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Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei

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Hot Spring Historic Walking Area
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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  • Yangmingshan is huge, there are shuttle buses that takes you to the different points of interests. (sulphur vents, hot spring, meadow...) It's hard to predict the weather on the mountain, when I was t...  more »
  • The atmosphere here is wonderful and the air is so fresh. If you have had a busy weekdays, spend the weekend here is worth it. ❤️  more »
  • Out of the multiple times that we've been in Taipei, Yangmingshan has always been a part of our itinerary. Definitely worth visiting especially on months that you'd witness the cherry blossoms bloom.  more »