Hsuehshan


Hsuehshan

Infobox Mountain
Name = Hsueshan (Shueshan / Snow) mountain
Photo = HsuehMountain.jpg| Caption = Snow Mountain as seen from Hsueshan E. peak.
Elevation = convert|3886|m|ft|0|lk=on
Location = ROC (Taiwan)
Prominence = convert|3886|m|ft|0|abbr=on
Coordinates =
Topographic

Type = | Age =
First ascent
Easiest route=maintained trail, snow/ice climb during some winter months

Hsuehshan or Syue Mountain or Snow Mountain (zh-t|t=雪山) is the second highest mountain in Taiwan. At convert|3886|m|ft|0|abbr=on above sea level.It is located in the Shei-Pa National Park and it is visible in good weather from Taiwan's capital -Taipei- nearby hills.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was known to Westerners as Mt. Sylvia. In 1923 (see Taiwan under Japanese rule), the mountain gained the name Tsugitakayama (次高山) , literally the "Second Highest Mountain", because it was the second highest mountain in Japan at that time.

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ee also

* Hsuehshan Mountain Range
* Hsuehshan Tunnel
* List of mountains in Taiwan


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