Yangmingshan=Taipei’s Jingtu (Pure Land)! This is an excellent synonym for Yangmingshan. She blooms four different seasons of beauty, unique and intriguing. Around the mountain billows small plumes of sulfuric gas, representing its volcanic geology. The fertile land supports abundant species.
South of Yangmingshan National Park in Taipei, lies Taiwan’s first and largest planned western-style housing village – The Yangmingshan US Military Housing. This village witnessed the most crucial part of Taiwan history during the Cold War. After the US military ended their station in Taiwan 35 years ago, many of these old houses suffered decay...
On March 20, 2010, the Bank of Taiwan held a discussion concerning plans for the American military housing complex at Shanzaihou. This site is located in the wealthy area of Yang Ming Shan. The area of this site is more than 57,000 Ping.
Chinese Cultural University Planning to House Mainland Chinese Students in American Military Housing
Constructed in the 1950s, the American military homes located near Chinese Culture University in Yangmingshan make up the largest such district in Taiwan, and were the first in Taiwan to be planned in a western style.
Shanzaihou used to be rice paddies, but in order to accommodate MAAG’s plan to build housing, the authorities of Yangmingshan obtained the farmers’ land. In 1953, construction began. The American housing was divided into zones A,B,C,D,E,F,G and H. The size of the homes varied by district, which were divided based on rank and function.