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Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei

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Centered around Qixing Mountain, Taiwan’s highest dormant volcano, Yangmingshan National Park, features 13 hot springs and several scenic trails easily accessible from central Taipei by frequent buses. Smoking fumaroles, Taiwan blue magpies, and rhododendrons growing from andesite rocks stand out as the national park's trademark sights. Enjoy a stroll around Dream Lake and visit Grass Mountain Chateau, Chan Kai-shek’s summer residence. You can see a staggering 1,360 species of plants as you wander around the park's rolling grass hills, which were created after the government burnt forests to prevent thieves from stealing rich sulfur deposits. Covering 114.5 sq km (44.2 sq mi), the area serves as a popular weekend and holiday outing spot. With our world travel planner, Taipei attractions like Yangmingshan National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Half an hour by bus or taxi from downtown Taipei will take you to this splendid park, which is open all year round. Yangmingshan was known as "Grass Mountain" when US forces were stationed in... 
    Half an hour by bus or taxi from downtown Taipei will take you to this splendid park, which is open all year round. Yangmingshan was known as "Grass Mountain" when US forces were stationed in...  more »
  • Yangming Shan National Park is an area near Taipei, bordering on Beitou and New Taipei. While it could not be called a wilderness, it certainly has some wide open spaces. Among the attractions are... 
    Yangming Shan National Park is an area near Taipei, bordering on Beitou and New Taipei. While it could not be called a wilderness, it certainly has some wide open spaces. Among the attractions are...  more »
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  • the scene is just so beautiful that I've been fall in love with it😍😍 really attracted by all the things in this beautiful place, and I spent a happy and relaxing time with my friends, tired but worthy hope I can go there every week ,if there is any place I will suggest to my friends to watch the sunrise, definitely Yang Ming Shang will be the first place !! always a place I will feel so in love, maybe it is the place I feel with this beautiful feeling 🥰
  • 1 star because of traffic. I know many people only post pic like the beautiful mountain. But almost non share about how bad traffic was. I wanted to share this, not to lower the star, but for other to be prepared if you drive your own car! On Saturday 12/11/2022 we drove our car and I’ve spent 2 hrs on car struck on the mountain finding the parking lots. It was a mess. And if you park near the route. You will be fine from 900 - 1800 ntd bill! Other options are - take bus, but I can see, fully packed of pp just like a fish can. So be prepared if you want to take bus. - for me if we come next time, I would choose “Uber” for the way up, and for the way down, may take bus or Uber instead! “Never bring your own car as it was crazy 🥹🥹” The nature is quite nice, easy to walk and can see many cattle :)

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