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Ximen Red House - Ximending

No.10 Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
02-23119380
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Ranked #22 of 254 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Full of tourists, but with street performances and shows to entertain kids and adults alike. A fun and affordable place to shop for souvenirs and eat... more » Owner description: Full of tourists, but with street performances and shows to entertain kids and adults alike. A fun and affordable place to shop for souvenirs and eat street food. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Whilst the octagonal building dating from 1908 is worth a look, don't make a special trip. The English version of its history is available via a free handout pamphlet and once inside there are some artefacts and information boards. That's about it. At night when the building is lit up you get a good photo opportunity, and also shopping opportunities... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

May see something cute cute items and there some historical items too. This visit may take less than 30min. Nothing much. No need purposely go there but if you go ximending metro station, you may have a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

nothing much except if you're into history. Outside are little shops but nothing else. It is easy to spot with a lot of people

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Nice place to visit with some nice boutiques to buy some unique souvenirs. The area comes to life at night. Some good bars around to have a drink and relax.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It is a great place that having some culture issues with the building and have some creative items that you can buy in here. Moreover, aside the building, there are bars and beverage shops open and it is another environment compare with the day time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Only interesting at night. When ximending comes alive with street vendors. Many photo taking tourists !

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Here is the place that you need to spend few hours, best to visit at night. Beside visit the historical Red House, there are many street stalls at night, including the local snacks. A few streets at Ximending, many choices of food, restaurants, fast food, street snacks depends on your preference. Good place for shopping especially fashion for youngsters, the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A place for tourists with limited time to shop. Not many shops and most of them for local fashion. We found one popular seafood shop and tried local seafood shop, we were impressed by the food. Nothing really special about the shopping unless you are under 24 years old.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Still remember all the cute stuff I saw there. They have a lot of arts and crafts item. The stores were all opened by independent designers and you can find very unique designs which you cannot find elsewhere. I would like to go back and spend some time there just to feel artsy!!!

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A place that is hard to miss. It's red, octagonal, and justifiably worth a second look. Not a traditional Chinese building. Houses relics and contemporary art. There's a cafe and souvenir shop inside filled with cute and costly goods. Cafes outside were empty and were probably meant for a night crowd. Should come back when the former marketplace now theater... More

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