Dihua Street (迪化街) is an old street located in the Dadaocheng area, Taipei. In the 19th century, as the establishment of Dadaocheng wharf, Dihua Street slowly developed into the biggest commercial center for trading Chinese medicine, tea, rice, dried goods, and fabrics. Today, Dihua Street is still a wholesale distribution hub draws thousands of people flocking into the narrow street to purchase traditional necessities for the Lunar New Year holiday celebration during Chinese New Year every year.
As the oldest street in Taipei, its history and architecture have been preserved due to the city government’s conservation efforts. Nowadays culture-creative shops, art yard, stylish restaurants, and cafes revitalize this historic street, all of them bring new life to the old Baroque architecture and traditional Fujian-style houses.