Your favourite vantage points in Hong Kong and Taipei?
Looking for some suggestions here.
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9 years ago, I spent a week in Taipei during the summer and the heat was intense. Fortunately I'll be going back in about two weeks. I expect the weather to be a lot more mild.shahram0 wrote: ↑Jan 8th, 2018 12:37 pmFor Taipei, definitely visit Elephant Mountain. Bring some bottled water with you beforehand, because there are a ton of uneven stairs, so you'll be getting in a workout. I wish I had visited a bit later to get a sunset/night shot, but we were a bit irritable because of the sweat (went in the summer) and just wanted to go back down. We didn't go to Taipei 101 because it was pricey and we were getting a beautiful view from Elephant Mountain which also included the tower, but I'm sure that's a great vantage point as well. If you want just the view, when the trail forks, take the right stairs.
Taipei - View from Elephant Mountain by S K, on Flickr
There are also some other trails on the opposite end of the city, that may be worth checking out if you have time.
Let me know if you have any questions about Taipei. I absolutely loved my time there and it was definitely a hidden gem on my Asia travels.