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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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Beautiful views at night!

This was on my Must Do list for Taipei and it certainly did not disappoint! We went at night. The path is well lit and at the top you are rewarded with a remarkable view of Taipei... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This was on my Must Do list for Taipei and it certainly did not disappoint! We went at night. The path is well lit and at the top you are rewarded with a remarkable view of Taipei 101 and Taipei lit up at night. Just beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This park is near the Xinshiang Metro stop. Once inside the park it is just about 15-20 minutes up to a lovely overlook of the city. You can continue further to the top of the hill which would probably take 45 minutes or an hour. It is wonderful to find a fairly challenging walk in the woods so close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There are alot of steps but the view is worth it, take your time and enjoy the scenery! Be sure to visit the Louisiana style restaurant near the bottom for a good meal afterwards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our hike through the four beasts. We loved it so much we kept going and ended up all the way across town. Some slippery steps, but well maintained and lots to see. Great views of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A walking trail that is paved and well maintained.inscription on the path tells you whether going uphill or downhill. Some parts with steep ascent has hand support. One hand with tab and the other with umbrella makes some precarious manoeuvre on some narrow pathway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Worth going up all those stairs, even with the humidity. You should go up all the way, don't stop in the first platform. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

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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