Tianmu, Shilin District

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Tianmu (天母) is a neighborhood located in Shilin, Taipei City, Taiwan. Located on the northern border of Shilin District, Tianmu borders the neighboring district of Beitou and Yangmingshan National Park.

Tianmu is best known as an enclave for Taiwan's US expatriate community. Because most of the members of the US Armed Forces and their families lived in Tianmu, Taiwan, during the period when the US aided Taiwan financially to boost the economy in the 1960s, there are many Western-style buildings. Middle to lower-ranking US servicemen reside within present-day Tianmu, while higher-ranking officers reside in neighboring Yangmingshan.

Also, the establishment of Taipei American School, Taipei Japanese School and Taipei European School attracted more foreigners to congregate in this area. In addition, some countries that have developed diplomatic relationships with Taiwan also sent their foreign ambassadors to Tianmu, making it a tiny melting pot containing a richly diverse population.

Tianmu is home to Taiwan's first branch of Mister Donut, a Shin Kong Mitsukoshi department store, a Sogo department store, and a Dayeh Takashimaya department store. It also hosts a number of western restaurants like Chili's and Cold Stone, as well as specialty stores which cater to the expat community. Moreover, Tianmu is famous for the diversity of foreign cuisines, which includes French, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai food.

Tianmu Baseball Stadium, which replaces the old Taipei Municipal Baseball Stadium, is located in Tianmu. Right next to the Baseball Stadium is Tianmu Sports Park. The public facility has six tennis courts, a skating rink, a few children's playgrounds, an open-air theater, four basketball courts, a jogging track, a biking path, and a multi-purpose lawn.

School Education[edit]

Elementary School

  • Taipei Municipal Tianmu Elementary School
  • Taipei Municipal Sanyu Elementary School
  • Taipei Municipal Shi-Dong Elementary School
  • Taipei Municipal Lanya Elementary School
  • Taipei Municipal Wenchang Elementary School
  • Taipei Municipal Zhishan Elementary School
  • Taipei Municipal Yu Nong Elementary School
  • Taipei Municipal Yu Sheng Elementary School

Junior High School

  • Taipei Municipal Tian-Mu Junior High School,
  • Taipei Municipal Lanya Junior High School


Special Education

  • Taipei school for the visually impaired
  • Taipei School of Special Education

Foreign Schools

Embassies and Representative Offices in Tianmu[edit]

There is a special Embassy District in Tianmu where many Embassies and Representative Offices are located.
25°7′0.39″N 121°31′28.26″E / 25.1167750°N 121.5245167°E / 25.1167750; 121.5245167

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