It's been some time, since I've been walking around Taida, in fact, it took me almost 3 years to visit this beautiful university again. Few days ago the never-ending winter rain in Taipei gave us a break and I decided to revisit Taiwan's most prestigious university. Taida 台大 is short for National Taiwan University 國立臺灣大學 (also shortened as NTU), is located in the southern part of Daan, one of Taipei's central districts. The university was established in 1928 during the Japanese occupation and was called Taihoku Imperial University 台北帝國大學 (source). After Taiwan's retrocession to ROC in 1945, the university received the current name. You can read more about the history here. The best thing about Taida's main campus is the space. It feels like one big park (it's actually bigger than the Daan Forest Park), but it's more than that. It has a feel of history on the one hand and one of the most vibrant community of all Taiwan's universities in the present times. What I liked a lot was the image of bicycles dominating the roads and lanes. You'll hardly see an image like that in other parts of Taipei, which are usually full of cars and scooters. Gosh, how I miss those times, when I was a student.
Let's explore Taida's main campus together:
Since Taida is a public university, you can enter whenever you want during the day, walk around and take photos. It's very easy to find, because it's located right next to Gongguan MRT Station (Exit 3). Here is a map of the campus for your reference.
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