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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #2 of 130 attractions in Taipei
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

just a short walk to there, climbing the stairs and stuff. You can get to see the great view of taiwan! it's amazing!

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rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Elephant mountain is close to Jiéyùnxiàngshān Station .. from there a short walk through a park and then 15 minutes climbing these long stairs to reach view point! on th eway up there are 3 main places to get nice pictures. ABOVE all the great view of the Taipei 101 but also a wide view over the city!! i'd suggest... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Before visiting this place I was told that I should look at taipei from the mountain to realise the beauty of the city. We timed our trip at around 5.30pm so as to witness both day time & night time view of Taipei. The elephant mountain has small entrance which probably would go unnoticed if you are not aware of... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Deboard at Xiangshan MRT station(red line), take exit 2. Walk for 5 mins across the park take left and ascend, you'll see a temple and then stairs to start your hike. Make sure you carry water with you and night lights city view is amazing.

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singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Take train to XiangShan station. This is a new metro station that recently opened. There are signs leading you to the entrance of the stairs, about 10 mins from metro. From there, climb your way up! It will take about 25 mins if you make a few rest stops, for those super fit, maybe 10-15 mins will bring you to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

A brisk half hour walk and climb from the MRT station takes you to an overlook of Taipei 101. It's a good half day excursion, and can be done with kids - there are plenty of areas to rest on the climb up.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Elephant Mountain is about a 20 minute walk from Taipei 101 and going up the hiking trail to the top could take another 20 minutes. But each minute of climbing up those steep steps is worth it for a view of the whole city.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Take a short walk to the south of MRT Xiangshan and you will find some stairs that are next to a Temple. After about 20 minutes of climbing the stairs you will find a breathtaking view of Taipei. It was a little hazy on the day we went, but you could still get a great view of 101 and most... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Elephant Mountain is a place where you can be hiking in the nature and at the same time in the city centre just minutes aways from one of the tallest building in the world. Watch our video from this attraction here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCKj-bIyGPk

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Taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

It is a lot of stairs but it is worth it with a great view of Taipei 101. It is good to do in the morning before the sun becomes to strong

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