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Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei
(4.2/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Yangmingshan National Park part of your personalized Taipei itinerary using our Taipei vacation generator.
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  • 陽明山如果想要享受晴空跟綠地的話建議夏天的時候上山,這次旅行的時候是冬天上去,山上的氣溫比起平地更低,而且還會飄小雨起大霧,而且能見度非常低,沒辦法在這種天氣登山,因為很容易迷失方向,如果想要感受一下一片迷霧的精靈世界,倒是可以上去看看 
  • Really beautiful to watch whole Taipei city from this mountain area. This national park is well preserved, it has one volcanic place too. You can see it and feel the heat coming from inside mountain. ...  more »
  • There are many buses from the Metro to Yangmingshan bus station. For me, I took bus number 230 from Xin Beitou to Yangmingshan bus station and changed to bus 108 up to Xiaoyoukeng. I was amazed by the...  more »
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  • I really enjoyed a day walking the Wishing East West path. It was tough enough to bed a good workout but easy enough for a day. The views are stunning and it is easy to get there by bus. It was extremely busy - too much so for me- and the 108 bus was packed!
  • Great place to walk around and experience nature. You can also soak your feet in the hot springs. Note: avoid the indoor hot spring baths, it's mostly elderly folks....
  • Really super national park. Lots of walks. Plenty of minibus bringing you around.
  • Great place to go camping close to the city. Be sure to rent the fire pit if you have enough people. They have showers, but it was cold water only when I used them.
  • Good place for a good trekking away from the city jungle. For first timer, please be prepared to walk alot.