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National Cheng Kung University Banyan Park(成大榕園)

Traveler rating:4.5 194 Reviews

Tuesday:Open 24 hours a day





The banyan trees of National Cheng Kung University (成大) have long been a symbol of Tainan. It is said that they were personally planted by Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito (Later known as Emperor Showa) when he visited Taiwan in 1923. Even now, the banyan trees are like kind old alumni, standing watch over the Cheng Kung University campus every day. When graduation time comes around, there are always lots of students here taking photos, reluctant to leave. In the sunshine, the Banyan Park (成大榕園) exudes strong educational institution charm, and has a most exotic atmosphere. On holiday afternoons many people can be seen walking here; foreigners bring their whole families to lie down and sunbathe, and it is the top picnic choice for downtown tourists.


TEL +886-6-2757575

Address East Dist., Tainan City Taiwán, R.O.C

Category Eco-Tour

Opening Hours Free entry, open all day long

Offical Site Offical Site


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  • Ranijapantraveller


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    Traveler rating:4 2019-09

    National Cheng Kung University is one of the best universities in Taiwan. Founded in 1931, several buildings are dominated by red brick walls and still retain their original shape. The main building in the front is the campus museum with the old banyan trees, being the most famous landmark of NCKU. Not only students but people like to hang out there. The double rows of old banyan trees planted along the boulevard makes the beautiful campus walk. The campus is divided into 7 regions separated by protocol streets and many sculptures statue with high artistic value. The location is in the heart of Tainan city next to Tainan Station. Yule Street across the street from university is a popular student food street where we can find cheap shops for food and bubble tea.
  • GlobalGypsy_13

    San Diego, California

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    How educational!

    Traveler rating:5 2019-06

    Even if you are not a student at this university that is across from the rear entrance of the train station, you can enjoy the ambiance and history of this site. This green campus has low rise buildings, a duck/koi pond, and many sculptures throughout -- the chess players was one of my favorites. Also you can clearly see remnants of the Eastern Gate wall of Fu Cheng and a modern gate near the museum.
  • Sammi F

    Tainan, Taiwan

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    good place for picnic

    Traveler rating:4 2018-04

    there is a big tree and big field for picnic, which is the only thing we did when we went there. The campus is huge but you definitely see some trees there.
  • mobydog1973

    Busan, South Korea

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    Solo travel


    Traveler rating:5 2018-05

    The Chinese language center here is one of the best in the country. Many young and young at heart come here to learn Chinese in classes or one by one. You can learn by the lovely pond and bridge. Old classic Gates and trees on campus, too.
  • alvanovzp

    Bandung, Indonesia

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    Modern Education in Heritage complex

    Traveler rating:5 2018-11

    One of the best university in Taiwan placed in heritage building complex with abundance of historical spots especially in Kuang fu campus such as National Cheng Kung University Museum, Banyan Garden, Cheng Kung Lake, and West Gate.We can stroll around the campus absorbing academic atmosphere with several groups of people practising tai-chi especially in the morning and afternoon. Its a good place to relax and reminiscing the early Taiwan governance activities.

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