Elephant Trunk Rock

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Elephant Trunk Rock
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Neighborhood: Ruifan District
With its air of historical heritage, Shuijinjiu (ShueiNanDong, Jingguashi, Jiufen) used to be prosperous and glamorous due to mining. Although its magnificent semblance no longer exists, the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere has persisted. With a wave to the age of the gold rush, one can still see a glimpse of its glorious past through the Golden Waterfall. Gazing at the ShueiNanDong Remains of the 13 Levels, it is like a beautiful palace that was deserted, earning it the name of “Potala Palace of the Mountain Mines”. Probing forward to the mouth of the river is the considerably distinguished Yinyang Sea, with its half gold half bluish green spectacle inspiring countless imaginations of romance. Walking along the streets of the meandering old streets of Jiufen and tasting the various kinds of authentic eateries is the love of tourists. Stepping into the Golden Museum, one can glimpse the historical traces of the mining industry culture, reminiscing of past glories from its museum, living quarters, and shrine remains. The unassuming mountain city of Houtong used to be a mining village. With the call of cat lovers, volunteer groups were established to create a friendly environment for cats and turned Houtong into a cat village for cat lovers.

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Adventurous Traveler
Plano, TX143 contributions
Does look like an elephant trunk
Dec 2019
Taiwan is surrounded by water and there's no shortage of unique rock formations! It's a rocky (sometimes steep) trail to the top in order to view the "trunk". Can also be very crowded. I had read about an incident that occurred 2 months prior to our visit that a visitor had fallen off (reason unknown) the top. This is probably why it was roped off and no one allowed to actually go onto the trunk rock when we were there. Still worth a visit. The landscape is beautiful and you get a work out in! Just watch your footing!
Written January 11, 2020
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Zy L
21 contributions
A place worth to visit
Jun 2019 • Family
I personally prefer this place is place than yehliu. It has lesser tourists too. now they do not allow people to climb on top of the head of elephant stone anymore. Nevertheless the area still has great views of the sea and windy too.

One down side is that this place is quite inaccessible for elderly. As you the path to the location required you to climb on rocks and steep slope.

Do note that elderly with knee problems are not recommended.
Written June 4, 2019
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matthewkbarnum
19 contributions
Fun hike and great view!
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is a short hike but the view of the rock and the surrounding ocean areas is amazing. You can climb onto the trunk of the elephant and take some nice pictures as well!

There is no trail, it is kind of just a bunch of rocks that you need to hopping across. Probably not the easiest for people with weak legs or bad balance.
Written June 1, 2019
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Kenneth
Taipei, Taiwan59 contributions
Elephant Trunk Rock
May 2018
If you are brave enough, please come to this spot and stand on the rock and take a shot. Then you would not forget this scenery and memory. However, this behaviour is very dangerous and a visitor fall into the ocean few months ago.
Be brave and be careful.
Written April 16, 2019
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TanPiakPhuang
Singapore, Singapore121 contributions
A Place Worth to Visit
Dec 2018 • Family
This unique rock that resembled elephant trunk. You need some trekking along the coastal rocks before reaching this place. It is located right behind a small hill. Therefore you will not be able to see this rock along the way until you climbed to the top of the hill. This place is not developed yet and therefore don't expect to have good walking path like Yeliu. The coastal trek could be slippery. So be careful. Highly recommended for a visit.
Written December 25, 2018
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YSL88
Singapore, Singapore1,043 contributions
Great view
Nov 2018 • Couples
Just before we started walking towards the rock, someone tripped and fell right in front of us. The path to the elephant truck rock was rocky and uneven. It took me some time to reach. I was very careful with each step I took. However, the view was stunning.
Written December 23, 2018
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GreenBeanSoup
Singapore, Singapore199 contributions
Simply great!
Oct 2018 • Couples
The elephant truck rock was just great! We were lucky to come on a fine day. To get to the Elephant trunk rock from the car park, it is about a 10-min walk on scattered flat rocks and boulders. It can be tricky even when the rocks are not slippery!

It is definitely not suitable for elderly and young children. But they can wait at the car park as the visit took us about 30 min.
Written November 7, 2018
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Derrick Wong
Singapore, Singapore168 contributions
Family holiday
Dec 2017 • Family
Quite an interesting place if there is no rain. Otherwise there is an interesting path leading to this place.
Written December 18, 2017
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nemesisvv
Singapore, Singapore2,078 contributions
Great, but better if its not rainy
Dec 2017 • Couples
First of all, I happened to go on a rainy and stormy day. Since I was there I was determined to make it there. There is no proper roads leading up though, you need to climb through some rocks (huge ones) along the coast and along a rocky and muddy trail up the slope then you will see the big elephant rock. I think you can imagine when its rainy, my hands and pants are wet and muddy by the time I reached, but it was worth it. A very spectacular view.

But seriously, if I knew it was so wet and slippery, I might have not insisted. And please do not do anything stupid like climbing over to the elephant back when the winds is so strong, I could hardly stand... It's a long fall down...
Written December 17, 2017
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X61
Singapore, Singapore130 contributions
象鼻岩
Dec 2016 • Friends
Be careful during rainy season, rocks surfaces are super slippery. It was pretty crowded last dec, we were the only tourists mostly locals who visited.
Written August 14, 2017
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