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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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  • chongyiang



    Lovely place! If you don't drive, there's a little country bus which takes you on a ring road around the mountain. Take a long hike if you have several hours. Can get a bit misty and rainy (that's Taiwan for you), so go prepared!
  • Mobile384546

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    En familia

    Good place


    It’s a good place for family. We went to go hiking There are many place to see the city sighting but there too many mosquito and I hate insects. 中文中文中要五十個字但我不想要換成英文為什麼這個網站不能用英文打ㄋ 我只是想要留言但是不行這樣喔喔喔喔喔
  • WeiHuang91

    Singapore, Singapore

    Caught the Sakura over at Yang Ming Shan!


    My friends and I made it here in time to catch the Sakura season over at the Yang Ming Shan Mountain areas! We hired a driver that drove us all the way from our hotel and brought us out for a full day tour over at the Yang Ming Shan National Park Area. There were a few checkpoints that the driver have introduced us which were really great spots to take an OOTD photo and see the Sakura flowers! We even managed to squeeze in some time to actually do a short trek around the area and I would highly recommend people to drop by. Feb will be a good and cooling season to come!
  • Pierre E

    Washington DC, District of Columbia

    Wonderful hiking options


    From Taipei, take the S15 (small bus) for a 30-minute or so inexpensive bus ride to this wonderful mountainous place. For a worthwhile half-day adventure, start at Qingtiangang Visitor Center, hike over a hanging bridge to Lenshuikeng Visitor Center, where you can get a meal or something to drink. Cross the road, turn right and walk 5 minutes to a Hot Spring where you can dip your feet or up to your thigh in nice warm water. From there, hike some more, past scenic Menghuan Pond, where you can hear birds, frogs, and other wildlife. Eventually, you will reach Mt. Qixing East Peak, then on to Mt. Qixing itself. Relax here with other climbers, before descending to Xiaoyoukeng Visitor Center. There you can take the 108 bus back to where you can grab the S15 back to Taipei. This can be a strenous, relatively steep climb in parts, in particular if you are not in ready hiking shape. And the hike back down is steep and slippery in parts, so wear good hiking shoes and be careful. On cloudy days, you won't see much beyond the immediately visible (including some wlidlife), but on clear days you can see for miles, and it's spectacular.
  • jayyyyn

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Had an opportunity to trek up seven peak mountain (started at xiaoyoukeng) - took me & my dad who’s 60y/o about 3-4 hour to comfortably hike and get a lunch at trail end - would recommend this route exactly as it is. Was misty when we reached the totem pole so we didnt get to see any much view. Please wear trekking shoes for this as while the place is well paved, some places can get muddy when it rains/ after it rains - rmb to bring waterproof jacket too Weather was perfect for us - hiked from 10am to around 2pm - more difficult than elephant trail but still doable

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