Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Daan 大安區, Taipei

3/16/2011 Taiwan Explorer
1. Introduction

• Known for: Universities
• Population: 313,000 (2012, source)
• Wade-Giles: Ta-an
• Pinyin: Dà'ān
• Romaji: Daian
• Map: My map of Daan

Daan 大安區 is one of the central districts in Taipei, located between Zhongzheng and Xinyi, serving as a bridge between the older and newer Taipei. This is a mostly residential district; some of the most expensive apartments in all of Taipei can be found here. But not only that, the biggest universities in Taiwan Taipei's biggest urban park are found here as well. The popular Yongkang Street is attracting lots of tourists, especially because the world famous restaurant Din Tai Fung is located here. These are the must see sights and parts of Daan (my personal recommendations): Zhongxiao East Road, Yongkang Street, Taida, Shida and Shida Night Market, the Daan Park and the Far Eastern Plaza.

2. Points of interest

Below are selected points of interest of Daan District. The ones I have already blogged about are linked in • bold, check them out. The ones without link are on my list to visit. Tip: To open links in new tab, hold down Ctrl or ⌘ while clicking on the link.

▷ INTERESTING AREAS

• Guang Hua Digital Plaza 光華商場
• National Taiwan Normal University 國立臺灣師範大學
• National Taiwan University | First visit 國立臺灣大學
• Yongkang Street 永康街
• Zhongxiao East Road 忠孝東路

▷ SIGHTS

• Far Eastern Plaza 遠企中心
• Lianrang Estate 濂讓居
• Taipei Grand Mosque 台北清真寺
• Taipower Building 台電大樓
• Taishin Tower 台新金控大樓

▷ NIGHT MARKETS

• Shida Night Market 師大路夜市
• Tonghua Night Market 通化街夜市

▷ RESTAURANTS

• Golden Chicken Garden 金雞園
• Original Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
• Sweet Dynasty 唐朝
• Zoca Pizza 佐佧比薩

▷PARKS

• Daan Forest Park 大安森林公園

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