Taiwan Shopping

Taiwan is called 'Treasure Island' because it is abundant in both natural and cultural resources. Because of its island location and its history, Taiwan features specialties with a unique local flavor. Besides, there are many commercial districts in Taiwan, where one can find various theme department stores, entertainment facilities and restaurants. Now follow me to experience the enjoyment of shopping in Taiwan.

Local Products

Dong Ding Oolong Tea
Produced in the Dong Ding Mountain, Nanton County, Taiwan, Dong Ding Oolong Tea is a treasure in locals' eyes and very popular among tea connoisseurs. Owning to its natural flavor and a complex and elaborate processing technique, this oolong tea tastes sweet and mellow. It will be a perfect present for your relatives and friends.

Seaweed Carpet
Seaweed carpet from Taiwan is not as durable as woolen carpet, but it can be purchased by ordinary families at a reasonable price. Besides functioning as a dust catcher and sound insulator, it exhibits an artistic appearance as well.

Oil-paper Umbrella
The whole process of making an oil-paper umbrella is a handicraft. After the kraft paper is covered by tung oil, it will be rainproof, durable, and nice-looking. It is not only a necessity when it is raining, but also an artistic decoration for your room or a fine present for your friend.

Local Foods

Sausage from Tainan, oyster cooked with local flavors from Changhua and Chiayi, and local dasheen are very popular in Taiwan. Savor the foods peculiar to this locality while you are here.


Where to Buy

It is well known that Taiwan is a paradise for buyers as well. Now I want to share some must-visit commercial districts with great reputation.

Zhongciao Road Commercial District

Pacific SOGO Department Store is a must-visit store for females because of the many attractive cosmetic counters. You can find almost every world famous brand of cosmetic here.
Address: 45, Sec. 4, Chung Hsiao E. Road, Taipei City
Opening hours: 11:00 to 21:30

CP City Living Mall is a 24-hour shopping mall popular among night owls. If you have no time to shop in daytime, or you are feeling energetic at night, CP City Living Mall is an ideal choice.
Address: 138, Bade Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei

Xinyi Commercial District

New life Square, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi
Address: 12 & 19, Sung Kao Road and 11 & 9, Sung Shou Road, Taipei

New York New York will satisfy your needs with sci-fi design and style
Address: 12, Sung Shou Road, Taipei

Taipei 101 is easy to find since it is a new landmark of Taipei City and will surely catch your eye.

Taipei Hsimending Commercial District

Different from other commercial districts, stores located in Hsimending all feature distinctly Japanese styles. Fashionable clothes stores, discs shops and cinemas attract crowds of young men on weekends and holidays. You may have a chance to meet some popular Chinese stars here!

Tai Chung Chingming First Street with many European style stores is an ideal place to show your bargaining ability. Frequently there are multiple stalls with the vendor's exquisite handicrafts laid out for sale. If you are good at haggling, you must visit Chingming First Street to buy your favorites at a reasonable price.

With a variety of stores full of tempting products always before your eyes, you can buy whatever you want here in Taiwan, if you don't have a budget to consider.

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- Last updated on Jul. 12, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Shopping in Taiwan
Asked by Gina from PHIL | Mar. 17, 2019 23:28Reply
What appropriate clothes to wear in Taichung and Taipei between May18 to 22, 2019?
Answers (1)
Answered by Ellison from FINLAND | Mar. 21, 2019 01:32

The temperature may range from 25C to 35C in the late May. It will be hot and moist. You are suggested to prepare T-shirts, shorts, skirts and other summer clothes. Have a nice journey!
Asked by KK from SINGAPORE | Mar. 07, 2016 22:34Reply
Hi, I am planning to visit Taipei either mid Sep 2016 or mid Nov 2016.
Any idea the type of clothes selling in wufenpu during the above period?

I am from Singapore, so looking for clothing which suits SG weather
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim from UNITED KINGDOM | Mar. 08, 2016 19:46

Well, in mid September, it is still hot (75F to 86F). The stores may be selling summer clothes, such as T-shirts, shorts, skirts, dresses, ect. In mid November, it is warm (72F to 79F). The stores may be selling autumn clothes, such as jackets, shirts, pants, jeans, etc. :)
Asked by Renee from MALAYSIA | Dec. 22, 2015 02:58Reply
Does Wufenpu open on ChingMing Day?
Hi, I will be visiting Taipei itself on April next year.I'm going to visit WuFenPu on 4th April 2016,which is the 1st actual ChingMing Day.

Will WuFenPu open on that day?If it is not, I may need to change my schedule which is quite tight as I'm gonna be dere jus for 5 days

Need some assistance.

Thank you.
Answers (2)
Answered by Joe from USA | Dec. 22, 2015 18:38

Yes, it is open then. :) Don't worry!
Answered by Renee from MALAYSIA | Dec. 24, 2015 15:16

Asked by YL from SINGAPORE | Aug. 24, 2015 07:48Reply
where to find biggest birkenstock and fitflop shoes in taipei?is it cheaper to buy from taipei?
I am going to ximending, danshui on 13 sept, but I wan to buy Birkenstock shoes and fitflop shoes from Taipei, but not sure is it cheaper to buy from Taipei? I want to go to widest and latest range Birkenstock and fitflop outlet. Pls kindly advise on the outlet in taipei.
Answers (1)
Answered by Lily from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 25, 2015 22:05

Well, as I know, you can find specialty Birkenstock Shop in Taipei. But the price difference is not large compared with other areas. You can find many kinds of Birkenstock shoes in that shop. The address is No.7, Tonghua Street, Dan an District.
For fitflop shoes, there are some branches in Taipei area. One is located at 3rd Floor, No.20, 3rd Jingye Road, Zhongshan District.
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