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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I really love this place, went the last week in the evening and the view is really good. Took us about 30 min to get up there, there's no any vendors there , so don't expect any food there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The hike up elephant mountain wasn't too bad but the heat was another thing, so bring lots of water. There's a few viewing platforms at the top and visitors can see much of the city. I went during sunset and there were a lot of people with their tripods trying to take the best sunset photos. It was just a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Easy hike up the stairs (around 30 mins) to reach the first view point, which is good enough for the night view. Try to avoid this attraction during summer, as the temperature always hot even at night, hence making the hiking even difficult. Bring enough water and don't expect any food/ water available to purchase.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

You can see the night views of Taipei City. Good for dating!

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Taipei
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It's not too hard to hike, but need places to sit down and rest from time to time for old folks. Coming down was much easier.

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Here's a very easy hike. I didn't expect the stairs and it was quite tiring (bring some water!) but it was wonderful to observe the amazing view after only 15mins of climbing. You can also keep on doing the hike up the rest of the mountain. Great photos' spots!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Elephant Mountain is up a series of steep steps, making it a bit difficult in some places, and more difficult coming down. However, the hike is worth it for the views over the city and Taipei 101 in the foreground.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The trip up to elephant mountain takes about 20-30min and is not really a hike. It is more of a series of steps up a hill/mountain that is 100% paved. There isn't much in terms of scenery on the way, just the viewpoint set up by the city. You can continue to walk the trail further after reaching elephant mountains... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Amazing!!! The view of Taipei city including Taipei 101 is just breathtaking. It is a must see during sunset. Start the walk up no later than 5 if you're a relatively fast walker. The walk up is all stairs and takes 20minutes minimum at a normal pace but budget 30mins because you'll need a couple breathing breaks. Despite that it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Be sure to be fit enough to climb the steep stairs to reach the top of the mountain. The view is absolutely worth the exercise!

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