Yangmingshan National Park, situated north of Beitou, was originally known as Caoshan (Grass Mountain) during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. After World War II, it was renamed Yangmingshan and developed into a park. This national park is unique in Taiwan for its volcanic terrain and hot springs, surrounded by Shamao Mountain, Qixing Mountain, Datun Mountain, and Guanyin Mountain. The area's stunning mountain landscapes and pleasant climate make it a popular summer retreat. The park spans 11,338 hectares and is designed in traditional Chinese style, often referred to as an urban forest and Taipei garden. It features a large flower clock, a statue of late President Chiang Kai-Shek, cypress trees planted by Chiang himself, the Xinhai Guangfu Building, and a statue of Wang Yang Ming, a renowned 17th-century Chinese scholar.