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LOOKING TO VISIT HUASHAN 1914 CREATIVE PARK IN TAIPEI?
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.
Our experience at Huashan 1914 Creative Park
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.
When we were leaving we couldn’t find the MRT station and asked someone for directions and he ended up walking us to the entrance!
What is Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914)?
What is now the Huashan 1914 Creative Park started out as a Taihoku Winery during Japanese rule. In 1987 the factory moved due to pollution and in 1997, the Golden Bough Theater Group barged in and staged a production when it was set for demolition.
However, it wasn’t demolished but renovated and in 2005, Huashan 1914 Creative Park opened as a place for artists to work and share their art, and as a venue for noon-profit activities.
Where is Huashan 1914 Creative Park?
Huashan 1914 Creative Park is in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei. Here are some distances by car, MRT may differ slightly. It’s on the western side on Taipei City, not far from New Taipei City.
- Taipei 101 to Huashan 1914 Creative Park: 11 minutes
- Longshan Temple to Huashan 1914 Creative Park: 10 minutes
- Ximending to Huashan 1914 Creative Park: 10 minutes
- Shilin Night Market to Huashan 1914 Creative Park: 8 minutes
- Songshan Cultural and Creative Park to Huashan 1914 Creative Park: 9 minutes
- Beitou to Huashan 1914 Creative Park: 20 minutes
How to get to 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.
Huashan 1914 Creative Park entrance fee
There is no entrance fee for Huashan 1914 Creative Park! There will only be a cost if you buy goods, food, coffee, or for some shows in bars.
Huashan 1914 Creative Park opening hours
Huashan 1914 Creative Park is open daily from 9:30 AM to 9 PM.
Best time to visit Huashan 1914 Creative Park
If you want too just hang out and chill, read in a cafe, or not worry about crowds, it’s best to visit Huashan 1914 Creative Park on a weekday, or on a weekend morning.
If you want to see more performers or music and don’t mind it being busy, weekends are the time to be there. There is no bad time of year to go.
Restaurants at Huashan 1914 Creative Park
There are a few coffee shops and restaurants in Huashan 1914 Creative Park to chose from that are both fancy and less fancy.
- SipSip Bar & Restaurant
- Alleycat’s Pizza
- Daylight光合箱子 華山店
- Le Ballon Rouge
- Small Happiness Black Tea M
- Ilk Canteen
Is Huashan 1914 Creative Park worth it?
Yes! I really loved our afternoon here and would love to go back again next time I’m in Taipei. It’s near so many other great artsy activities and a great place to look for souvenirs, too!
Things to do near Huashan 1914 Creative Park
- Visit Qidong Street Japanese Houses 臺灣文學基地(原齊東詩舍)
- Visit Central Art Park
- Visit Taipei Artist Village
- Visit Chianng Kai Shek Memorial Hall
- Visit Taipei Brick House 華山紅館
Where to stay in Taipei
Meander Taipei – I stayed here and absolutely loved it! They have dorms and private rooms and it was so good for meeting people without being a party hostel. It’s near Ximending.
Meander 1948 – This is a beautifully modern hostel conveniently located above a 7-Eleven near Taipei Main Station!
Taipei 109 Hostel – This is another nice, modern hostel near Ximending. There isn’t much for a common area so it might not be the best if you want to meet people or socialize.
Star Hostel – This is another beautiful modern hostel near Taipei Main Station. This is a hostel with sustainability practices aimed at reducing waste.
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Have you been to Huashan? What did you think of it? Do you want to go?