by Samantha Chalker in Cool Travel on Friday 31 August 2012

On the off chance you’re planning a trip to Taiwan, make sure you put the vibing Songshan Cultural & Creative Park on your TO DO list. Originally a tobacco factory, the large cement warehouses are now a symbol of Taiwan’s growing creative scene. One of the galleries is currently hosting lego artist Natahn Sawaya’s international The Art of the Brick exhibition. Another of the buildings is home to a collection of modern art, bursting with colour and interactive installations. Despite being hip and modern, many of the pieces at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park manage to embody Taiwanese and Asian culture; giving tourists a taste of something they wouldn’t get back home. Check out the hand knitted bicycle tuk tuk. It’s as fabulous as it is impractical.