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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Beautiful city view city forest

A nice climb with a beautiful full view of the Taipei city. It is very easy to get to as well. Just take metro to the end (Elephant Mountain) and walk about 10-15 minute to get to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A nice climb with a beautiful full view of the Taipei city. It is very easy to get to as well. Just take metro to the end (Elephant Mountain) and walk about 10-15 minute to get to the entrance of Elephant Mountain. Don't forget to bring your camera and bug repellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

It's quite a climb with LOTS of steps, but the view is well worth it. If you're a photog like me, get there early and stake your spot. It gets very crowded up there with people waiting for the sunset and the night view.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

nice area, there where 3 tracks inn the mountain, a lot of stairs, 350 meter, 600, 700 meter we took the shorter, it was enough for viewing the city from the mountain, a lot of people where with us on the track, 2 -3 hours to go up and back down . Overall nice time on the weekend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

it seems steep from the bottom - and there are A LOT of steps to go all the way to the "viewing gallery" But the scenery is all worth it - On a good weather Taipei 101 can be seen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I like doing little treks/walking tours and this was a lovely trek up the mountain. It would have been more enjoyed if the weather was not so humid (my husband's t-shirt was soaking in sweat). But once we got up to the top, the views were not disappointing. Make sure you carry a lot of water and... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

A nice climb with a beautiful view of the city. It is very easy to get to as well. Just take the metro to Elephant Mountain and it is about a 10-15 minute walk to get to the entrance of Elephant Mountain. Don't forget to bring your camera and bug repellent! I went during mid-day, but I would love to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Took a hike to Elephant Mountain and Lion mountain on my previous trip. You actually can access to Lion Mountain following the existing trail from Elephant Mountain. I've took roughly 2 hours to finish the trail for both mountain and trust me it is rewarding. Located 1 station away from Taipei 101 and easily accessible via MRT. Why bother to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I went there with my Taiwanese and Malaysian friends. It's quite easy to walk and the mountain itself is not high at all. We met an old man demonstrating Taichi inside a small temple and we chit chated for a while. I recommend to go to Taipei 101 and Raohe night market after the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a place I've wanted to see for awhile, even with a bad knee. 1000 steps or so to the top of Elephant Mountain, foggy night or in bright sunshine and the view does not disappoint. Come once. Come again. I will.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I highly recommend elephant mountain. Although it is extremely steep, it is a quick ascent (about 20-30 minutes, depending on your pace) and the view you get at the top is phenomenal. Note that it is stairs the entire way up, so it may be slippery when it is rainy. There are not handrails the entire way up, only at... More 

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