Post office and future railway museum are also in the area
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei’s North Gate area was lit up for a festive Christmas Eve as Mayor Ko
Wen-je wanted to give citizens a new look at historic buildings Saturday.
The area a few blocks west from the Taipei Railway Station along Zhongxiao West Road features the red North Gate, built by the Qing Dynasty around 1884, the Beimen or North Gate Post Office completed by the Japanese authorities in 1930, and the future Railway Museum, also from the Japanese era.
While the gate and the post office will be lit up each evening, the museum will only be so on Christmas Eve, the city government said.
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said Saturday that his government did not have any Christmas presents for the citizens, but that he nevertheless hoped that the lights which showed off the historic buildings of the North Gate area would provide onlookers with a happy “silent night.” [FULL STORY]