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Maokong mountain

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Description: 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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Beautiful View From Gondola

It is worth the trip to ride the Gondola. The view of Taipei from above is spectaular. Go for lunch at the top of the summit where all the teahouses are serving full meals and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Worth staying for a whole day to enjoy both day and night activities up in MaoKong. We took the normal cabin up as advised by the crew due to large crowd in order not to waste time in the queue. Fortunately, we managed to enjoy the crystal cabin ride down which is quite a sight being able to look below... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It is worth the trip to ride the Gondola. The view of Taipei from above is spectaular. Go for lunch at the top of the summit where all the teahouses are serving full meals and have beautiful views. I wouldn't bother with paying extra for the crystal gondola ride. The wait for that can be long as there are 1... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Take the MRT to Taipei zoo. From there it's a short walk to the gondola station. Yiu can use the easy-pass to take the gondola way up to the Maokong mountain. Apart from the the view, you can also visit a tiny but very interesting tea museum. The guide speaks exellent english and has e very enthousiastic way to tell... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent on a late afternoon into late night. If you're lucky, catch the gondola at the "golden hour". Gondola closes around 11:30 but there are still buses that go down the mountain and the tea houses can help you call a cab. Best food with view in Taipei, hands down. Must visit for food and tea.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great views when you take the gondola to the top. So green and tropical. Check the weather before you visit because if it storms the gondola could be shut down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

So far I love this place the most in Taipei. Nice view over the city, worth all the effort to go up - it is actually not much hiking. If you are lazy, you can take the bus, but it would definitely cut the excitement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Our plan was to catch the gondola to the top and have tea, maybe see a temple. We went on the crystal gondola, however we are a couple of active grandparents and were definitely not impressed with the rude kids we had to share with (and their embarrassed mother). Note, if you see roudy kids, change lines. We went to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Try Maokong Gondola in order to reach to the top of the mountain. You can experience the mountain scenery view. If you are not a nature lover or tea lover then this is not the place for you to visit. Nothing special on the top of the mountain. Just a few cafe/tea shops only.

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Batavia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was absolutely a highlight; taking the tram to the top of the mountain.The view is spectacular and the little village at the top of the mountain is quaint. The tickets were pretty inexpensive and very easy to get as they were just the same as the subway ticket.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went here after visiting taipei zoo as they are very close but as we approached the ticket office we were told it was closed. Apparently a storm was predicted so all gondolas suspended and we couldn't go up. We took the bus instead and still go to see some tea plantations and the view, but we got very wet... More 

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