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Dihua Street -Lunar New Year Shopping Area 迪化街年貨大街

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Dihua Street Section 1 south of Taipei Bridge is the go-to place for all of your Lunar New Year shopping. This street is part of the historic Dadaocheng area, an early commercial and trading center of the city as far back as the late Qing period. In addition to New Year's supplies, there are a number of stores here selling tea, Chinese medicinal herbs, and wholesale cloth. The street has also lovingly preserved its old world charms over the years.

In the days leading up to the Lunar New Year Eve, Dihua Street is wall-wall people. To accommodate the crowd, the city government expanded the shopping area of the street in 2008, and linked it with Minsheng West Road, Nanjing West Road, Civic Boulevard, Ningxia Night Market and the rear train station area, giving people even more choices for their holiday shopping.


Themed Shopping Areas
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
Taipei Dihua Business District Development Promotion Association
Phone Number
Sec. 1 DiHua St. (between NanJing W. Rd. and GuiSui St.), intersection of GanZhou St. and BaoAn St., and around the ChaoYang Park, GanGu St., and NanJing W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Daily 10:00~22:30

Services & Facilities

  • Dinning
  • Shopping


Nearby MRT

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Daqiaotou

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

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  • CdnLovesTravel787

    Vancouver, Canadá

    Oldest and historical section of Taipei


    Architecture of this area has been preserved by conservationists. Walking this 100 year old street is like walking a museum. It is now a mix of modern interior design for many stores yet continuing the old in others. Modern Dihua St is one of the most commercially active areas of Taipei with transactions in excess of 3 billion US (tea, medicinal herbs, incense, fabrics). This street reminded me of a huge Chinatown within the city, with its medicinal stores, dried foods stores, teas, candies. Coffee and tea shops abound. There are also many fabric stores in the area leading up to Dihua St. There is a temple where locals were burning incense and saying prayers. The temple offered a delicious free tea of wolfberries and red dates. Inside an old building was a small farmer’s market selling fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood. It didn't appear to be very busy. There is also a theatre in this district for traditional performing arts like shadow puppetry, opera performances weekends. There are also a couple of museums which I did not visit. I really enjoyed walking this street for viewing the ancient architecture of each building, each so very unique in design, above each store. Dihua Street is a must visit for anyone to fully appreciate the origins of Taipei. The shopping is excellent too. To get to Dihua St, take metro to Beimen green line metro stop, exit #2 and walk straight along Tacheng Road, many blocks, until you come to Dihua St sign at a major intersection.
  • Laifong79

    Singapur, Singapur

    Interesting antique buildings and nice walk


    A good place to go for a walk. Contains a market, shops housed in antique buildings and new buildings. While the street is mainly selling dried food, there are interesting shops selling Chinese new year decor, snacks, food and tea. If you are staying near Taipei Main Station, you can walk to Dihua Street from Taipei Main Station which is about a 30 mins walk from the station.
  • Lex T

    Brisbane, Australia

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    Solo travel

    Famous Dihua Street


    Located adjacent to the old wharf, Dihua Street is an old trading hub with great history. You can get many unique items here.
  • SimonL5226

    here is good place to shopping for Lunar year items


    here is good place for Lunar new year Chinese tradition eat items, a lots of Chinese herbal items, cake, also coffee shop. here is over hundred years street and building, very good old culture. 台北迪化街是一個超過百年的老街, 每逢農曆新年前人潮洶湧的去採購年貨, 有中藥, 糕餅, 還有咖啡店, 是個觀光的好去處, 每次到台北迪化街是必去的地方
  • OoiHongK

    A mix of old and new shops


    It is still the place to go for Chinese medicine, herbs, and sundry shopping before the Lunar New Year. But here and there, we find some new dessert shops, coffee shops, etc. And yes, there are plenty of preserved fruits and chinese tea too.

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