Explore several of western Taipei’s most dynamic districts in just half a day, and visit numerous top landmarks: this private walking tour makes discovering easy. Meet your guide around the corner from the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in the morning, and explore the monument. Then, head to Nanmen Market for tasty snacks (own expense), see the centuries-old Longshan Temple, browse the Ximending shopping district, and more.
- Discover the highlights of vibrant western Taipei on this half-day tour
- A private walking tour lets you immerse yourself in the local scenery
- Visit the Longshan Temple, Nanmen Market, and other top attractions
- Learn more about the city and its highlights from your guide
10:30 Meet at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station Exit 5 → Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall Station → Nanmen Market → TStarbucks Coffee Store Mankah Branch → Longshan Temple → Grass Lane → Laosong Elementary School → Bopiliao Historical Block (closed on Monday) → Xinfu Market → Xinfu Culture Market (closed on Monday) → Lunch → Longshan Temple Station → Take MRT → Beimen Statio → Beimen → Dihua Street → Yongle Market → Xiahai Chenghuang Temple → Chuang Hsieh-Fa Historical Lecture Pavilion → Lee Chun-Sheng Church → Lin Fu-Jhen Shop → Wang Tea Shop (closed on Sunday) → Taiwan New Cultural Movement Memorial Museum (closed on Monday) → Ningxia Night Market
【Starbucks Coffee Store Mankah Branch】
The uniqueness of this branch is that the building itself is used to be Wanhua Lin House. The Lin family during Japanese colonial period was the richest family in Wanhua and the house is more than 80 years old. The creative design and the transformation make this old building feel live again.
Longshan Temple was founded in 1738 by Han immigrants. It is dedicated to the Bodhisattva of mercy, Guanyin. The temple becomes one of the city's top religious sites, and a prime venue for exploring both Taiwan's vibrant folk faith and its unique temple arts and architecture.
It was a short and narrow lane that people used to buying herbs to heal the illness and disease.
【Bopiliao Ancient Street】
Bopiliao Ancient Street was developed in the early Qing Dynasty. The street 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 artists to decorate the street. Today, the Bopiliao Old Street is full of art crafts and creative wall paintings.
A quadrilateral wall built by the Qing Dynasty. There are a total of 5 gates and only the North Gate remains unchanged since the dynasty. This is a good start to discover the old town of Dadaocheng.
The largest wholesale and retail center of fabric in Taiwan.
【Xiahai Chenghuang Temple】
Many unmarried people come to Xiahai Chenghuang Temple to worship Yue Lao, the matchmaker deity. It is said that Yue Lao can help the single woman or man find their significant other.
【Chuang Hsieh-Fa Historical Lecture Pavilion】
It is used to be the first grocery store in Dadaocheng.
【Lee Chun-Sheng Church】
Built in memory of the famous Dadaocheng tea merchant and ardent philanthropist, Lee Chun-sheng.
【Lin Fu-Jhen shop】
The oldest grocery store in Dadaocheng and passed down 5 generations. Purchase some Chinese herbs and medicines, dried goods, fabrics and selection of teas.