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Yangmingshan National Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Close to Taipei is a stunning and geologically diverse national park with hiking trails, ornamental silver grass, sub-tropical rainforest and volcanic landscapes.

Yangmingshan National Park, a popular destination for locals and visitors alike, offers a varied natural landscape about 45 minutes’ drive from Taipei City. Follow a hiking and bike trail winding past unique flora and fauna into grassy fields and through volcanic landscapes that offer panoramic views.

The park is 125 hectares (309 acres) in size and has a maximum elevation of 1,120 meters (3,675 feet) above sea level. Five prominent mountains make up the center of the park: Mt. Datun, Mt. Miantian, Mt. Qixing, Mt. Xiangtian and Mt. Xiaoguanyin. More than 1,224 species of plants are divided into four vegetation zones: arrow bamboo forests, broad-leaved forests, grassy plains and afforestation zones.

Enjoy a picnic in the open air or a nature walk. Spend several hours to a full day hiking through sub-tropical rain forests; evergreen, broad-leaved forests; and across silver-grassed plains.

Enjoy an eco tour through peacock pine forests and alpine plants or take a nature walk across Mt. Miantian. Hike up Mt. Qixing and discover a volcano with geysers, hot springs and billowing steam rising from fumaroles. Join a Jinbaoli history tour and learn how commodities such as tea, fish and sulfur were transported across the mountains. Visit the hot springs of Longfenggu and unwind in the naturally hot waters.

For an active hike, take the bus to Xiao You Keng and trek over Qi Xing Shan, the highest mountain in Taiwan. Walk past a reflecting pond at Menghuan Hu and soak your feet in the hot springs of Leng Shui Keng before getting the bus back to the city. A popular biking route goes along the Yangtou Highway, providing views of Mt. Qixing, Taipei City, the Xue Mountain Range and Mt. Shamao.

Allow at least three hours to enjoy the park, or longer if you plan to do any of the hiking trails. Consider staying overnight in one of the hotels or resorts. To get to Yangmingshan National Park, take the 45-minute bus ride from Taipei City.

Top Hotels Close to Yangmingshan National Park

The Mountain Star
The Mountain Star
3.5 out of 5
No.68-15, Dongsheng Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
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Located in Beitou, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Beitou Hot Springs Park, Yangmingshan National Park, and Beitou Hot Springs Museum. Chinese ...

4/5Very Good! (91 reviews)
Serious updating needed

"The hotel is very dated. There is no hot spring so they gave some bath salt but it is absurd to fill the large tub with water with bath salts so we skipped it. Staff don't really speak English and they should really invest in updating the hotel and some technology (not card system) to manage their ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/4

The Mountain Star
Asia Pacific Hotel Beitou
Asia Pacific Hotel Beitou
3.5 out of 5
No.31, Youya Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$6,938 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3

Located in Beitou, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Shilin Night Market, National Palace Museum, and Ningxia Night Market. Lungshan Temple and Taipei Arena ...

4.4/5Excellent! (208 reviews)

"Great place to spend a weekend! Nice and clean hot springs! Small but clean swimming pool ! Nice restaurant, but only one need to get in early!!"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/8

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Beitou SweetMe Hot Spring Resort
Beitou SweetMe Hot Spring Resort
3.5 out of 5
No.224, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$4,242 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Beitou, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Beitou Hot Springs Museum and Beitou Hot Springs Park. Taipei Veterans General Hospital is 2.2 mi ...

4.2/5Very Good! (347 reviews)
Nice place to stay when visiting Beitou

"Overall the rooms are in good shape and the private bath area is spacious, comfortable and clean. The breakfast included with our stay was tasty and offered a good variety of choices. If you are going with small children, they are not allowed to use the public bath of the opposite gender. Since I ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/20

Beitou SweetMe Hot Spring Resort
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Best Lodging Options Near Yangmingshan National Park

The Mountain Star
The Mountain Star
3.5 out of 5
No.68-15, Dongsheng Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
The Mountain Star
Asia Pacific Hotel Beitou
Asia Pacific Hotel Beitou
3.5 out of 5
No.31, Youya Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$6,938 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
Asia Pacific Hotel Beitou
Beitou SweetMe Hot Spring Resort
Beitou SweetMe Hot Spring Resort
3.5 out of 5
No.224, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$4,242 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Beitou SweetMe Hot Spring Resort
New Castle Apartment
New Castle Apartment
3 out of 5
NO. 99, Xinmin Road, Beitou District, Taipei
New Castle Apartment
Hotel Double One Beitou
Hotel Double One Beitou
3.5 out of 5
11 Youya Road, Beitou District, Taipei
The price is NT$3,770 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
Hotel Double One Beitou
Atami Hotel Taipei Onsen
Atami Hotel Taipei Onsen
3 out of 5
No.258, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist, Taipei
The price is NT$1,948 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
Atami Hotel Taipei Onsen
Spring City Resort
Spring City Resort
4.5 out of 5
No. 18, Youya Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$5,022 per night from Mar 17 to Mar 18
Spring City Resort
Grand View Resort Beitou
Grand View Resort Beitou
5 out of 5
No. 30, Youya Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei
The price is NT$12,121 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
Grand View Resort Beitou
Taipei Radium Kagaya International Hotel
Taipei Radium Kagaya International Hotel
4 out of 5
No.236, Guangming Road, Beitou District, Taipei
The price is NT$10,000 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
Taipei Radium Kagaya International Hotel
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