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The Red House 西門紅樓

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Tuesday: 11:00 – 21:30




The Red House was constructed in 1908 by Japanese architect Kondo Juro, which was the first government-built public market in Taiwan and also the most well-preserved Class III historic building in the nation. The Red House consists of “Bagua" shaped Octagonal Display Hall as the grand entrance for it’s meaning— people visiting from all around the world, a characteristic Cruciform Building as main construction and adjacent South and North squares.

The Red House has been through few functions, shifted from public market, bookstore, cinema, to a theatre. More than a decade has passed since 2007 when Department of Cultural Affairs entrusted Taipei Culture Foundation to manage The Red House as a platform to promote Cultural and Creative Industry in the goal of reviving Ximending’s community. After gathering years of cultural and creative energies, Ximending is now considered as the most iconic location of Cultural and Creative Industry in not only Taipei, but all around Taiwan.


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Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 10, Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 11:00 – 21:30
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 11:00 – 21:30
Wednesday: 11:00 – 21:30
Thursday: 11:00 – 21:30
Friday: 11:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 22:00


Weekend Market Opening Hour
Saturday 14:00-22:00
Sunday 14:00-21:30

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • DIY
  • Venue rental
  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

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TripAdvisor Reviews

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Traveler rating

  1. 19 Terrible
  2. 51 Poor
  3. 468 Average
  4. 741 Very good
  5. 409 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 372 Families
  2. 339 Couples
  3. 260 Solo
  4. 48 Business
  5. 372 Friends
  • aycwong2

    Toronto, Canada

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Very pretty


    Has a lot of small shops and artists hosting their businesses. They have an open area for exhibitions as well
  • gtangg

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    Quaint art and craft collection


    Nice place away from the hustle and bustle of Taipei. Each store has a distinct theme and my favourites were the cloisonné collection from the National Museum and the flat wine bottle art.
  • cha0318

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Historical and relaxing ambiance


    My friend and I checked this place out as it was raining and we wanted tea time to conclude our Taipei trip. We swanted to go check the displays but there was a tour group so we decided to just have tea. The staff are young and can speak English and are friendly. The tea was great and the bread and spread was average as expected but the ambiance was excellent.
  • jennyp574

    Singapore, Singapore

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    The last trip, Ximen Red House was under renovation. This trip, it has completed renovation but closed on Monday. So can only take photo from outside. Maybe better luck on my next trip. Haha.
  • angelinaruth


    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Cute little stores


    The history of the place was rather interesting, a mix of Western and Eastern beliefs. Lots of small shops selling lots of artsy stuff. Little expensive for me but still quite fun to window shop.

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