Climbing Xiangshan a.k.a Elephant Mountain

Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Start or End: Start and end at exit 2 of the Xiangshan Train Station (Google Map Directions).
  • Length: 2.5km (1.6mi) in about 2hr (but I took longer than this as I watched the sunset)
  • Grade: Medium. A short walk, but plenty of stairs. Take your time and enjoying the viewing points on the way up.
  • Date Walked: 1st of December 2016

The Story

Taming the Elephant takes less than 30 minutes and you can spend hours on its back.

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