Ximen Red House - Ximending, Wanhua

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Ximen Red House - Ximending serves as a major hub of culture and creativity, hosting regular performances by both local and international artists. Designed by a Japanese architect, this Western-style octagonal building initially served as a market, but was repurposed after World War II. The red-brick theater contains several performance and exhibit areas, as well as a shopping section where you can purchase local crafts, clothing, and souvenirs. Using our online itinerary creator, Taipei attractions like Ximen Red House - Ximending can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • I like the way it is served as an art precinct, where local talents can hold exhibitions, selling their goods etc. It's such a unique and beautiful old building in an octagonal shape. It is interesting to note that outside and nearby of the building is a famous hangout bar areas for LGBT communities. Making this while area even more colorful and eclectic.
  • Historical place. But not really interesting to go now. It is too much commercialized. I remember, there were more historical things few years ago. So it was more like museum. But now it is just some shop honestly.

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