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Maokong mountain

Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #13 of 253 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Lookouts, Neighborhoods
Fee: Yes
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Maokong Gondola can see the endless plains and hills of Taipei night

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

so packed with tourists, you wait for ages for the cable car, and then fight with probably half the world population for the restaurant menus (i exaggerated but you get my point). you'll get all exhausted even before the tea comes. so not worth the effort going up there. better off going some other mountains for a more peaceful and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are many tea-houses that are scattered around the mountainside, each boasting excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Perfect place to chill and relax and allow the hustle and bustle of nearby Taipei to ebb away. Highly recommended.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Beautiful View. Took a bus (bus 15) opposite the Mao Kong Station up the mountain and relaxed at one of the tea house while viewing the sun set behind the mountain. beautiful experience. take maokong gondola down at night to view the city lights.

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Taipei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I went to Maokong Gondola and saw this mountain the view is so beautiful if you are a natures lover this is the place for you and from up here you can view the city of Taipe and the facinating 101 building its so wonderful .I am so happy Ihave been to this place

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Taipei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Maokong mountain has a few good hiking trails as well as museums that relate the history of tea in the area. There are a few good restaurants and tea houses to visit as well. A nice experience overall

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Manila Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was able to taste an ice cream dessert in one of the restaurants here (probably because it was too hot) and I liked it. It was around NT30 but tastes good. Another was the sort of a spring roll with ice cream and cilantro inside. That was good as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Maokong Mountain is reached either by the gondola which is a short walk from the Taipei Zoo MRT stop or we saw busses and taxis up at the mountain as well. The gondola is 50NTD per way. Its is all about tea at the mountain. There are multiple cafes and restaurants. We walked to the Tea Centre and once we... More

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I had never seen tea plants before, so it was interesting to see them in plantations. We went to the tea center and had plenty of tea and ate at a shop. It is important to see this to understand where tea comes from and to understand Taiwan culture more.

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los angeles, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Maokong mountain is very easy to locate and access. Follow the MTR map and you can easily find your destination. Do check on their official website to see if they are open due to maintences or weather permitted. Can get the hellokitty grondola tickets @ the door, it's the same price. Its less crowded during the week, and it is... More

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