Ximending 西門町is a collection of alleys and streets that make up a hip and busy outdoor market.
One corner of Ximending is located on a big traffic circle of the Zhong Hua and Cheng Du Roads intersection.
Ximending was the first area to be deemed a “pedestrian zone”. No scooters nor cars are allowed which is a rarity if you live in Taiwan. The layout of Ximending seems like one of the many famous shopping areas in Tokyo. It is sometimes called the “Harajuku of Taipei” because of this.
Getting to Xi Men Ding
The MRT BLUE LINE stops right at Ximending. The stop name is Ximen. You can exit at any exit and pop up somewhere in the Ximending area.
Below, a sign welcomes you to the Ximending area.
Ximeding is laid out like a grid with streets and alleys intersecting. You’ll notice that W (West) and E (East) sign posts around the area. Each is labeled with a number so you can find you bearings or meet someone at a specific point.
Below is one pedestian area on the East side.
Ximending is full of hip and fashionable styles. It is a magnet for young Taipei-ers looking for new styles.
More fashion for sale.
Hip, vintage clothes hang on the rack. There are shops at every turn.