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Dihua Street, Taipei

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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. Make Dihua Street a part of your Taipei vacation plans using our Taipei trip itinerary planner.
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  • Dihua Street is worth an hour of your time where you can see shops that have been in the same family for generations. Most shops sell fabrics, herbs, dried goods and tea, and many are the same. You ca...  more »
  • An old street with Fujian architectures style building and popular known as Dadaocheng by locals. The shops here sell dried produces from the sea, medical herbs, tea, nuts & seed, fabric, decorative a...  more »
  • Went to Dihua street for cny preparation and most people go there for buying things and celebration starts.  more »
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  • This is where Taipei city started the development, lots of historical buildings are still well preserved. The atmosphere on this street and surrounding neighborhood bring back the early 1900s .
  • Another old street in Taipei!!! So many very local (and traditional) food like dried snacks and cookies. Maybe not for everyone but still interesting to see.
  • Great old building street and there's a 150years old house with weekend free guided tour. Worth a visit
  • An old street which came to life few weeks to Chinese New Year. The locals will come here to replanish the goods for the festive season.
  • One of the oldest areas in Taipei is now a mix of the old and the new. The government has started an initiative to create art spaces. There are plenty of hidden shops in each alley. Perfect for an afternoon stroll. During the Chinese New Year holidays, the street transforms into a huge markeg selling traditional snacks, candies, and gifts. Be ready to hustle your way through jostling crowds. Highly recommend you check it out!