Chinese Culture, Taipei
The Sanxia Old Street (also called Minquan Street) is considered to be one of the longest and most beautiful old streets it Taiwan. Just to give you some explanation, the term "old street" is used for a place (street, or just a section) with interesting and well preserved culture and architecture. In the Sanxia Old Street, each building is somewhat unique, and it has beatiful facade ornaments and arcades. Each building is a shop or a restaurant in fact. The restaurants offer a large variety of traditional food and drinks, and the shops sell everything from ceramics and art to clothing, beauty products, and souvenirs. There is also a lot to see about the Hakka culture, as the shops sell items such as clothes and accessories made from the Hakka floral fabric, blue dyed clothing, and Hakka food.
In the nearby surroundings, there is a lot to see as well! There are museums, galleries, and three temples, among which the one called Zushi Temple is very famous. A bicycle route passes through Sanxia, and it is an easy ride from the city center. Other sites in this location are the Sanxia River and the Changfu Bridge. Walking over the bridge, you can enjoy the view over the Sanxia Hills.
Posted here are links to two blogs about the Sanxia Old Street where you can find more information about the culture, architecture, food, and things to do and buy here!
The Chinese Culture and Movie Center located at Chihshan Road in Shihlin is a nice place for film-making. There is an old style Chinese cultural city, surrounded on four sides by a city wall, a moat, and a block house. In the city, there are traditional houses, stores, and amusement equipments.
National Chiang Kai Shek Cultural Center consists of the National Theater and National Concert Hall. Both the buildings are on the ground of CKS Memorial Hall. Various activities take place on the square, there was a fair on the day I visited.