Attraction No. 1, Section 2, Xinsheng South Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Published on: 13-11-2015
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Daan Forest Park is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Daan Forest Park is special ?
Daan Forest Park or Da'an Park is a public park located near the centre of the Da'an District of Taipei, Taiwan. The park occupies twenty-six hectares and is bordered on its North, South, East and West by Xinyi Road, Heping Road, Jianguo Road and Xinsheng Road, respectively. The park is used by residents of Taipei as a green activity space and for various outdoor activities. The park was created in 1994 after the eviction of longtime squatters and the demolition of illegal buildings on municipal land, not by mayor Chen Shui-bian, as is often cited, but by his predecessor, Huang Ta-chou.
Daan Forest Park was intended to play a similar role as other major city parks such as New York City's Central Park and London's Hyde Park, acting as the "lungs of Taipei city" and as respite for residents from the bustle of life in Taipei. Similar to the large parks of other cities, Daan Park is surrounded by high price luxury condominiums that fetch a premium due to their desirable views, some reaching the price of $400 million New Taiwan dollars (approximately $14 million US dollars) in 2012.
What to explore at Daan Forest Park?
For those of you in Taipei City who enjoy exercising, taking a walk, riding bicycle, jogging and playing ball games, Daan Park definitely is your first choice.
The Da-an park MRT station has now opened, and kids will enjoy also checking out the water features in the indoor garden.
In the early mornings, you’ll see folks practising tai chi, and in the evenings, ballroom dancing. On big holidays, especially Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year, the amphitheatre hosts free stage shows featuring some of the biggest names in Taiwanese entertainment.
How to get to Daan Forest Park?
1. Take MRT Muzha Line (捷運木柵線) to MRT Daan Station(大安捷運站). From there, walk west along Xinyi Road(信義路) to Daan Park(大安森林公園).
2. Take MRT Muzha Line (捷運木柵線) to MRT Technology Building(科技大樓捷運站). From there, walk west along Heping East Road (和平東路) to Daan Park(大安公園).
1. Take bus route 0 east(0東), 0 south(0南), 3, 15, 18, 20, 22, 38, 72, 74, 204, 211, 226, 235, 237, 254, 278, 280, 290, 311, 505, 642, 662, 663, 295, 672, 675 to Daan Park stop(大安森林公園站) directly.
- Great getaway in the middle of the city
- Great park to walk, exercise, or just enjoy the trees
- A place to relax and observe
- Nice break from the city hustle and bustle
- A great place to walk by and hang out
No. 1, Section 2, Xinsheng South Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Tips for you
Taipei's central park, which is an oasis of serenity in Taipei. There are quite some beautiful birds in the ecological pond. You can also feed the squirrels in one of the trees surrounding the pond.
Daan Forest Park is a lush green space in the middle of Taipei City. The park sprawls over 250 square meters and has an MRT station located just beside it. We took the Taipei MRT red line to Daan Forest Park MRT station and left from there. The park is a dynamic space comprised of different landscapes and activity areas. There is a tree-house type of structure on stilts, where kids play. Though I've also seen couples making out here late at night. There is a playground, a basketball court and a man-made lake. This park is a favourite for picnickers on sunny days. There is also a running track encircling the park, so we saw a lot of joggers bouncy around the park. This is a really well-maintained beautiful space. The amphitheater in the middle of the park also hosts musical acts occasionally. Definitely worth visiting! I'd go again
Daan Forest Park reminds of Central Park in New York City. It is a great park in the middle of the city with easy access via the subway, bus or car (large underground parking lot). The park is home to lots of early morning activities ranging from singing, Tai-Chi, dancing, yoga, any and all kind of exercise for young and old. There are walking paths and running tracks, large playground, fish ponds, skating, and public concert area. When I visit Taipei, I actually stay quite close to Daan Park, so I walk to the park each morning for my daily exercise/walk. It is a really great place to go to even when visiting a busy city like Taipei.