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Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei

Categories: Hot Springs, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I went with a group of friends to cycle from Taipei. We did the Taipei->Yangmingshan->coastline-> Taipei loop. The road was quiet and in good condition. We passed some scenic areas like the hotsprings...  read more »
  • 跟著家人到陽明山隨意走走,坐公車隨興逛逛,天光正好、天氣不熱,信步走到兩個以前沒來過的好地方,既舒服又悠閒,也許因為是非假日,人不多、天很藍。 
  • I have gone to the Yangmingshan for million times. Four season in mountain are all special. The most I like is spring. Because the calla lilly are beautiful. Yangmingshan Flower Festival will be follo...  read more »
  • One of the best places to appreciate the mountainous sceneries and tropical forests of Taiwan. Driving would be strongly recommended as the public transit was a bit of a pain when I visited it during the summer time. Took about one and a half hour to reach from Taipei Station via subway and shuttle buses.
  • Easily accessible. Trails are available even for older and less fit people. Scenery is amazing and fun to explore. Only the bus shd have more frequency
  • Always amazing with her beauty. you can have the view all the way down the Dan Shui River from Da Dao Cheng to the sea. And then following the coast line you can see the beach from Bali to Shan Zhi. quite a marvelous location you could always find something new here!
  • I visited on a rainy day so that's probably why my review is only for 3-stars. The sulfur geysers were less impressive than expected, though the odor was stronger than hoped. When I visit in better weather, hopefully I'll get to see the true beauty of this park.
  • Great place to go hiking, and you can get a great view of Taipei when the weather isn't bad, but public transit is just terrible, all buses that go into and out of the mountain goes to and from the main bus loop, shuttles that services the stops on the mountain does not leave the mountain. So in order to get somewhere on the mountain, you'd need to take a bus to the main bus loop, then transfer to one of the shuttles. Last shuttle is around 5 pm or so, depending on which stop you're at. If you miss the last shuttle or can't get on (since it can get pretty crowded, esp during the weekends), you're kind of screwed. If you drive, then parking is your problem, during weekends, the parking lots are usually pretty full, esp during cherry blossom seasons, getting into the mountain is proven impossible during that season. If you ride a motorbike, you can visit the mountain at night for a great night view of thee city.
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