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Taipei City ─ Guanghua Market
Guanghua Market-Guanghua Market
Guanghua Market is the largest electronics and computer shopping center in Taiwan with a total floor area of 16500 square feet. It is located on Bade Road, Sec. 1. You can find whatever computer equipments you need in this market. There are various restaurants, convenient stores, delivery service centers, and ATM machines on the first floor; 3C product stores are on second, third, fourth, and fifth floors; repair center is on the sixth floor. You can find the best bargains and lowest prices on computer equipments here, and the prices are negotiable.
Guanghua Market was originally named after Guanghua bridge, because the market was located right under this bridge. It was a public market established by the city government. At the beginning, it was just a shabby place for selling used books and toys. The market was the preferred hangout spot for antique dealers and collectors. After US military forces had left Taiwan in 1979, great amount of electronics and electronics parts were being sold in the market. Later, the sellers also started to sell hardware, software, stereos, and computers when Taiwan started to produce electronics. Taiwanese often say that this Taipei market is equivalent to the Akihabara shopping area in Japan. These two places both have numerous electronics shops and sell otaku (obsessive fan) goods such as animation and model kits. However, the bridge became old and dangerous so the whole market was dismantled with the bridge in 2006. The stores in Guanghua Market have been relocated to this whole new building on Bade Road, and they have been reopened for business since mid July 2008.
Guanghua Market is located near Taipei Main Station, Mitsukoushi Department Store, and Ximending. Various stores and restaurants open around the Taipei Main Station. It is a great shopping area for people, especially for white-collar workers and students.

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Sec. 3, Civil Boulevard, Zhongzhen Dist., Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

opening hours:

Opening hours:
10:30-21:30 (Mon.-Sun.)
Close twice a month, each store varies.

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Drive on your own:
No. 1 National Highway (國道一號): Songjiang Road Interchange (松江路交流道) -> Xinsheng S. Road (新生南路) -> make a right turn at Civil Boulevard (市民大道) -> Guanhua Market (光華商場)

By bus:
1. Take bus no. 72, 214, 254, 280, 642, 643, 668, or 676 to Guanghua Market stop (光華商場站).

2. Take bus no. 212, 232, 262, 299, 605 or 675 to National Taipei University of Technology stop (台北科技大學站). From there, walk towards Civil Boulevard (市民大道) to Guanghua Market (光華商場)

By Taipei MRT:
Take Taipei MRT-Bannan Line (捷運板南線) to MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (捷運忠孝新生站). Take a 10-15 minute walk from exit no. 1 of MRT Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (捷運忠孝新生站) to Guanhua Market (光華商場).