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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Nice night view

We were here by Dec 2015. The journey from subway station to the view point took about 30 min. The 101 view is great. A lot of mosquitoes may destroy your mood to enjoy it. A lot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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391 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were here by Dec 2015. The journey from subway station to the view point took about 30 min. The 101 view is great. A lot of mosquitoes may destroy your mood to enjoy it. A lot of people already occupied a very good view place when we arrive. Can come early if you don't mind long waiting time.

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is probably one of the best view in Taipei. I took MRT red line to Xiangshan (the name of the mt obviously :)) and got off at the last stop. Follow the exit to Xiangshan and you will see Zhongqiang Park right after you exit. There is a sign that you can follow after that. The mountain is... More 

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Thank Makubex F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice hike, though not the easiest place to find, but that might have been my fault. Offers a great view of the city, highly recommend the hike.

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Thank Kyle A
Seattle
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots and lots of stairs, but worth it for the views of the city and of the Taipei 101 tower. The trailhead is a short walk from Xiangshan MRT metro stop. Follow the posted street signs to "Xiangshan Hiking Trail." The steps start just beside a temple. The trailhead is also clearly marked with signage. Walked up and down in... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Climb these stairs in the evening and you will find the best view of Taipei city and Taipei 101. I went with local friends, but since every local person I ever met there befriended me, you will have no problem finding your way if you ask a local.

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Mumbai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The base is walkable form Taipei 101 or you could use the u bike. There are a lot of steps to climb but it shouldn't take more than 20 mins at an easy pace. The trail is actually very beautiful. The view of the city and Taipei 101 is amazing. The best time to go is late afternoon to enjoy... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Climbing this small hill is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Taipie. It's pretty easy to find as described in other posts and gives good views of Taipie

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Seoul, South Korea
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A short and 'easy' hike up to see the city skyline of Taipei. There are a few good spots to take photos along the way up. Overall, it wasn't a bad hike and I visited Elephant Mountain on the coldest weekend in years (it was snowing)

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the metro to the Elephant Mountain trail, but had some difficulty locating where the trail started. Once we found it, it was quite a climb. But the views at the top were amazing! Be careful if you plan to hike when it is rainy, the steps can be very slippery. I recommend taking the different trails to see... More 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I went to the place but I only started climbing the first few steps til where a lady was selling refreshments. Then I decided to discontinue. The weather was cold and ideal for climbing. Unfortunately, my knees and legs didn't want to continue. The stone steps were narrow and slippery because of the rainshowers. However, we still... More 

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