Ever wanted to experience a night like Rapunzel had in the movie Tangled? Head on to Shifen Old Street to light and release your own lanterns during the Sky Lantern Festival. In the daytime, you can explore the tracks that run through the village which were originally built for transporting coal during the Japanese era. Grab food and souvenirs from various colorful stalls in the marketplace area.
Feel the vibe at Ximending Youth Shopping District
No. 14, Emei Street, Wanhua District, Taipei City, Taiwan 108
Taipei’s very own Ximending Youth Shopping District is a Harajuku-meets-Shibuya haven. It’s a conglomeration of restaurants ranging from the mundane to the bizarre (Modern Toilet), bars and clubs, and boutiques of clothes updated on the latest fashion trends. Taiwanese youth flock these streets to hang out, shop and eat well until midnight when most of the shops close.
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