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Qingtiangang Grassland 擎天崗草原

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Saturday: open 24 hours




Qingtiangang Grassland (a.k.a. “Sun Valley”) is situated in the heart of the Datun Mountain Range. It is a flat, saddle-shaped area encircled by Mt. Zhuzi, Mt. Qigu, Mt. Ding and Mt. Huangzui that used to be a terrace formed by lava from Mt. Zhugao. Qingtiangang was designated by Japanese colonial rulers as the site of the Dalingzhi Ranch for tea-growing and cattle-herding purposes. After taking over Taiwan, the Chinese nationalist government established the Yangmingshan Ranch in the Qingtiangang /Lengshuikeng area, following the original Japanese tradition. Once Taipei City was placed under the administration of the Executive Yuan, the Taipei City Farmers’ Association became responsible for the ranch operations, with the cattle herds on Qingtiangang being owned by farmers in Beitou, Shilin and Jinshan. With gently rolling meadows and dazzling verdancy, the evenly surfaced Qingtiangang is a wonderful outdoor classroom for grassland observation, and the most popular hiking destination in Yangmingshan National Park, with a foot path impressively lined with undulating grass and stumpy shrubs.


Outing Locations Family Activities
Family、Campus teaching、Hiker
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
No. 246, Lane 101, Jingshan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: open 24 hours
Monday: open 24 hours
Tuesday: open 24 hours
Wednesday: open 24 hours
Thursday: open 24 hours
Friday: open 24 hours
Saturday: open 24 hours


Notes for visitors:
For your safety, keep your distance from the wild cattle on the Qingtiangang Grassland.
Qingtiangang has unstable weather conditions; mountaineers/hikers are advised to carry rain gear and warm clothing.
No excavating stones/soil, picking flowers/herbs or removing other natural resource on the Qingtiangang grassland premises.
No littering, loud activities (talking loudly or playing loud music), setting off firecrackers or barbecuing on the grassland premises.

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  • JacinthaLima

    Singapur, Singapur

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    En familia

    Wonderful sprawling green grassland


    One of the places we visited at Yang Ming shan park. Really wonderful views of greenery all around. My 2 year old had alot of fun running around and enjoying the sights. Good place to take photos but nothing more than that. Would recommend to visit this place as part of day tour of Yang Ming Shan Park, not a stand alone attraction.
  • youyouhsuan

    Traveler type:

    Con amigos

    Huge Grassland


    It’s very nice to walk alone the way. You will see bulls and a huge place of grass. The only concern is the weather too hot around the noon time. Maybe after 15:00 will be better. It’s a great place to get away eat Taipei but better to drive.
  • Vivienne C

    Bangkok, Tailandia

    Traveler type:

    En familia

    Easy walk , good picnic place


    The kids love here.....grass land , buffalos and cows.For people who come for an easy walk , to get fresh air and have a nice mountain view for picnic
  • TangCS74


    Traveler type:

    En solitario

    Nice view but don't forget your wet weather gear.


    This is my second trip to the QingTianGang grassland. The weather was good and clear and there were many people out on an excursion. My first trip was in Feb 2017, the weather then was foggy and visibility was less than 100m and nothing further than that could be seen. QingTianGang is located at the end of the Yangmingshan bus 108 drop off stop or reachable direct by bus S15 from JianTan mrt station. There is a visitor service center providing a brief description of the area, a washroom and as well as a small convenience store selling. There's also a vending machine outside the visitor service centre. On a good weather day, the buffalos will be let loose to roam and feast on the grassland. Under no circumstances should we teased them. I witness a guy done that and one of the buffalo followed him a distance towards the start of the trail. From QingTianGang, there is a trial on the right which leads you to JuanSi waterfall and LengShuiKeng. Walking to either one might takes you over 30mins or more. Before the starts of the trail, there is a visible walk path on the left leading to the JinBaoLi path. The whole length is 4.6km. That might be attempted on my future trip to QingTianGang.
  • Miketwz


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    Very beautiful grassland with cool weather.


    Maybe it early morning, its very cooling and windy, manage to saw some cows around. Great for people to have a stroll and relax.

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