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Wenshan District

Coordinates: 24°59′23″N 121°34′20″E / 24.98972°N 121.57222°E / 24.98972; 121.57222
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Wenshan District
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
RegionSouthern Taipei
  • 43 villages
  • 997 neighborhoods
 • Total31.5090 km2 (12.1657 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 4th of 12
 (January 2023)
 • Total258,279
 • RankRanked 4th of 12
 • Density8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Postal code
Websitewsdo.gov.taipei Edit this at Wikidata (in Chinese)
Wenshan District
Traditional Chinese文山區
Jingmei (old name)
Traditional Chinese景美
Muzha (old name)
Traditional Chinese木柵

Wenshan District is a district in Taipei, Taiwan. It is the southernmost district of the twelve districts in Taipei. Wenshan previously referred to the region south of the Taipei Basin (including Xindian and Pinglin).


In 1894 (late Qing era), the local gentry changed the name from "Fist Mountain" (拳山) to the more elegant "Fort Wenshan" (文山堡, from 文山秀氣). The greater Wenshan area (大文山區) is roughly the area of Bunsan District (文山郡), Taihoku Prefecture from the Japanese era. It included modern Wenshan district as well as Xindian, Shenkeng, Shiding, Pinglin, and Wulai.

Republic of China[edit]

After the handover of Taiwan from Japan to the Republic of China in 1945, the government divided the region into three areas, which are Jingmei, Muzha and Shenkeng on 1 March 1950. On 1 July 1968, Jingmei and Muzha townships were reassigned to Taipei City from Taipei County and later combined to become Wenshan District on 12 March 1990.[1]


Notable attractions in this district include the Zhinan Temple (指南宮), Taipei Zoo, Maokong, Jingmei Night Market, Xianji Rock (仙跡岩) and Fudekeng Environmental Restoration Park. The Examination Yuan and the National Chengchi University are also Daan is better served by the Taipei Metro, The Wenshan Line, Maokong Gondola and Xindian Line in this district. ten stations of which are located in the city: Xinhai, Wanfang Hospital, Wanfang Community, Muzha, Taipei Zoo, Taipei Zoo South, Zhinan Temple Station, Maokong, Wanlong and Jingmei. Wenshan District also contains the city mayor's residence.

Government institutions[edit]




The district is served by the following stations of the Taipei Metro:

Additionally, the following may also be reached from Wenshan District:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About Wenshan District". Taipei City Government. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.

External links[edit]

24°59′23″N 121°34′20″E / 24.98972°N 121.57222°E / 24.98972; 121.57222