‘Taiwan Literature Base’ becomes #Instaworthy spot in Taipei

Taiwan Literature Base (Courtesy of 張人尹/Taipei Walker)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Taipei’s “Qidong Poetry Salon,” an exhibition area, has been known for its well-preserved Japanese buildings and air-raid shelter.  

The historic spot has been renovated, renamed as “Taiwan Literature Base” by the Ministry of Culture, and reopened on Monday.  

Seven historical buildings cover an area of 1,157 square meters with rows of old trees, buildings, and exhibition spaces.   

Taiwan Literature Base (Courtesy of 張人尹/Taipei Walker)

Among them, “Qidong House” features a permanent exhibition of “The birth of the Literature Base: A New Chapter of the Old Houses,” allowing people to learn about the site’s preservation process and history.  

The “Reading Hall” is the largest story house in Taipei, offering various picture books and interactive experiences.   

“Qidong House” features a permanent exhibition of “The birth of the literature base: A new chapter of the old houses. (Courtesy of 張人尹/Taipei Walker)

The first temporary exhibition, “Writers in their Twenties,” featuring the introduction of Taiwanese young writers’ role in the past 100 years, takes place at the exhibition hall until June 20, 2021.   

Seven historical buildings cover an area of 1,157 square meters with rows of old trees, buildings, and exhibition spaces.  (Courtesy of 張人尹/Taipei Walker)

The “Creative Workshop” is a space for cross-field activities, while the “Muse Garden” (繆思苑) is a building opened for artists to reside and interact with the public.  

Seven historical buildings cover an area of 1,157 square meters with rows of old trees, buildings, and exhibition spaces.  (Courtesy of 張人尹/Taipei Walker)
Seven historical buildings cover an area of 1,157 square meters with rows of old trees, buildings, and exhibition spaces.  (Courtesy of 張人尹/Taipei Walker)

What’s more? You can take a rest and have some matcha-flavored desserts, cakes, ice creams & coffees in the afternoon at the “Matcha One.”


Taiwan Literature Base 
How to get there?  | No. 27, Section 2, Jinan Road, Zhongzheng District | Opening hours: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Tuesdays-Sundays)