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About Wanhua District

About Wanhua District

  • Source: Wanhua District Office, Taipei City
  • Date: 2010-1-29
Features
Wanhua District, early development region of Taipei City, can be divided into 3 parts, northern, central and southern region. The northern Wanhua (Ximending) is particularly popular among young generation and becomes the most fascinating shopping centers in Taipei. The central Wanhua is well-known for national historical site - Longshan temple. The feature of this region is "Wanhua local treasures" that means temples, traditional shopping street, and local snacks. The southern Wanhua is the residential area. This region has a wide city park named Youth Park to provide a leisure space and high quality living environment.

Population
193,480

Area
8.8522k㎡

History
In ancient times, Wanhua was called “Bangka” by the people of the Pinpu Kaitakelan tribe. In 1709, immigrants from Fu-jian Province led by Lai-chang Chen renamed the area to “Mankah.” It became the most prosperous place in the Taipei area.
Over a period of three hundred years, Wanhua developed into a full-fledged district of Taipei City. The district serves as a center of transportation and commerce for other districts and nearby New Taipei City.
In Wanhua District, Longshan Temple is perhaps the most well-known tourist site – a religious center with more than one hundred years of history. Others major landmarks in the district include The Red House, Ximen Commerical District,Herbal Lane,Huaxi Street Tourists Night Market,Youth Park.

Business
Wanhua district has three main wholesale markets of Taipei : Taipei First Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market, Taipei First Poultry Wholesale Market and Taipei Fishery Wholesale Market. We also have many marketing corporations, such as Taipei Fishery Marketing Corporation, Taipei Agricultural Production Marketing Corporation and Taipei Livestock Products Marketing Corporation. Besides, the type of business in Wanhua district are vendor market, traditional market and retail stores.
Commercial activity is usually combined with local characteristics, therefore we develop the shopping street like Ximen-Walker plaza, Dali clothes shopping street, Xiyuan Rd. jewelry shopping street, Xiyuan Rd. Buddhist statues shopping street, Huanhe S. Rd. hardware stores, and Changsha St. house furnishings shopping street. Moreover, tourist night market is a majar feature in Taiwan. In Wanhua district, we have many unique night market like Huaxi St. tourist night market, Xichang St. night market, Guangzhou St. night market, Wuzhou St. night market, and Nanjichang night market. These night markets all have the delicious snacks and very popular by people.

Tourism
Youth Park

Longshan Temple

Ximending

Huaxi Street tourists night market

The Red House

Herbal Lane

District Office Overview

Wanhua District Office

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  • Updated: 2014-4-3 11:44
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  • Source: Wanhua District Office, Taipei City