(Megan & Lisa/Jingmei’s Arts & Culture)
Today, only Jingmei residents shop at the morning
market. In the night market, there are no more big crowds as before.
Department stores shut down and the supermarkets’ business is
getting worse. Only one movie theater still survives for playing
off-run movies. Nevertheless, the establishment of Taipei Public
Library and Taipei Cultural Center revitalizes Jingmei.
Taipei Cultural Center has a unique exterior design.
Inside the center are exhibition halls, conference rooms, and a
kids’ theater for all types of performances. In addition to that,
the Jingxing Branch of Taipei Public Library designs its 6th
floor as the reading area exclusively for kids.
There are also other places like Jiing Temple for
kids to have fun. Jiing Temple’s elder volunteers love to tell kids
stories. You are welcome to visit Jiing Temple any time except on
the 1st and 15th day of each month in the
lunar calendar. There are many wonderful sights and various
creatures along the way to Xianji Yan Temple. So, it is a right
place to go where you can enjoy Jingmei’s arts and culture.
Even though Jingmei has few places for doing cultural
activities, each of them does have its uniqueness. For example:
Taipei Cultural Center,Wenshan Branch:Its
target group is kids.
Taipei Public Library,Jingxing Branch:The
theme of this branch is Education
Jingmei Jiing Temple:It is the only
national historical site in Wenshan District
Jingmei Xianji Yan Temple:It has beautiful
sights along the Xiangji Rock Hiking Trail.