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Creative – Taipei Arts & Literature Exploration

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Post date:2012-04-23


Creative – Taipei Arts & Literature Exploration
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Taipei Mayor's Residence Arts Salon (1hr) →Kang-Qing-Long District Exploration(1hr) →Wistaria Tea House(1hr) →Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV)(1hr) → Feasting in the University Commercial District(2hr)
Taipei Mayor's Residence Arts SalonSuggested Duration:1hr
Taipei Mayor's Residence Arts Salon This official residence for the Taipei mayor was built in 1940. Inside there are tatami rooms and Western-style furniture. Built in a mixed Japanese and Western style, mayors of Taipei City lived in this residence until 1994. The residence is currently outsourced for operation and is open to the public, and has become an arts and culture venue for literature, history, and philosophy, with various literary and art exhibitions and activities held. Arts and literature courses are also provided for the public.
●Add:46, Xuzhou Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100,
aiwan (R.O.C.)
●Transportation :
•  Bus:
1. National Audit Office (NAO) stop/ 205,212, 257, 262, 276, 299, 605
2. Ren'ai - Hangzhou Intersection stop/ 0 South, 37, 214, 249, 261, 263, 270, 621, 630, 651
3. Kainan High School stop/ 208, 615
4. Sec. 2, Ren'ai Rd. stop/ 222, 237, 253, 297
•  MRT:Take Bannan Line to Shandao Temple Station, take Exit 5, then walk along Shaoxing S. St.
for 10 mins.
Kang-Qing-Long District ExplorationSuggested Duration:1hr
Kang-Qing-Long District ExplorationLocated in southern Taipei City, Kang-Qing-Long (KQL) refers to the street block constituted by Yongkang Street, Qingtian Street and Longquan Street. This is a literary and educational district, where National Taiwan University, National Taiwan Normal University, National Chengchi University, and a branch campus of Tamkang University are located. The stores in this area are permeated with an atmosphere of culture and humanities.
●Transportation :
•  Bus:15, 18, 74, 235, 237,
278, 295, 662, 663, Heping Trunk Line.
•  MRT:Take Xindian Line to Guting Station or Taipower
Building Station.
Wistaria Tea HouseSuggested Duration:1hr
Wistaria Tea HouseIn 1981 the new tenant of this former private residence, Mr.Zhou Yu, turned it into a teahouse and pioneered the tea-drinking art in Taipei. The eaves in front of the house crawl with old wisteria, inspiring the “ Wistaria ” name. The place is filled with an air of artistic and literary sophistication and ideological spirit, and in its early years became a place of gathering for social movement activists and critical scholars. It was designated an official historical site by Taipei City in 1997.
●Add:1, Ln. 16, Sec. 3, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da'an Dist.
●Transportation :
Take MRT Xindian Line to Guting Station, take Exit 4, walk straight along Roosevelt Rd and then
turn right onto Xinsheng S. Rd. Then take bus 15, 18, 74, 235, 254, 295, or 672 to the Wenzhou St.
intersection, walk along Heping E. Rd, and finally turn right onto Xinsheng S. Rd.
Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV)Suggested Duration:1hr
Treasure Hill Artist Village (THAV)The Treasure Hill enclave off Dingzhou Road's Section 3 is the first “historical settlement” in Taipei City. Now equipped with rehearsal spaces and studios for artists-in-residence, the place has become a diversified art and art-performance space attractively exhibiting a rich historical background.
●Add:2, Aly. 14, Ln. 230 Sec. 3, Tingzhou Rd., Taipei
Feasting in the University Commercial DistrictSuggested Duration:2hr
The Gongguan Commercial District is centered on the Southeast Asia Theater and Shuiyuan Market. The place has offers a host of gourmet foods. With convenient traffic, bookstores, record stores, popular fashion, timepieces, photo shops, and tea houses, this place has long been a preferred place for area students after class.

●Transportation:Take Xindian Line to Gongguan Station

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