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Address: Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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Best view of Taipei City

Elephant Mountain provides excellent view of Taipei, probably the best I've experienced. At just above 100m above sea levels with steps all the way up, anyone can attempt this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Elephant Mountain provides excellent view of Taipei, probably the best I've experienced. At just above 100m above sea levels with steps all the way up, anyone can attempt this climb. Alight from Xiangshan metro station, you can rent a ubike at the station & ride to the ubike station just below the foot of Elephant Mountain. There are a few... More 

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Rehovot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Join the crowds for the steep climb up to the top of Elephant Mountain, then keep going to the Four Beasts trail. The views of the city are great and then you are in the woods, with birds and flowers all around. The beginning and end of the trail are both easily reached by subway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

There are more steps than you think but the view is amazing. This mountain is in the middle of the city and the views are spectacular. The view point looking towards the Taipei 101 is very good. Do take bug spray.

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We tackled this on Saturday morning with lots of locals and enjoyed the walks and the fabulous views. There are a LOT of stairs, some quite steep, so be aware, but the overall pace generally taken is pretty laid back. My 7 year old handled it all well (with a bit of moaning, but you get that!) Don't just go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is quite steep and the steps are rather small. Be sure start climbing an hour before the sunset if you use the temple entrance to the top. Having a walking stick would be good for climbing up as the hand rails are not really in a good shape. We climbed the mountain twice (two days in a row) as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The ascent is hard , but the view is worth the trip. In truth, you don't need a long time to go up. May be , 20min , without the stop to take pictures. But it's still a little difficult because sometimes small and sometimes large with high heat , you may need to stop just for breathe. Nevertheless, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

With lots of stairs, it's not really hard to reach the peak. It's quite far though. :P To find the hiking trail start is very easy, there are signs everywhere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

mostly steps but great view up there. Air was fresh. I turned back at the peak of Elephant Mountain as I did not have time go further. Would love to go back and trek longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

you can't buy any thing there,just walk and climb to top of mountain.but you will happy to there.even in taipei you also may walk to nature and breathe well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Quite a few steps to get up, but it is well worth it for amazing views of the city! It is a little bit confusing to find the start of the pathway (especially at night). The path is lit, but caution still needs to be used at night. Not recommended unless you have an average level of fitness.

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