The bus ride from the main taipei area to the foot of yang ming shan bus terminal is pretty long and bendy so standing up for 30mins in the cramp and winding journey is a test of your arm strength to stay stable.
upon reaching the bus terminal, there are 2 buses to go to different parts of yang ming shan.
For me, I took the red sign bus to xiao you keng as we wanted to hike Qi Xing Shan as it is the highest peak in Taipei. The wait for the bus was also long, there is no specific time or the 2 different buses taking turns to operate. Journey to xiao you keng was abt 15mins.
Rmb to bring enough water and some snacks as the climb would be tiring and long. Your legs will be really stretched to its limits. Following the signs and path won't get you lost since there's only one path.
We travelled to the main peak, then to the eastern peak then to meng huan hu and finally to leng shui keng where we took a bus down back to taipei. This route was recommended by a local guide such that we won't need to back track our steps and still go back to taipei without difficulty.
This is an awesome hiking experience, stretching your own physical limits and basking in the mountainous environment is just breathtaking.
Pity it was cloudy that day and all we see was fog at the peak.
Definitely a must go if you seek a more exciting holiday
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