Daan Walking Route

A walk to be taken at the weekend, that begins in a weekend only flower market, through the largest park in Taipei, Dongmen for food and finish off at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The walk will take 4 – 6 hours.

It’s best to get to the flower market in the morning when it’s less busy (it opens at 09:00).

Perfect For

  • Markets
  • Flowers and parks
  • Food and cafes
  • Historical buildings

Places of Interest

Suggested Walking Route

Step-By-Step

  • [A] Arrive at the north entrance of Jianguo Flower Market from either Zhongxiao Xinsheng or Zhongxiao Fuxing MRTs (alternatively you can go to the south entrance near [B] that’s close to Daan Park MRT)
  • Walk through the flower market
  • [B] Take a look at the Artists Corner market
  • [C] Walk into Daan Forest Park
    • Make sure you visit the lake to the north west to see the heron, turtles and carp
    • There’s a nice Louisa cafe with outdoor seating within the north of the park near Daan Park MRT
  • [D] Exit the park via the north-west exit, cross the main road and walk towards Dongmen
    • Enjoy the many restaurants, cafes, desserts shops and cafes
    • [optional] Visit the original Din Tai Fung. Note that it does get very busy, but if you get a numbered ticket from them first, you can check the current ticket number on their website (Xinyi Branch) and can explore the area while you wait
    • [optional] Alternatively, try the Scallion Pancake stand, Toasteria or visit the Yaboo Cafe for refreshments
  • [E] Continue west along the main road until you reach the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
    • Visit the museum and galleries at the base of the Memorial Hall
    • Visit the Performance Halls
    • Walk through the gardens and trail
    • See both ceremonies (see Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall post for more details)
  • [F] Walk to the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall MRT station