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Delve into the markets and temples near a riverside park and admire the innovative works on display in the contemporary art museum.

The preserved Japanese architecture and remnants from the Qing dynasty make the district of Datong stand out on the eastern shore of the Tamsui River. Markets, temples and teahouses combine with old-world buildings to present a vision of the Taipei of yesteryear.

Enjoy the views of the water and the New Taipei skyline from the railings of Yanping Riverside Park. Relax on one of the cement stools along the riverbank and bring food and drink for a picnic on the adjacent lawn. The park runs close to several key attractions, including the historic Taipei Xiahai Chenghuang Temple. See the statues of the City God, his wife and a Chinese cupid in this spiritual hub packed with sculptures.

Learn about the local customs with a trip to the Baoan Temple, which has a folk arts festival from April to June. For a slice of serenity, head to the tranquil Confucius Temple and appreciate the curved tiers of its roof.

The district also expresses its traditions and customs through its markets and shopping avenues. Stroll along iconic Dihua Street, the oldest roadway in Taipei. Pick up all sorts of traditional herbs, clothes and Taiwanese tea in the quirky and alternative shops.

As evening falls, browse the Ningxia Night Market or the Yansan Night Market, making sure to try the oyster omelets, mochi balls and pork liver soup.

Check out the modern side of local culture at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Its corridors and halls are lined with creative works across various media.

Datong is on the western side of Taipei, bordering the eastern bank of the Tamsui River. Ride the Tamsui-Xinyi Line or the Songshan-Xindian Line to one of the metro stations in the eastern and southern sides of the area and get around on foot. Cross the river for the Luzhou District and the Sanchong District in New Taipei City.


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Meander 1948 Hostel - Taipei Main Station
Meander 1948 Hostel - Taipei Main Station
3 out of 5
No. 42, Taiyuan Road, Datong District, Taipei
The price is AU$65 per night from 9 May to 9 May
Located in Datong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Q Square, Ningxia Night Market and Dihua Street. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and National Taiwan Museum ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (510 reviews)
"Nice location. Clean room and helpful staff."

Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2021

Meander 1948 Hostel - Taipei Main Station
Palais de Chine Hotel
Palais de Chine Hotel
4.5 out of 5
No 3 Sec 1 Chengde Road, Taipei
The price is AU$290 per night from 5 Jun. to 5 Jun.
Located in Datong, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Q Square and Dihua Street. Ningxia Night Market and National Taiwan Museum are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,591 reviews)
"Great location. Room is nice and clean. Lights in the room are a little bit too dark."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Palais de Chine Hotel
The Door Inn
The Door Inn
3 out of 5
23 Anxi Street Datong District, Taipei
The price is AU$145 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Located in Datong, this inn is within a 15-minute walk of Dihua Street and Ningxia Night Market. Taipei Confucius Temple and National Taiwan Museum are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)
"The room given was clean and tidy. The sevice provided by the staff was excellent as well."

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2020

The Door Inn
CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III
CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III
3.5 out of 5
No.77, Chang an W. Rd., Taipei
The price is AU$79 per night from 6 Jun. to 6 Jun.
Located in Datong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Q Square, Ningxia Night Market and Dihua Street. Huashan 1914 Creative Park and National Taiwan Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (998 reviews)
"It was a pleasant 3N stay. The hotel is located near Taipei Main Station (about 5 to 10 mins straight road walking distance) and a lot of restaurants nearby too. There was a little cafe nearby selling Tiramisu really tasty. It was my bday during my stay and the staff surprised me with a handmade ..."

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020

CityInn Hotel Taipei Station Branch III
City Suites-Main station
City Suites-Main station
3.5 out of 5
No.51, Sec 1, Yanping N.Rd., Taipei, Taipei
The price is AU$50 per night from 10 May to 10 May
Located in Datong, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Dihua Street, Taipei City North Gate and Taipei Xiahai Chenghuang Temple. Ningxia Night Market and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (453 reviews)
"Clean and nice."

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

City Suites-Main station
City Suites Taipei Nanxi
City Suites Taipei Nanxi
4 out of 5
No. 169, Nanjing West Road, Datong District, Taipei
The price is AU$65 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Located in Datong, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dihua Street and Ningxia Night Market. National Taiwan Museum and Presidential Office Building are ...
4.2/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
No Membership Benefit as it says online
"I have stayed in this hotel three times. One of the most important reasons that I chose City Suites Nanxi was the membership benefit; however, I have to complain that none of my stays have been upgraded nor have I received any membership benefits."

Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2020

City Suites Taipei Nanxi
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