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Things to do in Taipei

Best attractions to visit in Taipei

1. Yangmingshan National Park - Taipei

Yangmingshan National Park

Yangmingshan National Park is one of the nine national stops in Taiwan, situated amongst Taipei and New Taipei City. The locale that house parts of the recreation center grounds incorporate Taipei's Beitou and Shilin Districts; and New Taipei's Wanli, Jinshan and Sanzhi Districts. The National Park is well known for its cherry blooms, hot springs, sulfur stores, fumaroles, venomous snakes, and climbing trails, including Taiwan's tallest torpid spring of gushing lava, Seven Star Mountain (1,120 m).

This mountain range was initially called Grass Mountain amid the Qing Dynasty, in reference to Datun Mountain Officials amid this period were stressed over hoodlums taking sulfur from the rich sulfur stores in the zone so they would frequently set fire to the mountain. In this way, just grass and not trees could be seen. Daiton National Park Taiwan's first national stop, was one of three National Parks assigned by Governor-General of Taiwan Seizō Kobayashi amid Japanese control in 1937. In 1950, President Chiang Kai-shek, keeping in mind the end goal to remember the Ming Dynasty researcher Wang Yangming renamed the Grass Mountain to Yangmingshan. In 1962, the then Taiwan Provincial Bureau of Public Works started to arrange the Yangmingshan National Park. The underlying arranging zone was 28,400 hectares, including Mount Guanyin and the Tatun Volcano Group.

Not quite the same as the high mountain national parks, Yangmingshan National Park has a lower rise. Despite the fact that mountain rises go from just 200–1120 meters, excellent scenes, for example, edges, valleys, lakes, waterfalls and bowls are plenteous. Andesite rocks make up the majority of the region's geography.


2. Taipei Botanical Garden - Taipei

Taipei Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden was established in 1921. It has been part of the memory of Taipei citizens. The Taipei Botanical Garden is located in the Nanhai Academy on Nanhai Road in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan. The Botanical Garden covers an area of about 15 hectares and includes over 1,500 plant species.


3. Taipei Flora Expo Park - Taipei

Taipei Flora Expo Park

The 2010 Taipei International Flora Exposition (2010 Flora Expo) opened on November 6, 2010 and ran until April 25, 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. Thanks to the enthusiastic support from people nationwide, the expo registered an impressive 8,963, 666 visits during a total period of 171 days. The park will surely become an excellent recreational spot with breathtaking scenery!


4. Taipei Arena - Taipei

Taipei Arena

Located in Downtown Taipei, the Taipei Arena is the main stadium facility in the city and accommodates international sporting events as well as large entertainment events such as concerts. The Taipei Arena (pinyin: Táiběi Xiǎo Jùdàn) is an indoor sporting arena located in Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. Built in 2005, the large multi-purpose stadium that can accommodate major international sport events such as ice skating, ice hockey, gymnastics, handball, basketball, tennis, badminton, table tennis, indoor soccer, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo and wrestling.


5. Daan Forest Park - Taipei

Daan Forest Park

Daan Forest Park or Da'an Park is an open stop situated close to the focal point of the Da'an District of Taipei, Taiwan. The park possesses twenty-six hectares and is verged on its North, South, East and West by Xinyi Road, Heping Road, Jianguo Road and Xinsheng Road, separately. The park is utilized by occupants of Taipei as a green action space and for different open air exercises. The park was made in 1994 after the expulsion of long-lasting squatters and the destruction of unlawful structures on civil land, not by leader Chen Shui-bian, as is regularly refered to, however by his antecedent, Huang Ta-chou.

Daan Forest Park was proposed to assume a comparable part as other significant city stops, for example, New York City's Central Park and London's Hyde Park, going about as the "lungs of Taipei city" and as break for occupants from the clamor of life in Taipei. Like the huge parks of different urban areas, Daan Park is encompassed by high value extravagance apartment suites that bring a premium because of their alluring perspectives, some achieving the cost of $400 million New Taiwan dollars (roughly $14 million US dollars) in 2012.

The park is home to a wide assortment of creatures including squirrels, and a few types of ducks, egrets, and turtles Daan Forest stop contains two lakes, a few structures, and walking ways, and well as social recreational offices, for example, an amphitheater, kids' play area, a running circle, and a skating arena. It likewise contains an underground parking structure.


6. Taipei Zoo - Taipei

Taipei Zoo

The Taipei Zoo some of the time alluded to as the "Muzha Zoo" is an open zoological garden in Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. It is the most celebrated zoological garden in Taiwan and a pioneer in protection, research and training, and diversion. It is likewise the biggest zoo in Asia.

Taipei Zoo was established as Maruyama Zoo in 1914, when Taiwan was under Japanese manage, in Mt. Maruyama (current Yuanshan) on the northern suburb of Taihoku (cutting edge Taipei). It was initially a private zoological garden possessed by a Japanese resident, Mr. Oe. The Japanese government in Taiwan purchased the property the next year and opened it as an open stop. After World War II, the Republic of China (ROC) withdrawn to Taiwan and the responsibility for stop was passed to the Taipei City Government of ROC. An Asian elephant named Lin Wang that presented with the Chinese Expeditionary Force amid the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and later moved to Taiwan with the Kuomintang powers was moved to the zoo, and lived out the greater part of his life and was the most prominent creature at the zoo, and the most celebrated creature in Taiwan until it got 2 pandas from China. Numerous grown-ups and kids alike lovingly called the bull elephant "Grandpa Lin Wang." Due to a requirement for development and for better conditions for the creatures, the zoo was moved to its present site in Muzha on the southeastern suburb of Taipei City in 1986. It is, consequently, now and again alluded to as the "Muzha Zoo" to be recognized from the previous "Yuan-shan Zoo". The present site encases 165 hectares, including 90 hectares open to people in general.

The zoo was severely hit amid Typhoon Soudelor on 8 August 2015 which brought about NT$10 million of misfortune with extra NT$4 million in reparation cost. The zoo opened again on 11 August 2015 while a few sections of it were as yet kept closed.


7. Presidential Office Building - Taipei

Presidential Office Building

The Presidential Office Building houses the Office of the President of the Republic of China. The building, located in the Zhongzheng District in the national capital of Taipei, Taiwan, was designed by architect Uheiji Nagano (ja) during the period of Japanese rule of Taiwan (1895–1945)During the Second World War, the building suffered heavy bombing from the Allied Powers and was severely damaged. On 31 May 1945, during the Raid on Taihoku, bombs hit the front left side, main lobby, and northern sections of the Taiwan Governor-General's Office. The fire burned for three days, damaging large parts of the building. Forty-five days after the air raid, Japan surrendered.


8. Maokong Gondola - Taipei

Maokong Gondola

Located in the southern tip of Taipei City, Maokong has evolved into a favorite tourist destination for locals and visitors, who go there to visit its tea plantations and tea houses. The Maokong Gondola (pinyin: Māokōng Lǎnchē) is a gondola lift transportation system in Taipei, Taiwan. Opened on 4 July 2007, the Maokong Gondola operates between Taipei Zoo and Maokong. The 4.3 km (2.7 mi) line has four stations. The facilities of the gondola were contracted to the French company Poma.


9. Guandu Nature Park - Taipei

Guandu Nature Park

"Guandu Nature Park" is a low - lying land area located southwest of the Guandu Plain in Taipei Basin, where the Keelung River joins the Tamsui River. The main environments of the park are freshwater ponds, brackish ponds, swamps, rice paddies and mounds. After enjoying the beauty of the park, we hope that you will join us in cherishing and protecting this natural wetland.


10. The Blue Highway - Taipei

The Blue Highway

Since early circumstances, the Keelung River and Tamsui River have been significant transport conduits through the city of Taipei. Today, the ship no longer ship merchandise and suburbanites, but instead convey travelers pulled in by the city's riverside beguile. Appreciating the excellence of Taipei City amid a waterway journey is a completely compensating knowledge. Taipei's Blue Highway was initiated on February 7, 2004 and has progressively turned into an unquestionable requirement visit, on account of the City Government's continuous stream and waterfront change ventures, and the new agendas propelled by promoting smart visit administrators.


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