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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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  • It is a standard product of dry mango and dried tomatoes of the passion fruit jam of the sea line, Motota line. After that, it is a friend of the sake dry mushroom delicious. It is convenient to go by bus. It's difficult though.
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  • This is a great area to purchase either purchase dry goods in bulk or just check out what is available for purchase. There are all types of dry fruit, preserved plum, dried shrimp, mushrooms, herbal g...  more »
  • There are a lot of shops in the wholesale district. Each building has a history and is a fun place to watch. There is a fashionable café in the shopping district. There is a Taiwan tea and a sweet shop, and it is easy to enter even by one person. I ate the Zenzai Taiwan, but I enjoyed it with a lot of colorful small dumpling, and bean jam bean paste, sesame bean jam, etc. were delicious. The price was also cheap.
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  • Gorgeous courtyards between many buildings on this historic street. Everything has a cinematic quality to it and most have been so well- preserved. In my opinion, this oldest street of Taipei is a must visit spot. It was a very long street and we decided to have a rest in one of its many cafes. Though coffee/tea prices were on the higher side but for such romantic spots it was well worth it. We managed to find a cafe that has courtyard seating.. hmm..'In the mood for love' anyone?
  • A gorgeous street with lots of medical stores! There’s really lots of amazing goodies to be found in this area. I recommend those who are looking for medical stuff, cafes, food to come here. There’s a visitor center that can recommend how to walk around this place and the history.
  • Exciting place to be around any festival on the Chinese Lunar Calendar, particularly Chinese New Year. Many vendors selling traditional snacks, candies and street food along with all the traditional Chinese groceries, tea, dried fruit and delicacies. Go early and eat your way down the street or go at lunchtime and have a sit down lunch in one of the many restaurants and then hit the street. Area is crazy busy in the evenings and on weekends. You might want to go in the morning and check out Yongle Traditional market and then hit the street. Whatever way you choose to visit it is sure to be an adventure.
  • Best area to have an overview of the 300 years span of Taipei. From the early days tea and herbal trades to the fabric district to the present day micro brewery and cafe, there is something magical about this area. Might be that I was born in the infant and women hospital a couple blocks, maybe I spent years of my kindergarten in my father's trading house in one of the alley off dihua street. Now I have moved far away for many decades but I always gets drawn back here and I am glad that the renewal effort has done a great service to remind people that Taiwan has its own unique blend of heritage, and it's a seafaring one.
  • 年貨大街所在地. This period right before the Chinese New Year is a great time to visit and check out the traditional new year snacks and decorations. It gets crazy crowded in the evenings - body to body, everyone shuffling forward - while mornings are relatively peaceful as the shops are slowly opening. Most cafes and shops only open at 11.
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