Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Wenshan 文山區, Taipei

8/23/2011 Taiwan Explorer
1. Introduction

• Known for: mountains
• Population: 269,000 (2012, source)
• Wade-Giles: Wen-shan
• Pinyin: Wénshān
• Romaji: Bunsan
• Map: My map of Wenshan

Wenshan 文山區 is one of Taipei's southern districts famous for the Taipei Zoo and the Maokong Mountain, which is a popular weekend destination for Taipeiers, who want to take a break. Wenshan is one of the biggest districts by size, but less densely populated than most other districts. Here are the must see buildings and parts of Wenshan (my personal recommendations): Chi Nan Temple, Maokong and Taipei Zoo.

2. Points of interest

Below are selected points of interest of Wenshan 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

Maokong 貓空
• Taipei Zoo 臺北市立動物園

▷ TEMPLES

• Chi Nan Temple: Lianghsiao Shrine 凌霄寶殿
• Chi Nan Temple: Chunyang Shrine 純陽寶殿
• Chi Nan Temple: Tahsiung Shrine 大雄寶殿
• Jingmei Jiying Temple 景美集應廟
• Zhangshan Temple 樟山寺

▷ NIGHT MARKETS

• Jingmei Night Market 景美夜市

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