When it comes to the recommended outing spots in the suburbs of Taipei, Yangmingshan is the one! There are many easy and easy trails on the mountain, such asLengshuikeng Trail,Qingtiangang Trail,XiaoyoukengWait, it is very suitable for traveling with the whole family. This time, Jeffy and Allie took advantage of the good weather to walk around Qingtiangang. There is a vast expanse of turf here. The children are playing here. On the way, you can also see many buffaloes living here, very cute!
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Take the bus
Take 108 and Xiao 15 to Qingtiangang Station, and there is a tourist service station in front of it.
Drive by yourself
Navigate to "Qingtiangang Tourist Service Station” or “No. 246, Lane 101, Jingshan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City”, you can park at the paid parking lot in front of the tourist service station.
The Qingtiangang parking lot has 75 passenger cars and 86 motorcycles. We went there on weekdays, and there were still many vacancies, so it was not difficult to stop, but if you want to go on holidays or consecutive holidays, it is often hard to find one, and you need to spend some time queuing!
- E-tickets are recommendedEasy Card,a cartoonand e-tag It is more convenient. The parking fee is 30 yuan/hour for small passenger cars, 60 yuan/hour for large buses, and 20 yuan/time for locomotives.
Yangmingshan Qingtiangang｜Tourist Service Station
The tourist service station of Qingtiangang is located next to the parking lot, and it displays tourism-related information, 3D terrain model of Yangmingshan, etc., like a small Yangmingshan exhibition. There are also water dispensers and charging areas, so you can stop for supplies during the journey. If you want to make an appointment for free video viewing, on-site commentary, or paid park guided tours, you can go throughthis linkApply online.
Yangmingshan Qingtiangang｜Catering and Sales Department
The restaurant and sales department in Qingtiangang is relatively small, and there is no internal use area. It sells a lot of souvenirs, simple cooked food and beverage biscuits. In winter, you can also have a warm cup of hot drinks, including coffee and latte 🥰
Yangmingshan Qingtiangang｜Circle Trail
The Qingtiangang Ring Trail starts from the Tugong Temple in Lingtouyan. Along the way, it will pass through the Central Grassland Trail, the Yangmingshan Ranch Education and Interpretation Center, the fork of the Penny Mountain Bunker, and the gate of Jinbaoli Road. The trail does not undulate much. , the whole process is about2.4 km, if you walk seriously, it can be completed in about one to two hours. But most people only go back and forth to the Central Grassland Trail, which is also the most beautiful and well-planned trail~
Yangmingshan Qingtiangang | Prairie
The field of vision along the trail is very broad, with green prairie on the left and right sides, and there are layers of mountains in the distance, which are as beautiful as foreign countries under the sunlight! On this day, we also saw many tourists carrying simple ingredients and picnic mats, sitting on the turf and admiring the cows and the beautiful scenery, feeling very happy🥰 Also because there are grasslands along the way, there is almost no shelter, there is a "Sun Valley" here say. In summer, you need to do sunscreen and add moisture regularly to prevent heat stroke, and in winter, you are easy to get a headache from the wind. Remember to bring a jacket to keep warm!
Yangmingshan Qingtiangang｜Cow herd
But where did these herds come from? In fact, Yangmingshan has been a good place for grazing since the end of the Qing Dynasty. Farmers would entrust cattle here when they were not cultivating the land. Later, after the industrial structure changed, the number of farmers gradually decreased, and the place was also converted into a national park. Some cattle have not been brought back by the farmer, and after breeding, they have become what we see now, and have become the unique feature of Qingtiangang!
Seeing the cows lying lazily on the turf makes me really happy! However, these herds are wild, and cattle have even attacked humans in the past, so the park later implemented the separation of humans and cattle, and you can enjoy the cattle through the fence more safely on the central trail. However, there is no fence on the trail behind the finish line. In addition to maintaining a proper distance and avoiding actively provoking the cattle, if you are really attacked by the cattle, you must hide behind the cattle shelter to protect yourself!
Yangmingshan Qingtiangang｜Ranch Education Interpretation Center
There is a semi-open building at the end of the central trail, which is the Yangmingshan Ranch Education and Interpretation Center.
Yangmingshan Qingtiangang｜Lingtouyan Digong Temple
At the back of Lingtouyan Tudi Gong Temple, there is also a small stone-built Tudi Gong Temple with a long history. You still need to bend over to worship! Early travelers passed by this time, and they would especially pray for safety. It has a history of 200 years. In the Qing Dynasty, local residents moved here from the settlement of Zhuzishan. Later, the new Fude Palace in front of them continued the incense.
The above is our simple record in Qingtiangang this time~ This time, we only visited the central trail of the grassland, and we look forward to seeing the cows together after Little Orange🍊 joins our journey in the future. Every time I visit Qingtiangang Trail, another trail always comes to Jeffy's mind, which is located in Gongliao, which also has large grasslands and cattle.Taoyuan Valley Trail, the difficulty is more difficult than Qingtiangang, friends who like animals and grasslands may wish to try it too!