MRT Dongmen Station (東門站)

[This post will be updated if new information about places around the station comes available. 🙂 ]

Yongkang Street (永康街)

Dongmen Station is located right at the entrance to Yongkang Street, a popular area with shops, cafés, and restaurants. The Yongkang Commercial District has become a must-explore attraction for international travelers. Among its top draws is mango ice, the fresh golden-yellow mango chunks heaped over a small mountain of refreshing shaved ice, perfect on a hot summer’s day. Visit King Mango (芒果皇帝), famed for its Irwin Mango Ice with sweet taste and enticing fragrance, to be enjoyed in big mouthfuls.

Add: No. 2-1, Ln. 2, Yongkang St., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

Scallion vendor on Yongkang Street
Scallion vendor on Yongkang Street
Mango ice
Mango ice

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐)

Another tourist favorite is Din Tai Fung restaurant, famous for it’s delicious steamed dumplings. Established in 1958, the restaurant consistently delivers innovation and refinement. Each dumpling is precisely prepared: the filling weighs 16g, skin 5g, finished dumpling 21g. Master workers then take the dough skin and enclose the filling, creating 18 pleats, making each nugget an exquisite work of art. 

Add: No. 194, Sec. 2, Xinyi Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City

Dining at Din Tai Fung
Dining at Din Tai Fung

For more info about ice treats, read Taipei Best Ice Treats.

Video about a tofu pudding vendor near MRT Dongmen Station

At Dongmen Station you can transfer to the Xinlu-Zhonghe Line, which takes you to places such as the Gongguan Commercial Area at National Taiwan University and the always busy Xingtian Temple.

Citizen Hotel (星辰飯店)
Located on Jinshan South Road, Citizen Hotel is a warm and welcoming place to stay, just a short walk from Yongkang Street.
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