Two places I really enjoyed in Taipei was the creative parks Huashan and Songshan, both are old factories built during the era when Taiwan was a Japanese colony. Huashan is an old winery and Songshan an old tobacco factory. Now they have been turned into creative clusters containing quirky boutiques, cafés, galleries and venues for live music. Songshan also accommodates the Taiwan Design Museum. Definitely a must visit for anyone who's interested in art and design.