Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Zhongshan 中山區, Taipei

4/27/2011 Taiwan Explorer
1. Introduction

• Known for: Parks, banks
• Population: 227,000 (2012, source)
• Wade-Giles: Chung-shan
• Pinyin: Zhōngshān
• Romaji: Maruyama (圓山)
• Map: My map of Zhongshan

Zhongshan 中山區 is one of the central districts in Taipei, located between Datong and Songshan. It's district with a chessboard layout, with wide avenues and lots of newer buildings, making it one of the districts, that are more expensive to live in. The southern part a mix of business and residential, while the northern part, that stretches over the Keelung river and touches the Yangminshan Mountain, is much more colorful. It has parks and recreational areas, as well as big shopping malls. Here are the must see buildings and parts of Zhongshan (my personal recommendations): Miramar Entertainment Park, Zhongshan MRT Area, The Grand Hotel and National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine..

2. Points of interest

Below are selected points of interest of Zhongshan 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

• Tatung University 大同大學
• Miramar Entertainment Park 美麗華百樂園
• Zhongshan MRT Area

▷ SIGHTS

• Children's Recreation Center 臺北市立兒童育樂中心
• Church of St. Dominic 聖道明傳道中心
• Grand Hotel 圓山大飯店
• Lin An Tai Ancestral House 林安泰古厝
• National Revolutionary Martyrs' Shrine | Main Hall 國民革命忠烈祠
• New Tokyo Residence

▷ MUSEUMS

• Museum of Fine Arts 台北市立美術館
• Taipei Story House 台北故事館

▷ TEMPLES

• Hsing Tien Temple 行天宮
• Rinzai Zen Temple 臨濟宗護國禪寺

▷ NIGHT MARKETS

• Liaoning Street Night Market 遼寧街夜市

▷ RESTAURANTS

• Longdu Dragon Restaurant 龍都酒樓

▷ PARKS

• Dajia Riverside Park 大佳河濱公園
• Linsen Park 林森公園
• Rongxing Park 榮星花園
• Xinsheng Park 新生公園
• Yuanshan Park 圓山公園
• Zhongshan Fine Arts Park 中山美術公園

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