If you're ever visiting Taipei and feel a bit overwhelmed by the city, Yangmingshan National Park will provide an escape from the chaos of urban living.
One of eight national parks in Taiwan, Yangmingshan offers visitors and locals alike a welcome retreat. The park is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, and tallest inactive volcano - Seven Star Mountain.
Adventure-lovers will find plenty of things to do in the park as it contains a number of hiking trails, ridges, valleys, waterfalls, and lakes.
One of the more interesting sites I visited in Yangmingshan was Lengshuikeng, also known as Milk Lake, which is a lake of precipitated sulfur. Sulfurous fumes in the lake bed turn the water white. It was a strange but marvelous sight to behold.