MRT Yuanshan Station (圓山)

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

Taipei Expo Park (花博公園)

Taipei Expo Park, beside MRT Yuanshan Station, encompasses a number of park areas and pavilions. Key facilities include the EXPO Dome, EXPO Hall, and Yuanshan Plaza. There’s a constant schedule of themed exhibitions and cultural-arts performances. MAJI MAJI Square is a distinctive lifestyle market featuring music, art, and other elements. At the colorful, boisterous Farmers’ Market held each weekend visitors can buy fresh produce brought in direct from selected small farms.


Taipei Fine Arts Museum (臺北市立美術館)

Appreciate modern art at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (臺北市立美術館). Located in the Fine Arts Park Area of the Taipei Exo Park, this bright-white complex is shaped like the Chinese character “井”. Glass walls allow in streaming natural lighting, and the beauty of light and shadow. An irregular schedule of cultural-arts exhibitions and hands-on interactive experiences is offered, attractive for the whole family.

Add: No. 181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City

Taipei Confucius Temple (台北市孔廟)

Reflecting the architecture of ancient temples, this temple honors the Greatest Sage and Foremost Teacher, Confucius. Inside is a display space on the Six Arts (rites, music, archery,  charioteering, writing, and mathematics). Multimedia facilities are used to gain visitors’ understanding about Confucian culture and the temple’s history. The Confucius Ceremony is held each spring and autumn, with local students performing the classical Yi Dance, a grand expression of Confucian culture aesthetics and of Dalongdong’s unique cultural customs.

Add: No. 275, Dalong St., Datong Dist., Taipei City

Dalongdong Bao’an Temple (大龍峒保安宮)

Established in 1742, the temple’s main deity is the God of Medicine, Baosheng Dadi, this temple’s founders hailed from Tong’an in mainland China’s Fujian Province – “Bao’an” in the temple’s name means “bless and protect Tong’an.” The hoary temple is a place of art and of religion, providing a library and cultural-arts workshops and fulfilling the temple’s traditional community cultural center role. The annual Baosheng Cultural Festival, staged from April to June, is a splendid temple-activity and traditional-culture showcase.

Add: No. 275, Dalong St., Datong Dist., Taipei City

Shin Yeh (欣葉)

If you are looking for authentic upscale Taiwanese cuisine, try Shin Yeh (欣葉). The chain’s restaurants have been serving high-end Taiwanese food since 1977. Starting from a humble space on Shuangcheng Street, has now several restaurants throughout the city, the most iconic of which is on the 85th floor of the Taipei 101 tower.

Add: No. 34-1, Shuangcheng St., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City

Greenhouse Space (綠舍食光)

This restaurant is nestled in a small open area between high-end apartment buildings. The restaurant has a minimalist interior with simple wooden tables and chairs, the only signs of extravagance being two small nooks with tastefully selected leather furniture. There are only two dining options – a set meal with meat and a vegetarian set, each priced at NT$380. Generally speaking, you’ll get six or seven dishes (with the meat-based set, a mix of vegetable and meat offerings), a bowl of rice, and a soup. Greenhouse Space an intriguing place to eat indeed.

Add: No. 24, Lane 62, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City

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