Must-see attractions in Ximending & Wanhua

  • 500px Photo ID: 132008549 - A Dragon and a Phoenix (Fenghuang  fènghuáng / 凤凰 / 鳳凰 or August Rooster kūnjī / 鹍鸡 / 鶤雞) on the roof of Mengjia Longshan Temple (艋舺龍山寺 nee Lungshan Temple) in Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan. Golden Hour, dramatic clouds in background. Temple is of Chinese folk religion.

    Longshan Temple

    Ximending & Wanhua

    Founded in 1738 by Han immigrants from Fujian, this temple has served as a municipal, guild and self-defence centre, as well as a house of worship. These…

  • Zhongshan Hall in Taipei city

    Zhongshan Hall

    Ximending & Wanhua

    This handsome four-storey building, constructed in 1936 for the coronation of Emperor Hirohito, is where the Japanese surrender ceremony was held in…

  • Qingshan Temple

    Ximending & Wanhua

    Along with Longshan, this elegant temple, first built in 1856, is one of Wanhua's top houses of worship. There is an abundance of top-quality wood, stone…

  • Tianhou Temple

    Ximending & Wanhua

    This small, atmospheric temple appears from the outside as a narrow, elaborate shopfront in the Ximending area. But walk through the gate and you'll find…

  • Red House

    Ximending & Wanhua

    Ximending's most iconic building was built in 1908 to serve as Taipei's first public market. These days it's a multifunctional cultural centre, with…

  • Bopiliao Historic Block

    Ximending & Wanhua

    One of the best-preserved historic sections of Wanhua, Bopiliao covers both Qing and early Japanese-era architecture. Some of the buildings house art…

  • U-mkt

    Ximending & Wanhua

    This horseshoe-shaped market is now a spruced-up studio and exhibition space in minimalist white-and-concrete. There are remnants of the 80-year-old…

  • Taipei Cinema Park

    Ximending & Wanhua

    This featureless concrete square, with two brick buildings (remnants of former factory buildings) at the northern end – one is a cafe, the other a toilet…

  • Nishi Honganji Square

    Ximending & Wanhua

    This small park is the site of a former Japanese temple, which was built at the end of the 19th century for the country's military, and which offered…

  • Xiaonanmen

    Ximending & Wanhua

    Taipei's 5th gate, whose name means Little South Gate, dates back to when the capital was a walled city under the Qing dynasty. It now sits like a lonely…

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