Half-Day Walking Tour of Taipei's old district Dadaocheng

Join this walking tour to explore the buzz and the vintage charm of one of the city’s oldest districts. Learn the history of the district and old Taipei city as you walk the busy streets of Dadaocheng. Explore the local groceries and chinese medicine stores, and get lost in the traditional fabrics market. Feel the devotion to the ancient gods visiting one of the most popular temples in the city, and enjoy the scent of the authentic Taiwanese tea visiting a traditional tea shop.

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
  • Enjoy a cultural visit to the historic attractions of Dadaocheng, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Taipei.

    Dadaocheng was once a thriving business district, developed through the trade of tea and fabric. The neighborhood maintains a large number of traditional buildings and businesses, as well as the City God Temple, one of the city’s most popular temples. A stroll through its streets is a ticket to Taipei’s past.

    Your guide will pick you up at Beimen MRT Station, where the old walled city gate remains. From there we will head to Dihua Street in Dadaocheng. The streets of Dadaocheng are filled with tradition. From its old buildings made of terracotta, to the narrow alleys leading to the old wharf, the whole district was designed as a starting point for the thriving Taiwan tea trade business, which reached its heyday during the early 20th century. In this guided tour we will learn the history and the details of the rise and fall of this district.

    Once in Dadaocheng we will explore the history hidden in the corners and walls of its traditional buildings. Our walking tour will take us to a traditional fabric market. We will wander around the narrow streets of the district, visiting some of the most charming local stores. Some of these stores have been open for decades and they sell traditional Chinese medicine, handmade bamboo utensils or Taiwanese tea. Some recently open stores are the projects of young designers who have found in Dadaocheng the best place to showcase their designs.

    Dadaocheng also hosts one of the most popular temples in the city, the City God Temple. The history of this temple is intimately tied to the history of Dadaocheng, as it was founded shortly after the first settlers came to Dihua Street. This temple is also popular amongst the locals for being the place to pray to find your special one.

    Join this walking tour to discover one of the most charming and historic areas in Taipei.
  • Departure Point :
    Beimen MRT Station, Exit 2
    Departure Time :
    Your preferred departure time (Morning or Afternoon departures available).
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by HolaTaipei Tours

Activity ID: V-57320P3

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