Xiangshan derives its name from its external shape ("xiang" means elephant in Chinese) and is located at the south-eastern section of Xinyi District. Its composition is mainly sandstone， akin to that of Hushan. The tawny cliffs and giant rocks along the path， coupled with numerous natural life forms and birds， make the entire mountain resemble a natural ecological paradise. It's a great place for the general public to enjoy outdoor leisure time and bask in the beauty of nature.Along the trail there are explanatory sign boards providing information to visitors concerning the environment. The diversified cliff and slope terrains form a great nurturing ground for fern-family plants. In particular， the quantity of Taiwanese Cibotium (Cibotium taiwanianum) and Flying Spider-monkey Tree Fern (Cyathea lepifera) ranks top in Taipei City.Back in the days when medicine was not as advanced as it is today， Taiwanese Cibotium was commonly used to stop bleeding. The Flying Spider-monkey Tree Fern， on the other hand， is the most valuable ecological feature of Taipei City.Standing on the top of Xiangshan， the entire Taipei Basin is right under your eyes. The extension of the ridge reaches into Zhongqiang Park of Xinyi District， and therefore has become the best evening stroll venue for local residents. It is also a great vacation spot for people to relax and relieve stress.The Six Giant Rocks"Laolaixia" is the name given to Xiangshan's landscape of peculiar giant rocks. On top of these rocks， the entire view of the bustling Xinyi District is captured; it is a popular spot for photo-taking. The rising sun juxtaposed with Taipei 101 and the slumbering Xinyi District skyscrapers provide endless pictures of enjoyment throughout the day and night.