Taiwan

The best views of Taipei

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One of the great things about Taipei is the amount of good hiking that’s possible because of the many hills and mountains that surround it. In the north, especially in Neihu where I used to live, there’re several hills/small mountains where you can enjoy splendid views. My favorite place in the city is the top of one of these hills actually – Jinmianshan. While it’s not very high, you can see all the way to Taipei 101 on the opposite side of the city, much of Neihu’s business district, as well as Dahu lake and Songshan airport.

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IMG_1734This is the exact same view as the third photo, but in 2012 which is why there’s this red-and-white electricity tower smack in the middle.

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DSC08483 This was on New Year’s Day 2011, right after the fireworks display at Taipei 101, on the left, finished.DSC01707The National Palace Museum seen from the opposite hillside.DSC01535

DSC03228aThe more challenging path to Jinmianshan where you clamber over boulders.

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