November 19, 2019 — Today we decided to do only a walking tour of the city. After our hearty visit to Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, we rode the train going to Xiangshan (Elephant Mountain), which is located in the south-eastern area of Xinyi District.
The name “Elephant” was derived from the shape of this 20-min mountain, about 183 above sea level. The trail consists of about 600 stair steps, with amazing view decks located at different points. It seems like an easy hike but the steps are low-rise and they seem to go on forever, plus the heat and humidity will make one’s body feel twice as heavy.
I didn’t hike all the way to the top, only at the 400th stair level. My mom was too tired and decided to quit at the 300th step, and I didn’t want to leave her for too long. And honestly, it’s gotten tiring, too!
Here are some photos I took from my quick but quite exhausting hike:
Destinations included in the Klook tour package we availed in Taichung:
Visit these other destinations in New Taipei City:
- Shifen Old Street
- Jiufen Old Village
- Shifen Waterfall, Golden Waterfall
- Yehliu Geopark
- Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Park
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