Taipei City is the most densely populated metropolis in Taiwan, while Xinyi District is where lots of government offices and corporate headquarters are set up. Not only is it a government administration center, but also a busy business area. During the day, people are busy at work. But as soon as they’re off work, the area suddenly turns into a wonderful and relaxing shopping district! If you’re looking to treat yourself with some shopping therapy, your feet will definitely start hurting after you go through all the shopping malls in this area!
As Taipei’s newest business area, Xinyi District is packed with modern skyscrapers and commercial buildings. It is also Taipei’s most fashionable shopping area with the most department stores in Taipei City. These include the tourist-favorite Taipei 101; Shinkong Mitsukoshi Department Store, which is spread out into multiple buildings; Bellavita, which is also known by the locals as “the socialite’s mall”; ATT 4 FUN, a favorite for young girls; Uni-President Department Store, a slightly more Japanese-style mall; eslite xinyi store, filled with books and hipster brands; and the luxurious Breeze Xinyi… with all these different kinds of stores and shops, this is THE battlefront of department stores!
Other than department stores, Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Xinyi is where young people like to go for movies. Soley dedicated to film, the building has 17 theaters in total. The spacious environment allows for an awesome movie-viewing experience!
On weekends and holidays, the Xinyi District itself is a massive stage. From the City Hall Square to Novel Hall on Shinkong Mitsukoshi’s East-side square, the city often hosts all sorts of weekend events and fairs. The Vie Show Cinema square is a popular performance venue for singers and also often hosts lots of movie promotion events. Leaving the department store battlefield, you can head over to the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (SCCP), which often holds all sorts of different exhibitions. Here, you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life, take a deep breath, and slowly stroll through an art and culture experience.
If you’re looking to spend the night in Xinyi District, there’s also many excellent hotel choices. You’ve got the Grand Hyatt, W Hotel, Le Méridien Taipei...hotels that are favored by celebrities visiting Taipei. If it’s good for celebrities, you can’t go wrong with that!
Want to get a glimpse of a modern and luxurious Taipei? Head over to Xinyi District!