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A Hipster's Tour - Wandering along Chifeng Street

Hosted by the Consul of the Taipei Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 20 Dec 11:15 - 16:00

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We had a lot of fun with our last walking tour around traditional Dadaocheng! This time let's head to a more recently formed hipster area to see another facet of culture in Taipei~~

Chifeng Street has changed dramatically from its early days when it was known as "iron street." As time passed, the scrap metal dealers that lined this thoroughfare were replaced by imported metal hardware shops and automobile parts dealers, turning this into "auto parts street." In recent years, the street's old buildings have attracted shops specializing in handcrafted baked goods and other food items. While there are still metal forging shops, there are also florists, household utensil vendors, and cafés. This has led to an interesting juxtaposition of loud metal pounding and quiet shops. As Chifeng Street becomes modernized, these narrow alleys retain a slow pace of life for which many people yearn. Protected content