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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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Traveler rating

  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 11 Poor
  3. 87 Average
  4. 317 Very good
  5. 259 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 129 Families
  2. 134 Couples
  3. 126 Solo
  4. 31 Business
  5. 190 Friends
  • 975margarets

    Wilton, Connecticut

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    A wonderful discovery

    2018-11

    This old tobacco factory housed a few unique gift shops and a Taiwan Fashion Show when we stopped by. There was also a graphics exhibit. The fashion creators were setting up their booths the day we went do they weren’t ready for sales. Lots of potential in this place. Fun to hang out there.
  • Chartreuse

    San Francisco, California

    Traveler type:

    Couples

    Musicians were perfect

    2018-11

    We walked from our hotel and after visiting the Sun Yat Sen Memorial. I was starving 5 hrs after breakfast and disappointed to find the cafe where the French glass works (gorgeous works at hefty prices) was small with not much to eat or inside seating. We walked out and bathed in the beauty of the pond and greenery while tripping on the holes of broken wooden floor planks before we found ourselves at this large converted coffee factory full of artsy enterprises. It reminded me of a software, computer engineering think tank. We found Cafe Sole and I had a cup of delicious chocolate mocha $6. Hubby savored a warmed choc brownie that tasted like a molten chocolate in the shape of a cupcake with his cup of Americano. We didn’t expire any of the tiny storefronts inside but found outside stalls of vendors hawking self made items. The best part for me was to sit and listen to a violinist and guitarist playing duets. I could’ve sat there all day in the plaza listening and watching the 2 of them. They were really good playing popular, international and classics. Then we wandered into the nearby hotel and visited floors of Taiwan items, clothing, a glass factory, leather and jewelry making classes, a ton of tea cafes, massive bookstore and a lower level of food places. One udon place had a window to watch the noodle chef making the noodles served at the restaurant.
  • HanhB28

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Nice place for hangout and see somes exhibitions

    2018-10

    The place is huge and offer many exhibitions to go around. Also having many free chair and table to sit down and relax in the shadow. The exhibitions are various and depend on the date you visit. Worth a visit to discover around. Also nearby there are many cafe and vintage boutiques
  • Andrea P

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Unexpectedly amazing spot

    2018-10

    We didn’t know what a “creative park” was so our expectations weren’t super high. But as we walked through this building - a restored tobacco factory with lush gardens, fountains and courtyards- we were amazed. It hosts several unions and organizations dedicated to the arts, some of whom open their spaces to peek into little exhibits. It has a couple coffee/beer shops (and you can walk the grounds with a nice Taiwan microbrew). It has several little marketplaces with cool local design products. Our 20 minute plan visit turned into a couple hours as we explored the spot. A great thing to do if you have a couple days in Taipei.
  • Vitor M

    Macau, China

    Culture, Relax & Food

    2018-05

    Are you able to understand creativity? are you tired of walking in the city? do you like different cuisines? So this amazing place can be a very nice and good surprise. After three days walking around we found it in our last day. Dam!!!! Its a huge, cultural and creativity Hub together with a modern sense of satisfying the consumer. You can see how it is done. How to promote, sell, discuss, improve and if you are starving you can seat , eat and appreciate. To go back again

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