years it has gained fame from being the set of many TV shows and films.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Songshan attractions

1. Taipei Railway Workshop

0.94 MILES

This huge former repair factory for the country's trains is being transformed into a heritage museum. While all visitors can enter and peek from the main…

2. Puppetry Art Center of Taipei

0.95 MILES

This small and fun museum (set aside about 40 minutes) showcases a medley of magical string, hand and shadow puppets, many with embroidered robes and…

3. Taiwan Design Museum

1.15 MILES

Housed in one wing of an atmospheric former tobacco factory, this exhibition space showcases modern designs by local and international artists.

4. Songshan Cultural & Creative Park

1.16 MILES

Set in a former tobacco factory (or more accurately an industrial village) from the 1930s, this lovely park is part lush gardens, part frog-filled lake,…

5. Ciyou Temple


This 18th-century triple-tiered temple is dedicated to Matsu, the black-faced Chinese goddess of seafarers. It marks the start of the Raohe Street Night…

6. National Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall


The hall and its surrounding gardens occupy an entire city block. The latter are well used by picnickers, kite flyers, breakdancers and the early morning…

7. Discovery Center of Taipei


This is a great place to get your bearings on the city and its history. Maps and models show Taipei's evolution from a walled, gated city in 1882 to the…

8. Jin An Gong

1.61 MILES

This little temple is only worth the trip if you're planning to visit Wufenpu market next door, since almost every street in Taipei has a similar site of…