Take a break from your busy schedule and the city rush by going on a Yangmingshan National Park and Beitou District tour. Having this day trip will help you unwind and clear your mind, so pack your daypack and explore Taiwan’s natural beauty.
The highlights of your tour package are visiting the hot springs of Beitou District and exploring the world’s first Urban Quiet Park, Yangmingshan National Park. Visiting these places will allow you to appreciate Taiwan’s stunning volcanic geological features and other beautiful natural sites.
One of the first tourist spots you will visit is the Beitou Hot Spring Museum, a public hot spring bath built during the Japanese colonial era. Visiting this tourist attraction can help you learn more about Beitou's rich hot spring culture and history.
You will also get to visit Geothermal Valley, a place that is also called Hell Valley or Ghost Lake because of the sulfuric steam fog that it emits. This body of water is the primary sulfur source of the various hot springs located in its vicinity.
Lastly, your Yangmingshan tour package will not be complete without exploring Yangmingshan National Park. This popular tourist attraction is the 3rd national park in Taiwan that covers a wide area of volcanic geological features and several natural attractions, including the following:
After your Beitou District and Yangmingshan National Park tour, you will be dropped off at Shilin Night Market, considered Taiwan’s largest and most famous night market. There, you can eat tasty street foods to your heart’s content.
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Get ready to visit Taiwan’s stunning volcanic geological features and other tourist spots with the help of the Yangmingshan itinerary we have prepared for you. This travel plan includes all the tourist attractions you will visit and a general description of each one.
Meet your tour guide and driver in the morning before your Yangmingshan day tour, then take a 30-40 min ride to the nearest national park in Taipei.
On the way to Yangmingshan National Park you will stop-by at Taipei Public Library Beitou Branch. Located in Beitou Park and near Beitou Hot Spring Museum, this beautiful library was selected by famous travel website as one of the 10 Coolest Examples of “Green Buildings.” A famous online culture magazine also recognized it as one of The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World.
The next stop on your Yangmingshan tour package is Beitou Hot Spring Museum was built during the Japanese colonial era. The Tudor-style building has a brick and wood facade and black tile roof, with its the 1st level consisting with a small bath and a large bath. The 2nd level is consisted with a huge Tatami lobby and a balcony with a special exhibition area that has early Taiwanese film documents displayed. This is a good spot to learn about Beitou’s rich hot spring culture and history.
Geothermal Valley, the next destination on your Yangmingshan day trip, is not far away from the library. It is one of the sources of sulfur that supply this area’s hot spring. Because of the high temperature, the sulfuric steam fog rises from the pool’s surface; hence it is also called Hell Valley or Ghost Lake.
Your Yangmingshan National Park tour continues with a visit to the Yangmingshan Flower Clock—the centerpiece of the national park, which is near the bus station and visitor information center. The flower plants change by season, where visitors can enjoy the bloom all year round.
You will then visit Yangming Shu-Wu Mansion, also known as Zhongxing Guesthouse. It is the summer residence of the late president Chiang Kai-shek for reception of important foreign guests. Today the mansion has become an important site for Taiwan’s history and natural environments.
Home to Yangmingshan’s Calla Lillies and Hydrangea, Zhuzihu is a farming area hidden away in the mountains. Originally a lava-dammed lake created by the surrounding volcanoes, the area’s unique geology became suitable for farming. Besides the seasonal flowers, Zhuzihu is also well-known for the mountain vegetable cuisine. Don’t miss the chance to try the local treats there!
After that, you will visit the most popular spot in this national park—Xiaoyoukeng (literally means “little oil pit”). This tourist attraction is a post-volcanic geological landscape area, where you can see and smell the steam coming from its cracks and feel the breath of a dormant volcano.
Then you will visit Qingtiangang, a lava terrace formed when the lava flowed north after the eruption. The terrace was once a ranch for water buffalos grazing during the period under Japanese rules; even today you can still find those naturally bred water buffaloes there.
The last stop on your Yangmingshan day trip is Lengshuikeng (literally means “cold water pit”), a barrier lake formed by the volcanic lava flowing down from the mountain. The hot spring water is colder than the other areas (around 40 degrees Celsius), hence its name.
Before your Yangmingshan day tour comes to an end, you will enjoy a hot spring foot bath that gives relief to your aching feet and release the tension of your muscles. Then, after the Yangmingshan National Park tour, you may choose to disembark at Shilin Night Market and enjoy the local street foods or drop off at the MRT Zhogxiao Xinsheng Station.
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