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Nightscape-viewing from Yangmingshan 陽明山夜景

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The nightscape viewed from Yangmingshan is a famous tourism attraction of Taipei City. In addition to Yangde Blvd., where uphill travelers will be mesmerized by the dark sky sprayed with blinking stars, merged with a shimmering sea of city lights, the locations in Yangmingshan popular with nightscape-viewers also include: the Baiyun Villa, Zhuzihu Scenic Lookout, Yonggong Rd., Lin Yutang House, and the road that bypasses Yangmingshan National Park and leads to Dinghu or Beitou. Likewise, the Erziping Recreational Area and Qingtiangang are both terrific stargazing spots known for a panoramic view. With a premium location close enough to the Taipei Basin and a slope steep enough, the iconic back-hills of Chinese Culture University offer a bird’s eye view of the city cloaked by night, and an illusion of being sucked into the nebulous, dreamily lit windows below.


Outing Locations Family Activities
Family、Campus teaching、Hiker
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
No. 55, Huagang Rd., Yangmingshan, Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Open all day


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  • WeiHuang91

    Singapur, Singapur

    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 D.C., Distrito de 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
  • Galatoladakh

    Leh, India

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    Beautiful and serene


    Close to Taipei city, easily accessible by public transport, this national park is a perfect gateway from hustle and bustle of city life. Very well maintained, it has pretty scenic and serene atmosphere, trail is easy, peaceful and comfortable for hiking, there is this small waterfall - Juansi which is worth a visit especially the trail leading to it. Overall a must visit place.
  • BZimm08

    Iwakuni, Japan

    So diverse and Scenic. Definitely a Highlight!


    Yangmingshan National Park is not to be missed! If you are in Taipei for a few days, spend at least one day hiking around here. From downtown, I took the brown line to Dahu Park and hiked 10 miles to the grassland and visitor center. The hike started off rain-forest like and ended in grasslands high in the mountains. The diversity of vegetation was amazing and hike was so scenic. We did spot the water buffalo, which was a highlight for me. Once we walked to the visitor center we were able to catch a bus back to the city. Prepare to spend most the day here, so be prepared and wear the appropriate clothing for a good hike!

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