Art Galleries Tour, Taipei (Self Guided)

Taipei, the largest city of Taiwan, lies in the northern part of the island, on the Danshui River. It is a city devoted to cultural history and the arts, which can be seen in the many galleries it is home to. If you wish to get acquainted with some of Taipei's contemporary art, don't miss the galleries featured in this walking tour.
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Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Taiwan » Taipei (See other walking tours in Taipei)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Author: irenebo
Asia Art Center

1) Asia Art Center

Since its opening in 1982, Asia Art Center has been a professional art gallery and consultancy company that presents high-quality exhibitions of historic significance. The exhibition hall covers 3 floors and is filled mainly with contemporary Taiwanese art, but has begun to incorporate a great deal of Asian contemporary art as well. A second gallery space was established in Beijing in 2007.
Hours: Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Angel Art Gallery

2) Angel Art Gallery

Angel Art Gallery was established after a massive earthquake struck Taiwan in 1999. The objective of the gallery is simple - to bring art into the daily lives of people. It has become a multi-functional platform that exhibits top-quality art, allows visitors to design and create their own digital art, and provides a meeting place for artists and the general public.
Chi-Wen Gallery

3) Chi-Wen Gallery

Founded as Taipei MOMA in 2004 by Joanne Huang Chi-Wen, this establishment became the Chi-Wen Gallery in 2006. It is considered the premiere gallery in all of Taiwan, having the best collection of contemporary Chinese art. While the spectrum of contemporary art is wide and varied, Chi-Wen Gallery focuses on artists who use digital media as their preferred choice of artistic expression.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
99 Degree Art Center

4) 99 Degree Art Center

99 Degree Art Center, established in 2003, is located in the circular Tienlin Building. It has gained a strong reputation in local art circles for presenting works of the highest integrity and representing artists committed to high standards and professionalism. The gallery also frequently holds educational seminars and a monthly "solo show," which exclusively features the works of one chosen artist.
Opening Hours: AM11:00-PM6:30(Closed on Mondays)
Eslite Gallery

5) Eslite Gallery

Upon its opening in 1989, Eslite Gallery was the first in Taiwan dedicated to promoting Chinese contemporary art. It currently presents the works of about twenty Chinese artists based in surrounding Asian countries and the United States. The gallery has recently focused mainly on artists of Southeast Asia, but has a future goal of representing artists from many more Asian countries.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 AM - 7 PM

Walking Tours in Taipei, Taiwan

Create Your Own Walk in Taipei

Create Your Own Walk in Taipei

Creating your own self-guided walk in Taipei is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave Taipei without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Taipei, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.6 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Taipei without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Taipei, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Zhongshan District Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
ZhongZheng District Walking Tour

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The city of Taipei is surrounded by mountains on three sides and is Taiwan's most-frequented city. With twelve distinct districts, Taipei has a lot to offer visitors in the way of entertainment, education, dining, etc. The Zhongzheng district has a great list of attractions, which you will find highlighted in this next tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km

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Whether you are in Taipei for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Taipei has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Taipei, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.