Taiwan 09 - Yang Ming Shan National Park May 1st 2009 Though I had been to Taipei twice, Yang Ming Shan (YMS) somehow just didn't get into my past itineraries. Without suggestion fr WL, perhaps I wld have missed this place once again.
Prior to going to YMS, I had thought it was something like S'pore Botanic Garden & MacRitchie Reservoir - with lovely landscaped flowers and nature trekking trails. YMS was definitely huge and hilly and wasn't easy ... read more
Asia » Taiwan In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using th... ... read more