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Yangmingshan (陽明山) refers to the Yangmingshan National Park (陽明山國家公園) and its surrounding area. One of the six national parks in Taiwan, the Yangmingshan National Park is located between Taipei City and Taipei County.
Located at Yangmingshan is the home of famous writer Lin Yutang, the summer residence of Chiang Kai-shek, residences of foreign diplomats, the Chinese Culture University, and the meeting place of the National Assembly of the Republic of China. Yangmingshan is also the rumored location of an electronic intelligence listening post maintained by the Republic of China government in cooperation with the United States to monitor communications within the People's Republic of China
The National Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, hot springs, sulfur deposits, and mountains to hike on including the Seven Star Mountain (七星山).
Yangmingshan was originally called Grass Mountain (草山) because the main mountains of this region are grassy. Chiang Kai-shek renamed the place Yangmingshan in honor of Wang Yangming, a Chinese scholar.
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