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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Strenous hike

We were not well prepared... Bring towels, drinks, shirt, etc...it is a long hike up... The view is only good on a clear day... i would try it for sure

Reviewed January 5, 2017
etohelp
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chicago, illinois
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chicago, illinois
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

We were not well prepared... Bring towels, drinks, shirt, etc...it is a long hike up... The view is only good on a clear day... i would try it for sure

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Taipei, Taiwan
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

It's a very popular spot to do hiking, not only you can submerge yourself in nature, enjoy the breeze and sun, but also you can enjoy and overlook the spectacular view of Taipei City from the top. My 6 year-old son has no problem climbing the steps and hiking up to the top, but there are several paths and they... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

One will get a stunning view of the Taipei 101 from the top. It is just a few minutes walk from Xiangshan metro station. Though one should be fit to make it to the top. Bring some water!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This is a great activity to do in the afternoon right before sundown. That way you get day and night shots of the city. Be warned those stairs are a killer. Wear comfortable walking shoes and water, and be ready for a workout. Well worth it at the top.

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Tauranga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

This was a highlight for me in Taipei. I always like to get to the highest point in the city and due to the weather, we decided to not go up 101. Instead, we took umbrellas and headed up Elephant Mountain to catch the sunset. There were lots of others up here as well, but it was great to see... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This was second leg which is a more of a food adventure after completing the Hualien leg nature and outdoor leg. Going for the walk up Xiang Shan was sure good exercise after all the eating. We went up on New Year's Day (1 Jan). It was a bit more crowded due to the public holiday but we found it... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This place is not recommended for an aged person to avoid an undesired accident. There is a no-good rest place during the steep hill climbing.

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

It wasn't hard to find and the walk to go up wasn't hard as there were stairs. The view was amazing and it was relaxing. It wasn't too crowded when I visited which was good. :-) Highly recommended. :-)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

My original intent was to take a walk to see Taipei 101 from 象山。It is more of a hill then a mountain. The view of Taipei was great, but a little foggy, not sure from mist or air pollution. The winter cool air was welcomed and I dont feel hot during the walk. But I chance upon another map going... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Hike is not too tough, but it's all steps so you may take a break or 2 on your way up. Good view of Taipei 101. Wear comfortable shoes and you will be fine. Have not been up to Taipei 101 but I guess this is good enough for me. Will probably take you 1-2 hours, depending on how long... More 

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