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  • Gene P
    San Fernando, Philippines627 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Night market delight
    This place is near our hotel. The place has lots of streets to explore.. Food, clothing, shops and food restaurants and kiosk galore. A lot of street performers and good place to shop, people watch and photos opportunity. A good place to keep coming back.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Heng
    Singapore, Singapore5,200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bitter gourd juice
    This is our third trip to Taiwan and all three involves ximending. There are so many things to do here, watch street performances, shopping, street food, proper restaurants, claw machines. Right at the northern entrance to this place, there is a stall selling bitter gourd juice. For those brave enough, it is actually quite good. Come and try it.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • June
    Singapore, Singapore49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lively night market!
    Can’t miss this lively night market! I would recommend coming from 630 to 7pm onwards to see the market in full swing. Ximending sells your typical street food carts, along with many restaurants and small shops selling souvenirs. I prefer this to Raohe market.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Steven S
    Pattaya, Thailand778 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit at night
    Very popular area best visited from around 6pm. I assumed some streets become pedestrian only. Hundreds of shops around the area to suit all budgets. Everything is modern looking with all the neon lights to go with it. The night I visited it was very busy but I suspect it's busy every night. Certainly worth grabbing a bite to eat and having a walk around.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Abovetheclouds
    2,062 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What you expect! Asia nights.
    This is Asia.  You know the drill, bright lights, shops, food, entertainment, neon billboards and loads of people.  Great atmosphere with buskers playing music and all sorts of things going on. There are High Street names like H&M to traditional shops, food stalls and more. So much going on. A mix of everything!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wanhua is the Kingdom of Youth
    Ximending is the Kingdom of Youth. The area is known as "West Gate." It's a favorite area for young people to hang out, especially students. There are lots of cheap eateries, and transport on the MRT is convenient. Ximending adjoins the Wanhua district, one of the oldest areas of Taipei. You can wander around for hours, there's lots to see and do.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 November 2023
  • doctorfoxtrot
    Taguig City, Philippines12,856 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping and Eating Bonanza
    Great place to stroll and shop. Taiwanese souvenirs and global fashion brands beckon. Lots of things to do. Needed a half day itinerary at least. Taiwanese classics made popular , such as the milk tea , fried chicken and hand pulled noodles are not to be missed . Only drawback was that it was a struggle to finding public restrooms.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 December 2023
  • hannahyeong
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Get to everywhere from here, shop and eat till you drop!
    The best place to base in when visiting Taipei. There's lots to see and do, not forgetting the never ending supply of delicious food. So much shopping to do and so many souvenir shops around as well. It's always very happening at the Ximen MRT Station area. Very convenient to get to everywhere via MRT or bus.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
  • Mae C
    Philippines113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food and shopping
    You can find the famous rainbow road. It's a busy area filled with a variety of food stalls and shops that sell items from clothing, souvenirs etc. Buskers and street performers are around the area too.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 January 2024
  • WorldTravellerSoon
    Canada378 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shopping area for young people
    Ximending is a must see in Taipei. There are numerous stores, restaurants and cafe. General price is reasonable to slightly higher as it is also a tourist attraction. There are so many things to see, eat and indulge.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 March 2024
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Jimberly Michel W
Metro Manila, Philippines20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
It is better to visit this place late in the afternoon or at night. The place has a lot of shops and restaurants. We visited early in the morning and most of the shops were closed.
Written 8 June 2024
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Nick
Phuket, Thailand79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The food was perfect. The people were kind. There was a street show, and many activities to do at this place. I will come back again for sure
Written 30 May 2024
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bcheong
Shanghai, China45,600 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Xinyi has the luxury brands and Ximending has the non luxury ones. You see Nike, Uniqlo etc. here, many local brands, and not-great restaurants. In fact, the food options here are very limited and bad

5/10
Written 11 May 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
My hotel being located in Ximending, I visited it several times when I was in Taipei. It has shops, restaurants, stores selling souvenirs made in Taiwan, etc. Located near it is the Ximending Metro Station ( Green Line).

In the evening, they have the Night Market for cheap local cuisines here. More crowd here in the evening than during the day.
Written 6 May 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This is a shopping area filled with all manners of shops. Most of the shops appear to be aimed at teenagers, but I loved the anime toys. It’s also a super cool place to buy handmade crafts. Most of these stalls surround the actual walking area. The place is busy day and night though.
Written 2 May 2024
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Alf
Singapore, Singapore58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Easily assessible Great place with lots to see and eat.

Though touristy it still have a touch of local flavour well blended and mixed

There are lots of rest stops such as coffee joints or massage places to take a break when u get tired from the walk
Written 22 April 2024
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Ximending is a must see in Taipei. There are numerous stores, restaurants and cafe. General price is reasonable to slightly higher as it is also a tourist attraction. There are so many things to see, eat and indulge.
Written 18 March 2024
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN4,120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed this location during the week but stay away in the weekends. There are so many stores, lights, sounds and foods. It is truly a sensory experience.
Written 6 March 2024
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Sarah
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We booked a hotel near Ximen station and we experienced the never ending vibrant nightlife of Ximending area. Endless options for snacks and drinks.
Written 14 February 2024
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armani123sg
Singapore, Singapore321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is more like a shopping area with pockets of street food vendors here and there. It is very crowded and bustling. Not my kind of scene, I prefer traditional settings like Ningxia night market.
Written 27 January 2024
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