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The Red House 西門紅樓

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Saturday:11:00 - 22:00




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. 53 Poor
  3. 480 Average
  4. 758 Very good
  5. 422 Excellent

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  1. 376 Families
  2. 346 Couples
  3. 267 Solo
  4. 48 Business
  5. 382 Friends
  • tpLong

    Melaka, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Insta worthy spot


    Nice building and it is definately a nice insta worthy spot for all ages. Note: The shop closed on Monday.
  • Betty C

    Historical Building


    The building is historically famous and has been restored but nothing really exciting. It is an octagon building selling souvenir, crafts and tea and some food. There are vendor stalls outside selling wares. People crowd around the front to take a souvenir picture.
  • thechronictraveller

    Phoenix, Arizona

    An Octagonal brick building, but not much more


    I guess this is an old merchant's house, but I don't think it's worth a visit. The building is nice to look at, but it's not a museum or anything. The interior is filled with small arts and crafts shops. The boutique shops really are not unlike those you can find in other shopping districts. Unless you like brick buildings, or octagons, spend your time elsewhere in the city.
  • narniasg


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    The building is spectacularly restored and great architecture but not sure about the shopping. Can skip if you are in rush.
  • Dr_Bingcarlos

    Quezon City, Philippines

    Great architecture!


    On our first visit to Taipei, the Red House was being restored. On our second visit, it was already open and i must say that the restoration work is excellent. It is also good that the building is now utilized as a center for Taiwan arts and craft with stalls selling locally-made products. I am not sure if it will still be used as a theater but that would be an excellent idea as the building is centrally located.

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