[This post will be updated if new information about places around the station comes available. 🙂 ]
Elephant Mountain (象山)
Let’s do some hiking! From Xiangshan Station it takes less 15 minutes by foot to the trail head and less than an hour to get to vantage points on Elephant Mountain from where you can take in the city in all it’s glory, with Taipei 101 right in the middle. This is a favorite spot with photo buffs for cityscape night shots.
If you like Halal food, there is a Muslim-friendly restaurant not far from MRT Xiangshan Station, Arabian Nights BBQ & Curry Restaurant. Find out more about the restaurant in Dining at Halal-Restaurants in Taipei.