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Fireworks Spotting on Elephant Mountain

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Post date:2018-12-20



With the approach of New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, for those of you who want to enjoy the fireworks but prefer not to mingle with the crowds, a good place to visit to catch the show will be Elephant Mountain (Xianshan). 
According to the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO), in recent years Xianshan has become the top choice for foreign tourists seeking the perfect vantage point to take the ideal picture of Taipei 101 and the Taipei Basin.
To provide visitors with friendly access to the areas, the agency has overhauled the signs and guides on Xianshan to help hikers find their way to desired destinations. It also installed 8 designed benches and path railings for added security. Top places for observing the surrounding landscape include the Shooter’s Platform, Six Boulders, and Photography Platform.
Chief Chen of the agency’s Industrial and Trail Section pointed out that Xianshan is accessible by taking the Tamsui-Xinyi Line to MRT Xianshan Station. The entrance of the hiking trail is a short walk from Exit 2 of the station by following the signs. For those who desire a more flexible and convenient mobility option, there are YouBikes for hire right outside Exit 3 of the same station.
GEO also provides free pamphlets on Xianshan hiking trail at its office or download the electronic version ( Visitors are also reminded to pick up their own litter after their stay on Xianshan. For any suggestions on hiking trail improvements, please fill out the agency’s survey online: