Guandu

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  • Address:Beitou Dist., Taipei City 11268, Taiwan (R.O.C.) View on Map
The name "Guandu" originated from the aboriginal language. From the former train station to the current MRT station nowadays, the history and culture of this area have advanced steadily. Guandu Plain, located at the intersection of Danshui and Keelung Rivers is an important habitat for migratory birds. It is also the only wetland in Taipei City. The ecology here is rich and is part of the Guandu Nature Reserve. The most well-known aquatic plant would be kandelia obovatas, while noted animals include fiddler crabs and mudskippers. If you look down at the riverside from the bike path above, you'll see that the sand is packed with holes. However, don't think that they are man-made: these holes are in fact created by fiddler crabs! The scenic attractions located nearby have all something to do with the wharf. At the wharf, you can often see a small cruise ship, this is the "Great River Queen", which specializes in ecotourism, conferences, and banquets. To the right is the famed " Guandu Bridge". It's a bridge that spans across northern Taiwan's Danshui River, and links together New Taipei City's Bali, Wugu, and Danshui Districts, as well as Taipei City's Beitou and Guandu. The bridge is a continuous steel arched bridge built by fellow countrymen, and was the work architect Lin Tongyan was most satisfied with during his lifetime. It features parabolic red steel arches with progressively decreasing height. Another famous landmark nearby is "Guandu Temple", a noted Mazu temple in northern Taiwan. The incense is flourishing and prosperous, and the temple includes a library. Sitting on the wall outside of the library are large amounts of pigeons. Taipei National University of the Arts is also located close to Guandu. The campus boasts a large and long stretch of grass, and often hosts art installations and exhibits. There's activities related to the art installations, as well as Guandu Nature Park. 

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All day

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Transportation 
Nat'l Hwy 1 → Exit to Taipei Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2B → Guandu Rd.
Public 
Take THSR or TRA to Taipei Station, transfer Taipei MRT to Guandu Station, transfer Taipei City Bus (No. Red 35, Small 23) to Guandu Nature Park Stop.