Ximending is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood known for being economical and offering ample choices for restaurants and coffee shops. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. A stay at one of Ximending's hotels or apartments makes it easy to venture out into the greater Taipei area.
Sightseeing around Ximending
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. Browse the collections at National Taiwan Museum, Evergreen Maritime Museum, or National Museum of History. You can attend a show at Red House Theater, Zhongshan Hall, and National Concert Hall. Monuments like Tianhou Temple, Mengchia Chingshui Temple, and Qingshui Temple are well regarded. Notable landmarks include Qingshan Temple, North Gate, and Bopiliao Old Street. Hours of family fun are waiting at Taiwan Storyland, Crescent Bridge, and Baby Boss.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Taipei 228 Memorial Park, Yanping Riverside Park, or Taipei Botanical Garden. Explore nature at Fuyang Nature Ecological Park, Shitou Mountain, and Yunxian Park. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Snake Alley, Station Front Metro Mall, and Q Square. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Huayin Street, Ningxia Night Market, and Huashan Market.
A few of the area's most popular attractions are Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei 101, and National Palace Museum. You can also check out Longshan Temple, Shin Kong Life Tower, and Chenghuang Temple.
Getting around Ximending
Ready to get out and explore the city? Ximen Station is the closest metro station.
At 3.3 miles (5.2 km), Taipei (TSA-Songshan) is the closest major airport to Ximending. The next closest airport is Taipei (TPE-Taoyuan Intl.), located 17 miles (27.3 km) away.