Shilin Guandi Park

Attraction Shilin Guandi Park, No. 60, Fulin Rd, 士林區 台北市 Taiwan 111 Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
09:30 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Park
Scenic
Must see
Kids
3.50 USD

Shilin Guandi Park is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Shilin Guandi Park is a gorgeous and historical park in Taipei that is excellent for shopping. The Shilin Guandi Park is sprawling with markets where travelers c

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Why Shilin Guandi Park is special ?

The Shilin Guandi Park is located in the Shilin District of Taipei. It was the residence Chiang Kai-Shek who was once the president of China. There are several garden made around the path way and the place was open to public in 1996. The gardens include greenery from both Chinese and foreign culture. Throughout the year the Shilin Park attracts many tourists who find it amusing to wander through their garden. The park was earlier the center of horticultural experimentation in the Japanese dominant era. The park involves huge groups who tourists who also enjoy to view belongings that was once owned by Chiang Kai-Shek.


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What to explore at Shilin Guandi Park?

The Shilin Guandi Park is a gorgeous and historical park in Taipei that is excellent for shopping. The Shilin Guandi Park is sprawling with markets where travelers can haggle for neat souvenirs, traditional Taiwanese goods, or food. With friendly locals or occasional expos, the Shilin Guandi Park is a great place to get in touch with nature.

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Selling points

  • “Lovely greenery in a city"
  • “Fantastic view of the former presidential residence”
  • “Wonderful Gardens”
  • “Nice relaxing park”
  • “Looking back at history”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
567.12 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
28 places

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Location

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Shilin Guandi Park, No. 60, Fulin Rd, 士林區 台北市 Taiwan 111

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Tips for you

  • This is a little far from the subway/metro and hard to get a taxi here.
    Transportation
  • If it is not too warm, you can find a table under shade, while enjoying your drinks, enjoy the serene and beauty of the park
    Things to do
  • Do remember to bring an umbrella and a bottle of water along.
    What to bring
  • Before you move on, its advisable that you read the map of the garden first to find out the locations of the place you would like to visit.
    Experience
  • Would highly recommend if you're interested in plants and flowers.
    Experience
  • You may also ask questions to the friendly staff standing around, they would be more than happy to tell you the inside stories of the place.
    Experience
  • Try to go early or late in the day to avoid the many large tour groups that can detract from the serenity of this place.
    Timming
  • There are shops and a cafe inside the park, besides selling souvenirs, also sell beverages like coffee, soft drinks, juices and ice cream.
    Shopping
  • The visit to the park is free but you will need to pay an entrance fee if you would like to enter the residence of the president
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

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We stopped by here for a visit as part of a one-day city sightseeing trip before heading to Jiu Fen (please see my earlier review here about Jiu Fen). It's quite a big park with lots of things to see and with this walk-about, one will be able to grasp a good understanding about the history, stories and the lifestyle of the first President of Taiwan Chiang Kai Shek. Before you move on, its advisable that you read the map of the garden first to find out the locations of the place you would like to visit. For us, we were given about 45mins to roam the park and so did not fully cover all the spots but so selectively visited the main ones. The park is beautiful with trees and plants planted neatly in organized manner and are separated by different categories, among which we liked the Rose Garden best. Many different types of roses in various colours are planted here and do add to the beauty and fragrance of the park. It is neat and clean. When we were there, we saw many gardeners and workers in operations, either trimming the plants or trees, watering them or just clearing the leaves along the roadside etc. There are so some Chinese-themed building structures, and a chapel (where the late President used to attend his Sunday worship services) and are very culturally and in nice architectural designs. Then there is also a museum showing the life story of the president and his wife (Song Mei Lin, then first lady), and the car they used to travel in (where the real car is being displayed). The park is generally crowded, specially with visitors from China, where they were keen to find out the lifestory of President Chiang, once named arch rival to the first president of China, Mao Ze Dong, of whom both used to fight hand-in-hand against the Japanese before turning against each other due to differences in political ideologies that started the civil war of China. When they saw something which they did not agree or doubted about the "facts" of President Chiang, they would sneer and stated that there were distorted information! Wow!!! The visit to the park is free but you will need to pay an entrance fee if you would like to enter the residence of the president where you will get to see more about the interior decorations and additional information of the President and his family. We did not have the luxury of time to visit though. When we were there, it was summer and was indeed very warm and so do remember to bring an umbrella and a bottle of water along. Of course, there are shops and a cafe inside the park, besides selling souvenirs, also sell beverages like coffee, soft drinks, juices and ice cream. If it is not too warm, you can find a table under shade, while enjoying your drinks, enjoy the serene and beauty of the park (if the noise "pollution" from the visitors from China is not too loud). Generally, it's quite an insightful visit here if you want to have a brief taste of nature in the cosmopolitan city of Taipei and of course in knowing more of the controversial figure (President Chiang) on his merits and shortfalls as President and his life story and its up to you and the historians to pass judgment.

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We went there because my daughter did a report on Madame Chiang Kai Shek, so I was pleasantly surprised by the landscaping. The gardens are varied and well taken care of. Walking around is free, and we also chose to pay (100nt?) to take a tour of her residence. Since it was air conditioned, we spent a long time there, but it was really interesting and there is staff around to explain things.Would highly recommend if you're interested in plants and flowers.

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Much smaller than expected. Open & exposed. A mixture of formal, sculpted, semi wild, gardens & enclosed hot houses. Deserted orchid house with limited but beautiful display (veryhot !). Indoor (ok) and outdoor watergardens. Fascinating children's area: butterfly / moth breeding, masses of dragonflies and damselflies. Saw watersnake catch a fish ! Herb garden.Much more varied garden than most in this part of the world. Historical twist adds to interest (CSS was Christian). A leisurely respite.

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I believe some people probably mistaken this with the Shilin Night market. Guandi means government residence, which here means the former residence of President and Mrs. Chiang Kai-Shek. We came back here for the second time and there were still things that we've missed from our last visit. It's 'making history come alive' walking through this building which used to be prohibited to the public for many years. It was very crowded this time around with tons of tourists from mainland China, plus it was a local holiday. Make sure you rent the audio set for description of the different parts of the residence. You may also ask questions to the friendly staff standing around, they would be more than happy to tell you the inside stories of the place. Worth the $100NTD extra.

TripAdvisor View more

We went there because my daughter did a report on Madame Chiang Kai Shek, so I was pleasantly surprised by the landscaping. The gardens are varied and well taken care of. Walking around is free, and we also chose to pay (100nt?) to take a tour of her residence. Since it was air conditioned, we spent a long time there, but it was really interesting and there is staff around to explain things.Would highly recommend if you're interested in plants and flowers.

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