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The Red House 西門紅樓

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Monday: Off day




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.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
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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  1. 373 Families
  2. 340 Couples
  3. 260 Solo
  4. 48 Business
  5. 375 Friends
  • KrisD_pl

    Warsaw, Poland

    Former common folks’ market


    More than hundred years old, this historic market is now housing some craftsmen shops - good alternative to cheap, trashy souvenirs. There are also shops around the building. The whole area is very lively.
  • DeniseBay

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Historical building with interesting arts & crafts market housed within


    This historical, octagonal red bricked building is a stone’s throw away from Ximen MRT station. My boyfriend and I enjoyed browsing at the little arts & craft stalls peppered throughout the flea market areas on level 1 and 2. They have interesting, pretty souvenirs, gifts, jewellery pieces, bags, decor items and more. Hidden from the Main Street, right behind the Red House, you’ll find plenty of bars that are LGBTQ-friendly. Prices are pretty affordable compared to what we have in Singapore haha!! We chilled at Cafe Dalila on our last night in Taipei. ;)
  • Jane C

    Historical building


    Red House is an octagonal red bricked building (hence the name) in central Taipei. It was built in 1908 as a market building. Now houses arts and crafts shops.
  • G2Kpauly

    Melbourne, Australia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Nice old building


    I went to have a look at Ximen Red House the other night. It's cool for a photo out the front and to to in and look and learn about its history.
  • 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

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