MRT Daqiaotou Station (大橋頭站)

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

Daqiaotou is the closest station to the northern end of Dihua Street, a popular old street with heritage houses and many old shops.

museum207 (207博物館)

At museum207, housed in what was originally a pharmacy built in 1962, the exhibits showcase the Taiwan of the past, such as the widespread use of terrazzo flooring and the complex art of Taiwanese gift-giving, with items ranging from lucky red envelopes to mirrors adorned with auspicious messages on display.

Exhibition inside the museum

Add: No. 207, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Datong Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段207號)
Tel: (02) 2557-3680
Website: www.museum207.org

Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop (新芳春行)

Learn about Dadaocheng’s prowess in the tea trade at the Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop, a shop-cum-museum. Its home is a 1934-built building that was originally home to the community’s largest tea-processing workshop. The museum presents the tea trade of yesteryear, antique tea-processing machines, and the original owner-family’s living quarters.

Learn about Dadaocheng’s prowess in the tea trade at the Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop, a shop-cum-museum. Its home is a 1934-built building that was originally home to the community’s largest tea-processing workshop. The museum presents the tea trade of yesteryear, antique tea-processing machines, and the original owner-family’s living quarters.

Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop

Add: No. 309, Minsheng W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大同區民生西路309號)
Tel: 0923-613-316
Website: goo.gl/2i6Xaih

URS127 Art Factory
(URS127玩藝工場)

Located in a heritage red-brick Western-style mansion, this art space fosters the interaction between traditional Dadaocheng industries and international interchange. The first-floor front room has books and magazines on art and design for free reading by visitors. Pass by the open-sky inner courtyard to enjoy the old building’s lovely architecture. The first-floor rear hall and second floor are used for cultural-arts exhibits, and there are also DIY workshops.

Add: 127, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段127號)
Tel: (02) 2550-6775 ext. 2003 (closed on Mondays)
Website: www.facebook.com/urs127artfactory/

Hakka Blue (台客藍)
(inside ArtYard/民藝埕)

Crafts myriad creative ceramic products decorated with Taiwan, and specifically Hakka, cultural imagery. Examples include spice jars shaped like Chinese dumplings and ceramic jars with tung tree blossom as design inspiration.

Hakka Blue
Hakka Blue products

Add: No. 67, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段67號)
Tel: (02) 2552-1338
Website: click here (it’s in Chinese only)

Simple Pleasure (簡單喜悅)

Focused on the simple pleasures of good living, recapturing the warm feelings of things made by hand, through the design of elegant, refined clothing, scarves, handmade soaps, etc., that people find irresistible.

Entrance of Simple Pleasure
Products of Simple Pleasure

Add: 184, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
( 台北市大同區迪化街一段184號 )
Tel: (02) 2552-8611 (closed on Sundays)
Website: www.facebook.com/SP.Taiwan/

MOGU (蘑菇)

In the spirit of “making everything from scratch,” designs unique-style canvas bags, natural-dye clothing, paper-crafted products, and other daily-use goods.

Entrance of MOGU
MOGU clothing

Add: 187, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段187號)
Tel: (02) 2557-0155
Website: www.mogu.com.tw

Twine (繭裹子)

Promotes eco-friendliness and fair trade, selling products such as handmade clothing, backpacks, decorations, and lovable small animal-shaped items made with vegetable dyes, organic cotton, recycled glass and metal, etc.

Entrance of Twine
Inside Twine

Add: 195, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
(台北市大同區迪化街一段195號)
Tel: (02) 2557-8690
Website: www.facebook.com/pg/twinestudio/

HOTEL IN THE AREA
Taipei City Hotel
(台北城大飯店)
Add: No. 172, Sec. 2, Chongqing N. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City
(台北市大同區重慶北路2段172號)
Tel: (02) 2553-3919
Website: www.taipei-hotel.tw

Also read: DADAOCHENG, a Fascinating Neighborhood in Taipei