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Ximending (Ximen Red House)

Wanhua District, Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
02-23119380
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Ranked #20 of 196 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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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Best place to shop in Taiwan! Everything that you want to look for is available there. Cheap in certain stores but yet it offers trendier clothes than Wu Fen Pu.

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

While I agree with the other reviews, not really spectacular. If you have a spare couple of hours and you go on the weekend and combine with checking out the shopping and food area and people watching, it was a pleasant way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Would I recommend it - perhaps if you are... More

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Shanghai, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The area is nice, many shops but also small restaurants and take away tea houses. It's full of youngster hanging out and it's quite vibrant. On the other hand the red house has really nothing special and is not well put on display. It's opposite side of the road of ximending and they put some meaningless shops inside. Nothing about... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Located right in the area of Ximending where all the youngsters hang out, during Friday and over the weekends there will be stalls set up outside the Red house selling locally made art stuff like bags, t shirts, accessories and other interesting stuff. I went there once and the red house was open, inside was more shops selling interesting trinkets... More

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HK
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45 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Read house has a long history n is now a museum with many shops selling old fashion stuff. There are many bars and cafés n restaurants around the House and they strive at night. Very safe and busy. There are some gay bars behind Red House but they are not offensive . People are very very gentle n helpful in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The building itself is interesting, but nothing much to see inside. We walked around the shops which sell creative stuffs, depends on individuals.

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

An interesting red building which was originally a trading house and now converted into a small theatre with a meuseum, together with many interesting small shops selling traditionally items. There is a cafe inside and with lots of outside seating when weather permits. There are many bars surrounding the red house and get busy at night. A definitely interesting place... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Red House used to be an early showcase for revitalization of heritage buildings in Taipei. Over the years, perhaps coupled with the lack of maintenance and new programming, it has become tired and the space looks disorganized. Doesn't hurt to have a photo of the building, but do not expect too much.

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Hong Kong, China
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited the place on weekdays. There is not much things to see. It is just a historical building. That's it. Do visit it on weekends if you want to see something

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited the red house which has a mini exhibition on its history and shops. Visited for the sake of visiting because it's an iconic building.

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