Exploring Taipei’s Most Bustling Neighborhood: Ximending

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Published on December 10, 2023 by

Ximending (西門町) is a shopping district in Taipei, Taiwan. It is often known as the “Harajuku of Taipei” and the “Shibuya of Taipei”. Ximending is the source of Taiwan’s fashion, subculture, and Japanese culture. Ximending has a host of clubs and pubs in the surrounding area. The well-known Ximending Pedestrian Area was the first pedestrian area built in Taipei and is the largest in Taiwan. Ximending is also home to a number of historical landmarks, including the Red House, which is a center of local arts & crafts and Taipei’s largest LGBT district. To experience Ximen at it’s busiest, visit at night time on a Friday or Saturday. To get here, take the MRT to Ximen Station and follow the signs at the station, to Ximen Pedestrian Area Exit 6.

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