Your favourite vantage points in Hong Kong and Taipei?
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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.
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You got an example of one? I tried shooting out of Taipei 101 a decade ago, but reflections made it very difficult to get anything decent. Unfortunately no tripods are allowed up in the viewing platform.
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Not as of yet, but was considering picking up the suction mount with a lens skirt.
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Sounds about right. I was walking toward Taipei 101 when I saw the bridge, so I just randomly decided to go up to take a look. There were some other guys there trying to take this shot. I suggested they use the electrical box like I did because it's at a good height, but I guess they were afraid of dropping their cameras onto the street or something.