Spend An Afrernoon At Huashan 1914 Creative Park

The Huashan 1914 Creative park in Taipei was something I didn’t know about until we were on our way there.  We happened to be in the neighborhood for who knows what and decided we should go.  Thankfully it was a weekend so there was more going on than usual.  The shops and stands were bustling with people and the street performers had a solid crowd going.

There were a ton of little retail areas with things made by local artists, which was all really fun to look at.  I had to use a lot of self-control to stop myself from buying approximately everything.  We got to watch some 3D printing and saw an upside down house that we, unfortunately, couldn’t go in because we were a few minutes too late.

We ended up spending a whole afternoon here than having a few mojitos at one of the restaurants there.  I think it was a good way to spend a day, instead of out in the cold and rain.  I would definitely recommend it but go on a weekend if you can.

The park used to be a winery but was turned into the multipurpose park that it is today.  It’s a haven for artists featuring little markets and hip dining options.  It was a really fun way to spend an afternoon just wandering around.


Tips for visiting Huashan 1914 Creative Park:

  • To get there, take the blue or orange MRT line to Zhongxiao Xinsheng.  Leave through exit 1 and walk straight until you get to the Jinshan Road intersection, then cross and the park is on your right.
  • If you need to bring things home for people, this is a great place to get things.  Instead of the regular touristy stuff, you can get them locally made, handcrafted items.  There was some pretty cool stuff here and I would have got a lot more if Taiwan wasn’t my first stop on that trip.
  • You could easily spend an entire day here looking at all the shops, exploring the upside down house, and eating, but if you have limited time, an afternoon/evening is plenty of time as well.
  • You might see some street performers on the weekends, the best time to go.

Have you been to Huashan?  What did you think of it?  Do you want to go?

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