Ximending is one of the most popular tourist spots among both local and international travelers. Ximending features a wide selection of fashionable clothing and accessories in many styles include Japanese, Chinese and Western. Ximending is similar to Shibuya in Japan, both are famed for a diversity of entertainments and activities that allure large numbers of young people and young adults. It is often a gathering site for young people and has been noted the most fashionable and popular shopping area in Taiwan.
Wanhua Mongjia Longshan Temple
Wanhua Mongjia Longshan Temple is one of the most famous worshipped temples in Taiwan. Wanhua Mongjia Longshan Temple is settled north facing south, worships Guanshiyin Budda and other divine spirits. The temple was first built during Qing Dynasty, and undergone several renovations due to damages caused by men. Longshan Temple is now recognized as a Tier-Second historical site of Taiwan, being one of the four must-see attractions in Taipei. Conceded one of the oldest and resplendent Buddhist temples in Taiwan, it has the best traditional temple architectures of Chinese temples.
Huaxi St. Night Market
Huaxi St. Night Market provides local snacks and small seafood restaurants that serve delicious Taiwanese dishes. The biggest difference between Huaxi St. Night Market and other night markets is that there are a lot of stores selling snakes. Based on local beliefs, snake is a healthy source of food and is very nourishing for the human body. Snakes can be served in soup, wine, cooked dishes, and can also be made into medicine as well. At Huaxi St. Night Market, visitors are able to see live snakes from time to time. Some of the snake store owners at Huaxi St. Night Market even perform snake shows to attract visitors. Besides the snake fever, there are also stores that provide massage services at Huaxi St. Night Market. So why not enjoy a nice massage after having a taste of snake cuisine and the long day of shopping!
Bopiliao Old Street
Bopiliao Old Street is recently one of the most popular attractions in Taipei City. The street has undergone different period of the Qing Dynasty from 1644 to 1911, Japanese colonial period from 1945 to 1949, and after World War II period. It retains the looks from two hundred years ago because it had been set as the location for a new school in 1945. During 1999 to 2009, the Taiwan Government has repaired the buildings, built a Heritage and Culture Center of Taipei City, and invited local/foreign contemporary artists to decorate the street. Today, the Bopiliao Old Street is full of art crafts and creative wall paintings.
Qingshui Temple is a temple in dedicated to the god Qingshui Zushi, a Northern Song Dynasty Buddhist monk who is believed that have saved a town from a drought. Also known as the "Divine Progenitors Temple", the temple was constructed in 1787, renovated and restored in 1958 and is often called "the most characteristic example of mid-Qing temple architecture. The temple is a class three historic site. The decoration of the temple can reflect its long history. Visitors are greeted by a pair of large dragon pillars in front of the central doors of the front court once entering the temple.