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skk
Taiwan1 contribution
Ximen has a lot of shopping stores, if you are a person love shopping, you will love it. In there, you can find some delicious food including the latest dessert and traditional taiwaness food. Also, you can buy some souvenir here. The ximen red hous also have some stores, the store there is about traditional and artical things. You can find some historical atmosphere in the ximen red house. Sometimes, you can find some street perfomers in Ximen. I have seen some performaces playing bells, and many people stay around them. It's a lively place.
Written 30 April 2022
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justin cedrick
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The moods and stores draw a large number of visitors to this location. It's a fantastic place to go shopping and take photos.
Written 24 October 2021
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines112 contributions
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I love cementing there a lot of shopping street performer good coffee street food keep people watching it’s a very good place to go if ever you’re busy typing and please try their stinky to fool bad smell taste delicious.
Written 1 September 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia11,221 contributions
Ximending is in Wanhua, the oldest part of Taipei. Ximending is favorite haunt of Taipei's young people. Its attractions revolve around three things -- eating, shopping and entertainment. Eating is a form of recreation. Apart from the many restaurants, "bubble tea" is a favorite fun drink for which Taiwan is well-known. Shopping revolves around trying on many garments until you finally find something eye-catching. Ximending has many forms of entertainment, ranging from buskers to movie theatres. The Red House is a Ximending landmark. By the way, Ximending is busiest in the evening, when it can become quite crowded.
Written 22 January 2021
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奇 李
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I lived in Wanhua, and the Ximending is a place where I had been many times place!
Ximending is a good place to play with young people. There have eats, play, movies, and clothes can take your times. You may try the bubble tea when you arrive to Taiwan, it 's a very nice drink also you can change your flavor like more sugar or not.
If you like window shopping, Ximending has many department stores to satisfy you, many students also buy the clothes here.
Fortunately, when you arrive to Taiwan on holiday, you may see beautiful decorations in Ximending
Written 3 December 2020
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仲堃 林
New Taipei, Taiwan1 contribution
Today, I would like to recommend the place where is very popular with Taipei youth and tourists — Xingmending. There are four reasons. The first of all is plenty of restaurants. People can eat not only traditional Taiwanese food but also innovative Taiwanese food. The next is Xingmending is a good place to go shopping. It’s full of stores and shops. People can buy fashionable clothes and souvenirs there. Besides of delicious food and shopping paradise, People can watch street performances and exhibitions. The final reason is the Red House, the western-style building. The Red House is a historical building which is built in 1908. People can cultural and creative products there. Above are the reasons why I recommend Xingmending.
Written 19 November 2020
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
This was where we started and ended our day tour to Yehliu, Jiufen and Shifen. After our day trip, we returned here at night and had time to walk around Ximending. This is a trendy place, popular with the younger set and is more happening at night, full of people and life. There are many cafes, shops, colorful lights around. Being seniors, we just did window shopping and checked out the area. Too fast pace for us.
Written 25 October 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Ximending (:West Gate in English) is the Kingdom of Youth. It is full of juice bars and small restaurants, and small shops selling cheap clothing. It comes alive at night, when young people come out to play. There's nothing preventing older people from visiting Ximending, but it's made for young people.
Written 18 September 2020
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ianwyj
Singapore, Singapore4,994 contributions
This being our first visit to Taipei, our family couldn't ignore what our guide book suggested as a must see district. So we went to see the bright lights, enjoy the shopping (even if it was mainly only window shopping), and try what some of the restaurants were offering. In particular, we were curious about the Red House, the district's historic attraction and the landmark where many folks had arranged to meet each other. We also nearly caught a movie but found out later that the poster on the wall was promoting a premiere that would only be screened a week later. Like most trendy spots, Ximending seemed to be a magnet for many locals and tourists, and unsurprisingly, those that belong to a younger demographic. Still, it was worth seeing...at least once.
Written 6 June 2020
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CdnLovesTravel787
Vancouver, Canada2,933 contributions
Ximending is a fun, trendy, entertainment, food, drink, shopping district in Taipei. It is easy to get to as it is at Ximen metro stop.

Souvenir shops abound, bubble tea shops are everywhere (Taiwan invented bubble tea), coffee (I counted 3 Starbucks) & tea, juice, drink shops, clothing, footwear, toy stores, toy vending machines, souvenir food shops, movie theatres, little restaurants, bigger restaurants on second or third levels were all there. There are very few foreign businesses but Nike, H&M, New Balance were there and many grouped next to each other.

There was a 300 year old temple in the midst of all this plus an octagonal red brick building from 1908 built by a Japanese architect, called The Red House. It is a cultural building housing a coffee shop, creative handicrafts and gifts in an extended building. There is a theatre on upper levels for performances such as an upcoming violin performance.

Although mostly pedestrian, taxis, cars, scooters, motorcycles did enter down these streets so you have to be careful not getting hit by them.
Written 12 May 2020
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