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Ximending - 西門町

recommendation by chema

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This is probably the area of the city where you can most clearly see the Japanese influence, not just because of the old buildings built by the Japanese during the colonization period, but also because Ximen is somehow a Taiwanese version of the famous Shibuya. It's a place full of trendy shops, restaurants, department stores, cinemas and coffee shops where many kill time on any afternoon.
Don't forget to take a look at behind the Red House Theater and its European style outdoor cafés.

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日星鑄字

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Ri Xing Typography has the last complete set of traditional Chinese character lead-type molds in the world. - Catherine Shu, Taipei Times
If you are learning Chinese, interested in typography, or looking for unique gift for friends, this could be the place you can not miss!
There are different sizes of each Chinese character and symbols, price from NT2 - 138
OPEN: Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 17:30, Sat: 09:30- 12:00 (Call ahead to confirm visiting hours)
TEL: (02) 2556-4626

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