Thursday, March 24, 2011

, , ,

Songshan 松山區, Taipei

3/24/2011 Taiwan Explorer
• Known for: airport
• Population: 211,000 (2012, source)
• Wade-Giles: Sung-shan
• Pinyin: Sōngshān
• Romaji: Matsuyama
• Map: My map of Songshan

Songshan 松山區 is one of Taipei's central districts, located in its western part. In a way, it's quite similar to the neighboring Zhongshan District, but there's a smaller older part close to Raohe Streeet and Keelung River, that is very different and unique. This part used to be called Matsuyama village during Japanese times in Taiwan and the Kanji pronounced in Chinese is Songshan. Songshan is today home to Songshan Airport. Here are the must see buildings and parts of Songshan (my personal recommendations): Raohe Street Night Market, Songshan Tobacco Factory and Living Mall.

2. Points of interest

Below are selected points of interest of Songshan District. The ones I have already blogged about are linked in • bold, check them out. The ones without link are on my list to visit. Tip: To open links in new tab, hold down Ctrl or ⌘ while clicking on the link.

▷ INTERESTING AREAS

• Songshan Airport 臺北松山機場
• Songshan Tobacco Factory 松山菸廠

▷ SIGHTS

• Taipei Arena 臺北小巨蛋

▷ TEMPLES

• Ciyou Temple 松山慈祐宮
• Living Mall 京華城購物中心

▷ NIGHT MARKETS

• Raohe Night Market 饒河街觀光夜市

▷ RESTAURANTS

• Chamonix Teppanyaki 夏慕尼

[My TAIPEI TRAVEL page][No of my posts: 5][All photos by MKL, 2012]