Travel Back in Time With ‘Dadaocheng Museum’ This Weekend

The annual event “Dadaocheng Museum” will allow Taipei visitors to explores historical buildings that are usually closed off to the public.

The News Lens
Date: 2019/12/10
By: Syrena Lin

Photo Credit: Walk in Taiwan\

Dadaocheng (大稻埕), one of the oldest neighborhoods in Taipei, is now one of the most popular districts among tourists.

With the reduction of Chinese tourists, visitor numbers at landmarks like the National Palace Museum or National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall have also fallen significantly. Instead, backpackers now prefer visiting places like Dadaocheng or Beimen (北門) to traditional sightseeing spots.

Dadaocheng prospered as an international trade center for tea and fabric in the 19th Century with the opening of Tamsui Harbor. That is why we can find Baroque architecture, traditional Hokkien bungalows, and red-brick western-style houses co-existing in this district.

Tourists visit Dadaocheng for its rich local culture including the historical buildings, traditional folklore center, tea houses, fabric stores, herbal medicine stores, and eateries, sometimes discovering more. Contemporary innovation is now thriving in this century-old neighborhood with more and more creative new ventures.    [FULL  STORY]

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