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Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail)

Lane 150, Songren Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Get there: take the RED MRT line to XiangShan station (last station ). Follow the sign board, ask around if couldn't find the hiking entrance as there are some turns around the apartment areas. You will walk across a park before make turns near the apartments. Be prepared for endless staircase. We went about 3.30pm, and wait for sunset around... More

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Metro and Walking Instructions: Elephant Trail is tricky to find, but this should help... Take the Red Subway Line and get out at Xiangshan. After arriving at Xiangshan station (象山), the terminus of the red line, leave from Exit 2 and continue walking alongside the edge of the park (the park will be on your left). Keep going (do not... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The trail is 10 mins walk from a train station. the entrance can be a bit hard to find as there was no big and obvious sign indicating its location. You can get a good view of Taipei 101 and the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The start of the trail is only about a 10 minute walk or so from the last stop on the MRT. We past people of all shapes, sizes and age groups coming down from the mountain, which tells you that unless you have a medical condition, this hike should not be a problem for most reasonably fit individuals. Only 30... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

Went on a Monday morning as many attractions do not open on Mondays. Worth the hike up the hill. Best time to visit would be in the evening, for the beautiful sunset.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I decided to climb up to the top in the early morning to see the sun rise. I am so glad that i did it. I started climbing at 5:00 and hoped to catch the sun rising. The weather at that time was not really good. There were a lot of cloud. It was raining a bit when i climbed.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The climb was moderate and then steep in some places. Lots of local people climb up during the weekend. There is a viewing deck after 25 minutes of walking where Taipei 101 is clearly visible. After that is another 220 m to the top which i did not attempt. Quite nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really love this place, went the last week in the evening and the view is really good. Took us about 30 min to get up there, there's no any vendors there , so don't expect any food there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The hike up elephant mountain wasn't too bad but the heat was another thing, so bring lots of water. There's a few viewing platforms at the top and visitors can see much of the city. I went during sunset and there were a lot of people with their tripods trying to take the best sunset photos. It was just a... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Easy hike up the stairs (around 30 mins) to reach the first view point, which is good enough for the night view. Try to avoid this attraction during summer, as the temperature always hot even at night, hence making the hiking even difficult. Bring enough water and don't expect any food/ water available to purchase.

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