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Maokong mountain

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Address: Taipei, Taiwan
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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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Maokong Gondola Ride

Although the scenery is not exceptionally scenic, the ride is money worth. It cost only 50NT one way up and another 50NT one way down. There are many tea-houses up the mountain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Deeply saddened that I had came here unprepared as without a guide, I would have walked blindly around Maokong mountain. Could have took the Maokong tour bus to roam around however it was sunset by the time we arrived and it was slightly turn off as it was Spring. Flowers are unavailable :(

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was one of the longest gondola rides I have been on and very reasonably priced. Tea is grown in this area and at the top of the mountain, there are places to taste and buy the local Oolong tea. As the gondola descends, it stops at the zoo and ends right at a subway stop. Very convenient and a... More 

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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I bought the value package which cost NTD120 with return trip and one stop over in one of the station. I stop over at the temple station, the view was nice there, and afterwards i proceed to the Mao Kong station. The nature view along the walkway is nice. P/s: the crystal cable car is the must try experience, better... More 

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Puchong, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A nice cable ride and there are many tea shops. We chose a shop and had tea. The scenery was nice. However that shop had a lot of restrictions such as being charged for asking for an extra cup.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Although the scenery is not exceptionally scenic, the ride is money worth. It cost only 50NT one way up and another 50NT one way down. There are many tea-houses up the mountain therefore good for tea-lovers.

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Visited last Sunday in the morning. Seen blankets of white flowers blossoming among the trees. Think this species is flowers from the Tung tree. See it before it withers.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I would not waste long flight to come here and see this, nothing so interesting- dirty and smelly and requires lots of cleaning and help.

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Tokyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Don't miss the cafe! You can have mango fruit tea served in a teapot for 4 cups big, and chocolate or cheese cake - $300, very nice flavor… I love the tea!! The gondola is only $50 for a person. Great mountain view, feel Spring wind, just relax for a hour.

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Maokong mountain is a very popular place for Taipei locals to enjoy tea culture, food and good scenery. It is situated in Mucha (木柵), Wenshan District (文山區). You can reach by taking the Maokong Gondola lift (貓空纜車)from the Taipei Zoo up to Maokong in the mountain. The 4.3 km line has 4 stations, and the fares for ordinary cabins are... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Love this place, it is very special and peculiar. etting there with the gondola over the tea plantations is a very funny experience. At the top of the Mountain you will find a lot of Tea houses, where you can enjoy a wonderful cup of tea and also nice restaurants. The views are very nice.

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