Taiwan's Famous National Park, Yangmingshan, Now Has A Prayer Room For Your Future Trip


Faruq Senin •  Oct 06, 2021

Once borders reopen, many of you probably can’t wait to travel again. If you’d like to plan a vacation to enjoy the natural scenery and relax your mind and body, Taiwan should be on your bucket list. One nature spot you can’t miss is Yangmingshan National Park! Conveniently located near Taipei, Yangmingshan is known for its cherry blossoms during spring. Wondering what to do in Yangmingshan? We’ve got a brief guide on what you can look forward to at Yangmingshan for your future trip as well as Muslim-friendly amenities!

P.S. Looking for more things to do in Taipei? Check out the Taipei City Tourism website!

Yangmingshan National Park - Gorgeous nature spot near Taipei, Taiwan

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As Taipei is a fast-paced city, many of the city’s residents will explore their own backyard at Yangmingshan National Park to enjoy a breath of fresh air. It’s very convenient to get there by car and buses. With an altitude of 200 to 1,120 metres, there are many scenic spots around Yangmingshan, especially during the flower viewing season in spring. Be amazed by mountain cherry blossoms and rhododendrons to snow-white calla lilies at Zhuzi Lake.

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Besides its beautiful scenery, the landscape around Yangmingshan is full of volcanic activity. Head over to spots like Dayoukeng, Xiaoyoukeng, Mazhao and Dashuangzui to see sulphuric springs. Here’s where you can also find the famous Beitou hot spring area which was formed by the volcanic activity of the Datun Mountains.

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Beitou is a must-visit scenic spot for travellers and you can conveniently get there by taking the MRT to Xinbeitou Station. Don’t miss out on the Beitou Hot Spring Museum which has been famous since Japanese rule. The hot spring public baths here and the rural architectural style of the British Tudor period makes it an Instagram-worthy spot. 

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The Geothermal Valley is another spot that you should add to your list. Located next to the Beitou Hot Spring park, the temperature of the Geothermal Valley is between 80 to 100 degrees celsius and you’ll be greeted with a smoggy aesthetic all-year-round. 

Things to know when visiting Yangmingshan National Park

Occupying a vast area, it might be hard to find your way around Yangmingshan, especially if it’s your first time. Start by heading to the Visitor Centre first; it’s surrounded by greenery and has a quiet environment. The centre is divided into a front door hall, ecological experience area, cultural specialty area and more. 

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Plus, you can also make use of the facilities for travellers such as a Muslim prayer room, breastfeeding rooms, free wireless internet access, mobile phone charging and free wheelchair loan. You can also find all the information you need to know about Yangmingshan here! 

For your future Taiwan trip, make sure you add Yangmingshan National Park to your list and admire the best of what nature has to offer! For more things to do around Taipei, check out the Taipei City Tourism website.

Yangmingshan Visitor Center

Address: No. 1-20, Zhuzihu Road, Yangmingshan, Taipei City Phone: (02) 2861-3601

Time: 9AM-4.30PM


Beitou Hot Spring Museum

Address: No. 2, Zhongshan Road, Beitou District, Taipei City

Phone: (02) 2893-9981

Time: 9AM-5PM (Closed on Mondays and national holidays)


Geothermal Valley

Address: Between Zhongshan Road and Wenquan Road, Beitou District, Taipei City

Time: 9AM-5PM (not open on Monday, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day)


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