Take A Stroll At The Nostalgic Neighborhood – Dadaocheng

Speaking of Taipei’s most iconic historical landmark, we often think of Fort San Domingo, Bopiliao Historical Block, Jiufen Old Street or Sanxia Old Street, but Dadaocheng(大稻埕) stands out as the most visited one. Lots of renovated historical buildings with the architecture styles of late 19th and early 20th centuries. Make a visit to Dadaocheng will even more vivid and unforgettable.

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Dadaocheng is a neighborhood laid by a river port, located across Datong District, Zhongzheng District and Zhongshan District. People often divide Dadaocheng into three parts, the north, middle and the south street.

North Street (Daqiaotou Station)

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The North Street is less popular than the Middle and South streets, but still has some popular attractions and restaurants, for example, Dihua street, Summer Tree Sweet, Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple and food stalls around the temple.

How To Go

▏MRT:

From MRT Daqiaotou station, take exit 2 and walk straight from Minchuan W Rd. then you can turn left at the intersections of section 2 of Chongqing South Road, section 2 of Yanping North Road or the first section of Dihua Street into Dadaocheng

▏Bus:

▸ MRT Daqiaotou Station: 2, 9, 41, 63, 215, 223, 250, 255, 274, 288, 300, 302, Chongqing Metro Bus, 306, 601 Chongqing Line, 636, 639, 641, 704, 757, 785
▸Taipei Bridge Station : 206, 255, 274, 306, 641, 669, 704, 785
▸ Liangzhou Chongqing Intersection : 2, 9, 41, 63, 215, 223, 250, 255, 274, 288, 300, 302, Chongqing Metro Bus, 306, 306 , 601 Chongqing Line, 636, 639, 641, 704, 757, 785
▸Baoan St. Intersection : 9,206,255,274,641,669,255,704,785

Middle Street (From Minsheng W Rd to Guisui Street)

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Located in the middle of MRT Daqiaotou, Shuanlian and Beimen Stations, The most popular site is the Dadaocheng pier, with mutiple bicycle paths and food stalls around the Dadaocheng Pier Plaza. Moreover, It is a perfect place to watch sunset.

▏MRT:

▸Daqiaotou Station: Walk straight from exit 2 for 7 minutes.
▸Shuanlian Station: Take exit 1 or 2, walk straight to Minsheng West Road for 7 minutes.
▸ Beimen Station: Take exit 3, walk straight to Tacheng Street for about 13 minutes.

▏Bus:

▸Minsheng West Road Intersection: 26, 292, 292 sub-lines, 304 Chengde Line, 756, 820, Chengde Main Line
▸ Chengyuan High School: 292, 292sub-lines, 539, 756, 820

South Street ( MRT Beimen Station)

Being the most visited one, the south street is the economic center of Dadaocheng. The best way to explore the south street is to stroll along Tacheng street to Dihua street and all the way to Dadaocheng Pier.

▏MRT:

▸Beimen Station: Take Exit 3, walk pass Civic Avenue, and walk straight for about 5 minutes to reach the entrance of Dihua Street

▏Bus:

▸Dadaocheng Pier : G17, R33
▸Yuquanli: G17, R 25
▸ Nanjing Xining Intersection: 811, G17, R33
▸ Nanjing Xining Intersection (Tacheng): 9, 250, 255, 302, Chongqing Metro Bus, 639, 641, 660, 704, 757, 785, 798
▸Dihua Street: 811, R33
▸Minsheng West Road Intersection (Dadaocheng Pier): 539, 669, 785, Minsheng Main Line
▸Chaoyang Park : 2, 42, 215, 223, 250, 255, 288, 300, 302, Chongqing Metro Bus, 306, 306 Shuttle Bus, 639, 641, 704, 757, 785, 811, Chongqing Main line

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