Shopping in Taipei

Let’s go to do some window shopping or shopping at the atas area in the morning.

We walk to Shin Kong Mitsukoshi or take MRT.

  • Take MRT from Taipei Main Station to Zhongshan Station.
  • Total travel time is about 2 mins, 1 MRT station away.
  • It is about 600m (8 mins walk) from MRT Taipei Station.

After Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, we can take a walk around the area. If you like pineapple tarts, there is a stall which we always buy from. It is about 500m (7 to 8 mins walk).


Besides 李制餅家, there is a nice local store nearby selling dumplings & other braised products. We tried once and find it not bad. Can give it a try.

From there, we proceed to Taipei 101 or Xinyi Shopping District.

  • Take MRT from Zhongshan Station to Taipei 101 / World Trade Station.
  • Total travel time is about 16 mins.
  • Entrance Fee is NT500 (to decide whether to go in Observatory area).

There is also Shin Kong Mitsukoshi in the Xinyi Shopping District. We take a quick visit or skip them. The Shin Kong Mitsukoshi is this district is much bigger than the one in Zhongshan area. We decide later which to go.

If you enjoy reading, Eslite bookstore is a popular bookstore in Taiwan. It is about 900m (12 mins walk) from Taipei 101.

Thereafter, let’s proceed to Wufenpu for shopping.

  • Take MRT from Taipei City Hall Station to Songshan Station.
  • Total travel time is about 23 mins.

After shopping in Wufenpu, let’s walk down to Raohe Night Market.

  • About 600m (8mins walk).

Depending on the time, we either go back to hotel or go another place for makan / shopping.

  • Take MRT from Songshan Station to Taipei Main Station
  • Total travel time is about 15 mins.

Rest for the day!

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi 新光三越

Shin Kong Mitsukoshi is Taiwan’s most fashionable and popular departmental store with 22 stores in 7 cities. This is the place to find fashionable brands in boutique goods, cosmetics, accessories, etc. from around the world. The unique pleasures of a visit to Shin Kong Mitsukoshi make it the premier shopping destination, attracting many visitors.

Lee Zhi Bing Jia 李制餅家
Nearest MRT: Zhongshan Station

Besides selling the Taiwan Pineapple Cakes, they also sell other types of traditional Taiwanese pastry. Based on our observations, many Japanese buy from this shop.


Nearest MRT: Zhongshan Station

Taipei 101 台北 101
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 22:00
Nearest MRT: Taipei 101 / World Trade Centre Station

Taipei 101 is located at the southern end of the Xinyi Shopping District, the newest area of urban Taipei and home to ATT4fun, the flagship Eslite bookstore, Neo19, etc.
It is the tallest building in the world. Besides the tower, the base of the building houses multi-level shopping mall, food court, etc.

Eslite Bookstore 誠品
Nearest MRT: Taipei City Hall Station (For Eslite Xinyi Branch)

Wufenpu 五分埔
This is the best place for crazy bargain of apparels, accessory shopping, etc. A maze of lanes and alleys full of racks of clothings, Wufenpu is a gigantic outlet that carries literally everything.

The area is still the largest garment district in Taipei City, now specializing in outlet-style shops. You will be able to get a good price (wholesale price) if you are buying a lot from the same shop. It is like Bangkok’s Chatuchak.

The shops are generally open after noon and till around 10pm or midnight.

Raohe Night Market 饒河街觀光夜市
Nearest MRT: Songshan Station

One of the oldest night markets in Taipei, it is a must visit destination. The epitome of a traditional Taiwanese night market, this 600m path along Raohe Street in Songshan District is packed with fun and interesting night food, snacks, quaint shops and stalls, carnival games, etc.