Situated on Chengdu Street opposite Ximen MRT Station, Ximen Red Building is the first officially built public market in Taipei and the oldest and most complete historic building preserved at present. The import of the market adopts "eight hanging models" which means that the eight sides are gathered together; the main body of the market is "cross models", which is the first case in the history of East and West architecture. The building is mainly a cultural and creative square, there are many original shops with good characteristics, very literary and artistic flavor.
Ximen Red Building is a very special place. It is not only a beautiful old building with history, but also an interesting one. All kinds of gadgets tell their stories, admire the protection and redevelopment of such buildings by Taiwanese, and give them new vitality. As a position to promote local culture, it is open to everyone, even puppies.
Situated beside the bustling business circle of Ximending, Ximen Red Building is a place where many photographers, literary and artistic youth and even nostalgicists must punch in. Nowadays, there are many small art shops on the first floor, selling various souvenirs and handicraft products, which add a lot of modern art to this old-fashioned building.
The building is not high, only 2 floors, the first floor handicraft shop, as well as the historical introduction of Ximen Red Building. There are also coffee shops and boutiques, full of literary and artistic styles and petty bourgeoisie - inside smaller than imagination, but very charming!
Because it's an afternoon flight, it's dinner time to arrive at the hotel. Put down your luggage and take the MRT to Ximending. You can see the Red Tower at Ximen when you leave the MRT station. There is also a creative market at the weekend. It's very busy and there are many small shops with personal creativity.