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Qingtiangang Grassland 擎天崗草原

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4.5 95 Reviews

Tuesday: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
Phone Number
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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  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Cows graze in meadow on the mountain


    Yangming Shan can be easily reached from Taipei by bus; if you have you own transport, it's better to drive. Qing Tian Gang is a meadow in the mountain, it was once a tea garden. These days, it's a grazing area for water buffalo, which are referred to as "cows." The water buffalo are often photographed by young city-dwellers.
  • K9849XP_

    Hug the nature


    It is a good place to take a relax with your family or friends. This period, the weather is hot, so this time I don't put on my jacket. But last time I come here, probably in the spring, I need to put on the jacket. Because the weather is a bit cold. But it is comfortable, especially when the weather is hot in the general area. In here, we walk over the trail, and then sit at the grassland and chat with each other. You also can climb the mountain. First time I went here, we climb the mountain and think it is good. In my memory, that would take some time, but it not much. It also have good views and cows. And the most important is I think there is good for a family or a group of friends to take a relax and chat with them.
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Do you like cows?


    Qing Tian Gang was established in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) as a tea garden and meadow to pasture cows. When the Kuomintang arrived, it was preserved as open space for the people of Taipei. There's lots of space for people who feel nature deprivation while being .cooped up in the densely populated city. It's a great place for hiking and picnics It's child-friendly. Qing Tian Gang is surrounded by mountains and deep forests. By the way, there are cows grazing in the fields, they are an irresistible photo opportunity for people who have never been in the country before. Qing Tian Yang is 14 km (9 miles) from Taipei.
  • libralena

    Singapur, Singapur

    wonderful view


    went by land tour booked through Klook. Had to take bus 108 up to the bus station and walk up to the grassland. Very good weather and clear so we were able to view the nice mountain view. Temperature may be cooler on mountain so wear warm clothes.
  • Jolieeeeee

    Singapore, Singapore

    Cool weather


    Cool weather up on the mountains, even though high temperature at the general Shilin area Can be accessed by bus to the top of the mountain or by walking on the designated path from other areas Great place to bring kids to picnic Keep an eye on them at all times, especially near the bull area Children may run into the fencing, not knowing the dangers More areas can be reached from the grassland

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