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Taipei’s Green Library

Take a walk around this beautiful, eco-friendly building in the middle of the city.

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The Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library is one of Taiwan’s first sustainable construction projects. Its beautiful wooden interior is reminiscent of the design style that was developed during Japan’s occupation of Taiwan (1895-1945), when thousands of buildings were constructed of timber fell from the island’s forests.

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I would love to visit more often, if it weren’t situated far out in the north of the city. Picking a summer weekend to visit was probably not the cleverest idea either because it was ridiculously crowded and hot.

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The library is situated inside Beitou Park, which is a lovely place to spend a slow afternoon with your favorite book and camera.

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