The Eastern District of Taipei
() refers to the newly developed area in eastern Taipei
. In its broadest sense, the Eastern District of Taipei is the whole region east to FuXing South Road
. In general, however, the Eastern District refers to the area between Civic Boulevard
and XinYi Road
, including most part of Daan District
, Xinyi District
and Songshan District
, the administrative districts in eastern Taipei. With a plethora of business buildings, department stores and shopping districts, the Eastern District has now become the most cosmopolitan part of Taipei. Taipei City Hall
, Taipei City Council
and Taipei 101
are all located in this district.
Eastern District vs. Western District
Historically, the Eastern District was not the downtown area of Taipei City
. The area was wilderness under the rule of the Qing Dynasty
. The development of ZhongXiao East Road
after the 1960s and the development of the MRT
led to the rapid transformation of the Eastern District into a major business district, much like the areas in front of Taipei Main Station
, back in their prime.
In contrast to the Eastern District, which is the present-day financial district of Taipei, the Western District primarily consists of administrative buildings for the Central Government.
The rise of Eastern District in becoming the business district of Taipei only happened in the last decade. The development of Taipei during the Qing Dynasty was limited to the area... Read More