Offering a unique blend of cultural streets and open surroundings, Linkou District is a rapidly expanding area in New Taipei City. The Linkou Districts is on the outskirts of the urban sprawl and offers a perfect balance of city vibrancy and rural landscapes.
Things to do in Linkou District
Nature enthusiasts can travel just outside Linkou District to find beautiful paths like the Taiping Coastal Trail, where you can follow mountainous foothills to expansive ocean views. For shorter walks, head to one of the many local parks like Linkou Lok Live Park, where you’ll find bike tracks, ecological pools and hundreds of tree species.
Explore the streets to find quintessential Taiwan cuisine, such as a glass of refreshing Baozhong tea. Take a walk along the coast, and you can sample local cuisines like a-gei, a combination of tofu, cellophane noodles and surimi.
To learn about local history, visit one of the many temples found in the area. The Bamboo Forest Mountain Goddess Temple lies on the edge of the forest in Linkou District, where you’ll find grand architecture and a traditional site of worship. Art fanatics can also head to the local Metalworking Museum of Art, which focuses on the district’s creative craft of jewellery production.
Getting around Linkou District
Centrally located, Lin Kou Gong Che Zhuan Yun Zhan is the main metro station in Linkou District which connects to the city centre. If you want to live like a local, jump on the local bus network to find the less touristy areas of town, or discover the hidden gems of the district on foot.