Formerly Grass Mountain and later renamed by Chiang Kai-Shek after his favourite philosopher Wang Yangming, Yangmingshan boasts a range of scenic spots, hiking trails and wildlife no doubt able to satisfy any type of visitor.
Begin your first expedition by kindling your desire for adventure and take a hike up the tallest dormant volcano in Taiwan. A hike from Xiaoyoukeng will leave you breathless, both from gazing upon the area’s beautifully atmospheric fumaroles and inhaling it’s distinctly pungent fumes. Hiking on, you’ll reach Mt. Qixing – Seven Star Mountain, Taipei’s highest vantage point standing at a lofty 1,120 metres (3,675 ft) above sea level.