Daan Forest Park – Visitors Guide

Important Information

Entrance FeeFree
AddressNo. 1號, Section 2, Xinsheng S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, 106
Hours24 hours
Chinese Name大安森林公園
Park SizeAround 64 acres
ParkingUnderground garage
Date OpenedMarch 29, 1994
Coordinates25°01′47″N 121°32′10″E / 25.0297299°N 121.5361368°E

Daan Forest Park in Taiwan is a lush, urban oasis. It’s Taipei’s largest city park. Home to diverse wildlife, it’s a haven for nature lovers. Kids enjoy its playgrounds and ponds. It suits families, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking relaxation.

Pavilion in Daan Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan

What to do

You could visit all the facilities like:

  • Children’s playground at Daan Forest Park offers numerous engaging structures for kids.
  • The roller skating rink facilitates fun, energetic activities for visitors of all ages.
  • Daan Forest Park’s ecological pond fosters diverse local flora and fauna.
  • The pavilion provides shaded space for relaxation and leisurely enjoyment of park views.
  • Basketball courts: Play basketball with your buds.

There’s also birdwatching and firefly watching. Or you could check out the flowers.

Daan also hosts various events.

Daan Park Events

Daan Park hosts the following events:

Event NameTime of YearDescription
Islamic Cultural Fair (Eid-al-Fitr)April: days vary by yearCelebrates end of Ramadan with Muslim cuisine, prayer, & cultural performances.
NTU Azalea FestivalMarch 1st-31stNational Taiwan University showcases blooming azaleas, with concerts & art exhibits.
Taipei Jazz FestivalSeptember to OctoberInternational jazz musicians perform live, enthralling Taipei’s jazz enthusiasts.
Pokémon GO Safari ZoneRandom timesSpecial Pokémon appear in Daan Park for players to catch & battle.
Events at Daan Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan.

Check whether these events are happening before visiting Daan around these times. The host could have canceled the event. Or it won’t fall on the same day as the previous year.

How to Get There

The best way to get to Daan Park is to take the Taipei MRT (Red Line) to Daan Park Station. Leave the station from Exits 3, 4, or 5—you won’t need to cross the road from these stations. Exiting through Exit 1 requires you to cross the street.

Or take the Taipei City bus to the MRT Daan Park or Xinyi & Xinsheng Intersection bus stations.

Want more exercise? Rent a YouBike 2.0 and leave it at any of the docking stations outside Daan Forest Park.

Traveler Tips

Keep these tips in mind when visiting Daan Park:

  • Pack a raincoat; Taipei’s weather can quickly change.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for ample walking.
  • Bring water or electrolytes & snacks for energy during your visit.
  • Use sunscreen to protect yourself from the strong sun.
  • Keep close watch of your belongings amidst the crowds.

Daan Forest Park Photos

Daan forest park sign
Watering workout machine Daan Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Daan Park map
Watering workout machine Daan Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Religious statue in Daan Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan
Watering workout machine Daan Forest Park, Taipei, Taiwan