Jingmei(景美)/ Muzha(木柵) (old name)
|Taipei 101 from the Maokong Gondola|
|• Total||31.5090 km2 (12.1657 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 4th of 12|
|• Rank||Ranked 4th of 12|
|• Density||8,300/km2 (21,000/sq mi)|
Wenshan District (Chinese: 文山區; pinyin: Wénshān Qū; Wade–Giles: Wen-shan Chü; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bûn-san-khu) is the southernmost of the twelve districts of Taipei City. The district was formed in 1990 by combining Jingmei and Muzha. Wenshan previously referred to the region south of Taipei Basin (including Xindian and Pinglin).
Notable attractions in this district include the Taipei Zoo, Maokong (貓空), Jingmei Night Market, Xianji Rock (仙跡岩). The Examination Yuan and the National Chengchi University are also in this district.
Although Wenshan is in Taipei city, it seems rather remote at first sight; surrounded by mountains, many people find it is a good place to escape downtown Taipei. On weekends, many people drive to Maokong to enjoy one of the area's numerous teahouses and to breathe the fresh air.
The mountains in Wenshan are ideal for people to exercise on the hiking trails. The Taipei Zoo, which houses two pandas on loan from China, is often jammed by adults and children alike, especially during summer vacation. After the construction of the MRT, it became easier to travel to Wenshan from other districts. Wenshan District also contains the city mayor's residence.
- Formosa Freeway, Nat'l Hwy no.3
- Muzha Interchange at 20 km
- Taipei connection line
- Tai 9 line（Beixin Road）、County Road 106（Muzha Road）
- Xinyi Expressway
- National Chengchi University
- Taiwan Police College
- Taipei Municipal Muzha Vocational High School (臺北市立木柵高級工業職業學校)
- Taipei Jingmei Girls High School (臺北市立景美女子高級中學)
- Taipei Municipal Wanfang Senior High School (臺北市立萬芳高級中學)