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Daan Park: The Lungs of Taipei City! Enjoy the Green Life and Forest Ecology

by Audrey Hazel

In Daan Park, you are like a forest in the suburbs. There are a lot of woods and rich ecology here, making people forget the troubles of life. Want to enjoy peace and relaxation? Come here to enjoy the beauty of nature!

Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Daan Park is located in the center of Taipei. It is an ecologically rich park, also known as “Metropolitan Forest” and “The lungs of the Taipei City”. In addition to a large number of woods and rich ecology, the park also has many flowers and facilities. It is close to attractions such as Taipei World Trade Center and Taipei 101, which is one of the tourist itineraries of many tourists.

Ecological forest

Daan Park is located in Daan District, Taipei City. It covers an area of ​​​​25.9354 hectares and is the largest park in Taipei City. In addition to a large number of woods, there are many flowers in the park, and green plants are used as a fence to isolate road. The large amount of woods makes the park look like a suburban forest, making people forget that they are in the city.

There are many types of woods here, including Zelkova, Camphor tree, Weeping paperbark, Marabutan, etc. You can often see squirrels, butterflies, and other insects in the park.

According to past records, a total of 49 species of birds, three species of mammals, four species of amphibians, five species of reptiles and three species of fish appeared in the park. These include Conservation animals such as Accipiter trivirgatus formosae Mayr, Peregrine Falcon, Brown shrike, and Taiwan Blue Magpie. In addition, it includes Muller’s Barbet, Pomatorhinus musicus, Bufo bankorensis, Diploderma swinhonis, Takydromus stejnegeri, and other creatures that are only found in Taiwan.

Cute squirrel in Daan Park. (Photo via Merxwire)

Park facilities

The park is equipped with seating, pavilions, jogging trails, and other facilities and has set up a bamboo forest area, banyan area, fragrant flower area, aquatic plant area, forest area, pool area, open-air music shed, children’s play area, and parking lot. The facilities here are suitable for visitors of all ages.

Daan Park’s open-air music shed can provide audiences with more than 900 people participating in activities. Large-scale performances are often held here, such as concerts, concerts, stage plays, etc. Due to the convenient transportation and proximity to the MRT station, many people choose to take the MRT to Daan Park to participate in activities.

There are Swing, Slide, Sandpit, etc., in the children’s play area, as well as Roller Skating Rink and Small stage. Many people like to ride bicycles. Is it possible to ride bicycles in Daan Park? Although there are Youbike rental stations around Daan Park, for the safety of tourists, there is no bikeway in Daan Park, so bicycles are not allowed.

Events and performance venues set up in Daan Park. (Photo via Merxwire)

Attractions nearby

Do you like participating in exhibitions? Taipei World Trade Center is located in Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan. It is a multifunctional exhibition facility for commercial activities and services. The facility was established in 1985; its purpose is to promote world trade and interaction. You can participate in Various exhibition activities.

To climb the mountain, you can go to Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain). Xiangshan is a mountain in Taipei City. Because it looks like the head of an elephant, it is also named Elephant Mountain. There are many species of creatures and birds, and there are trails, so visitors can easily conquer the mountain. At night, many couples will go on a date and watch the night view. It is also one of the best places to watch Taipei’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

If you want to visit the landmarks of Taipei, you must come to Taipei 101. Taipei 101 is a skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan. It is 508 meters high and has 101 floors above ground and five floors underground. It is the tallest building in Taiwan and the only building with more than 100 floors. Taipei 101 was once the tallest building in the world. It is currently the twelfth tallest building in the world. It is also the tallest green building in the world. It has become one of Taipei’s important landmarks since its completion. You can shop here or enjoy food.

Looking towards Taipei 101 from Xiangshan. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

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