This half-day walking tour offers a cultural visit to the historic and major attractions of Dadaocheng, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Taipei.
Dadaocheng was a thriving business district at the start of the last century, which was developed through the tea trade. The neighborhood retains a large number of traditional businesses and buildings, and one of the city’s most popular temples. A stroll through its streets is a ticket to Taipei’s past.
The streets of Dadaocheng are filled with tradition. From its old buildings made of terracotta, to the narrow alleys leading to the old wharf, the whole district was designed as a starting point for the thriving Taiwan tea trade business, which reached its heyday during the early 20th century. In this guided tour we will learn the history and the details of the rise and fall of this district.
Currently, many young people have decided to move to Dadaocheng to start their new businesses, so the area is experiencing new life with the opening of a myriad of design and art shops, as well as coffee shops and traditional tea rooms. Once again, Dadaocheng is one of the most vibrant districts in Taipei.
Length: 4 hours
Starting point: MRT Beimen
Notes: Walking tour