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Taipei City ─ Taipei Expo Park-Yuanshan Park Area
Taipei Expo Park-Yuanshan Park Area-
Located in Taipei city, home to the famous Grand Hotel Taipei, Taipei Expo Park-Yuanshan Park Area is Taiwan’s first park ever established in 1897. It is also the first large-scaled metropolitan park in Taipei City. During the year 1923, Taiwan government designed and constructed a sports stadium with the capacity of 2000 to welcome the arrival of the Japanese emperor’s visit which is now transformed into Zhongshan Soccer Stadium.

Taipei Expo Park-Yuanshan Park Area is located in the Zhongshan District. It covers around 24 hectares. It is also named Zhongshan Park 1. The greatest feature are the large plain and historical old trees near The Taipei Zen Buddhism Temple of the Rinzai. Suitable for roller-blading, lots of shades and open space for activities, it is a great park to spend your weekends with your family especially with the convenient transportation by the Taipei MRT.

An ancient tomb was found in Yuanshan Park. It was called the Shell Tombs, estimated age traces back to the stone-age. Ancient disposals, stone artifacts, potteries, bones were found on the spot at the tomb. Later designated as Yuanshan Pre-historic Cultures, a National Historical Monument, the park covers historical legacy throughout the years. Taipei City Government put in efforts to preserve the historical sites and well as organizing the park for modern days. Since Yuanshan significant archaeological digs reveals Taiwan’s prehistoric culture, all horticulture and building carried out in the area were handled with extreme care.

Yuanshan offers convenient transportation, superb views and nearby attractions such as Taipei Martyrs’ Shrine and Xinsheng Park. Yuanshan Park has become one of Taipei’s most popular tourist spots and as well as a Taipei landmark. The easy access via MRT, visiting the Shihling Night Market after the park would wrap up a family trip.

During the 2010 Taipei Flora Expo, Yuanshan Park was appointed into 5 expo areas, including the Expo Dome, Pavilion of New Fashion, Celebrity House, Pavilion of Culture and Expo Theater.

K.Lin/Mimi H./Leon Tsai

Yumen Street, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

scenery features:

First park in Taiwan and the first large scale city park in Taipei. Archaeological digs reveals Taiwan’s prehistoric culture was found located in Yuanshan park.

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By bus :
1. Take Lienyin bus (聯營客運) no. 21, 47, 224, 240, 260, 291, 301, 304, 308, 310 and alight at the Yuanshan Stop (圓山站).

2. Take bus no. no. 21, 33, 247, 267 and alight at the National Martyr's Shrine Stop (忠烈祠站).

By Taipei MRT:
Take Taipei MRT-Danshui Line (捷運淡水線) to MRT Yuanshan Station (捷運圓山站). Yuanshan Park (圓山公園) is located on the opposite side of exit no. 1 of MRT Yuanshan Station (捷運圓山站).