Zhongxiao Dunhua blog — Top 5 best places to visit & top things to do from eating to shopping

When it comes to Taipei, we cannot overlook the Zhongxiao Dunhua district (Taipei Zhongxiao Dunhua area). Why? Please keep reading our content below. Let us explore this dynamic Taipei neighborhood through our Zhongxiao Dunhua blog – Top 5 best places to visit in Zhongxiao Dunhua area and top things to do in Zhongxiao Dunhua from eating to shopping — listed below.

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Young people love to shopping in Zhongxiao Dunhua Street.

 

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Zhongxiao Dunhua area map

Zhongxiao Dunhua restaurant

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Zhongxiao Dunhua street

 

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Zhongxiao_Dunhua at night

 

Butter Cafe & Creperie
Butter Cafe & Creperie

This is a neighborhood in Taipei that stretches from Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT to Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT (just take the blue MRT line to Zhongxiao Dunhua MRT Station). It takes around 15 minutes to walk. If you come here, you will be drawn by the rows of clothing shops together, and even the tiny eateries with a range of food from the West, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese to Thai, Malay… to small beer shops, wine. Whether the customers know one other or not, they all sit together and enjoy a warm soup and a glass of wine. It’s not tough to capture a virtual image because there are so many adorable cafe businesses all throughout. The price in this area is also quite cheap. Even the ordinary people like us often come here. The fan of brand stuff such as Zara or Uniqlo who are attracted by the strength of shopping even if they have a strong will of not buying anything.

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The cute coffee shop in Zhongxiao Dunhua. Image by: Taipei Zhongxiao Dunhua blog.

The best way to explore Zhongxiao Dunhua is to board the MRT right now and get to Taipei. Or the second-best way is to follow our article. Focus Asia Travel introduces the impressive places and things to do in Zhongxiao Dunhua, Taipei you must find to visit.

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The cool fashion shop

 

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Zhongxiao Dunhua street is also a beloved place of fashionistas.

Top 5 must-visit places in Zhongxiao Dunhua

Glasense handmade eyeglasses studio

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Glasense Studio at night

 

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Glasense Studio. Image by: Taipei Zhongxiao Dunhua blog.

Glasense studio

This is a really unusual eyewear store in Taipei. The glasses are produced by hand and solely by the store’s proprietor. As a result, there is just one sample or only one time of the items. As a result, glasses are not inexpensive here, costing around 2500 TWD (85 USD). Because only the owner produces glasses, he is quite busy. When you need to measure the level of your glasses, fix anything, or visit him, you typically have to make an appointment at least a week in advance. Furthermore, the boss is quite attractive, but it is impossible to see him here.

Glasense Studio Director

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Glasense Studio Director. Photo by: Zhongxiao Dunhua blog.

 

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Dickies Daily Visions from Sa Lon Eyewear, Glasense Studio Director

Furthermore, the shop is tiny and charming in the morning, but opulent and noble at night when the shop is lit up with warm yellow lighting. Furthermore, every time you enter the entrance to the business, you will get the sensation that you are in a spa due of the pleasant scent and melodic music. There are several types of glasses available, from sunglasses to spectacles with the exquisite style of the ladies of London.

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Eyeglasses models at Glasense Studio. Image credit: Zhongxiao east road shopping blog.

To get there, you need to go to MRT Zhongxiao Dunhua, then search on Google map, walk about 5 minutes to reach.
Address: No. 245, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Eslite bookstore Zhongxiao Dunhua

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Eslite bookstore Zhongxiao Dunhua

This is Taipei’s first 24-hour bookshop. Since it was the first bookstore to open in 1989, the Eslite Bookstore Dunhua has also been the hottest branch. The Taiwanese government aggressively encourages individuals to read books in order to improve their intellectual standards (the result is that Taiwanese are praised by the mild manner of speaking quietly). As a result, Eslite illuminates both day and night to “pull” the night owl reading books. This is also Taiwan’s largest English-language book publishing system. The books in this store mostly focus on literature and creative arts, both of which are highly humanistic and meaningful.

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The reading room at Eslite bookstore. Image credit: Zhongxiao east road shopping blog.

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In addition, Eslite features a fantastic music shop. From the West to China, you may discover a wide range of discs dating back to antiquity. We discovered an X-Japan disc here the last time. We can’t help but be happy and yell so loudly that we forget the rule about not laughing and remaining silent.

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Cafe shop at Eslite bookstore Zhongxiao. Image by: Taipei Zhongxiao Dunhua blog.

Finally, if you buy with a bill of 1000 TWD (~ 34 USD), Eslite will reduce 5% for foreigners. Or spending over 3000 TWD to buy, the store will refund the tax for you. Therefore, remember to bring your passport to show off when paying.

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Inside Eslite bookstore, Taipei

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Address: No. 245, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

Zhongxiao Dunhua shopping area

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Surrounding Zhongxiao Dunhua shopping area

The Zhongxiao Dunhua retail area is really a series of tiny lanes that connect blocks of townhouses or ancient flats. The lower floors of the front buildings have been converted into tiny apparel stores. Fashion is always modified based on the fashion model and season. There are also numerous apparel stores aimed to appeal to the positive view of young people. Prices will, of course, be more than at night markets because to the greater quality. When compared to Korea, this retail district will be similar to Insadong or Hongdae, but smaller and less crowded.

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Zhongxiao Dunhua shopping area. Image by: Taipei Zhongxiao Dunhua blog.

 

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Zhongxiao Dunhua shopping area

 

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Zhongxiao Dunhua Shopping Area_Boutique Shopping. Photo by: Zhongxiao dunhua blog.
GU brand showroom
GU brand showroom

Brand names such as Zara, H & M, Gu, Uniqlo, F21 … or other popular brands in Korea such as Mixxo or H-connect are not lacking. You just get off the train station, you will see these shops. Be careful otherwise you may officially fall into bankruptcy situation here.

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