Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan + Photos 2024

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Taiwan’s best creative park (and most bustling), Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei is packed full of permanent and pop-up shops and exhibitions, street performers plus craft beer bars and restaurants.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

A former wine factory, Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei’s Zhongzheng district is home to cute cafes, music theatres plus incredible crafts and unique souvenirs.

The historic site is also rather distinctive, with red brick buildings and warehouses all transformed into thriving business, a reminder of the previous industrial use – the banyan trees and their long roots encased in the walls and old plum brewery buildings also make for very picturesque backdrops.

One of the best things to do in Taiwan and free to visit, here is our ultimate guide to visiting Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan.


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History of Huashan 1914 Creative Park

Huashan 1914 Creative Park began life as the Taihoku Winery (a sake brewery) which opened (unsurprisingly) in 1914 during Japanese colonial rule.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

Ownership of the Taihoku Winery site then reverted back to the Taiwanese Government and it was renamed the Taipei Wine Factory in the 1940s before fully relocating to Linkou in northwest Taipei.

In the late 1990s, the former wine factory was saved from demolition and became Huashan 1914 Creative Park, opening as an arts venue and social space in 2005.

The site has grown in popularity and size ever since and is now one of Taiwan’s most visited free attractions.


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How to get to Huashan Creative 1914 Park / Parking

The closest MRT station to Huashan Creative 1914 Park is Zhongxiao Xinsheng (exit 1) – take the Blue or Orange MRT line. It is a 3 minute walk from the station.

Alternatively, alight at Shandaoshi Station on the Blue MRT Line – it is around a 5 minute walk away.

Taipei public buses 202, 205, 212, 232, 247 257,262, 269,  276, 299, 600, 605 and the Taipei Double-Decker Sightseeing Bus also drop off / pick up near Huashan Creative 1914 Park.

Car and moped parking is also available to the left of the main entrance. Parking fees are NT$25 per hour for mopeds and NT$40 for cars per hour – prices correct as of April 2024.

market at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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Huashan 1914 Creative Park entrance fee / how much?

Huashan 1914 Creative Park is free to walk around and explore – some of the exhibitions and pop-up events may charge admission fees.

You can also watch street performers and live musicians for free at the weekends but donations and tips are always appreciated.


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Taiwan and its Cultural Parks – Transforming old Taiwanese Factories

Taiwan is famous for its creative parks – the Taiwanese Government and regional authorities over the years have transformed many former warehouse and industrial sites that had been left derelict into thriving cultural spaces and arts hubs.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

Another great example is Songshan Creative and Cultural Park in Xinyi, near to Taipei 101 and the new Taipei Dome – this has a permanent art gallery and beautiful lake with boardwalks plus numerous shops, cafes and bars including Cama Coffee Roasters.

We also really like Pier 2 in Kaohsiung, and Taichung Cultural Heritage Park in Taichung. Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park however is a bit ho-hum.

cafe at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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Huashan 1914 Creative Park opening times

Taiwan’s best cultural park, Huashan 1914 Creative Park itself is open 24 hours but most stores and restaurants are open from early morning until around 9pm to 10pm.


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The best time to visit Huashan 1914 Creative Park

As with most heritage and cultural parks in Taiwan, the best time to Visit Huashan 1914 Creative Park is on the weekends or in the early evenings on weekdays.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

On weekends, you’ll get to see lots of street performers plus the site is a lot busier with locals and tourists plus lots of families having fun or enjoying picnics in the park at the back – if you want a quieter time, head here on a weekday.

Allow at least two to three hours to explore the creative park, more if you want to go to the pop-up exhibitions or enjoy several bars and cafes.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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Things to do in Taipei’s Huashan 1914 Creative Park

There are multiple things to see and do at Taipei’s Huashan 1914 Creative Park – from pop-up shops and exhibitions to warehouse style coffee shops and bars, here is a taster of Taiwan’s best creative park:

Huashan 1914 Creative Park pop-ups

As far as we are aware, Huashan 1914 Creative Park has the highest number of temporary exhibitions and pop up shops in Taipei.

We’ve been about a dozen times over the last 8 years and literally every time we go, there will be some new pop-up or temporary Taipei immersive exhibition.

samsung S24 pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

We’ve seen everything from Samsung to The First Slam Dunk Hello Kitty 50th anniversary pop-ups at Huashan 1914 Creative Park.

Be sure to check out the official Huashan 1914 Creative Park website for the current pop-ups but as a taster, some of the best pop-ups we’ve been to here over the years include:

Peanuts x ArtiStory (2024)

We went to the Snoopy exhibition at Huashan on our most recent Taipei trip in 2024 and it had lots of exclusive merchandise.

Peanuts pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan
Peanuts pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

Sanrio / Hello Kitty (2019)

Seemingly, every time we visit the creative park, there is a different Hello Kitty or Sanrio pop-up. The first time in 2019, we found ourselves in a Hello Kitty ball pit whilst in 2024, there was a huge Hello Kitty 50th Anniversary exhibition.

Line Friends (2019)

line friends pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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Upside Down House (2016)

upside down house at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

The Conjuring (2024)

A touring pop-up based on the smash hit horror movie.

the conjuring universe tour at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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Rilakkuma 20th anniversary tour (2024)

Rilakkuma pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan
rilakkuma pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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The First Slam Dunk pop-up (2024)

Squid Games Netflix Pop-up (2024)

On our most recent visit to Huashan 1914 Creative Park, there was a Squid Games pop-up where you got to take on some of the challenges for free including the giant glass bridge, before emerging into a Squid Games gift-shop.

This was a pop-up / not permanent but a good indicator of what to expect when visiting.

squid game pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan
squid game pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan
squid game pop up at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

Again, please remember this is a taster of the types of pop-up exhibitions to expect as they change all the time.


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Husahan Cafes

Given the historic nature of Huashan 1914 Creative Park, the restaurant and cafe interiors here are usually rather cool and industrial chic.

Although you are spoilt for choice, two of the best cafes in Taipei’s Huashan 1914 Creative Park are:

Vinyl Decision

A coffee bar combined with a second hand vinyl LP / record store, Vinyl Decision is one of Taipei’s most unique coffee shops. You can easily spend a few hours here browsing the second hand LPs, listening to tunes and supping coffee (or something stronger).

Vinyl Decision cafe at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

With the red brick walls, checkered black and white floor and bar partially made from old stereo speakers, this is one hip hangout to spend a few hours or relax after exploring the creative park

Vinyl Decision Taipei is open daily from noon until 10pm.

Vinyl Decision cafe at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

CHLIV Taipei Huashan

A cool coffee shop with opulent industrial interiors, this kind of feels like drinking in a sleek showroom. The charcoal interiors and shiny surfaces make it also popular with Instagrammers and selfie takers – damn it, just sit down and drink your coffee!

CHLIV Taipei Huashan cafe at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

As you arrive, follow the smell of freshly ground coffee and choose your preferred type of roast – then watch CHLIV Taipei’s top coffee roaster work their mellow magic.

There is ample seating inside so take time to unwind and appreciate your latte art. CHLIV Taipei Huashan is open daily from 11am to 7pm.

CHLIV Taipei Huashan cafe at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan
CHLIV Taipei Huashan cafe at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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Chun Shui Tang

Originally from Taichung, this is a blissful bubble tea shop in the heart of the site – be prepared to queue on the weekends though!

Chun Shui Tang cafe at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

Craft Beer Bars and Cocktail Bars

Zhangmen Brewing

Located amongst the trees by the main entrance to Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Zhangmen Craft Brewery is a cracking craft brewery in Taiwan with over 10 brewery taprooms, including four in Taipei.

Zhangmen Brewing craft beer bar at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

The Taipei Zhangmen Brewing taproom and brewery at Huashan 1914 has an incredible tap-range (around 16 craft beers to try on our last visit), a leafy terrace plus great views of all the weekend markets and street performers.

We tried their 6.4% cherry sour 6.6% American IPA. We definitely recommend Zhangmen Brewing as one of the best craft beer breweries in Taipei and Taiwan.

Zhangmen Brewing craft beer bar at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan
Zhangmen Brewing craft beer bar at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

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Sip Sip Bar  at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, Taiwan

Huashan 1914 Creative Park Shops – Wooderful Life

A quick mention of one of the most beautiful shops at Huashan 1914 – Taipei’s flagship Wooderful Life store.

Wooderful Life is a chain of wooden toy shops that produce the most incredible and intricate gifts such as music boxes, wooden puppets and traditional toys.

As well as a free to visit shop, there is also a playhouse and Wooderful Life activity park where kids can jump around and tinker with trinkets of all types.

Such sublime souvenirs (plus there are often collaborations with famous cartoon brands like Sanrio or Disney), Wooderful Life is a wonderful shop to browse for gorgeous hand-crafted gifts

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Other shops include:

Foodie Dinosaur

Science Factory

One Day Shop and cafe

Huashan Creative Park Live music and street performers

Mainly at the weekends, dozens of live musicians and street performers converge on Huashan 1914 and perform shows in return for tips and donations.

The best place to see street performers is at the ‘Wild Terrace”, just across from Zhangmen Brewing and next to the tourist information centre – just follow the sound of live music or the collective ‘coos and oohs’ of the crowds.

We once saw a chair balancing act here that was spectacular. Many of the street performances are a bit hit and miss to be honest – you never know what you are going to see.

Recently, we also noticed that there was a music theatre at Huashan Park that often hosts girls groups and local bands. The Taiwan version of the AKB48 Team TP girl group seemed to perform there regularly with lots of sweaty men queuing up outside – interesting!


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Huashan 1914 Creative Park restaurants

There are around 20 restaurants and cafes onsite including:

Alleycats Pizza

Alleycats restaurant Taipei

Chubby Doo Donut Store

Chubby Doo Donut Store Taipei

Daylight Pasta Cafe

Daylight Pasta Cafe restaurant Taipei

Green Spaces and Picnics

Although much of Huashan 1914 Creative Park is taken up with old warehouses and red brick walls, many families converge here at the weekends to enjoy the green lawns, parks and fountains at the back of the site.

There are a few street food carts and sellers plus some rather colourful ceramic installations – lots of younger groups meet up here to listen to music and drink into the early evening, it is a really social space.


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SPOT Huashan cinema

There is a small cinema at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, with several screens showing local Taiwanese movies plus international / Hollywood films in English with Taiwanese subtitles.

SPOT Huashan cinema Taipei

Other things to know

  • There is a help desk and tourist information center open onsite daily from 10:30am to 4pm.
  • There are multiple free toilet blocks and conveniences dotted across the park.

Huashan 1914 Creative Park address

Huashan 1914 Creative Park, No.1, Bade Road Sec.1, Zhong Zheng District, Taipei 100, Taiwan.

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