Lonely Planet review
This is Taipei’s central park, where the city comes to play. And play it does, from kids rollerblading and playing tag to teens playing basketball and ultimate Frisbee to old men engaged in xiàngqí (Chinese chess). The park is a great place to hang out or to stroll about after a meal on nearby Yongkang St.
In the early mornings, you’ll see folks practising tai chi, and in the evenings, ballroom dancing. On big holidays, especially Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year, the amphitheatre hosts free stage shows featuring some of the biggest names in Taiwanese entertainment.