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Qingtiangang Grassland 擎天崗草原

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4.5 93 Reviews

Monday:open 24 hours




Qingtiangang Grassland (a.k.a. “Sun Valley”) is situated in the heart of the Datun Mountain Range. It is a flat, saddle-shaped area encircled by Mt. Zhuzi, Mt. Qigu, Mt. Ding and Mt. Huangzui that used to be a terrace formed by lava from Mt. Zhugao. Qingtiangang was designated by Japanese colonial rulers as the site of the Dalingzhi Ranch for tea-growing and cattle-herding purposes. After taking over Taiwan, the Chinese nationalist government established the Yangmingshan Ranch in the Qingtiangang /Lengshuikeng area, following the original Japanese tradition. Once Taipei City was placed under the administration of the Executive Yuan, the Taipei City Farmers’ Association became responsible for the ranch operations, with the cattle herds on Qingtiangang being owned by farmers in Beitou, Shilin and Jinshan. With gently rolling meadows and dazzling verdancy, the evenly surfaced Qingtiangang is a wonderful outdoor classroom for grassland observation, and the most popular hiking destination in Yangmingshan National Park, with a foot path impressively lined with undulating grass and stumpy shrubs.


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Family、Campus teaching、Hiker
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
No. 246, Lane 101, Jingshan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Sunday open 24 hours
Monday open 24 hours
Tuesday open 24 hours
Wednesday open 24 hours
Thursday open 24 hours
Friday open 24 hours
Saturday open 24 hours


Notes for visitors:
For your safety, keep your distance from the wild cattle on the Qingtiangang Grassland.
Qingtiangang has unstable weather conditions; mountaineers/hikers are advised to carry rain gear and warm clothing.
No excavating stones/soil, picking flowers/herbs or removing other natural resource on the Qingtiangang grassland premises.
No littering, loud activities (talking loudly or playing loud music), setting off firecrackers or barbecuing on the grassland premises.

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  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Do you like cows?


    Qing Tian Gang was established in the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) as a tea garden and meadow to pasture cows. When the Kuomintang arrived, it was preserved as open space for the people of Taipei. There's lots of space for people who feel nature deprivation while being .cooped up in the densely populated city. It's a great place for hiking and picnics It's child-friendly. Qing Tian Gang is surrounded by mountains and deep forests. By the way, there are cows grazing in the fields, they are an irresistible photo opportunity for people who have never been in the country before. Qing Tian Yang is 14 km (9 miles) from Taipei.
  • libralena

    Singapur, Singapur

    wonderful view


    went by land tour booked through Klook. Had to take bus 108 up to the bus station and walk up to the grassland. Very good weather and clear so we were able to view the nice mountain view. Temperature may be cooler on mountain so wear warm clothes.
  • Jolieeeeee

    Singapur, Singapur

    Cool weather


    Cool weather up on the mountains, even though high temperature at the general Shilin area Can be accessed by bus to the top of the mountain or by walking on the designated path from other areas Great place to bring kids to picnic Keep an eye on them at all times, especially near the bull area Children may run into the fencing, not knowing the dangers More areas can be reached from the grassland
  • maryyeo

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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    En familia

    Qingtiangang is like Cingjing Grasslands but free


    Qingtiangang is a grassland on part of the Yangmingshan national park. You will like it if: 1. You enjoy the sheer expanse of space and fresh air atop a mountain. 2. You enjoy watching cows graze. 3. Easily accessible by car as the car park is just 100 metres away. Public buses are available too for the budget-conscious. Comparing Qingtiangang and Cingjing Grasslands: 1. Qingtiangang is right inside Taipei city, on Yangmingshan, one of the few national parks in the world that's in a city. Also, there are many other attractions atop this Yangmingshan mountain. Cingjing is somewhat in central Taiwan so much harder (few hours ride or need to take the high speed train and transfers) to get to, be it from Taipei or Tainan airports. The main attraction in Cingjing is just the grassland and Swiss Garden, a manmade garden. 2. Qingtiangang is free compared to Cingjing Grassland. 3. Qingtiangang on Yangmingshan is open even at night so you can visit at night to enjoy the stunning nightview of the Taipei city from the top of a mountain. Cingjing Grassland the attraction closes at 5pm. 4. Cingjing has more animals and activities e.g. pony riding, sheep feeding, etc. Qingtiangang only has brown cows and they are not released to graze when the weather is bad. 5. Cingjing is more quaint and probably has more mountain lodges or 'minsu' and you can enjoy the mountain mist as you walk around the small town at night or in the morning. You can find overnight stays at Yangmingshan too but probably not as quaint as the feeling of staying in a small mountain town like Cingjing, and probably doesn't overlook the grasslands like the one at Cingjing.
  • JacinthaLima

    Singapore, Singapore

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    Wonderful sprawling green grassland


    One of the places we visited at Yang Ming shan park. Really wonderful views of greenery all around. My 2 year old had alot of fun running around and enjoying the sights. Good place to take photos but nothing more than that. Would recommend to visit this place as part of day tour of Yang Ming Shan Park, not a stand alone attraction.

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