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Yangmingshan National Park 陽明山國家公園

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Of all Taiwan’s national parks, Yangmingshan is the one located closest to a metropolitan center. Yangmingshan features a widely varying terrain, diverse ecology, and is home to numerous protected species. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of one of Taiwan’s endemic bird species—the Formosan Blue Magpie.

The park is full of plum, cherry, peach and pear trees, rhododendrons, etc. In spring, the cherry blossoms never fail to draw crowds. After cherry blossom season, about mid-March, it’s time for the calla lilies at Bamboo Lake (Zhu-zi-hu) to take center stage. Visitors go into the fields and pick calla lillies to take home with them—it’s become a must-do event for this time of a year!

Perhaps one of the most distinctive features in the park is the “Flower Clock,” composed of a variety of colorful seasonal flowers. When visiting Yangmingshan, be sure to take a photo to prove you’ve seen this famous landmark! Also worth checking are popular sights like the Hsiao-you-keng (“Small Oil Pit”), Ching-tien-kang (Qing-tian Hill) Leng-shui-keng (“Cold Water Pit”), and Yangming Archive House. If you enjoy an invigorating hike, these will be right up your alley!

The Yangmingshan area also possesses a wealth of geothermal resources, with hot springs having differing compositions depending on their location in the park. Nearby Xing-yi Road in Beitou is lined with hot spring restaurants. If you’re passing along this way, don’t forget to take a relaxing dip in the sulfur springs!

Beautiful flowers in the spring, a cool getaway in the summer, silver grass and maple leaves in the fall, hot springs in the winter—Yangmingshan’s distinctive seasonal offerings await your discovery!


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Family、Campus teaching、Hiker
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No.1-20, Zhuzihu Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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  • BillyK1980

    Melbourne, Australia

    Great hiking


    There is a lot of tracks you can do and plenty of public transport to get there and around. Must do if you have a day, then go to hot springs after
  • rushyoja

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    Con amigos

    Leisure Visit to Yangminshan


    It was my must visit place whenever i go to Taipei. There are numbers of spots but check which spots best for which seasons. But if you hav time then it is fine to go more spots. Spots must go 1) Xiaoyoukeng 2) Qingtiangang 3) Lengshuikeng. Tonsave time, pls take a cab before go up to yangmingshan. Bus rounding inside hav to wait for so long and q-line was so long spend a bit of money take a cab to go ard different spots...
  • anniengky

    Singapore, Singapore

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    1st visit


    First time to Yang Ming Shan.. We went end of October, Nice weather ..... From Xinbeitou took bus S9 easy to 花锺在。around there can visited public hot springs individual men and women.. But we don't dared.. As all naked..
  • 376pieterg

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    Solo travel

    Excellent hiking


    Beautiful nature, good variety, good trails, well indicated in English. Very nice to do as an escape from the city
  • allegro383


    Hiking trails, beautiful scenery, bamboo groves and hot springs


    There are many areas to explore within the national park and a good place to hop off the round-the-park shuttle minibus is Xiaoyoukeng. Here you can observe the fumaroles and volcanic activity, and take a one-hour hike to the main peak of Mt Qixing. I would suggest that you then proceed to the eastern peak before descending towards Lengshuikeng or Menghuan Pond as this route seems easier and less steep. As you walk, you get to enjoy spectacular mountain views and observe interesting flora and fauna. The highlight of my day was soaking my feet and legs in the small communal outdoor hot springs. There is a also free public bath for those willing to bare all. There are several visitors' centres within the park with toilet facilities as well as places for weary hikers to rest and have a drink. By the end of the day, the queues for the shuttle minibus back to the main carpark, as well as the queues for the buses back to Taipei are very, very long. Unfortunately, by the time I managed to get on a bus back to Taipei it was evening peak hour and the bus was stuck in traffic jam. My advice would be to start your day in Yangmingshan early and leave as early as possible.

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