With my very limited time in Taiwan, I tried to cover as much places as I could possibly do. Hand with information I researched on the web and the easily available local transportation (though not always comfortable as what I was hoping it will be), in a day I made my way to two destination consider as out of the city trips- Yangmingshan National Park and Maokong Gondola.
One of the most admirable aspect of the city of Taipei is how close one can get to nature. Simply by boarding the MRT to Jiantan or Shilin Station then switching to R5 bus, this will bring you to the national park tourist entrance area. From the entrance area, a shuttle bus 108 will circle the national park and you can go down on the designated stop.
The start area is populated by visitors waiting for the bus 108 and vendors selling…
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