Ximending refers to the area in Wanhua District in the western part of Taipei that’s famous as a center for shopping, fashion, and entertainment. The development of this neighborhood started during the time of Japanese colonization. Recreational establishments were established in the area. The theater called Tokyo Stand, which was Taipei’s first theater, was built in this neighborhood in 1896.
However, it was not until 1922 when the place was called Ximending. The name, which used to be spelled Hsimenting, was based on the area’s location outside [Read more…]