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Your favourite vantage points in Hong Kong and Taipei?

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Your favourite vantage points in Hong Kong and Taipei?

Looking for some suggestions here.

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For 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.

ImageTaipei - 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.
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HK and Taipei were some of my first attempts at cityscape time-lapse and they're still some of my favourite

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for HK skip the Gallery at the Peak, instead go follow this side-path for less people, and free of course
http://blog.bigfoottour.com/victoria-peak-hong-kong/

for Taipei, it's a short walk up Elephant Mountain (think Mont Royal behind McGill in Montreal) but you'll likely be sweating bullets by first platform, if going after May. Second platform is supposedly the best but you have to go hours in advance if you want sunset shots. I used to love going there but now it gets crazy busy ever since they built a MRT station near it.
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I am actually going to HK in a couple of weeks. Definitely going to hit up Braemar Hill and Lion Rock.
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For 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.

ImageTaipei - 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.
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.

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