Located in the northeastern part of the chic Wanhua District of Taipei, Ximending is the premier shopping and entertainment hub of this bustling city. The colourful, teeming streets of Ximending are lined with quirky boutiques, massive shopping malls, and thumping clubs that cater to the city’s large community. Many of the historical buildings were built during the Japanese occupation and this architecture, along with ubiquitous Japanese restaurants, pays tribute to the large Japanese sub-culture found in Taipei. Today, young people flock to the many stores and theatres in the area, which makes Ximending perfect for a stroll and interesting people-watching.
- Catch an array of live performances at the historic Red Theatre, which was designed by 20th century Japanese architect Kondo Juro and stands as a reminder of the Japanese influence in Taipei.
- Enjoy exciting and unique cabaret at one of the Red Envelope Clubs found on Ximending, where scantily clad women and transvestites sing traditional Chinese songs in this long-standing Taipei form of entertainment.
- Try the lao zhi hao (duck tongue) from one of the ubiquitous street hawkers along Ximending for an unusual taste of Taiwanese culture.
Getting to Ximending from the Chiang Kai Shek International Airport is easy using one of the express airport buses that serve nearly all areas of Taipei. The metro and buses are the best and cheapest ways to get around the city, but they can be confusing, so many people just take taxis to avoid the hassle. Taipei is the world capital of motorbikes and thousands of riders can be found revving their engines at every red light. Ximending is the first pedestrian district of Taipei, so getting around by foot is a wonderful way to absorb the atmosphere that overwhelms the senses.
18 hotels in Ximending
Taipei Garden Hotel is a luxurious urban base with plush accommodations and modern facilities set close to the business and commercial districts. Aside from splurging on fashionable items at the... More
Featuring a blend of modern comforts and creative interiors, Amba Hotel Taipei makes for a chic haven for sophisticated travellers visiting Taipei. While in the Taiwan capital, visitors can catch... More
Cosmopolitan business and leisure travellers can revel Taipei culture in the heritage-rich district while staying at the modern Just Sleep Ximending Taipei Hotel. This hotel places tourist close to... More
With comfortable accommodations set close to local tourist and historic attractions, Inhouse Hotel Taipei makes for a convenient starting base for vacationers exploring the Taiwanese capital.... More
Chic and contemporary, Beauty Hotels Taipei Hotel B6 makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting bustling Taipei. This value-for-money hotel is near the Ximending shopping... More
8F., No. 144, Sec.1. Zhonghua Rd., Ximending, Taipei Map
Airline Inn Taipei - Zhonghua makes for a suitable base for business and leisure travellers looking for comfort and convenience while visiting the Taiwan capital. Tourists on a Taipei holiday can... More
8F,No. 76,Kunming St., Wanhua Dist. Wanhua District, Map
The grand opening for E-House was held in 2013. Situated in western district of Taipei City and at the Ximending Commercial District with internationalization and high degree of spending, e-House... More
Featuring cosy and intimate spaces with latest facilities and chic furnishings, CityInn Hotel Plus - Ximending Branch makes for an ideal haven for modern travellers in Taipei. Aside from stylish... More
No.6, Lane27, Chengdu Road, Wanhua DIstrict Map
Hotel Puri Taipei makes for an ideal base for business and leisure travellers visiting the Taiwan capital because of its convenient location, affordable accommodations and professional service. The... More