near amba

Chengmei Riverside Park

After a hectic day of meetings or shopping, take a relaxing stroll along the Chengmei Riverside Park along Keelung River, just a few minutes’ walk from amba Taipei Songshan hotel.

The riverside park is a favorite for romantic walks. On both sides of the river are art installations, including a love lock and a large red LOVE sculpture, where couples can attach their love locks to symbolize their love. It’s also a great place for biking, playing with kids, or simply taking in the striking Rainbow Bridge.

Location

Five minutes’ walk

Between Chenggong Bridge and Maishuaiyi Bridge, Taipei

Ciyou Temple

Discover the unique architecture and traditions of Ciyou Temple, just a few minutes’ walk from amba Taipei Songshan hotel, near the east entrance of Rahoe Night Market. Built in 1753, this historic Taoist temple is dedicated to Mazu, the Goddess of the Sea, and is known for its intricate design.

The six-story temple features more than a hundred Taoist and Buddhist deities, flying dragons on its roof top, amazing stonework and wood carvings, and layers of oil lamps lighted by devotees inside. Be sure to get to the sixth floor to see the Jade Emperor’s shrine with incredible colors and craftsmanship.

Location

Five minutes’ walk

761, Section 4, Bade Road, Songshan District, Taipei

Raohe Night Market

Enjoy tasty Taiwanese snacks at the popular Raohe Night Market, just a five-minute walk from amba Taipei Songshan hotel.

Known for its Taiwanese snacks, Raohe is the first night market in Taiwan, dating back to the mid-18th century. Not to be missed are pepper meat buns, spare ribs stewed in herbal soup, oyster vermicelli, duck meat, stinky tofu, and traditional desserts. In addition to local snacks, you’ll also find everything from the latest fashion and accessories to fortune tellers and electronics. The market is open from 5:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

Location

Five minutes’ walk

Raohe Street, Section 4, Bade Road, and Fuyuan Street, Songshan District, Taipei

+886 2 2763 5733

Rainbow Bridge

Only a few minutes’ walk from amba Taipei Songshan hotel is the iconic, “S” shaped Rainbow Bridge. Designed for pedestrians and bikers, the 167-meter long bridge connects the Songshan and Neihu districts. You can literally walk to Neihu from Songshan within minutes.

Don’t forget your camera! The bridge is one of the most photographed landmarks in Taipei, particularly in the evening when it is lit up and its striking profile is reflected in the river. It is a must-visit before heading to the nearby Raohe Night Market.

location

  • Five minutes’ walk
  • Connecting Xinming Road in Neihu District and Raohe Street in Songshan District, Taipei
  • Just behind Rahoe Night Market

Wufenpu Garment Market

Taipei's largest wholesale clothing market, just a few minutes’ walk from amba Taipei Songshan hotel.

Wufenpu, which literally means “five tracts of land”, was purchased by five Fujianese families as farm land, and has become the garment district since the 1960s. While the market caters to wholesalers, it is increasingly attracting individual shoppers due to its efforts to keep up with the trends. There is a wide range of garments to choose from, particularly women’s wear and kids’ clothing.

As shops restock on Monday, you’ll likely find something new on a Tuesday or more discounts on a Sunday. Get a whole new wardrobe at affordable prices on your next visit to Taipei!

Location

Five minutes’ walk

Zhongpo North Road, Songshan District, Taipei

+886 2 2720 8889

Xikou Wharf

Experience Taipei in a new way – take a relaxing river cruise and embark at Xikou Wharf, just a few minutes’ walk from amba Taipei Songshan hotel.

Located on Songhe Street near Water Gate 4, Xikou Wharf was once a trade center for commodities from across the island. In the Qing Dynasty, Songshan was referred to as Xikou. 

The wharf has since been restored and become part of the Blue Highway ferry service. Blue Highway offers river cruises on weekends and public holidays. The adjacent riverbank is ideal for strolling, jogging, and biking, and is often used for concerts during the summer months. 

Location

Five minutes’ walk

Songhe Street, Songshan District, Taipei

+886 2 2727 4168 extension 8512

Near Water Gate 4