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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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Taipei in Motion: City Day Tour by Bike, Metro and Foot

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Nice hike good views

You will get good views of the city of Taipei. It is not a very difficult hike, bring some water. You might also want to buy freshly squeezed orange juice was sold by a guy near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

You will get good views of the city of Taipei. It is not a very difficult hike, bring some water. You might also want to buy freshly squeezed orange juice was sold by a guy near the start of the trail. You don't need special hiking gear or shoes. More than one good spot for photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Climbed it when the sun was to hot, 4 o clock by the time I reached the top and my clothes were soaked in sweat, 6 would have been a beter time. Good view of the city and 101..

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Sunnyvale, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great, tough hike for flatlanders with stunning views of Taipei. Keep going to do all Four Beasts (Elephant Mountain is the "first beast".

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to have the best 101 building view in Town, you have to go to here. Enjoy hiking and also enjoy great view.

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Scunthorpe/Leicester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This a brilliant spot to see the sunset over Taipei if you can get there on a day which doesn't have too much cloud coverage. Beware it does get very busy up there so go early to get your spot. Bring some water as there are hundreds and hundreds of very steep steps!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is 20-45min hike depending upon your fitness level and here in June you WILL perspire!! :-)) Take the red MRT line to the last stop, then it is sign posted up past the hospital. A winding stepped hike up the mountain day or night is rewarded with excellent views back over the city and Taipei 101. Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

First, it's convenient in terms of transportation (XiangShan MRT Station, walk across the garden then follow your left way up then you will see the entrance. The walk up is not hard, takes about 15-30 minutes (depending on your stamina). The best view is no the huge rocks. If you are planning to take taipei city view in day time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Relatively easy hike and amazing view over the skyline of Taipei. Caution - to go up you have to climb some stairs, so even if the hike is short that does not mean that you will not sweat. But honestly it is worth the trip, considering that it is just 5 minutes away from a metro station. Just incredible, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

there's a section of steeper stairs in the middle of climing up. It will sweat a lot. Overccoming this the hill presents itself with natural surrounding a healthy and pleaseant trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Elephant Mountain is worth the visit and the trek. It provides some picturesque views of the city and the Taipei 101 building. I would definitely bring some water, though and pack some fruit to enjoy once you reach the top.

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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taipei

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