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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We walked the Jinbaoli trail (aka- the historic fisherman's trail) in Yangmingshan Nat Park. From the car park beside the highway to the Jinbaoli Gate takes approx 2 hours. Mostly shaded area going... more »
This is an amazing national park which is close to Taipei city. And very easy access by bus. There are many hot spring scenery to see inside the park. Make sure check the flower clock. There are also.... more »
Nice gentle hikes with good access via public transportation. Different hikes and park entrances give you exposure to Buffalo, birds, flower gardens, old and new temples, hot springs, monkeys, and more. Great for the novice hiker and family day hikes.
If you are in the area, it's worth the drive. Several overlooks give wonderful views. If you like twisty roads, the trip is awesome.
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