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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. 19 Terrible
  2. 51 Poor
  3. 477 Average
  4. 757 Very good
  5. 419 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 375 Families
  2. 346 Couples
  3. 265 Solo
  4. 48 Business
  5. 381 Friends
  • Joseph P

    Manila, Philippines

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Amazing landmark


    The place in itself is iconic.. It is surrounded by bars and restaurants and shops. It is lgbt friendly place.
  • melharah

    Markham, Canada

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    Nice Historic Red Brick Building with shops


    This is a very beautifully restored historic building full of local boutiques. It also contains a theater, teashop and some information center. I believe they also have an outdoor market on some days as well.
  • RMDTraveller

    Zurich, Switzerland

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Nice red brick building


    By accident I ran into the Ximen Red House, to me it’s not that special, however I can understand that the architecture for that time and era are unique. I didn’t go in as at the time it was closed. Not sure you can go in either. It is located in the Ximen area which is a very lively and vibrant area, and a great place to visit and stroll, shop and especially eat.
  • JeniseL_12

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    Tastefully restored


    Everything to love in this trendy part of Taipei. The building is gorgeous. It has trendy shops, a cafe. Definitely worth a look. Support the local artisans too.
  • lsg181

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Iconic building a must to photo and post


    The iconic red bricks building is a must for tourist to photo and post. The stores are mostly artisan hand crafts. Food outlets and shopping arcades surround the building is worth taking a look too.

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