Shopping Wu Fen Pu, Alley 9, Lane 443, Yongji Rd, Xinyi District Taipei City, Taiwan 110 Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Wu Fen Pu (Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area) is special ?
Wufenpu is Taipei's largest wholesale market for clothes. This is the place where street vendors come to purchase goods for reselling. Low prices also attract many young customers.
Located by Songshan Station, the Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area is Taipei's biggest wholesale clothing market. Over a hundred clothing stores are packed into this area selling the latest fashions at very reasonable prices. If you're ready for a change from the malls, Wufenpu is a great place to hunt for that perfect addition to your wardrobe.
The literal translation of "Wufenpu" is "five parcels of open land," indicating that in pioneering days the first Chinese settlers bought up a large plot here in modern Taipei's Songshan District in a group of five. To today's Taipei residents, however, the place name is synonymous with a renowned wholesalers' district stuffed to the brim with quality inexpensive clothing and related adornments -- and stuffed with happy bargain-hunters most every day. It is now rightfully gaining recognition on the tourist map as well.
What to explore at Wu Fen Pu (Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area)?
Some people release the stress accumulated in the workaday world by climbing mountains (read this issue's article on hiking). Some find release by sitting quietly and reveling in the appreciation of the more delicate beauties created by Mother Earth (see our article on bird-watching). And some "many" seems more appropriate find blissful release by going out for a day of ardent purchasing of material goods, taking possession of items they may or may not have known in advance that their little heart desired.
Wufenpu officially called Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area is just the antidote, then, for those in the last category seeking pure joy, and just the thing for those in all categories in need of clothing necessities or gifts for those waiting back home.
How to get to Wu Fen Pu (Wufenpu Garment Wholesale Area)?
Clue 1: It's in Taipei
Wufenpu locates at Taipei, Taiwan, as you know. Since Taipei is not that unfamed, we just assume you know how to get to Taipei already.
Clue 2: It's close to MRT Houshanpi/Songshan Station
1. You can take a MRT train to Houshanpi Station (Bannan Line/Blue Line/Line 5). You can leave the station by Exit 1 (Wufenpu Commercial Zone) and walk north along Zhongpo N. Rd. to the intersection of Zhongpo N. Rd. and Yongji Rd.. Congradulation! Wufenpu is on the left and front.
2. Alternatively, you can take MRT to Songshan Station (Songshan-Xindian Line/Green Line/Line 3). You can leave the sation by Exit 4 and walk south along Songshan Rd. You will see Wufenpu soon!
Clue 3: It's by Songshan railway station
Take a train to Songshan station. It's one of the most important statitions in Taiwan, so every trains will stop here on the way. Leave the station by the South exit. Well done! It's on the left now.
Clue 4: TGIBIS - Thanks god, it's a bus information system
We don't know which routes are convenient for you, however, Taipei city government has done a good job. You can check the bus information at Taipei bus and transportation information system.
Clue 5: Always another way
Don't forget you can always take a taxi!
- “Quality clothing at deep discounts”
- “Good selection of clothes at a fairly good price ”
- “Shop till you drop!”
- “Shop till you drop!”
- “Heaven for women”
Wu Fen Pu, Alley 9, Lane 443, Yongji Rd, Xinyi District Taipei City, Taiwan 110
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Wufenpu (五分埔) is Taiwan’s largest apparel wholesale zone, with about 1,000 shops selling clothes, shoes, bags and accessories. If you are a serious shopper, you can easily spend half a day here. Most of these shops are wholesalers, and you see locals on scooters buying sacks full of clothes. There’s no point bargaining here, as the shops cater mainly to wholesale buyers, and prices are fixed for walk-in customers. You can get some really great bargains here though. Quality pieces of apparel are priced from NT100, but be prepared to pay for designer pieces at NT1,000 or even NT2,000. It is also worth comparing prices, as some of the shops are pricier than others. Most of the shops open around 11am till midnight on weekends, and around 9pm on weekdays.
Great place for Whole sale shopping! Just check the shop if they allow retail and the price ( not all are cheap). Remember to try the pork rice nearby after shopping
Went to this market on Saturday morning at 9am and yes!!!..absolutely no one there. The stores are closed. Of course, it was me who came that early. Luckily there is a book and coffee shop accross the street, so went there and my lucky morning was. Found 2 good books for myself.Back to Wu Fen Pu. They're all open after 11am. Lots of choiches, and very good price. Bought much stuff for my teenage girl. For me, this is recommende place when you want to purchase stuff with good price. I'm sure I will be back to this market if I have the opportunity to travel to Taipei again.
Really good for shopping, there are tons of shops and most are selling different items as others. The prices are cheap as well.
Basically this place reminds me of bangkok pratunam whole sale market. Mostly it sell female fashion and accessories with Korean style. If you are a male and plan to shop here alone, forget about it. If you arw male and come with spouse, try to find a place that you can sit and relax. Let the ladies do thier shopping as I believe they can spend at least three hours here...
A huge area of shops, mostly selling clothes for women, but there are also many shops selling clothes for men and kids. I've been to Taipei twice over the past couple of years, and each time I'd include this in my itinerary: Take the MRT to Houshanpi station, go to Formosa Chang for dinner (http://www.fmsc.com.tw/), go to Wufenpu to shop, and finally go to Raohe night market =)