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Yangmingshan National Park

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  • Calla lilies in the Zhuzihu
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Yangmingshan National Park is located in the north of Beitou. Yangmingshan was called Caoshan (Grass Mountain) during Japanese occupation of Taiwan, because it was covered with grass and seldom visited. After World War II, the KMT government renamed the mountain Yangmingshan and built a park here. Yangmingshan National Park is the only park in Taiwan that has volcanic geography and hot springs. It is next to Shamao Mountain and Qixing Mountain with Datun Mountain on the right and Guanyin Mountain in front. The magnificent mountainous scenery and comfortable weather have made Yangmingshan National Park a perfect summer resort. Total area of the park is 125 hectares, designed in traditional Chinese style. The natural beauty of the part has won it the reputation as urban forest and the Taipei garden.

The park is characterized by a large clock made of flowers with a diameter of 22 feet. Water runs around the flower clock and music is played every hour. The clock is the characteristic of Yangming Park. Opposite the clock is a statue of late president Chiang Kai-Shek; on both sides of the statue are the cypresses planted by president Chiang himself. The Xinhai Guangfu Building was completed in 1971, right in the center of the park. In addition, there is a statue of Wang Yang Ming, the famous Chinese scholar in the 17th century.

Travel Information

(Traffic information is subject to change. Please check with the transportation station before departure.)
Transportation:
  1. Nat'l Hwy 1→ Exit at the Taipei Interchange → Prov. Hwy 2B → Bailing Bridge → Zhongzheng Rd. → Prov. Hwy 2A → Zhuzihu Rd.
  2. Nat'l Hwy 3 → Exit at the Zhonghe Interchange → Prov. Hwy 64 → Exit at the Banqiao Interchange → Prov. Hwy 106A → Prov. Hwy 3 → Huanhe Expressaway → Minzu W. Rd. → Prov. Hwy 2B → Bailing Bridge → Zhongzheng Rd. → Prov. Hwy 2A → Zhuzihu Rd.
Public:
  1. Take THSR (or TRA) to Taipei Station, transfer Royal Bus 1717 (bound for Jinshan) to the Yangmingshan National Park Administration stop.
  2. Take THSR (or TRA) to Taipei Station, transfer Taipei City Bus 260 to Yangmingshan stop. Then take Taipei City Bus 108 to the Yangmingshan National Park Administration stop.
  3. Take THSR (or TRA) to Taipei Station, transfer Taipei MRT to Jiantan Station, transfer Taipei City Bus Red 5 to Yangmingshan stop. Then take Taipei City Bus 108 to the Yangmingshan National Park Administration stop.

Area Information

Last update time: 2020-10-12
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