Qingtiangang Grassland is located in Yangmingshan National Park, and is an ideal place to visit for those who love natural landscapes, mountains, hiking, or simply want to temporarily escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Find a peaceful, peaceful place. Just about an hour’s drive from the city, this place is not only famous for locals but also attracts many international visitors. So, how to go to Qingtiangang Grassland (Qingtiangang Grassland how to get there) and what to do in Qingtiangang Grassland Yangmingshan (New Taipei City) in a day trip from Taipei? Let’s check out our Qingtiangang Grassland Taiwan blog to find out the answer as follows!

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Spectacular sunset over vast reed fields | qingtiangang grassland yangmingshan

When coming to Qingtiangang grassland, you can walk on the long historical trail and admire the scenery of clouds, green grass fields and herds of buffaloes grazing on both sides of the trail. Overall, this is an ideal tourist attraction, not too far from the center and suitable for those who want to find a tourist destination during the day.

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Overview of Qingtiangang grassland

Address: No. 246, Lane 101, Jingshan Rd, Shihlin District, Taipei City, 111

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Located between the peaks of Datun volcano, at an altitude of only about 770 meters above sea level, Qingtiangang grassland is surrounded by mountains, endless green grassland landscapes and unique close-ups of grazing water buffalos. Therefore, this is a place that attracts many domestic and foreign tourists who come here on holidays and weekends.

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Qingtiangang Grassland Hiking Trail | qingtiangang grassland yangmingshan

How to get to Qingtiangang grassland?

There are 2 popular ways to get to Qingtiangang grassland: bus, car/taxi. In addition, I also saw some young people traveling by motorbike on this route. However, the most common means of transportation is by bus or taxi.

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By bus

From MRT Taipei Main Station, take bus number 260 to go straight to Yangmingshan Bus station, then here you transfer to bus number 108 to go to Qingtiangang.

Or, you take the red MRT line to Jiantan station, exit Exit 1. Then take bus S15 and go straight to Qingtiangang. However, those who plan to go on the weekend should arrange to go early because there are a lot of people coming here to visit on weekends. The day we went to bus station S15 at nearly 10am, we saw a line of people waiting for the bus that was nearly 2km long.

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By taxi

This is the most convenient means of transport if you have your own car or hire a taxi. Referring to a taxi, many of you may think it’s expensive, but in reality, if you go with a group of friends or invite a friend to share, the price is very reasonable and saves a lot of time and health (for those who used to get car sick because the road up here is a bit winding).

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That day, I went with 2 people on the weekend so I had to wait in line for the bus for a long time. Therefore, I decided to try asking 2 more people nearby to share a taxi (booked through the Uber app). We took a taxi from Jiantan MRT exit 1 station straight to Qingtiangang, cost about 127 TWD/person (about USD3.99). It just so happened that they were two Taiwanese friends. And we not only reduced more than half the travel time compared to the bus, but also made new friends on the trip. Interesting, isn’t it?

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By car (# qingtiangang grassland taiwan)

From Taipei, take Highway 2A north to Zhuzihu Lookout. Go right until you reach the Qingtiangang parking lot turnoff. Parking is limited on weekends and the number of cars allowed on the mountain is limited. There is also paid parking available. Therefore, you should consider traveling by public transport as it will be more convenient.

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Some parking lots:

  • Twin Hill parking lot (in front of Ging Tengang – Ching Tiengiang Visitor Service station/chargeable)
  • Lengshuikeng No.1 Car Park (In front of Lengshuikeng Visitor Service Station /charges apply)
  • Lengshuikeng Parking Lot 2 (in front of Lengshuikeng Hot Spring Bath)

What to do and places to visit in Qingtiangang grassland?

Signboard – Qingtiangang grassland | qingtiangang grassland taiwan

In general, the large Qingtiangang Grassland is very easy to walk, with a variety of short and long hiking routes of different difficulty levels suitable for many tourists who want to go easy or challenge themselves. However, the walking route along the fields is the most popular route and is loved by many young people. You can leisurely walk, admire the mountain landscape on both sides of the road and stop to take stunning, Swiss-like photos whenever you want.

In addition, this place also has vast fields of reed grass, blending with the green fields of grass and the cool breeze in the air. Coming here, you can really relax and enjoy the natural landscape in the true sense.

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Qingtiangang Grassland

The Qingtiangang Grassland is open to tourists for picnics and picnics, so many families and young people come here to play, picnic, admire the beautiful mountains and forests and enjoy a peaceful weekend.

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Qingtiangang Circular Trail

Qingtiangang Circular Trail information

Walking on the Qingtiangang trail, you can truly feel the beauty of nature, many layers of mountain scenery as far as the eye can see. You can leisurely walk, admire the mountain landscape on both sides of the trail and stop to take stunning, Swiss-like photos whenever you want. In addition, this place also has vast fields of reed grass, blending with the green fields of grass and the cool breeze. Coming here, you can really relax, relax with the natural landscape and take photos that are no less than in the West.

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Herd of water buffalo in Qingtiangang

When walking on the trail, you will easily see herds of water buffalo grazing on the side of the route. In the past, Qingtiangang grassland used to be a place for cattle grazing. However, due to the decline and transformation of traditional agriculture, the demand for livestock farming has also decreased sharply, and now there is no longer livestock grazing here. In addition, the park also added fences along the route so visitors can feel completely secure when walking around and admiring the buffalo herds on both sides of the trail.

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Some items you need to be prepared

Food: Because there are mountains and nature up there, there are not many shops and restaurants. So before going, you should prepare to bring food so that you can use it when needed. In addition, this place is also a great picnic spot, where you can sit and eat, chat with friends and admire the surrounding mountains and clouds. So prepare snacks and come here to enjoy.

Umbrella/raincoat: As you all know, the weather in Taipei often has sudden rains. Not to mention the mountains are high, so sometimes the weather will be rainy or densely foggy. Therefore, you should also bring an umbrella or raincoat with you in case you need to use it.

Time to visit: You should watch time your stay here. The best time is around noon (from 10:00 a.m.) to 4:00 p.m. Because if you get here too early in the morning, it might still be foggy. If you come here too late in the afternoon, it will get cold. Surely some of you here will wonder why above I advised you to go early on the weekend, but here I tell you not to come too early? My thought is that you should go early so you can easily catch the bus without having to wait too long. Then travel here around 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. is about right.

The itinerary

From Jiantan MRT station, take a taxi to Qingtiangang. Arrived around 10:30 am. Walking around there until 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m., we had a picnic and lunch on the lawn. From 12:30 pm we started moving along the trail, checking in, taking photos and having fun until 3:30 pm. After that, I walked down to Qingtiangang station and took the bus back to the city. Return to Taipei around 6pm. Please note the time to return because the last bus is around 5:30 p.m.

Because this is a free public attraction, you do not lose admission tickets. The main travel costs you need to pay: 2-way transportation fees, food and drinks, souvenirs.

Personally, I and my travel companions consider this a very worthwhile experience and should not be missed when you come to Taipei. A day trip, not too far from the city center and brings a feeling of healing, peace and personal renewal. I personally give a trip 10/10. How about you? Are you a fan of natural mountain landscapes, like mountain hiking, or simply want to find a place to relax and picnic after a long week of busy work and study? If so, what are you waiting for? Grab your backpack and go explore Qingtiangang grassland?

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