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Maokong mountain

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Address: Taipei, Taiwan
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The Maokong gondola stops at Taipei Zoo, Zhinan Temple and the Maokong...

The Maokong gondola stops at Taipei Zoo, Zhinan Temple and the Maokong station. The Maokong station stop at the top of the mountain offers a panoramic view of the city and visitors can try delicacies like noodles with tea oil and glutinous rice with bamboo shoots.

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4033m Gondola Ride

Come early if you don't want to queue too long - especially if you want to sit in the Crystal Gondola. Rountrip ticket (including deposit) is NT260. The Crystal Gondola is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Seoul, South Korea
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took the gondola to the top. Walked down to the temple station. Lots of tea houses along the way. Absolutely beautiful and fresh air. Only issue was all the cars. A lot park where they aren't supposed to making it difficult for drivers and pedestrians.

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New Delhi, India
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When It goes up you can see almost all Taipei as well as very good view of Tansui River. Though the other option is you can hire Bicycles and then go and see the mountain. Bicycles are easily avaialble on rent for 6 hours.

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Come early if you don't want to queue too long - especially if you want to sit in the Crystal Gondola. Rountrip ticket (including deposit) is NT260. The Crystal Gondola is a novelty that wears out quickly. It's interesting to look below as the treetops whizzes by, but you're not going to be staring down the whole journey - the... More 

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Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There might not have been much to do since it was very close to Chinese New Year and everyone might have closed shop to be with family? However, everything was closed save for a few shops. There are some teahouses that sell their tea and te sets for double the price of anywhere else. W did stop at the Maokong... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow..... took my 2 little boys and how they enjoyed the trip! And a great value for money, fully recumbent to any visitor to Taipei if you half a day spare! We defenetly will be back on our next visit! Than You!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recommend you find a restaurant have some chinese food and order traditional kungfu tea. spend 3 hours there and take the gondola for a neat experience. this is what locals do on week nights to avoid the traffic during weekend.

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Cambridge, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Maokong to sample the tea houses and to walk around the tea plantations. it's very beautiful and peaceful. The tea houses are quaint and they give samples and ceremonies if you ask and pay a small fee. Tour groups are around there and it seems like a good weekend stop for locals to escape the city. Very... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To access the top of the Making mountain, you have to take the gondola (cable car) at the Taipei Zoo station (same station if you want to visit the zoo). Once up there, there are many teahouses that line streets which provide a vista to the Taipei city and you might even catch a glimpse of Taipei 101. Went in... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the weekend so it was a bit crowded, but we never felt that there was too much people. The journey starts a the foot of the mountains. You have to take gondolas to get on top. You can also go by car or scooter, but the view from the gondolas is very nice as you are passing over... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't understand why this is the #1 thing to do on trip advisor in Taipei... It was beautiful and super cheap. when we went in August on a weekday, there were no lines either. it was cool but don't think its #1. Best bet is to ride the Gondola to the top/ Last stop and hang out there for a... More 

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