Most stunning view of Taipei 101 from Elephant Mountain
Elephant Mountain 象山 is the secret taipei attraction to catch the most stunning overview of Taipei 101. Elephant Mountain 象山 is also popular with the locals. The locals love hiking at Xiangshan hiking trail 象山登山步道.
Taipei 101 is an important landmark of Taipei in Taiwan. With the posh look of Taipei 101 and the tallest building in Taipei, it’s every travellers dream to capture the prefect view of Taipei 101.
If you want a good overview of Taipei 101, elephant Mountain 象山 is an ideal choice for you to go. While going to the Taipei 101 observatory, allows you to have a 360 paranormal view of the surrounding of Taipei 101 at the high level.
Little Tip about Taipei 101: Taipei 101 is built to withstand natural disasters such as typhoon winds and earthquake tremors
Directions to Elephant Mountain 象山
Getting out of Xiangshan mrt, a park can be seen. You need to walk along the outer edge of the park.
Follow the signboards to lead you to the Xiangshan hiking trail 象山登山步道 to start the hike.
You can do a hiking at Elephant Mountain 象山. And psst, you’re only 20 mins away from the best view of Taipei 101!
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At this particular spot, remember to turn your heads and you can find the huge Taipei 101.
Since I have get a good view of Taipei 101, can I forgo the hike please?
Elephant Mountain 象山: Xiangshan hiking trail 象山登山步道
After walking approximately 5 to 10 mins from Xiangshan station, we have reached the starting point of the Xiangshan hiking trail 象山登山步道. We did some people watching while walking to the trail.
Elephant Mountain Hiking tips:
The Xiangshan hiking trail 象山登山步道 is made up mainly of steeps stairs so you need to be careful when hiking.
The difficulty of hiking elephant mountain 象山 is still bearable.
However, remember to wear a comfortable shoe to ease your hiking journey. Don’t wear flip flops like me to hiking! LOL!
At the halfway of the hiking trial, there is an observatory deck for hikers to take a breather with this rewarding Taipei 101 view. Stunning as it is right?
The peak is just a stone away, we chose to continue to finish the hike by reaching the peak. As we have already hike till so far!
Elephant mountain 象山 is definitely a worthy attraction to go in Taipei. Hiking at elephant mountain 象山 does not only allow you to admire the most stunning piece of Taipei 101 artwork from far and also enables you to shed away some fats so you can enjoy more taiwanese food later. HAHA!
Certainly, I would like to hike elephant mountain 象山 again for the amazing night view of Taipei 101. Till then~
Nearest Mrt: Xiangshan Mrt (Red)
Directions: Exit 2 and follow signs through Zhongqiang park
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