Welcome to Zhongshan & Datong
Datong (大同; Dàtóng; Dadaocheng) is one of the oldest areas of the city, and much of it feels like it's seen better days. But there's a new vibe to the Dihua St area, which still retains its Qing- and Japanese-era mansions and shops, and you don't want to miss the temples in this district (they are Taipei's finest). Zhongshan (中山; Zhōngshān) was once a centre for finance and international business and today it is still loaded with hotels and near endless eateries (especially Japanese). There are also numerous small but excellent museums and the always changing Taipei Expo Park.