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Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區

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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 Family Activities 101 Highlights
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

Indoor areas on the park premises are open 9AM-6PM
Outdoor areas on the park premises are open 8AM-10PM
Areas outside the park (including the ecological landscape pond and areas near the boiler room) are open around the clock

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

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Review

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  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 12 Poor
  3. 89 Average
  4. 327 Very good
  5. 266 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 135 Families
  2. 140 Couples
  3. 128 Solo
  4. 32 Business
  5. 195 Friends
  • Staris_Lee

    Pulau Ubin, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Creative Art Space in an Old Tobacco Factory

    2018-12

    This is one of our favourite place to visit in Taipei. It has small local set ups that sells creative crafts, such as the bubble tea holders. We love how the washrooms are clean and there is a water dispenser (with hot water option) outside it. There is also an Eslite Bookshop plus departmental store nearby, filled with restaurants and food court! Do check this place out!
  • TravelbugVietnam

    Vietnam

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    One one shop open when I went

    2018-12

    After reading the other reviews I wonder if I took a wrong turn somewhere. I entered through some very nice gardens and eventually found an excellent but expensive design shop with very creative and unique items. Next door was a cafe. Everywhere else seemed to be closed or not yet open. I was disappointed, so walked to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall which was not far away.
  • Still49

    Dunedin, New Zealand

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Went Twice

    2018-11

    The exhibition halls and shops were an old Tobacco factory, there is a design museum entry fee is $150, a very good café I had the best every mushroom Quiche all mushroom and very little egg, with very good pastry. Next door is the Design shop with a great range of items some very simple, like a wooden triangle to put your eyes glasses on. To a leather hand bag make from one piece of leather, that you buy flat and make up yourself, also tee shirts made from Fish scales. Plus lot of little stalls and also a high-rise building that has 3 floors of shopping. Loved the 3D back packs from Jump from paper.
  • YoungMummy

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Family

    Hidden gem

    2018-12

    I dropped my kids at the nearby BabyBoss at Living Mall (with hubby) and dropped my elderly parents at Songshan Park which is a 10-min walk away. There is a Taiwan design museum with a nice cafe and shop. After that we went to Eslite Spectrum which is still in the same area, where we did some shopping. The sales staff recommended we eat at 春水 restaurant which was where the locals go. Great food reasonable prices. The su dong po rou is a pork dish that was cooked to perfection ! The bubble milk tea was also light and fragrant 👍👍
  • katherinekwtong

    Hong Kong, China

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Nice place to hang out with lots of craft and design

    2018-12

    As titled, nice place to walk around with lots of craft and design. There is a flea market, a shop/cafe, and Eslite Spectrum in this area. A design postcard caught my attention at that time, I didn't buy at the visit, but just took a photo. Afterwards I regret so I contacted the Park. I didn't know which shop exactly was it. But the staff helpfully referred me to various contact, and finally I was able to buy it online! I am impressed by this kind of helpfulness.

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