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The main rail station was moved to its current location in 1901 and then rebuilt in 1940. The interesting thing it's that the station building hides the Taipei Underground Mall. A whole city under the city that runs east-west until Zhongshan MRT station in Nanjing West Road area, including tons of shops of every kind.

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This Victorian and Edwardian style building, built by the Japanese in 1919, houses the Contemporary Art Museum of the city. There are no permanent exhibits, but in its 11 galleries you can enjoy works by local and foreign artists. Along with art and architecture, design has a very important place in the museum.
Ticket: 50NTD

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Xiahai City God Temple

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This small but popular temple located in Datong area was built in 1859. Along with the City God Xiahai statue brought by the refugees from Mangjia, it houses hundreds of other deities statues. The Chinese Cupid one is really popular among the young people, who goes there to pray for a good marriage. Unfortunately the original structure is usually covered with awnings.

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Dihua Street

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The Mengjia refugees started to built their shophouses in front of the Dadaocheng Wharf after their 1853 exodus from China. This way Dihua Street, located in the old Taipei area, turned into the most important market for traditional foods, herbs, Chinese medicines and dry food in the city. Many of the shops are still held by the original families.
During 1880's and 1890's neo-baroque facades were added to many shophouses giving to the street a Western style that mixes with the Chinese goods.

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