zhishan garden at national palace museum

Located right within the National Palace Museum complex in Taipei is the Zhishan Garden.  This wonderful garden is a great place to stroll and just relax after walking through the National Palace Museum.  The gardens is a recreation of traditional Chinese landscaping, bringing back the scenery that has inspired many of the ancient Chinese poets and scholars.  The best part is that entrance to the Zhishan Garden is free for anyone who has bought general admission tickets to the museum!  Here’s a quick look at the gardens…    

zhishan garden entrance

Entrance to the Zhishan Garden.

A creek runs along the entrance of the garden, eventually flowing into a pond.

One of the many bridges at the garden.

A pavilion nestled in the corner of the pond.

An island in the middle of the pond.

A dragon fountain.

A view of the National Palace Museum from the garden.

A shaded walkway leading back to the entrance of the garden.

Visitor’s Information to the Zhishan Garden:

Refer to the post on the National Palace Museum for detailed visitor’s info.


What are some of the interesting gardens you been to?  Please share your experiences below.

Alec Chan

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