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Qixing Mountain, Beitou

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Qixing Mountain, also spelled Qixingshan or Chihsing Mountain, is located on the Datun Volcano Group and is the highest mountain in Taipei, at the rim of Taipei Basin. It is also the highest (dormant) volcano in Taiwan. It is located in the center of Yangmingshan National Park and its main peak is 1120m above sea level.
It began erupting about 700,000 years ago. There was a crater at the peak but it became seven small peaks due to post-eruption erosion.
The mountain has faults running across the southeast and northwest contours with volcanic landforms like hot springs and fumaroles.
is a round volcanic dome looking like a black gauze cap. As the lava was more viscous when the mountain was formed, it gradually became a tholoid, also known as a cumulo-dome volcano, it's 643m above sea level. Shamaoshan and Qigushan (七股山, 890m) are parasitic volcanoes of Qixingshan.
This mountain is the source of the name for Shichisei District (七星郡), Taihoku Prefecture, Taiwan under Japanese rule. This district included modern day Xizhi, Shilin, Beitou, Nangang, Neihu, Songshan, and Xinyi.
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  • The main peak of the seven-star mountain is the first peak of Taipei City, the trail has been sorted, not to walk, but the need for not a good force and force, especially the peak and the main peak between the period! The mode of transportation is built to build a small 15 on the cold water pit service center to start climbing, thousands of do not open, Yoande Avenue holiday has no control, light row and other stoptime on the time of the waves is very beautiful, after the visit to the Taipei Basin, this view is worth it. Can line up with the magic lake a half-day trip, build early to go back to noon, than cool, people are less than
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  • You can see a lot of climbers on the mountain top, but some people bring a lot of tools to make instant noodles. Since there are few people going down the mountain, it is recommended not to go alone.
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  • A fun weekend getaway with hosts we went up to Yang Ming of which this was part I believe. Hot springs and scenic trails. Later went with classmate on a return trip later. Breathtaking view.
  • The view and windiness up there is amazing. Not a very difficult mountain to climb up, very beginner friendly. Managed to climb up from the base of Yangmingshan station in slippers. Bring along water though as there aren’t any water coolers or stations throughout the climb up.
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