I traveled to Taiwan for four days and three nights. This time, I visited Taipei and its surrounding areas. In this article, I will write about Xinyi District as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Flying to Taipei & Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung
* Day 1: Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Taiwan Museum and National Museum of History
* Day 1: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall (Light-up)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Jingtong)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Shifen)
* Day 2: Pingxi Line (Houtong)
* Day 2: Jiufen
* Day 3: National Palace Museum
* Day 3: National Martyrs’ Shrine
* Day 3: Xinyi District [This article]
* Day 3: Taipei 101
* Day 4: 228 Peace Memorial Park, Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Longshan Temple and Ximending
* Day 4: Huashan 1914 Creative Park & Return to Home
Following the previous post, I moved from National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine to Xinyi District by MRT.
CBN (Champion Beef Noodle)
I got off at Taipei City Hall station and came to Breeze Xinyi store.
I will have a lunch. I went into “CBN (Champion Beef Noodle)”, which was produced by Regent Taipei, a luxury hotel in Taipei.
Regent Taipei is famous for its beef noodle, since it won the Taipei beef noodle contest in 2012 and was selected as No. 1 of “The best 8 beef noodle restaurants in Taipei” by CNN in 2015. Regent Taipei opened a new beef noodle restaurant at Xinyi District area in 2015.
In the restaurant.
I ordered Champion Clear Broth Noodles.
Songshan Cultural and Creative Park & Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store
After lunch, I moved to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. It used to be a tobacco factory built in 1937 and has been renovated to a cultural complex.
To begin with, the Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store, which was adjacent to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.
The Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store is a commercial facility with the theme of the fusion of culture and living.
The Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store is chosen as one of “the most trendy 14 department stores in the world” by CNN.
The building was designed by a Japanese architect, Toyo Ito.
The Eslite Spectrum was originally a leading bookstore chain and there was a bookstore on the third floor.
From here, I will take photos of Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.
I will walk into the building.
The building, which used to a tobacco factory, is used for gallery and shops etc.
I left Songshan Cultural and Creative Park and Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store for the next destination.
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Then, I visited National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built to commemorate the Republic of China’s National Father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was surrounded by greenery and you can see Taipei 101 over there.
The entrance of the main hall.
Due to my limited schedule, I visited here in the daytime and as far as I checked on the Internet, it would also be a good idea to visit National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in the evening.
Xinyi Shopping District
After I left National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, I moved to Taipei 101. On the way to Taipei 101, I took several snap photos of Xinyi Shopping District.
Here are snaps including Taipei 101.
Then, I visited the observatory of Taipei 101.
That’s it for the article about Xinyi District as part of Day 3.
Xinyi District in Taipei corresponds to Ginza in Tokyo, Orchard in Singapore and the Fifth avenue in New York. Since I visited rural areas around Taipei on the previous day, I was surprised at the contrast between the nostalgic scenery and the urban one. If you love shopping, I would recommend Xinyi District 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Taipei 101 as part of Day 3.