The tour starts with a visit to Yangmingshan National Park, the mountainous area north of Taipei City famous for its beautiful scenery, with traces of volcanic activities and abundant natural resources.
It is Taiwan's third national park (the one closest to a major city). All year round, Yangmingshan has something to offer: flowers in spring, beautiful sky in summer, fruits and maple leaves in autumn as well as hot-spring bathing and snow in winter.
Yangmingshan Hot-Springs, with beautiful views of the Tatun Mountain Range, has the largest density in Taiwan. Among the 10 different hot-spring locations in the area, Yangmingshan belongs to the mild alkaline sulphuric hot springs with light milky colored water of about 70 degrees centigrade.
Bathing in this water has a relaxing and refreshing effect; it helps to relieve muscle pains, digestive problems, arteriosclerosis and other ailments.