This Beautiful Park Near Taipei Offers IG-Worthy Trails for Nature Lovers (With Prayer Room!)


Sri Anindiati Nursastri •  Nov 03, 2021

Though it’ll be a while before you can travel to Taiwan, you can still dream about travelling there once borders reopen. Taiwan is known for its wonderful nature spots and you’d be surprised to know that there are a number of nature spots near Taipei, the largest metropolitan area in Taiwan. Guandu Nature Park is one place that you’d want to visit if you’re a nature lover. Read on to find out more about what you can do at Guandu Nature Park.

Guandu Nature Park - a popular bird-watching spot in northern Taiwan

Even though Taipei is a bustling city, it’s amazing how you can find a spot rich in ecological diversity like Guandu Nature Park in the suburbs. Located at the junction of Keelung and Danshui Rivers with the backdrop of the Datun Mountain, the Guandu Plain is fertile and rich in ecology. That’s why the nature spot has become the best resting place for many migratory birds, which attracts many bird-watchers!

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Guandu Nature Park covers an area of ​​57 hectares of marsh wetland, which is divided into five areas: main area, core reserve area, outdoor observation area and sustainable management area, as well as the constructed wetland. For those of you who are into bird-watching, you can head over to the second floor of the Research and Visitor Service Center to use the high-powered telescope for a clearer view of the birds. At the bird-watching cabins nearby, you can also watch the footprints of migratory birds.

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Even if you’re not a bird-watcher, this wonderful phenomenon is not to be missed. Guandu Nature Park can enjoy different kinds of birds all year round, from September to April each year you can enjoy winter birds, every year from May to August you can enjoy summer migratory birds and land birds, birds etc. are not seasonally distinguished. Out of 400 species of migratory birds in Taiwan, more than 200 species will flock to Guandu Nature Park, which makes it an amazing occurrence.

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Besides bird-watching, Guandu Nature Park also has multiple trails where you can find a unique range of flora and fauna from swamp and fiddler crabs to mudskippers and more. With a number of diverse environments at the park, there’s just so much to uncover! It’s also a nice place to take in some fresh air during your future vacation.

Prayer room at Guandu Nature Park

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If you need to do your prayers while exploring Guandu Nature Park, simply head over to the park’s prayer room which is well-equipped with prayer mats, convenient for Muslim travelers to make pilgrimages.

If you love visiting nature parks while on vacation, be sure to add Guandu Nature Park to your itinerary! Can’t wait to visit Taiwan when borders reopen!

Guandu Nature Park

Address: No. 55, Guandu Road, Beitou District, Taipei City

Contact: +886-2-2858-741

Opening hours: 9AM-5.30PM on weekdays / 9AM-6.30PM on holidays (closed on Mondays)

Ticket price: NTD60 for full ticket, NTD30 for preferential ticket