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Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (second from left) and Tsai Tsung-hsiung, Commissioner of Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (first from right) at a press conference on November 3 in the Xinzhongshan Linear Park.


By Yali Chen
 
Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) launched a series of programs to turn Taipei City into a big museum without walls. The last piece of this program was completed in northern Taipei.
 
The DOCA held a press conference on November 3 in the Xinzhongshan Linear Park between Taipei Metro Zhongshan Station and Shuanglian Station. The event featured a creative market, indie music, and street performance.
 
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Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (second from left) at one of the top Facebook check-in locations in the Xinzhongshan Linear Park.
 
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Parents and kids have fun in the Xinzhongshan Linear Park.
 
Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said that this was a milestone in the development of the capital. The program was meant to transform the city into a museum without walls since he took office in 2014.
 
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The night view at the Park.

This city museum without walls has five sections. The first includes Beitou, Xinbeitou, and Xinbeitou Historical Railway Station. The DOCA picked the well-preserved Dadaocheng historical block as the second section. In recent years, Dadaocheng has become popular among tourists from Japan and South Korea
 
The third section runs from the Longshan Temple to Qingshan Temple and Qingshui Temple in Monga (now known as the Wanhua district). The fourth centers on the south of Taipei that includes the National Taiwan University, Treasure Hill Artists Village, Daan Forest Park, and Toad Mountain (蟾蜍山). The last section includes the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (MOCA Taipei), Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Institute, and SPOT-Taipei Film House in the north of the capital.
 
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A map to explore the charming neighborhoods in the north of Taipei.

Ko also praised Eslite Corp late founder and chairman Robert Wu, who opened the Eslite Spectrum Nanxi Store and built the R79 Eslite Underground book street in the Zhongshan District.
 
The DOCA reshaped the city by building the green corridor that connects the new Xinzhongshan Linear Park to MOCA Taipei, Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Institute, and SPOT-Taipei Film House.
 
The corridor also extends to the Eslite Nanxi Commercial District, R79 Eslite Underground Book Street, Chifeng Street, and Jiancheng Park. Chifeng Street is fast becoming a hip destination filled with artist galleries, quaint cafes, vintage stores, and indie boutiques by local designers.