影片簡介 : The Datun Volcano Group is the name of the volcanic mountains within Yangmingshan National Park. We are at the main peak of Mt. Qixing, the highest of the Group at 1120 meters above sea level. From this vantage point you have a panoramic views of the surrounding areas.
Can you find the Taipei 101 building? Yes, this is south, you can see Mt. Shamao and Taipei Basin. To the east, you will first see the east peak of Mt. Qixing, then the twin-brother like mountain tops, the further one is Mt. Huangzui, the flat top is actually a horseshoe-shape crater. Due to its late formation, it maintains the most intact volcanic crater in the park. The closer one is Mt. Dajianhou. To the north, the impressive mountain is Mt. Zhuzi, the second highest in the park. To the west, the third highest is the main peak of Mt. Datun and the peaks of MT. Miantian , Opposite to us, is Mt. Guanyin, with Danshui River below. What a magnificent landscape.
Mt. Qixing was formed about 700,000 years ago.Its leeward side and high elevation means that it is constantly affected by the northeasterly monsoon and has an abundance of rain. The crater has been eroded and weathered into the landform we see today.
Standing on this main peak you will have a 360 view of the whole of Yangmingshan National Park, the peaks of the Datun Volcano Group and the terrain of the north coast. Isn't it wonderful ?
After seeing this video, we hope that you will come to love, to cherish and to protect the beautiful Datun Volcano Group !