With the increasingly fast economic growth and the rising living standard, these old houses no longer serve the needs of the residents. The City Government initially planned to rebuild them in 1999. However, through persuasion from the cultural circles, the City Government designated this premise as the Cultural Hall and Cultural Park of Xinyi District, and started operation in 2003.
The Hall consists of four symmetrical buildings. The houses that sat tightly next to each other have been converted into an open space for events and exhibitions. The premise now consists of an exhibition hall, Military Dependents’ Village Exhibition Hall, performance hall and community hall. The exterior still retains the unique low-rise and the simple, rustic style of the Military Dependents’ Village. The narrow alleys and footpaths will take the visitors down memory lane. It is a fascinating contrast to the neighboring towering Taipei 101 and surrounding modern buildings, a compelling testimony of Taipei’s urban development.
- Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
- Family、Campus teaching
- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Phone Number
- No.50, Songqin Street, Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: Off day
Wednesday: Off day
Thursday: 13:00 – 19:00
Friday: Off day
Saturday: 13:00 – 19:00
Services & Facilities
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei 101/World Trade Center
Taipei Then and NowXinyi Public Assembly Hall, or more favourably known as Si Si Nan Cun (Four-four South Village in Mandarin), is really a cool hidden attraction to supplement Taipei 101. It's conveniently located close enough to the high rise (only 10-15 min walk), but you get to experience a totally different Taipei back in the old days. The complex was built as a weapon factory at the time of Japanese rule, and later converted to soldier housing after the current government relocated to Taiwan following the defeat to communist forces on China. The site is now used as a public/community hall, but hosts sizable permanent exhibitions showing what the old days were like when the military families settled down in Taiwan, and how they have struggled accepting this new homeland while homesicking mainland. It's also a great place to capture Taipei 101, either alone or with the housing complex to present a combo of both the old and new of Taipei. Definitely a cool place for anyone to visit!
Nice chill out place away from all the shopping.Established since 1948, This place is quite a chill-out place right smack in the city. It's a small place that used to house some workers for the Taiwanese army if I have not misunderstood. Today, this place is one for art, education, cafe and some occasional markets. If you are around Taipei 101, it is just a stroll over to this place which in mandarin is also called 四四南村 . There's an ice cream shop inside the building and I had a kumquat chocolate ice cream which was rather refreshing. Pop over!
Hidden historical placeTuck behind Adidas basketball court next to Taipei 101 is a preserved neighborhood that is worth walking by to check it out. Houses in historical architecture.
Unique placeNothing was in English but I got the concept of the history it tries to tell but it would have helped to understand it if any signs were in English besides the entrance sign lol
A village in the city!Another more popular name for this place is called the Four Four South Village or Si Si Nan Cun (四四南村）in Mandarin. Strangely, it is not covered much here in Tripadvisor. Perhaps its a place for locals? This quaint village is a preserved military village, one part houses a museum on military village life in Taipei and the public assembly hall. Another part of the village houses a very cool cafe/restaurant that is pretty popular with the locals. There is also a small shop selling local products too. Its location is just a short 10 mins walk from Taipei 101. Here, you get the perfect picture combining the old and new in Taipei, with Taipei 101 sitting right in the background of this beautiful village. Check it out!
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