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Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區

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4 722 Reviews

Monday:09:00 - 18:00

4.3

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Introduction

The 6.6-hectares Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei’s Xinyi District was completed in 1937 as the Songshan Tobacco Factory, which was one of the seed companies of a monopoly system mandated by the Taiwan Governor-General Office. The premises were one of Taiwan’s pioneers of modern industry, as well as the first professional tobacco plant. A gracefully simple Japanese modernist structure, the factory features meticulously crafted face cams, glasswork and bronze nails that made it arguably a “model factory” at that time. When Japan lost the war in 1945, the Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau took over the factory and renamed it, Songshan Tobacco Factory of Taiwan Provincial Monopoly Bureau. The factory ceased production of cigarettes in 1998 for concerns over urban planning, regulatory changes in the tobacco and liquor marketing system, as well as shrinking demand. It became a relic of the past after being merged into the Taipei Cigarette Plant.

In 2001, the Taipei City Government named the tobacco factory the city’s 99th historic site and converted it into a park comprising city-designated historic sites (namely the office building, the 1st to 5th warehouses, cigarette plant and boiler room), historic structures (the inspection room, a machinery repair shed and a nursing room) and architectural highlights (the Baroque-style garden, an ecologically landscaped pond, a public bath and a multi-purpose auditorium). For more efficient reuse of space, the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park was built on the historic site as a production base for designers and cultural & creative businesses, as well as a venue for performances and exhibitions. The park introduced to its premises a Taiwan Design Museum and TMSK through partnerships with the Taiwan Design Center and prestigious Taiwanese glasswork label LIULI GONG FANG, respectively, besides a snack bar that was converted from the machinery repair shed.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-27651388
Address
No. 133, Guangfu S. Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

Reminders

Since parking is unavailable on the park premises, drivers are advised to utilize the car park in the basement of Songshan Senior-High School, Yonggu Car Park (Zhongxiao branch), Yangsheng Car Park (Zhongxiao branch), Zhou’s Car Park, Zhongji Car Park, or the car park of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall.

Services & Facilities

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

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

BL Bannan Line Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall

BL Bannan Line Taipei City Hall

BL Bannan Line Zhongxiao Dunhua

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Traveler rating

  1. 4 Terrible
  2. 12 Poor
  3. 104 Average
  4. 362 Very good
  5. 295 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 148 Families
  2. 151 Couples
  3. 144 Solo
  4. 34 Business
  5. 210 Friends
  • TalithaMM

    Arnhem, The Netherlands

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Designer shops

    2020-02

    Lots of designer shops, expensive. Also saw a few workshops, leather bag making, flass blowing, etc. Nice to walk around. There's a giant bookstore as well kf you're looking for a new book to read!
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Not quite up to scratch

    2020-02

    Some things take a while to catch on, so it seems to be with the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. Some areas of the Creative Park are well worth a look. Taiwan is aiming to upgrade its design function, to become a leader in fashion and design rather than a follower. This is called ascending the value chain. The Creative Park is a good idea, but you can't mass produce art like computer chips.
  • tpLong

    Melaka, Malaysia

    Songshan Cultural & Creative Park

    2020-01

    A old tobacco factory converted to Art & Design market. You may spend atleast half a day to visit the art/culture shops, book shop, cafe etc and there is the garden too.
  • ECWorld

    Hong Kong, China

    Pricey shops and not a lot going on

    2020-01

    Perhaps because we visited on a Monday when the Design Museum was closed, but the place was pretty dead. Some nice shops with design goods (by local artists) but pretty pricey. There were several exhibits/activities going on but all charging pretty stiff admission fees. There was a dispenser of mosquito repellent - and you will need it! I'd much prefer the Huashan 1914 Creative Park which seemed to be more popular and down to earth
  • Welly T

    Surabaya, Indonesia

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Not worth going

    2019-12

    We went there and there wasn't much to see, just a coffee shops and gift shop open, many spaces were either empty or under renovation.

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