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Dihua Street, Datong

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Dating back to the 1850s, Dihua Street today is popular among shoppers and foodies. This main avenue used to be called Centre Street and still contains historical architecture that is protected by the city. Explore this attraction, which has long been known as the center of Taiwanese commerce and sells products ranging from foods, herbs, and tea to Chinese fabrics and incense. Recently this area has seen even more business here in the form of cafes, vintage shops, and art galleries. To visit Dihua Street on your holiday in Taipei, and find out what else Taipei has to offer, use our Taipei journey builder website .
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  • The old community has renovated a lot of features Wenqing store on the mainland to continue to stationed, to stroll around many of the old shop snacks are very special and delicious can leisurely spend half a day.
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  • Not the easiest find and a little underwhelming. Lots of traditional Chinese medicine shops interspersed with clothing, handcrafts, jewellery and small cafes. I found the architecture of the buildings...  more »
  • Could not find a Hakka pattern bag would order. Heaven tenma market in Osaka and to the market. Fresh vegetables, meats, and birds. I guess this is duck. Later, during the market partly because sushi and fun.
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  • Walking up and down Dihua Street is a great visual experience. Many shops including tailors, dry fruits of all types, gummy bears with Taiwanese flavour, tea sets for the tea collectors, items for the Chinese New Year and other celebrations. The street is full of architecture landmarks for those who are appreciative on the values of lines and shapes.Many Taiwanese delicatessen to purchase. Moreover, the temple nearby is a "sacred spaces" with the appreciation of ritualistic events. Fruits bars with organic Taiwanese taste are offered in some stores. Dihua Street is a plus place for anyone visiting Taipei!!!!
  • It's a street. Literally. Packed with small interesting shops. I had tea at a shop with my friend that feathered art from some famous Taiwanese painter. I enjoyed the experience of wandering the street where I bought nuts for my travels and some gifts for special people
  • Good place to get Chinese herbs and variety of flower tea, also dry fruits. Only thing is that a lot of places sell the same products.
  • My favourite area to explore in Taipei city. It really feels like you have stepped back in time, the people & the pace are gentler. Its easy to spend a couple of hours here - wandering through the local market (a quirky mix of stalls selling, fresh veg & fruit, meats, fish, clothing, household essentials & even a couple of tailors!), visiting the temple to the city God, photographing the well maintained old buildings & just exploring the little old world shops. Many sell ingredients for Chinese Traditional medicine, but many also sell preserved dried fruits (cranberries, apricots, lemons, tomatoes...you name it they are likely to have it) & some lovely teas. I even found a shop that had heavenly smelling lavender! There are 3 shops that sell all kinds of lovely bamboo products ( I bought a couple of chopping boards, a cheese board etc). The prices here are also a throwback to an earlier age! Though a fair number of shop owners don't speak any english they are very friendly & happy to let you taste their various offerings. This is as authentic an experience as you will get.
  • Like the old buildlings and the newly renovated shops!! Nice to walk around and feel about the old days. Many shops worth to visit with great ideas like fair trade or support the local farmers! Must go place in Taipei. Fi
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