SPA / NATIONAL PARK IN TAIWAN
Yangmingshan National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan, located between Taipei and New Taipei City. The districts that house parts of the park grounds include Taipei's Beitou and Shilin Districts; and New Taipei's Wanli, Jinshan and Sanzhi Districts. The National Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulfur deposits, fumaroles, venomous snakes, and hiking trails, including Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain(1,120 m).
Designated as Category II by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as a national park for protection of nature and wildlife and ranging in elevation from 200 metres to 1,200 metres, there are many different subtropical and warm temperate climate zones that can be found within the park.
Yangmingshan Hot Spring
Located within the beautiful Yangmingshan National Park, Yangmingshan Hot Spring is a perfect place for urbanites to relax and revitalize. Visitors may simply access by a 30min ride from downtown Taipei which makes Yangmingshan Hot Spring a popular Taipei hot spring besides Beitou Hot Spring. The volcano landscape is the most special part of Yangmingshan Hot Spring. It has four major volcanic hot spring areas including the area bordering Yangmingshan National Park, Lengshuikeng, Macao and Huogengziping. Each of the hot springs has a distinctive feature, temperature and mineral contents.
Yangmingshan Hot Springs are mild alkaline sulfuric hot springs with a milky color and a temperate about 70 degrees Celsius. Many visitors choose to take hot spring baths in Macao for there are many hot spring hotels and resorts in the area. Also, special hot spring delicacies and vegetables are available at Zhuzihu and Lengshuikeng (Cold Water Depression). The high altitude location and hot spring water irrigation, tasty hot spring vegetables such as cabbages, loofah, tomato, sweet peppers, cucumber, spinach and many more are available to assure visitors a wonderful hot spring travel experience.