This walk is best enjoyed during the weekend, as it coincides with a large outdoor farmer’s market at Taipei Expo Park, and aboriginal performances near the Indigenous Cultural Centre.
Apart from the busy farmer’s market, the temples, parks and other attractions are never very busy, even on weekends.
You could spend more time at the market, and only choose either the East or West route. The East route is best taken during the evening.
If you’re taking both routes, the walk should take roughly between 8 – 10 hours. Taking just the west route will take about 3 – 4 hours, and the east route 5 – 6 hours.
- Parks and Gardens
- Historical buildings
Places of Interest
- Expo Farmer’s Market
- Confucius and Baoan Temples
- Fine Arts Museum
- Taipei Story House
- Maji Square
- Indigenous Cultural Centre
- Xinsheng Park
- Lin An Tai Ancestral House
- Taipei Collective Botanical Garden
Suggested Walking Route
- [A] Arrive at Yuanshan MRT (exit 1) after 10:00
- [B] Expo Farmer’s Market is directly to the left
- [optional] MAJI Square has western dining options and kids attractions
- I would advise getting food before taking the east route as there aren’t many options after here
- Head east and over the main road
- [C] Head north to the Taipei Story House
- [D] Visit the Fine Arts Museum
- [E] Head south to the park and find the Indigenous Cultural Centre
- Look out for any aboriginal performances or buy some craftwork
- [optional] There a nice cafe inside
- Head east through the floral tunnel and cross the main road
- Enter Xinsheng Park and walk through the Rose Garden
- Look out for the huge Grand Hotel to the north-west
- [F] Head north-east to the Lin An Tai Ancestral House
- [G] Re-enter the park and visit the Taipei Collective Botanical Garden
- [H] Head through the garden to the maze
Either head back towards the Expo where you can choose to see the temples or head home via the MRT. Alternatively, take a bike from this YouBike station. Visit the Transport page for details on registering for a YouBike.
Best taken during the evening (after 18:00). Temples close at 21:00
- From Yuanshan MRT, cross the road and head west
- Turn right after you see signs for the temples
- [B][C][D] Both temples and the garden are all located within the same area, so visit as you wish
- [E] Head south to the Dalong Street Night Market where there are many local food options
- [F] Head back to Yuanshan MRT Station