Attraction No. 1-20, Zhuzihu Road, Beitou District, Yangmingshan, Taipei City 11292, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Published on: 13-11-2015
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Mount Datun at Yangmingshan National Park is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Mount Datun at Yangmingshan National Park is special ?
The Datun mountain range is located at the west border of the Yangmingshan National Park and runs from north and extends south and southwest. Famous peaks include Mt. Datun's main peak, west peak and south peak, Mt. Zhongzheng, Mt. Miantian, Mt. Xiangtian, Mt. Bailaka, Mt. Caigongkeng, and Mt. Honglu. Bailaka Highway and Dengshan Road cut across the northern edge and southeastern edge of the mountain range, respectively. The west flank is crossed by the lava-dammed lake “Zhuzihu” at it’s foot, and looks out at the Qixing mountain range. The conic Mt. Datun formed about 500,000 years ago. Due to the steep conical slopes, the Datun range has been cut into many valleys by streams.
What to explore at Mount Datun at Yangmingshan National Park?
On top of Mt. Datun main peak visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the Taipei metropolitan area and the surrounding mountains. To the east one can see Mt. Qixing and to the south, a bird's-eye view of the Datun south and west peaks as well as the mouth of the Tamsui River. It is the best spot to watch the “Datun sunset” and the “Datun sea of clouds” and a great spot for butterfly watching in the summer, silver grass flower viewing in autumn and star-gazing on a clear night.
How to get to Mount Datun at Yangmingshan National Park?
Erziping Bus Stop: 108 (Park Bus)
Qingtian Temple Stop: S 6 (Beitou to Qingtian Temple)
Yangmingshan main bus terminal: Red 5 (MRT Jiangtan Station to Yangmingshan), 108 (park bus), 260 main line (Dongyuan, Taipei Main Station to Yangmingshan)
Yangmingshan Stop: Red 5 (MRT Jiangtan Station to Yangmingshan), 230 (MRT Beitou Station to Yangmingshan), 260 main line (Dongyuan, Taipei Main Station to Yangmingshan), S 8 (Shipai to Zhuzihu), S 9 (Fuxing Stop to Zhuzihu), Royal Bus (Taipei to Jinshan)
Get on 108 park bus at the Yangmingshan main bus terminal
National Highway No. 1 → exit at the Chongqing North Road (Taipei) Interchange→Chongqing North Road→Jhongjheng Rd→Yangde Blvd.→ Yangjin Highway →County Highway 101A (Bailaka Road)→ Mt. Datun Mountain Pass Parking Lot
- Spectacular sightseeing
- Chance to explore Taipei's nature
- Great place for trekking with friend
- Seeing spectacular blossoms of various kinds of rhododendron and azaleas
- Great place for new experience
No. 1-20, Zhuzihu Road, Beitou District, Yangmingshan, Taipei City 11292, Taiwan (R.O.C.)