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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Ranked #6 of 110 Activities in Taipei
Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Hiking Trails, Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Climb the steps to get some great views of Taipei. There are several different viewing section. I think its better than going up Taipei 101 - and its free!! Great photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

If U want a clear view of Taipei 101 or Taipei city, this U must do but it comes at a price... PLENTY OF STEPS TO CLIMB! If U are not physically fit or have some health problem, U might want to give it a miss. Otherwise, U might want to do this as this can be done in 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You'll have a really nice view of the city, great for photography. You can bring things to have a picnic up there. LOTS AND LOTS of stairs. Try not to visit it during summer, Taipei is really hot. The weather combined with those stairs is not a good combination.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

It is a good place to visit if you want to hike a little bit and take pictures of Taipei 101. It took around 1 hour for me to do roundtrip from botton to top, take pictures, and come back. There is also a subway(MRT) station nearby. It's pretty convenient

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Super easy hike to find and walk up, though more strenuous than expected. Great views from the top, but you'll have to probably wait in line. What I didn't realize was that it was a long system of trails - I'd thought it'd just be a quick, 30 min hike up. If you'd wanted, you could hike for a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was very lucky as there weren't many people on the day I visited. There were many spots where you can sit and rest. I saw many older couples struggling in the climb but determined to get to the top. I feel Elephant mountain is to be enjoyed and therefore ensure you have enough time to make a leisurely climb, stopping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

from my point of view,its not really worth to see the whole taipei scenery by walking uphill for 30-40minutes. Its really tiring to walk up to the thousands step of the stair case. I believe u can see the same thing elsewhere, eg: high rise apartment nearby,etc. :s

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Rain or shine this mountain is the best. Not to bad to reach the top and once youre there the view is incredible. Especially during sunset

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Before you go, take a look at a map or guidebook - there are dozens of side trails from this that can take you to different temples in the hills. Plan on a very humid hike, but it is a nice change from the city streets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Great view from the top of Elephant mountain. There are to be a lot of places to sit down while getting to the top which is nice. Wasn't crowded at all, I didn't notice any toilets around some it might be a concern for some.

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