RTT Taiwan June Monthly Event: Hiking Yangmingshan

Yangmingshan Mountain, Taipei, Taiwan

So I imagine that most of you have ‘done’ 101: the tallest building in Taipei, but have any of you conquered the tallest mountain in Taipei? Well, now’s you’re chance! Come join us on June 19th, 2011 for a trip to Yangmingshan National Park where we will hike up Taipei’s tallest peak, Mount Qixing.

Yangmingshan is Taipei’s largest national park, boasting impressive peaks, hot springs, bamboo forests, sulphurous streams, steaming pits of geothermal activity and stunning scenery. Unlike 101, unfortunately there isn’t a super fast lift to take us to the top. However the hike itself shouldn’t be too challenging as the trails are paved with steps, so there’s no excuse. Get involved!

It’s going to be a great chance for us all to escape the city and explore beautiful Taipei. In under an hour we will be out of the city and up in the mountains, surrounded by nature and wildlife. Just like 101, this is a tourist hot spot that you’ll soon be able to cross off your list!

Here’s some more information on hiking in Yangminshan: http://wikitravel.org/en/Yangmingshan

Date: Sunday 19th June

Meet: Shilin MRT 11.30am Exit 1

Cost: Bus to and from Yangminshan will cost around 100NT

Food: We will be arriving back in Shilin. We can organize a jaunt into the night market if anyone’s interested.

Stuff to bring:

  • A good pair of shoes: Trainers are fine, but flip flops are not!
  • Bring water, as you’ll need it and I doubt we’ll be bumping into many 7/11s on the way up. You might want to bring some snacks too.
  • Bring a hat and sunscreen.

If you’re up for it, let me know by writing to me at lisa@reachtoteachrecruiting.com or RSVP on our Facebook event page.

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  1. Lisa,

    It sounds like a great outing. I would be all-in if I were already teaching in Taiwan. I am considering teaching in Taiwan and it is really nice to read your blog about some of the activities you do while over there. If you have time, please pass along other helpful hints for beginners. How has your outlook changed since you started? Things that are “musts” and mistakes to avoid. Lists of reputable organizations and the big scammers to stay away from.

    I look forward to reading about your adventures on Mount Qixing after the 20th.

    Appreciatively,

    Bill Smith

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