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Songshan Cultural and Creative Park 松山文創園區

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Sunday:08:00 - 18:00

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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 08:00 - 18:00
Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 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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  1. 4 Terrible
  2. 12 Poor
  3. 104 Average
  4. 365 Very good
  5. 296 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 148 Families
  2. 151 Couples
  3. 144 Solo
  4. 34 Business
  5. 211 Friends
  • Larry-Calif

    San Francisco, California

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    INTERESTING and FASCINATING ADVENTURE

    2019-12

    A very large tobacco factory complex converted into a modern art and design center with multiple buildings in a lovely landscaped setting and ecology pond. Interesting shops ranging from pottery to crafts to fine arts illustrating the past present and highlighting the potential future. With the gift store and a bookstore, this place is a one-stop shopping for souvenirs. Ecology pond is a large lotus pond with the goal where children can enjoy the sounds of frogs and insects and experience the beauty of ecology. It makes this place ideal for relaxation and mediation. If you like to wander in and out of shops and explore what is the next idea or concept around the next corner or building, you should allow more than one hour for an INTERESTING and FASCINATING ADVENTURE ... at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Art for arts sake

    2020-08

    During the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) this tobacco factory was an important part of the colonial administration, as the tobacco tax raised revenue to keep the government functioning. When Taiwan was returned to the Republic of China, the same thing applied, and the tobacco factory produced revenue for the government. It was shut down only in 1998, when it ceased producing cigarettes, mainly due to declining demand. It has many interesting features, including the Baroque Garden, with a fountain with naked ladies emerging from their baths.
  • PaulSiow

    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

    Beautiful Green Setting

    2019-11

    We walked here after visiting Dr Sun Yat Sen memorial hall. The park has lots of green and scattered around the various buildings were many sculptures, unique stores, cafes and creative arts. When we were there, there were various events and a flea market.
  • 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.

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