Remnant of the Japanese invasion, Ximending is among the most dynamic and trendiest districts in town. Start your visit with The Red House, a historical brick building erected in 1908. It houses small independent boutiques where you can buy tea from the best producers. Many local craftsmen and designers took on the spot, singling out their eclectic creations, far from international brands.
In the nearby streets, various bars very popular with the gay community come alive at night. During the day, take advantage and go on a shopping spree, as many concept stores offer very comprehensive design selections, including the very trendy local Taiwanese brand. Take the time to stop at the stall selling pork dumplings and tea, before venturing further on your journey!