Ximen Red House - Ximending

Ximen Red House - Ximending, Wanhua: Hours, Address, Ximen Red House - Ximending Reviews: 4/5

Ximen Red House - Ximending

Ximen Red House - Ximending
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Speciality & Gift Shops
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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Full of tourists, but with street performances and shows to entertain kids and adults alike. A fun and affordable place to shop for souvenirs and eat street food.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,292 contributions
Nov 2021
The Ximen Red House is a feature of Wanhua, in Taipei's Ximending area. This is a historic area of Taipei, and the Red House is one of the most impressive remainng buildings. It sticks out in the modern arcitecture ,it's easy to find. These days, Wanhua is a meeting-place for Taipei's young people. The Red House is made of red brick, it has many souvenirs and artists selling their wares. It's a good place to purchase some authentic reminders of your trip to Taiwan.
Written 14 December 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,292 contributions
Aug 2020
The Ximen Red House is in the Wanhua District. It was built in 1908, during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It was built of red bricks. It has had many uses, most particularly as a public market. Today is has a number of small retail outlets, selling souvenirs and other bits and pieces. "Ximen" means "West Gate", it's an area popular with young people.
Written 15 October 2020
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ianwyj
Singapore, Singapore4,873 contributions
Dec 2019
Built in 1908, the Red House is an umistakable building in the middle of the largely modern-looking Ximending shopping district. Initially used as a public market, the red-bricked (hence the name) octaginal building has served a variety of roles, including a public market, bookstore, cinema, and theatre. In a way, it's reverted to its first role as it now serves as the centrepiece of a shopping centre. We found shops divided amongst a series of longitudinal two-storey buildings, and which focued mainly on artistically-designed themes, including jewellery, clothes, posters, and souvenirs. In a city that's quite devoted to a range of shopping experiences, it's nevertheless a nice place to spend an hour or tow happily browsing.
Written 21 June 2020
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Bulatai
Sydney, Australia176 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a restored theatre that was built during the Japanese occupation. It is not far from the Ximending pedestrian area.

Inside there are stalls with local craftspeople and designers selling very unique products from handmade jewellery to retro Taiwan clothes and crafts. It is all made in Taiwan mostly.

If you want something not run of the mill as a souvenir , this is the place to go.

There is also a small cafe.

Drop in and have a look. Nice oasis from the outside world.
Written 6 March 2020
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vinasojung
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions
Feb 2020
At the beginning, thought it's just one of the normal historical museums. but when I step in I've realised they sell a lot of stuffs of cute design items and souvenir for travellers. those souvenir looked very unique, like you can only find in Red house.
Highly recommend if you are happened to go ximending area.
Written 4 March 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,292 contributions
Feb 2020
The Red House was built in 1908, during the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) to serve as a public market. The Red House has been renovated several times. It is built of red brick, with external brick buttresses. This octagonal building now functions as a business incubator for various artistic enterprises. They sell their output, these souvenirs are better than the usual tat you find in this area. The Red House is only a few hundred yards (meters) fro the Shimen MRT Station. It is closed on Monday. By the way, the Red House is surrounded by bars serving Taipei's vibrant GLBTQIA scene.
Written 7 February 2020
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ECWorld
Hong Kong, China2,643 contributions
Jan 2020
This octagonal building has a long history, and the structure attached to it was actually in the shape of a cross (not apparent to visitors at ground level though). Interesting architecture, and lots of touristy shops inside (include some that are fairly interesting). Good for a photo and some shopping but not that much else frankly.
Written 29 January 2020
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boocat149
BC58 contributions
Nov 2019
Ximen Red House within walking distance of Ximen Station was built in 1908 so it has a long history. Inside the building - look up to view dates and information regarding important events/changes regarding the Red House or pick up a small brochure that gives the history. The interior is mostly dedicated to shops selling souvenirs. Here was my introduction to a gender neutral bathroom which is just a bathroom where folks of all sexual orientation/identities may visit. The only interesting thing for me was the exterior and some of the history but unless you are interested in rebuilt architecture or purchasing craft items there is little of interest here.
Walk down the side of the building where you will see what may be the now defunct theater box office. Further on stop in for a drink at one of the lively gay bars.
Written 23 January 2020
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tp Long
Melaka, Malaysia211 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Nice building and it is definately a nice insta worthy spot for all ages. Note: The shop closed on Monday.
Written 6 January 2020
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Betty
2,520 contributions
Jun 2019
The building is historically famous and has been restored but nothing really exciting. It is an octagon building selling souvenir, crafts and tea and some food. There are vendor stalls outside selling wares. People crowd around the front to take a souvenir picture.
Written 5 January 2020
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  • Tue - Thu 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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