Guanghua Digital Plaza Overview
|Mon–Sun: 11 AM–9 PM
|No. 8號, Section 3, Civic Blvd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
|市民大道三段8號 (新生南路), Taipei, 100
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Guanghua Digital Plaza in Taiwan houses a multitude of tech shops. Tech enthusiasts and shoppers can explore 6 floors of electronics, games, and gadgets. Those keen on latest technology should consider visiting.
How to get to Guanghua Digital Plaza
Take the Taipei MRT Orange or Blue Lines to Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station. Upon arrival, leave from one of two exits:
- Exit 1:
- Leave the building & walk toward the Mega Bank building (don’t cross the road).
- Turn left into the alley.
- Keep walking until you reach a dead end.
- Turn left.
- Walk down the alley until reaching a 3-way intersection; turn right.
- Continue straight until reaching Guanghua.
- Exit 4:
- Leave the building, cross the street in the direction toward Mega Bank.
- When reaching across the road, turn right, & walk down Section 1, Xinsheng S Rd.
- Upon reaching the Panasonic building, turn left.
- You’ll see a Lenovo store; turn right on this road, & you’ll see Guanghua.
What to do in Guanghua Digital Plaza
Other than exploring the various stores, there’s not much to do here. It’s a shopping center and nothing more.
Guanghua doesn’t have as vast of a food court as Syntrend Creative Park. You’ll find at least 10 stores on the first floor and that’s all. I recommend getting from the alleyway across the road. It has various traditional Taiwanese restaurants and food stalls.
There’s also a Burger King further down the road.
Best Things to buy at Guanghua Digital Plaza
If you’re building a PC in Taiwan, this is where you’d grab most of your parts. Even if you order from Coolpc—Taiwanese computer part-picking website—this is where you’d pick up most of your purchases.
Despite Taiwan being home to companies like ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte, prices in Taiwan aren’t lower. They’re allegedly lower due to Taiwan having a smaller market, thus they raise the price to make up for the lack of people.
I don’t recommend getting cell phones or cell phone accessories from here. Phones cost less in Ximending and night markets typically have more affordable accessories.
How to Visit Syntrend Creative Park
|Sun–Thur: 11 AM–9:30 PM
|Fri & Sat: 11 AM–10 PM
|No. 2號, Section 3, Civic Blvd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 10058
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Syntrend Creative Park in Taiwan is a thriving hub for local artists. This vibrant park showcases eclectic artwork, performance, and food. Art enthusiasts and culture seekers should visit for its creative inspiration. Unique souvenirs make it a shopping paradise for tourists.
Syntrend Creative Park Floor Guide
Here’s what you’ll find on each floor in Syntrend:
|Stores include cellular businesses, ASUS, & Starbucks
|Laptop/desktop brands like Microsoft, Acer, & Dell
|Photography equipment from stores like DJI, Nikon, & Canon
|Audio equipment from brands like Bose & JBL
|Nerdy/weeby toys shops & video game stores
|Toy store, kids’ arcade, & maid cafe
|Thermaltake & Samsung store
Syntrend cycles through stores so often that I shouldn’t list every store on each floor. I listed examples that I’m confident won’t shut down in a year or 2.
Most stores in Syntrend charge an arm and a leg for their products, making it only a great place to test products. If you’re a tourist, you likely won’t have the opportunity to find better prices online.
The first floor usually has themed exhibitions happening. Whether an e-sports tournament, or a a bunch of stands serving Korean food. It’s what keeps me coming back.
How to get to Syntrend Creative Park
This mall is adjacent to Guanghua Digital Plaza. The buildings literally connect via a skybridge.
Syntrend Creative Park Tourist Tax Refund
If you make at least NT$2,000 worth of purchases within a day you’re eligible for a 5% VAT tax refund. So long as the product is unopened.
To claim this refund, you must visit the customer service counter on the first floor of Syntrend Creative Park. They’ll want to see your purchases and your non-Taiwan passport.