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Address: 53 Nanhai Rd., Taipei, Taiwan
Description: Over 300,000 species of plants, shrubs and trees are on hand for public...
Over 300,000 species of plants, shrubs and trees are on hand for public enjoyment and education in Taipei’s serene gardens.
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oasis of green and place for avid birdwatchers in a crowded city

As botanical gardens go this is 'relatively' small (but still has a couple of small lakes) and not all that impressive as a refuge for interesting or exotic plants. However, it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Taipei is a big and busy city. The botanical gardens are a pleasant break from the rush. The gardens are very old with many huge trees and of course a large variety of plant life. Notable varieties are well signed in both Chinese and English. The gardens also include the Guest House of Imperial Envoys, built in 1892 in the... More 

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footscray west
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57 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

As botanical gardens go this is 'relatively' small (but still has a couple of small lakes) and not all that impressive as a refuge for interesting or exotic plants. However, it is clear one of the few open parks/green areas available for a crowded city and locals and visitors alike crowd in here to enjoy it. It does seem to... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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204 reviews 204 reviews
84 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It is a good place if you happen to be around 。I was dissappointed as the winter garden with exotic plants was closed But it was not to long walk from Ximen

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Keelung, Taiwan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Found my trip to the Botanical Gardens a bit disappointing. Thought there would be more flowers not just bushes and trees on display. After all flowers I thought were part of what I thought of botanicals. Huge park, but don't spend more than an hour there as it is very hot during the day and little access to water. A... More 

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Taipei
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The Botanical Garden is a cool place to go, relaxing to walk through and de-stress from city life. There is a nice pond that features water lillys during certain times of the year as well as a smaller pond that is stalked with many colorful fish. Talk an hour or so and visit this nice area of Taipei.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

You want to see two things in Taipei....here they are....Botanical garden...just amazing, free and a great way to get out of the polluted city. Beautiful, well taking care of... Just perfect. And the 101... That's it for me if you come only for a day. There is also the National Theater as number 2 if you have extra time, of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

It is a nice European style botanical garden. The lotus pond was very nice because the lotus flowers were blooming beautifully.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Visited the botanical garden by accident (next to National Museum History of Taipei). A lot of plants with their original latin names. As it was a hot day in Taipei, Botanical garden really gave a good shade with their big trees. A must visit for plants lovers, but just not my cup of tea.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great botanical gardens with interesting information on Taiwanese nature and ecology dotted all around the park. But the best thing are the volunteers at the interpretative centre who will talk you through traditional Taiwanese culture and history! Great location in West Taipei near popular shopping districts.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The botanical gardens are a lovely peaceful place full of birds and (most local I think) tourists looking at them. We enjoyed exploring with our kids, who ran amok while kindly Taiwanese ladies kept an eye on them.

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