Taipei's Nangang Exhibition Center (aka TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall or TaiNEX) is Taiwan's largest exhibition center. The area has two large exhibition buildings with multiple exhibition floors, as well as restaurants and convenience stores inside. With easy transportation from the Blue Line Nangang Exposition Center MRT station, it is a convenient place to hold events and conferences.
Originally Taipei City's only exhibition hall was at Taiwan's World Trade Center (featured on the 2000 NT note) which was completed in 1985.
The first building at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNEX 1) was completed in 2008, and the second building (Tainex 2) was completed in 2019.
TaiNEX 1 has a total floor area of approximately 144,000 square meters, is seven stories high, includes room for 2467 stalls, and was completed at a cost of 3,500,000,000 NTD.
TaiNEX 2 has a total floor area of approximately 160,400 square meters, is nine stories high, includes room for 2104 stalls, and was completed at a cost of 7,200,000,000 NTD.
7 AM to 10 PM
Free entrance for most exhibitions
Hotels in Taipei:
High end: We have stayed at and recommend the Nangang Marriot (book on Booking.com here or Agoda here). We have also stayed at and recommend the Yuanshan Grand Hotel, once the tallest building in Taiwan and still the most grand (book on Booking.com here or Agoda here).
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Activities in Nangang:
You can take 14% off the buffet at Courtyard Marriot Nangang on KKday here.
You can also get a discount ticket to Crazy Car Café in Nangang, the only restaurant in Taiwan that offers Go-Karting, on KKday here.
How to get there:
By Car/Scooter: The sports center is right next to Nangang Exhibition Center MRT station on Nangang Road. There is paid parking under TaiNEX 2.
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By Bus/MRT: The sports center is right next to Nangang Exhibition Center MRT station on Nangang Road. You can purchase a discount easy card to use on the MRT from Klook here or KKday here. You can also book an MRT travel pass on Klook here.
By Bicycle: Cycling is the best way to enjoy Taiwan's landscapes if you have the time and energy. Looking for bicycle rentals in Taiwan? You can use Taiwan's many Youbike sharing stations, or search for rentals on KKday here, and search for tours on Klook here. You can also check out our Taiwan cycling guide here. You can also book a Sunset Riverside Bike Ride and Historical Tour, 4 Hour Cycling in Taipei, Ultimate 8-Hour Cycling City Tour, or Taipei City Bike Tour with Night Market Experience on TripAdvisor here.
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I have been to the Nangang Exhibition center many times for different events and exhibitions. It is home to the biggest exhibition events and trade shows in Taiwan, such as Computex Taipei.
Unless there is a trade show or exhibition here, you shouldn't go, because no one will be here and there will be nothing to do. But if you do plan on going, hopefully this blog will be helpful to you.
View of the exhibition center during Computex.
The brown Line MRT loops around the exhibition center here, and also connects with the blue line MRT.
View of the brown line MRT passing by.
The new TainNEX 2 building which was completed in 2019, just in time for the pandemic...
Another view of the massive nine story TaiNEX 2.
Entrance to TaiNEX 2.
From my own observations, it seems TaiNEX 2 is not used as much as is often closed off and closely monitored by guards. I am not sure what is going on there.
There is also construction of a huge mall across the street that will be open soon.
View from inside TaiNEX 1.
View down the hall on a slow day.
On an exhibition day, these halls will be filled with people.
There are multiple exhibition floors here with huge spaces. Usually you have to sign in and register to attend an event.
Wind power exhibition at TaiNEX 1.
More wind power stalls.
Wind power vessel model on display.
One last view of the wind power summit.
There are restaurants and convenience stores at both buildings.
Mos Burger. Or should I say Mos Rice Wraps.
Art installation in front of TaiNEX 1.
Explanation of the art piece.
Another view of TaiNEX 2.
TaiNEX 2 at night.
The China Trust (CTBC) bank building, the tallest and most unique building in Nangang, along with a statue of two hands, and the brown line MRT.
What does the hand statue mean? It stands in front of the Nangang Exhibition Center as "The Beat of Civilization, the State of Union between Heaven and Humans."
Another view of the new mall being built.
Nangang Software Park office building.
Another view of the CTBC building.
If yo have time, you can also check out Nangang Old Street nearby.
Taipei Extreme Sports Training Center 臺北市極限運動訓練中心
Taipei's Extreme Sports Training Center in Nangang is one of the best places in Taiwan to practice skateboarding, roller blading, BMX biking, etc. Here you can find Taiwan's largest half pipe, quarter pipes, a pool, rails, ramps, a foam pit, and more. It is definitely worth a stop if you want to find a suitable place for extreme sports training.
Taipei Music Center 臺北流行音樂中心
Taipei Music Center (aka TMC, or Taipei Pop Music Center 臺北流行音樂中心) is the first large performance area in Taiwan dedicated to pop music. It features three main buildings: a concert hall, a pop music cultural center, a creative hub building, and large open spaces and grassy areas. The area also has pedestrian bridges and easy access to Nangang Station. It should definitely be on your list on your next trip to Taipei.
Bogart's Smokehouse Taipei 美式木柴烤肉屋
Bogart's Smokehouse is an authentic American barbeque restaurant in Nangang District of Taipei. Run by Americans, it is a taste of home for many foreigners in Taiwan.
Beidahuang Dumpling Shop 北大荒水餃店
Beidahuang in Nangang serves gigantic and delicious boiled dumplings, just east of Nangang Train Station, with more meat per dumpling than a pork bun. They are the largest boiled dumplings I have ever seen. If you are in the area, this restaurant is worth a stop.
Pizza Hut Buffet (Huanleba) 必勝客歡樂吧吃到飽
Taiwan's Pizza Hut 歡樂吧 all you can eat buffet is every American pizza lover's dream, at a reasonable price.
Let me reiterate this clearly: Pizza Hut has buffets in Taiwan. For about 400 NT, you can have all you can eat pizza. This is cheaper then buying a small Pizza Hut pizza from their delivery locations. And you can sample all the new weird pizza hut flavors without having to buy an entire pizza.
Nangang Tea Mountain 南港茶園區
As one of the most secret and unknown tourist attractions in Taipei City, Nangang Tea Mountain is a large mountain area that offers pleasant hikes, great views, historical buildings, no crowds, and most of all tea. It is one of only two mountain tea growing areas in Taipei City, the other being Maokong. Hopefully this blog will help you understand how much natural beauty and intact history this is in Nangang District.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check out more of our blogs on Nangang to come!
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