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5 min driving
Construction Chungshan Hall, when he was President Chiang Kai-shek to commemorate the centenary of Sun Yat-sen, the other is to carry forward the Chinese culture of the Republic of China government to make a formal gathering, celebration, when the reception the Ambassador, there are grounds for it, and let the people appreciate Chinese culture international the essence. 
Area Zhongshan School location mountain forest floor grass old Taiwan under Japanese rule in 1935, the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the government in Taiwan remember Expo Grassy Branch (Grassy Tourist Hall) that is provided in place of the current auditorium. The beginning of construction, because the foundation is solid rock, ooze soil mixed with sulfur, architects in the design of the main pillars of each depending on the terrain and geological extension, increase, make it deep into the soil sulfur or less, most can be more than 12 meters. To prevent the building of sulfur soil erosion, hot asphalt pouring columns and column bases, and then coated with aluminum foil Felt, isolated sulfur gas. Chungshan Hall also is the world so far the only one to cover the mouth of the sulfur was built, sulfur mouth is the Japanese colonial era Grassy springs spa, a conference hall located just below the podium, early supply nearby hot springs hotel used to reduce geothermal , places a dozen drill pipe root beneath the podium, so that geothermal discharge along the pipeline.
The whole building with Chinese palace architecture style oriented, built by the mountain, green glazed tile roof, with red eaves, roof mining danyan Shanding white walls of the main building. Because the Republic of China Sun Yat-sen to commemorate the birth centenary of the building, so the integration of many auspicious element in the design and decoration, such as: Longevity steps Baishou bridge, Fuk lamp, bat box doors. Architectural lighting part, there are up to 48 different shapes of lanterns around the inside and outside. Interior decoration, there are Europe-ho, the Manhattan hung, pi, Jiangzhao Shen, Wang Chuang, Ji Kang calligraphy and paintings.
10 min driving
"Grass Mountain" is not just one mountain, but instead a general calling of a mountain area that includes Da-tun Mountain, Chi-Shin Mountain, and Sha-Mau Mountain. Grass Mountain Chateau was originally the guest house of Taiwan Sugar Corporation, and had hosted the Crown Prince-Michi-no-mia Hirohito (who later became Emperor Showa). In 1949 the R.O.C. government moved to Taiwan and Kai-Shek Chiang moved in. Located at a strategic highpoint in Grass Mountain, the Chateau is quiet and pleasant, with Keelung River crossing Dan Shui River in front it and with the beautiful scene of the Guandu Plain, She-Zi Island and Guan-Yin Mountain. In 1950, in order to commemorate philosopher Yang Ming Wang from Ming-Dynasty, "Grass Mountain" was changed to "Yang Ming Mountain"
Grass Mountain Chateau sits on a lot of 4275 square meter. The main Chateau is a typical Japanese style building in 1920, with an area of 584 square meters. In front of the door, the two Acacia tree and Sweet Gum tree that are almost one hundred years old quietly tell the time and years. The interior space of the main Chateau was designed and separated into main hallway, main hall, reception room, study room, bedroom, master bedroom, living room, guest room, kitchen, courtyard and terrace. Around the main Chateau, there are four subsidiary buildings which were originally the residence of the retinues of Kai-Shek Chiang. Later when the Department of Cultural Affairs of Taipei City Government renovated the Grass Mountain Chateau, it, in work with the art exhibitions and events of the main Chateau, changed the four small buildings to artists' studios, hoping the Grass Mountain Chateau to become an aesthetic zone that integrates habitats, humanities and arts, and has the capability to communicate closely with people.
Tue. to Sun. from 9:00 - 16:00
Lunch time 11:30 to 13:30/
Afternoon tea 14:30 to 17:00/
Dinner 17:00 to 19:00
Hotel is within the National Park
Yangmingshan National Park is one of the nine national parks in Taiwan, located between Taipei and New Taipei City. The districts that house parts of the park grounds include Taipei's Beitou and Shilin Districts; and New Taipei's Wanli, Jinshan and Sanzhi Districts. The National Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulfur deposits, fumaroles, venomous snakes, and hiking trails, including Taiwan's tallest dormant volcano, Seven Star Mountain (1,120 m).
List of Sites
- Chinese Culture University
- Grass Mountain Chateau - Summer residence of Chiang Kai-shek
- Yangmingshuwu - Former Kuomintang Party Archives
- Taipei European School
- Chung-Shan Building - Meeting place of the now defunct National Assembly of the Republic of China
- Former Yangmingshan American Military Housing
- Guangfu Building - Built in 1971 in Northern Chinese palace style architecture to commemorate the Xinhai Revolution.
- Yangmingshan No.1 Public Cemetery - Contains the graves of Sun Fo and Homer Lea.
- Wuchih Mountain Military Cemetery
- Tomb of Yu Youren
- Home and grave of famous writer Lin Yutang
- Tomb of Puru, painter, educator and cousin of China's last emperor Puyi.
Resource from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangmingshan
30 min driving
The National Palace Museum, located in Taipei and Taibao, Taiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chinese imperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest of its type in the world. The collection encompasses 8,000 years of history of Chinese art from the Neolithic age to the modern. Most of the collection are high quality pieces collected by China's emperors. The National Palace Museum shares its roots with the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Resource from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Palace_Museum
30 min driving
Shilin Night Market is Taipei’s largest and best-known night market in Shilin district with utmost in convenience having MRT Jiantan Station nearby. The Shillin Night Market is set on Danan Rd. by Zicheng Temple (Zichenggon), which takes about a 5-10 minute walk from MRT Jiantan Station.
Shilin Night Market is not only the most popular Taipei night market for the locals, but also a must-visit Taipei attraction for oversea travelers during their visit to Taipei. Shilin Night Market is famed for a wide array of authentic Taiwan eateries and fashionable clothing. Most of the shops are housed in the indoor enclosure; other shops and stalls can be seen along the streets.
The new renovated building of Shilin Night Market is comprised of three basement floors and one ground floor. The new home of Shilin Night Market is appointed with air-conditioning, designed to provide a more comfortable space for visitors to savor a memorable Taiwan night market experience.
Shilin Night Market is Taipei’s largest and one of the most popular night markets for a wide array of authentic Taiwan eateries and fashionable clothing that one should not miss for their Taiwan travel.