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Treasure Hill Artist Village

Taipei’s hipster hangout and art hotspot

Treasure Hill Artist Village Wall

The Treasure Hill Artist Village (寶藏巖國際藝術村) was the first historical village designated by the Taipei government. It’s well known for its old-fashioned houses scattered up the hill and their revitalization as a hotspot for modern art and design.

Treasure Hill Artist Village chair
A example of the random artistic pieces found as you explore the village

Developed as a forum and outlet for local and international artists to show their work without worrying about financial commitments, the village is full of lots of weird and wacky art pieces and shops. The best way to see it all is to just randomly explore the area. Along the way you can take any lane or path that looks of interest. There’s a real community spirit here too, with many of the artists on site and ready to show you their work.

The village has a never ending supply of new exhibitions, artist residencies and performances. It’s surprising to see what is in a sense an outside art gallery that is so done-to-earth and light-hearted.

Treasure Hill Artist Village
The village, as seen from the cycle trail on the river

Afterwards it’s recommended to visit Gongguan Night Market, which is located right outside the station. It’s easy to find on the way to or back from the village. Many people will also cycle here, up the river cycling trail that starts from around Xindian and ends up in Tamsui.

How to get there

The Treasure Hill Artist Village is a short walk from Gongguan Station on the Taipei Metro’s green line. To get there from Taipei Station, first head to the nearby Beimen Station and take the train from there (11 minutes, NT$25). There are also a few YouBike bicycle rental stations nearby Gongguan Station. The village is a 10 minute walk from the station, near the river bank to the west.

Hours and fees

Hours: 11am to 10pm

Closed: Mondays

Admission: Free

Official website:

Written by Matthew Baxter

After writing a few books about Japan and New Zealand, I've decided to explore Taiwan and put my expertise into writing about this beautiful place. I love to travel around Taiwan!

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