25 Fun (& WEIRD) Things to Do in Ximending, Taipei

Things to do in Ximending Night Market Taipei

Step foot in Ximending (西門町) and you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve been teleported to Japan. That’s why people call Ximending the “Shinjuku of Taipei.” Ximen is a daytime and evening pedestrian shopping area with a high concentration of hip, funky, and outright weird things going on. It’s without a doubt Taipei’s coolest neighborhood …

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The Spiritual Art of Knife Massage in Ximen, Taipei

Chinese knife massage in Taipei, Taiwan

I’m navigating my way though Ximending, a shopping paradise for the young and trendy, to find Light Program Red House. Olivia Wu, an acquaintance of mine and also certified practitioner of knife massage (dao liao or刀療) and I Ching (yi jing or 易經) divination, has invited me to experience an ancient Chinese knife massage in …

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