Head down to the river from the Museum of Drinking Water, turn left, and you’ll soon come across this charming art village founded in the late 1940s by soldiers who fled to Taiwan with Chiang Kai-shek.
While praised for its ‘living memories’ and off-the-grid community lifestyle (villagers ‘borrowed’ electricity, set up organic farms by the river, built homes out of discarded materials and recycled grey water), the village underwent a makeover in 2010 and is now largely an artist village.
Still, it’s a photogenic place, and very dreamy to explore at night; architects, activists and anarchists are likely to find it both fascinating and inspiring.
[寶藏巖 /bǎo cáng yán ]
-Located in:Taipei, Northern Taiwan
-Features:Old Historic Village, Restored Art Spaces
-Highly recommend to:Arts Addicts, Hipsters
-Open Hours:Vary from different spaces or shops, but here’s the general open hours
-Transportation:MRT Gongguan Station Exit1
–Address:No. 2, Alley 14, Lane 230, Section 3, Tingzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City
Editor : Summer@ReadyGo
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