Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), Taipei

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Enjoy panoramic views or take amazing photographs of the city from Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail). The mountain offers a clear view of the landmark skyscraper Taipei 101, along with the district's urban zone. To reach the summit, you'll have to hike up the mountain on foot, so prepare by wearing good walking shoes. The site contains restrooms and facilities where you can relax, refresh yourself, and regain your energy. At the park's trail entrance, you can also rent a bike to reach your points of interest faster. Arrange to visit Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail) and other attractions in Taipei using our Taipei visit planning app .
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  • Located next to the Xiangshan station, you can see the beautiful sunset with the Taipei Landmark 101. It is easy to walk the road, just pay attention to the beginning of the climb stairs, refueling.
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  • The Mountain view is very good, can view 101, different times have different beauty. We are from the Yongchun high school side of the mountain, the Czech Republic 2 exit downhill, after the faster and better climb.
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  • There are many different entrances to the Xiangshan natural trails, and if your strength is good, it's best to go up the mountain from the pine-tak courtyard. If your physical strength is not good, you can take a taxi to Yongchun Park, and there are not too many stairs to go. It is recommended that all free travellers can come here to see the 101 night view, the evening lights, law and order do not need worry. If it rains, don't go up the hill, the road will be more moist and slippery.
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  • Definitely a must go when in Taipei. Best is to go about an hour before sunset. The hike is about 25 minutes. It can be crowded at the top as many people go for sunset. From the top you get a beautiful view of the city and the 101 tower. You also get to experience viewing the city going from day to night as all the buildings start to light up. At the top there is a drinking water fountain but best to still bring your own water for the way up and down. At the start of the trail there is also a small park where kids can play and there are public toilets.
  • Great place with great view of Taipei for free with a view overseeing Taipei, and also with the whole Taipei 101 in sight. Come during sunset period to view Taipei's transition from day to night. The night scene of Taipei will definitely give you an unforgettable memory. There are multiple viewing platforms at different heights, and they are often crowded with people trying to take pictures and time lapse videos of the transition. So come early to grab a great spot at the viewing gallery. Or else you will be taking photos and videos of people's head instead. Prepare to hike up steep stairways, and having swamp of mosquitoes flying around you. Having said that, the time taken to hike to the higher viewing platform doesn't take long. Recommended to apply mosquito repellent before hand.
  • The trail was steep which is good cause u get to go high up with less time needed. Do not stop at the place with 3 large boulder but go further and take a left when the path diverges, in my opinion the view is greater. I would give 6 stars because an extra star for slimming down my girlfriend. (By boyfriend)
  • It will test your fitness, stamina and legs. A nice steep trek with view becoming better and better. I had the view at night with clouds floating around. It was raining and 20 C but still I was sweating. The view from top is worth every step taken. In fact the view from here is far better than the closed view from Taipei 101 89F. Maybe the view is awesome at 91F but it was closed because of bad weather. There is a temple at the foot one of the exit and also a nice park with restrooms.
  • A very crowded trail popular with tourists. Offers a great view of Taipei 101 and the cityscape. Should check the sunset timing before going if you want to catch a great view. Proper sports attire and shoes recommended - better wear long pants as there are many flies.

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