What is Qingtiangang?
Flatland on the top of Taipei’s mountainous area located in Yangmingshan National park, Taipei, Taiwan, is a terrace of grassland that made by Mt. Zhugao eruption creating a unique landscape view. Home for wild water cows and some other wildlife with thousand hiking trails is reachable by local public bus. Since it’s a perfect gateway for weekend, people and activities hold here every weekend. What we can do at Qingtiangang Grassland; picnic, hiking, photoshoot (wedding, portrait, and landscape), and sightseeing the view of the mountainous area. During the afternoon, the destination is usually covered by thick cloud even during the sunny day.
I went there for a few times and still love the view and the atmosphere around that beautiful destination. The first time I went there was two years ago. I went there for picnic with some of my companion in the morning. The place was great and really suitable to spend my weekend after busy weekdays. Enjoy the unparalleled mountainous area, great weather, nice meal and quality time with friends. After enjoyed our lunch we went around and explored some hiking trails and found out some other great views of grass field on the other side. I also took a picture of some wild cows there and made friend with a cute golden retriever who’s so playful.
On the other day, I went there next year to take a graduation photoshoot with my fellas. Luckily, the day was really bright, so we got a great day and some nice graduation photos. The day was a bit cold since it was winter vacation in January, and as usual the cloud came around the afternoon time. There is also rain and wind by the coming cloud. Therefore, most of the visitors are going at that particular time. The last time I went there, it was a rainy day, so the thick cloud was all over the grassland. However, the scenery and the photos are still epic and show different mood than the usual day. The environment light condition might look a bit dark, cold, humid and very windy. Even the light is very less, there were still some people hiking, walking around, and taking photos.
Overall Qingtiangang Grassland is a perfect weekend gateway in most of all weather and suitable for all ages. Let’s go there and experience on your own!
How to get there:
Take bus to the Yangmingshan Bus Station > Take bus S15 or 108 to Qingtiangang (擎天崗).
For more information:
Opening Hour : 24 hours (Qingtiangang Grassland)
Office Service Hour : 08:30 – 17:00 from Monday to Friday
Visitor center Opening Hours: 09:00 – 16:30
Telephone : +886-2-2861-3601
Price : 0 TWD
Address : No. 246, Lane 101, Jingshan Road, Shilin District, Taipei City 11192, Taiwan (R.O.C)