Banciao 435 Art District

Banciao 435 Art District, Zhonghe: Hours, Address, Banciao 435 Art District Reviews: 4/5

Banciao 435 Art District
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Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
What people are saying
Taipei921
By Taipei921
Huge Art Playground
Dec 2016
PanChiao 435 Art Zone was previously a dormitory for military training before the Cultural Affairs Bureau of New Taipei City re-zoned this place and allowed artists and citizens alike to unleash their creativity in a huge playground. The place is found nestled within the residential area of Xinbei, and it is amazing how the government found creative ways to fully utilize its assets (sometimes!). The residents has embraced it, and nursery schools can be seen bringing their charges to explore the place, learning to appreciate art at the same time. It's true, these kids are the future and they should learn to appreciate what is given to them and build on it, not destroy every old things for new. Citizens and nearby residents of course, are provided with a public space where they can feel, experience and create arts. Regular courses and exhibitions are held in the zone, and the vast green land provide an excellent place to stroll and mediate for the residents. The strangely found Zhongzheng Memorial Hall situated at the entrance, though lookeing imposing, is seemingly out of place with this arty place. However, it has became one of the most photographed backdrop. Note: No entry fee. Dormitory for the artists are for rental. Free to explore the various buildings there, and stroll around the park. It is near to the New Moon Bridge, which is lighted in beautiful lights in the evening, making it another beautfiful addition to the art community in its own right.

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Banqiao / Zhonghe / Yonghe District
Banqiao district is the center of administration, shopping and transportation of New Taipei City, encompassing shopping, tasting local snacks, and experiencing traditional and night markets. Here is also the first choice of Christmas celebration in Taiwan- Christmasland in New Taipei City. Within this modern complex, a garden architecture full of Chinese tradition “the Lin Family Mansion and Garden” is hidden, complete with attics, pavilions and artificial mountains and fountains. Zhonghe and Yonghe not only have world class soybean milk, but also have places with a rather artistic lifestyle. Near MRT Yongan Market Station, there is the only old document repair book hospital in Taiwan - the National Taiwan Library Book Hospital bookbinding room. It has been here since Taisho year 4 of the Japanese occupation, which is extremely rare! In addition, the tiny crisscrossing streets of these two cultural districts still holds many interesting bookstores waiting for your discovery.
How to get there
  • Jingan • 2 min walk
  • Nanshijiao • 10 min walk

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Taipei921
Singapore160 contributions
Huge Art Playground
Dec 2016 • Solo
PanChiao 435 Art Zone was previously a dormitory for military training before the Cultural Affairs Bureau of New Taipei City re-zoned this place and allowed artists and citizens alike to unleash their creativity in a huge playground.

The place is found nestled within the residential area of Xinbei, and it is amazing how the government found creative ways to fully utilize its assets (sometimes!). The residents has embraced it, and nursery schools can be seen bringing their charges to explore the place, learning to appreciate art at the same time. It's true, these kids are the future and they should learn to appreciate what is given to them and build on it, not destroy every old things for new. Citizens and nearby residents of course, are provided with a public space where they can feel, experience and create arts. Regular courses and exhibitions are held in the zone, and the vast green land provide an excellent place to stroll and mediate for the residents. The strangely found Zhongzheng Memorial Hall situated at the entrance, though lookeing imposing, is seemingly out of place with this arty place. However, it has became one of the most photographed backdrop.

Note: No entry fee. Dormitory for the artists are for rental. Free to explore the various buildings there, and stroll around the park. It is near to the New Moon Bridge, which is lighted in beautiful lights in the evening, making it another beautfiful addition to the art community in its own right.
Written February 3, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

psylocketravel
Manila, Philippines60 contributions
435 Art Zone
Oct 2016 • Solo
It's awesome to explore this place and search for several graffiti or art works. Great for art enthusiasts! You can access by riding the bus from Banqiao station.
Written December 1, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dswlim
Vancouver, Canada736 contributions
Real wonderful place for family with kids
May 2016 • Family
I have been coming here quite often these days, and sometimes with family and kids. I love this place and there're art exhibitions every now and then. Kids can run around, having fun, or venture into the toy museum. It's a great place in town
Written October 5, 2016
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dswlim
Vancouver, Canada736 contributions
Real wonderful place for family with kids
May 2016 • Family
I have been coming here quite often these days, and sometimes with family and kids. I love this place and there're art exhibitions every now and then. Kids can run around, having fun, or venture into the toy museum. It's a great place in town
Written May 26, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tohxinru
Singapore, Singapore1,317 contributions
Meaningful Tours by Artists Themselves
Dec 2015 • Solo
Pros:
1. The artists themselves were present at the art gallery exhibitions when we visited, and they were more than happy to share about their art pieces, such as sources of inspiration and technicalities. Since the printed description for each art piece was quite minimal and in traditional Chinese, hearing from the artists personally was very insightful. For instance, Anna 老师 brought us around and explained all 30+ of her exhibited oil paintings for about 1.5 hours, as well as gifted us with an autographed copy of her book "Anna Anna Open Your Mind".
2. Apart from the art galleries, the place seemed like a park. E.g. A sandpit, murals and graffiti, walls and ground for visitors to draw on using chalk, and a small museum featuring a small collection of traditional toys as well as other toys available for children to play with. While we were here, we also saw bouncing castles and stage performances. Indeed, we saw many families with young children playing here when we were here on a Saturday.
3. There were some carts and vans selling food like burgers and biscuits.
4. The place is quite easily accessible by bus 307 from Fuzhong MRT station exit 1.
5. Admission is free. Separate charges apply for the toy museum and theatre performances (if any).

Cons:
1. There weren't many art gallery exhibition rooms. We saw 2 main exhibitions - 1 on oil paintings and 1 on ceramics - and each exhibition took up 3 small rooms.
2. The toy museum was small and seemed more like a childcare centre or play area. We paid NTD50 per pax to enter the toy museum and were hoping to see a meaningful collection of well-preserved traditional toys with accompanying descriptions. However, the showcase left us rather disappointed and it was much too chaotic given the crowd of children dashing around in small cars. We were in and out of the toy museum in less than 15 minutes. If you are a serious toy collector or would like to have a more educational look at vintage toys, the Mint Museum of Toys in Singapore is much more impressive.

Tips:
1. For families with young children, this might be a good place to visit as both children and adults can be kept entertained.
2. For visitors looking at the art galleries, whether or not you have artistic background, do approach the artists to hear from them personally. It will make the experience much more meaningful and enjoyable. Without the artists sharing with us, we would probably have left the place in half an hour without any appreciation for what we had just seen.
3. If you Google "435 art zone", you can find their Facebook page (in traditional Chinese) with updates about the current exhibitions and activities.
Written December 19, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Banciao 435 Art District is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM