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?