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Maokong mountain

Address: Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #12 of 242 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Trams, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Transportation
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Maokong gondola stops at Taipei Zoo, Zhinan Temple and the Maokong station. The Maokong station...
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Type: Trams, Mountains, Nature & Parks, Transportation
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 view of the city and visitors can try delicacies like noodles with tea oil and glutinous rice with bamboo shoots.

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Cedar Park, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

First a disclaimer that I am not a huge tea drinker and I have hiked in some of the most beautiful parks in the world. If you ride the Maekong Gondola this point is at the top. The area seems to be famous for its tea as there are many tea houses, fields of tea, and loose tea for sale.... More 

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delhi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

trek thru the mountain was a delight. do go to the monasteries and the tea plantations which are on the way. best to go up by the Gondola and trek down to the main town.

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Managua, Nicaragua
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you go into the gondolas this would be your final destination. There are two temples and many tea houses. Pretty but not as I imagined it to be

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Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

After the enjoyable ride in the gondola, arrived at the top, visited the tourist information and were told to try one of the trails. Yes, it seem like it was full of tea houses and coffee places and overpriced restaurants. As we had planned for a buffet dinner at the hotel, we went for the food court. I give it... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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60 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed meandering around Maokong mountain, seeing the tea plantations and views of the city. We went early on a Saturday morning in order to avoid the gondola lines, but note that at this time, none of the tea cafes are open.

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shanghai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Maokong is best enjoyed if you are a tea enthusiast and a food lover. I went here during the fall 2014 and the weather is beautiful. Gentle breeze and comfortable warm weather. During the weekend, the wait on the base of the mountain for the gondola ride up is about 30 minutes or longer depending on the line. We took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

must visit place when you travel to Taiwan! view & tea is great

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After a long journey by cable car or cab, you will find yourself on the top of the windy Maokong which at first look, will seem deserted. Amidst the greenery and scenery, friendly locals operate teahouses brewing both Oriental and Western leafs to satisfy all tastebuds. If that is not your cup of tea, hipster cafes have sprung up in... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Air is fresh, view is splendid with lush of greenery. Perfect for trekking with family if time allow. Walking trail is accessible. A nice place to visit if you like nature.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have given this an average mark as our day was wet and cold. It seemed a very scenic area with lots of walks to do plus of course the tea plantations, unfortunately we did not stay as long as we had hoped, so if we ever go back to Taipei we would go here again.

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