Tung Hai Arts Street, actually named Yishu Street, stands out from other shopping destinations in Taichung with its bohemian vibe. Thanks to its proximity to Tung Hai University, this area has a collegiate, cultured feel, with arty shopkeepers opening independent businesses like secondhand bookshops, quirky gift shops and cosy cafes. In the street’s many artist studios, visitors soak in the creativity and often go home with handmade objects.
The shopping list
Cool spots on Tung Hai Arts Street
Lune X Mauvis
No. 7, Lane 61, Yishu St
This shop sells its own brand of brass jewellery embellished with crystals and other stones.
Ban Ban De Jia
27 Yishu St
This tiny treasure trove is jam-packed with eclectic country-retro European decor items.
Fiber Art Studio
No. 10, Lane 61, Yishu St
Specialising in crafts made of wool, cotton and other fibres. Hand-dyeing adds to the charm.