MRT Shuanglian Station (雙連站)

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

If you walk about 15 mins. west along Minsheng West Road, you’ll reach Ningxia Night Market, well known for it’s wide variety of snack foods. A bit further west is narrow Dihua Street where you can walk past beautiful old houses, many of which have been renovated in recent years. In the 19th century, this was a key trading/distribution center for regional specialty goods, tea, Chinese medicines, and textiles. Through the decades its essence has remained intact, seen in the vintage townhouse architecture and shop-lined streets selling medicines, dried goods, etc. – a window to yesteryear.

Taipei XiaHai City God Temple

The main deity at this temple is the City God, with secondary deities including the City God’s Wife, Old Man Under the Moon, and Generals Fan and Hsieh. The temple has acquired fame in recent times for helping worshipers find true love. It’s said that in 1971 a woman donated the Old Man statue after the City God’s help finding her children’s fated mates, the news spread, and single males and females have been coming since – even from overseas.

TaipeiEye (臺北戲棚)

TaipeiEYE stages shows for tourists visiting Taiwan, including folk music, aboriginal dance and music, Peking opera improved by new scenes of dances and martial arts, and much more. English subtitles are provided so that foreign visitors can easily follow the action. The performances at TaipeiEYE are a must-see for anyone interested in the amazing performing arts of Taiwan.

Performances: Mon., Wed., Fri., & Sat. at 20:00
Tel: (02) 2568-2677
Add: No. 113, Sec. 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Taipei City

Gloria Prince Hotel Taipei
Add: No. 369, Linsen N. Rd., Taipei City
(台北市林森北路3 6 9 號)
Tel: (02) 2581-8111

Taipei City Hotel
No. 172, Sec. 2, Chongqing N. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2553-3919