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A Tour of Bookshops and Culture in Gongguan

Updates:2021-06-01
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Travel days: 1 day
Season: All Seasons
Category: Information station
Introduction
MRT Gongguan Station → National Taiwan University → Bookshops on Wenzhou/Roosevelt/Dingzhou roads → Taipei International Art Village → Treasure Hill Temple

A Tour of Bookshops and Culture in GongguanA Tour of Bookshops and Culture in GongguanA Tour of Bookshops and Culture in Gongguan

National Taiwan University was founded in 1928, known as "Taipei Imperial University." Because of the students in the area, a shopping district and numerous bookshops sprang up around the university campus. In particular, a cluster of bookshops has emerged in the Wenzhou Street, Roosevelt Road, and Dingzhou Road area to meet the needs of students and teachers, and is known as the "Wenzhou/Roosevelt/Dingzhou book streets." Many types of bookstores can be found in this area, including literary, feminist, LGBT, academic, religious, second-hand and travel bookstores. The "scent of books" prevails throughout this district. The Taipei International Art Village-Treasure Hill Temple— nearby is located on a small hill near the Xiandian River in the Gongguan District. This art village employs a "village coexistence" concept to attract "Treasure Homeland," "in-residence," and "youth union" projects. There are many art spaces here, as well as unique painted walls. There are regular exhibitions, lectures, and performances held there. Therefore, it has become a platform for cultural exchange.

Transportation: Take the MRT Songshan-Xindian Line to MRT Gongguan Station, and take exit 3.


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