Educational and Entertaining Journey for Parents and Children! Colored Slides and the World of Dinosaur are Waiting for You to Explore.
Banqiao 435 Art Zone
Banqiao 435 Art Zone is a public space where arts and life are intimately woven together; it is divided into two major themes: Family-Friendly Arts Fantasy Land and Artists’ Dream Base. There are 7 exhibition halls in the Art Zone, and a series of classes and exhibitions are also designed to offer entertaining and educational experiences for tourists and families. The “Wetland Story House” offers exhibitions and detailed information on wetland ecosystem, providing a comprehensive experience-learning environment. Taiwan Toy Museum, on the other hand, displays nearly three thousand pieces of rarely seen toys from past to present, from Taiwan to around the world, as well as several hundreds of traditional kid toys, educational games, and a temple festival game area; in addition to experiencing with your own hands and playing all the educational games, there are also many kinds of outdoor toys and games. If you are interested in going to exhibitions, there are now currently several dozens of artists stationed in the Art Zone, who come from diverse backgrounds including performing art, contemporary visual art, three-dimensional sculpture, designing, and music.
Location and Address: No. 435, Zhongzhen Rd., Banqiao District, New Taipei City
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-29690366
Opening Hours: 09:00~17:00 Monday through Friday; 09:00~18:00 Saturday and Sunday; Art Zone Closing Times: First Monday of every month (but will be open on a public holiday).
The traffic information from the Banqiao MRT Station to the Banqiao 435 Art Zone
At the Banqiao MRT Station, take Bus No. 310, 307, 810, 857, 786 and get off at "Banqiao Junior High School, Banqiao 435 Art Zone".
Banqiao 435 Art Zone's information
Liu Biju Chaozhou Casserole Porridge
There're many different methods to cook porridge; Guangdong porridge and Taiwanese salty congee are the common cuisines for general customers. In recent years, the casserole porridge becomes popular in Banqiao due to the use of Taitung Guanshan Emperor Rice as the main ingredient; particularly, not until the guests make an order, the rice won't be put into the casserole. The rice is cooked with sea tangle broth and the nut sauce, which is a paste made of ground cashew nuts, pine nuts, peanuts, etc.; as a result, the broth tastes an extraordinary mellow and refreshing flavor, and it's strongly recommended by the gourmands who love porridge.
Location and Address: No. 3, Mingquan Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-29528813
Opening Hours: Monday ~ Thursday 11:30-14:00, 17:30-22:40/ Friday 11:30-14:00, 17:30-23:10/ Saturday and Sunday 11:30-14:00, 17:00-23:10
The traffic information from the Banqiao 435 Art Zone to the Liu Biju Chaozhou Casserole Porridge
Take the Bus No. 310, 307, 810, 857, 786 and get off at Banqiao. Walk toward Xinzhan Road for about 8 minutes.
Liu Biju Chaozhou Casserole Porridge's information
It doesn't take a trip abroad to find featured parks. In New Taipei City, there are numerous featured parks. Located in Zhonghe, Yuanshan Park is a kid's wonderland and playground; it's a must-go destination for mom and dad to come with their kids! About an area of 3 hectares, the big park is facilitated with the inclusive playground equipment, the PU floor is safe protection. Built along the terrain, the tunnel net and climbing wall are the place to train kid's hand-foot coordination; besides the general type swings, there are bird's nest swings and diaper swings available for kids in different ages to enjoy the fun going up and down; the giant sandpit with a vine-shaped hand-foot bathing basin aside, it's convenient to wash the hands and feet after playing in the sand. The biggest highlight is absolutely the colorful terrazzo slide with a super-long length! Whoosh~~ a sort of speedy sliding enjoyment. Next to it, the grass slop is the best for exciting skating; people should remember to bring the skateboards.
Location and Address: Ln. 455, Yuanshan Rd., Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-29603456 (Public Works Department, New Taipei City Government)
Opening Hours: It's open 24 hours a day.
The traffic information from the Liu Biju Chaozhou Casserole Porridge to the Yuanshan Park
Take the Circular Line and get off at the Zhongyuan Station. It takes a 15-minute walk to reach the destination.
Yuanshan Park's information
Under the Huazhong Bridge, there's a large Dinosaur Park; since the Huazhong Bridge 3D paintings were launched in 2014, Taiwan's only one Dinosaur Park next to Riverside Bike Path has been planned. It's a place of amazing art installations for taking amazing photos, including little tyrannosaurus, triceratops, little stegosaurus, dinosaur egg, and a hanging pterosaur overlooking the area. (The photos are provided by the Water Resources Department, New Taipei City Government)
Location and Address: Under the Huazhong Bridge, Zhonghe Dist., New Taipei City
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-22482688 (Zhonghe District Office)
Opening Hours: It's open all year round.
The traffic information from the Yuanshan Park to the Dinosaur Park
Take the Circular Line and get off at the Qiaohe MRT Station. It takes about a 5-minute walk.
Dinosaur Park's information
Lehua Night Market
When evening creeps in and the street lights go on, the Lehua Night Market turns Yonghe into a city of the night. Foods from all over the world are gathered here, from Taiwanese oyster pancakes and fried chicken to Hong Kong curry fish balls, Japanese oden, and Thai papaya salad. Visitors cannot help but eat as they stroll through the market. One of the oldest stands is a place called Hsuehua Shaved Ice. It serves a meticulously prepared dessert with simple but hearty toppings.
Location and Address: Yongping Road, Yonghe District, New Taipei City (Near the metro's Yongan Market Station)
Contact Phone Number: 886-2-29282828
Opening Hours: 17:00-01:00
The traffic information from the Dinosaur Park to the Lehua Night Market
Take the Circular Line and get off at the Jing'an MRT Station. Transfer to Zhonghe-Xinlu Line and get off at the Dingxi MRT Station. Walk along Yonghe Road for about 10 minutes.
Lehua Night Market's information
Return Trip Traffic Information
Walk along Yonghe Road to reach the Dingxi MRT Station, and transfer to either MRT Line that reaches your home.
Circular Line MAP
Special Section of the Featured Parks
New Taipei City has a great area and there are featured parks with different topic hidden in individual districts. If you view from above to see the Butterfly Park in Banqiao and the Bali Left Bank Park, you will find both parks are designed with the inspiration of animals. The two parks are truly one of a kind. For the Banqiao Siwei Park and the Yingge Robot Park, they feature cute slides to be the characteristics of the parks. Do you know any other featured parks in New Taipei City? Take your kids to explore together!