of China with those looking for a more authentic travel experience. Maybe the lens is bad…, or my skill. It is a night market popular with local young people and college students. This old area of Taipei was built up during the Japanese occupation a century ago to be a. Japanese colonial entertainment and market area. Ximending. Crime is higher than in the rest of Taipei. Ximending: Ximending night market - See 2,587 traveller reviews, 2,515 candid photos, and great deals for Wanhua, Taipei, at Tripadvisor. Reason being, XiMenDing used to be the recreation district during its Japanese colonisation days. We specialized in Ximending hotels. Although I will warn you about this street food that they are making which they called stinky tofu. It comes alive at night, when young people come out to play. Thanks for sharing, David.^^, Oh, instead of a blank pic, finally did I get to display my Avatar here on you blog. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. For dinner, we suggest a Taipei local favorite noodle shop called A Zong Mian Xian Restaurant. Considering the speed at which they zip around it’s best to keep your eyes wide open when crossing the road! Thank you for the tip. Yay~ I like this cat in my Avatar! I can’t wait to visit TW. You can see I’ve already done this in my Travel guide: http://www.randomwire.com/travel. The US is treating pretty good actually, having a great time in Chicago. . There was also a cool IMAX cinema on the theater street but unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to watch anything. In comparison to Shida and Shilin night markets Ximending had a more modern feeling and definitely seemed to be catering to a younger crowd. Watch your pockets and bags. There's nothing preventing older people from visiting Ximending, but The Taipei City Hall Station of Line 5 is about a kilometer north of Taipei 101. From US$75.00* More Info. I guess it has something to do with the area being so modern and all the cool lighting. We're a passionate team of one hundred avid travelers who love to share our knowledge Everything look so bright and amazing. Lol if you go to Taiwan and said that you like China and C+T should be one, omg you would hear lots of barking (:P) Did you get to go to colleges or older town to see the difference of each country. Feel free to drop him a line. Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending is located in downtown Taipei, a 10-minute walk from MRT Ximen Station. Your email address will not be published. New Year, How to Plan a First Trip to China — 5 Easy Steps, The Top 8 Free Things For Tourists To Do in Taiwan, The Top 13 Most Beautiful Places in China, Loyalty I believe Ximending is as interesting as I’ve heard or as you’ve blogged about here. Ximending (:West Gate in English) is the Kingdom of Youth. It looked like a classy mall in the market. It is full of juice bars and small restaurants, and small shops selling cheap clothing. I hear PK has its own great firewall these days…. Given its surrounds it somehow didn’t look out-of-place but I’m not sure who would want to risk a ride with this boy racer! Ximending is also known as the Harajuku/Shibuya of Taipei. I’m using my girlfriend’s Pentax K2000 DSLR and somehow I always have problems taking good photos in the evening. There is not really a lot of traditional night market food here. I will keep that in mind, next time I’m purchasing a new camera. Yeah, heard about the Great Firewall, that’s why they say Pak-China Friendship Ja Yo!!! Asia ; Taiwan ; Taipei ; Wanhua ; Wanhua - Attractions ; Ximending; Search. J&G's Taiwanese fried chicken and squid popcorn lures you in with its powerful delectable aroma, teasing you of the flavor-fest that awaits at every bite. How to get from Ximending to Shilin Night Market by subway, taxi or foot There are 4 ways to get from Ximending to Shilin Night Market by subway, taxi or foot Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner. There’s a new zone in Dongmen named “Dongmending” which is a desperated simulation. It’s just a 1 hour flight from HK so there’s no excuse not to go! It’s just so amazing! If the locals thought they were cool than this taxi driver was clearly going out of his way to grab some of the attention. It is close to Elephant Mountain and other attractions in the area. It is full of juice bars and small restaurants, and small shops selling cheap clothing. As Ximending Night Market is just a cartwheel away from the inn, Mon has already bookmarked the shops he wanted to visit. Thanks for the preview. Ximending attracts over 3 million people every month on average and has been called the “Harajuku” of Taipei (a fashionable shopping district in Tokyo) famed for the diversity of entertainment and activities on offer. Also Read: Shilin Night Market Book In Advance. Hi Adeel – I was only there for 4 days but went to a lot of places and took a lot of pics! Great shots, David. A great place to go for for dinner, learn about history, and experience the people. their way. © 1998-2020 China Highlights — Discovery Your Way! XIMENDING NIGHT MARKET How to go : MRT Green Line alight at Ximen Station, exit at No. There are dozens of big Taipei night markets around the city, but I’ve chosen just a few of my favorites below to recommend. I would only like to suggest maybe adding a separate section for your entries on Taiwan, or even a subsection, in order to distinguish it from China since the two places currently have different systems of government and travel visas. Most of the stuff I will be giving to family and friends had been taken care of the night before. I didn’t realise Ximending was so famous…. Cultural Tours. What type of camera did you bought or have? The area is very popular with tourists and Taipei youth, and, along with shopping and restaurants, also hosts street performances and exhibitions. Thats the part that I hate there because you can smell it in most of the stalls you passes by because it's a well known street food in Taiwan. When the snakes all left Ireland, it’s likely they went to the Huaxi Night Market, … You can see Japanese buildings such as Matsu Temple and Red House Theater and learn about the two cultures and their histories. Ximending is no doubt one of the MUST VISIT places in Taipei. I think we’re a bit alike, when it comes to blogging and traveling. Hey there, how long were you there? Meander Taipei Hostel - Ximending is a 3-minute walk from Ximending shopping area and a 5-minute drive from Taipei Train Station. Planning to explore in the summer, started with the Arlington Horse Park, did some betting, lost like 20 bucks :). The noodles have a great reputation (45 TWD per bowl (1.60 USD)). Thanks Rudy – if I was buying today I would definitely go for the LX-5 or GF3. Well except for the last, my ever favorite! It is a night market popular with local young people and college students. I agree the LX-3 or preferrably the LX-5 is a great camera for night scene and wide angle shots. Here, even though it is not exactly a night market, the street food scene really comes to life at night! Crowds & Hot Surfaces. Yes, I suppose its more modern shops than night-market per-say. It reminded me a lot of Seoul which I imagine could partly put down to them both having developed in a similar fashion with foreign influences post World War II. In comparison to Shida and Shilin night markets Ximending had a more modern feeling and definitely seemed to be catering to a younger crowd. Ximending: 西門町 - Ximending Night Market - See 2,586 traveller reviews, 2,515 candid photos, and great deals for Wanhua, Taipei, at Tripadvisor. It’s not difficult to notice the traces of Japanese culture in this district. Ximending; Conclusion: Night Markets in Taipei; Tips for Visiting the Best Night Market in Taipei. And I am really liking the simplicity yet elegance of your new blog template. 1. ^^, Nice, thanks for your comments Shuo and cute gravatar pic! Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas and guests can use the computer in the public areas. Save. Huaxi Night Market. while I was researching into the newly restored Qianmen road in Beijing I stumbled into your older entries about cultural vandalism and was immediately drawn into your blog. We also planned to visit a cat cafe somewhere in Taipei in the afternoon. I’ll look to better categorize things properly in the near future. Attractions, China … I totally envy you. XiMenDing is also known as the Harajuku of Taipei. Your photos are amazingly clear. I really like these pictures. Ximending Night Market; Getting there; Hotel Guide. One point I feel inclined to add is that I’ve noticed your entries on Taiwan are placed under ‘China’. The namesake West Gate and … Even, if you believed Taiwan is part of China, that’s your right , I’m more thinking about how to take such great photos at night like you… You must have a great camera. Ah~ Ximending is a familiar name to me although I have never been to Taiwan.I watched quite a few Taiwan TV programs so have heard the name “Ximendeng” for zillions of times! The first store is located at Shilin Night Market (find more about the night markets here) but now there are two stores right in the center of Ximending, Taipei. Ximending (:West Gate in English) is the Kingdom of Youth. Hi David, Interesting what you said about it looking like a computer game, now that you come to mention it, I can see the resemblance. The cheapest way to get from SWIIO Hotel Ximending, Taipei to Shilin Night Market costs only $0, and the quickest way takes just 8 mins. David 19th May 2010 16th October 2012 Comments 23 1 min read. Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. One of the highlights in Taiwan are the night markets that come to life when the sun sets. Ximending is one of the most happening areas in Taipei with good access to transportation , foods , market and shopping centers. Thanks for the compliments – if you looked at my pictures 5 years ago they were pretty poor – it was just practice and learning how to edit them properly which led to the improvements. Ximending: Ximending night market - See 2,587 traveler reviews, 2,515 candid photos, and great deals for Wanhua, Taipei, at Tripadvisor. China Area The streets surrounding the area were full of moped riders which seemed to be the most popular form of transport in Taipei. P.S. The pedestrian crossing is similar and being compare with the Shibuya Crossing of Japan. It’s more like a big pedestrian area designated for young urban people. China Highlights tailor-makes China tours to help travelers discover China Thanks, I highly recommend Taiwan, even just for the food. Hot water is also a neccesity esp during cold season + Easy to get a cab - Room is not sound proof. Great post on Ximending, but I would not file it under “night market”. The Taiwan issue is a complex one which I’m not going to take sides on but logically it does make sense to have them in separate categories for the purposes of navigation. One of the most popular destination for tourists, the Ximending Pedestrian Area is the centre of the district, and accessible from Exit 6 of Ximen Station. Not like the traditional simple taste we've been accustomed to, this one had really rich flavors. Yakushima: Hiking through Heaven and Hell.