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Shilin Guandi Park

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Address: No.60 Fulin Rd., Shilin District, Taipei, Taiwan

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Lovely greenery in a city that could use some beauty!

After driving from the port through decrepit apartment buildings, it was a relief to walk through these grounds of the former presidential palace. Locals flock to the rose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

After driving from the port through decrepit apartment buildings, it was a relief to walk through these grounds of the former presidential palace. Locals flock to the rose gardens which are quite large.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband was a bit surprised that it was used to be the president's residence. The gardens were not that well kept. Lots of weed in the lawn. We would think they should keep the place better since it is almost a must stop for tourists.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We went there when there was w flower festival on and it was pretty average. For gardens it is below par and wouldn't waste your time going there. Many better gardens in Taipei

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Beijing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stopped off here on the way back from th Forbidden City and liked the walk around the gardens. We then took a tour of the former Presidential Residence were President & Madame Chiang entertained at official functions, nice to see and hear what it was like in those times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours wandering the many beautiful gardens. A central hill is worth walking up as the views are quite nice. Some of CKS's belongings were interesting to see, especially his Caddy. 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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

good for a morning stroll, a small park in the city with an outdoor cafe. you will see some painters there working on their pieces, this was the old official residence of City's mayor in taipei but the building itself is out of bounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

As others have said these are busy gardens, but if you are prepared to shut out the noise the gardens will give pleasure. It was our view they they were a little more enjoyable than the botanical gardens.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Would have been very pleasant if not for the hordes of tourist groups. Didn't get to see CKC's residence as it was a Monday. Entrance to the park is free but NT100 to enter the residence. Visit any day except Monday if you are planning to see CKC's residence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

I didnt even planned to come here, went past and was like why not. The park was free of entry and beautiful. Go deep into the park trails, i even saw squirrels. It was crowded on the main paths( mainly noisy mainland chinese tour groups), they cannot leave their tour group or be fined. So go deep and u wont... More 

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