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Address: 53 Nanhai Rd., Taipei 10066, Taiwan
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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HOT, but nice

We went in July and it was a HOT sunny day. We did take the time to walk through the garden, which was beautiful. Many plants to admire.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went in July and it was a HOT sunny day. We did take the time to walk through the garden, which was beautiful. Many plants to admire.

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Halle, Brabant, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to visit this "botanical garden" because we love plants and we were quite disappointed after the visit, the only spetacular attraction is the lotus pond, the mainteneance doesn't really exist,all the plants left growing like in the wild.

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Thank Yunting L
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice garden, but nice and comprehensive enough to recommend going far out of your way to visit. Nice lily pads but many bird watchers in the park. A nice way to walk around in the shade and probably more interesting for botany enthusiasts. Convenient to MRT.

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Thank heavybiztraveller
Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned that Taiwan Blue Magpie could be observed in the Taipei Botanical Garden. I went there one morning and sure enough found several amateur photographers like me were already there observing the nest of a blue magpie. I was happy to get a picture of it. The water lilies are also nice to watch and photograph.

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Thank Kuo-ming S
Glendora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day we visited was hot and humid. There's an amazing area that butterflies flock to the plant life. The lily pads are huge and all around the museum. There's many walking areas but the heat is unbearable during the summer. There are many sitting areas however only some are covered. Be willing to walk a long distance.

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Thank dseibel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

観光地では無いので、騒々しい団体客もいません。 地下鉄駅からすぐに行ける都会のオアシスで、台北に行ったときは必ず訪れる場所です。 園内は樹木や花、リス、野鳥が多く見られ、太極拳や写真撮影を楽しむ台北市民が沢山いて癒されます。園内に売店など無いため清潔です。 「公園と地下鉄を見れば、その国の民度がわかる」と自分は思っていますが、その点、台北市民の民度はかなり高いと思います。 Because it is not a sightseeing spot, there are few noisy party travellers. Whenever I have been to Taipei, I visited the urban oasis where is reachable easily because it's located near the subway station. In the garden, a lot of trees and flowers, squirrels, wild birds welcome me, and a lot of Taipei citizens enjoying... More 

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Thank 元 西
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

I went and it was good exercise walking around looking at the plants and all but it wasnt very interesting. I am glad I went just for the cultural aspect of being there but I was not impressed.

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Thank sasiren
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

MRT to Ximen Ext 2. Turn left to main road then right About a 5 min walk.Lots of groups of locals either exercising, painting or photographing the birds.Lots to see, around the lake although easy to walk around. Museum and house not open Mondays.

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Thank 918teresah
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Ok, so it's not the most well manicured botanical garden in the world, but I felt guilty for not having to pay to visit. There are so many hidden paths and sections to the park that if you are a true botany enthusiast, you really could spend the whole day. The variety of plant life is incredible, at least through... More 

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Thank John W
Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The botanic gardens here are beautiful but not as amazing as ones you can find in other some other cities. However, the gardens are free and filled with a good variety of plants with a nice pond to relax by. It is near the National Museum of History (well worth a visit).

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