People in search of old Taipei have just one place to go. Dadaocheng is a 19th-century riverside town that predates the modern city and has since been absorbed into its fabric. There are plenty of shops in Dadaocheng that have seen a hundred years come and go, and the things they sell haven’t changed since the days when imperial China’s Qing Dynasty ruled the land. But the better part of Dadaocheng is hidden behind closed doors, in privately-owned buildings and in stories that only long-time locals know. Now, though, a company based in Dadacoheng called Taipei Walking Tour is opening this district up for a limited time. In a series of walking tours called “Dadaocheng Museum”, the friends and neighbors who preserve this special place are sharing their heritage with visitors. Here to tell us more about Dadaocheng and about this event is the company’s Yan Chih-hao.
- 24 June, 2018