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Maokong mountain

Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #14 of 254 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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markham
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

I am afraid of heights. I don't like the glass floor in the Toronto CN Tower. But for some reason, I was ok with the glass bottom gondolas up the mountain. Hope it works for you. If this doesn't appeal, no worries, most gondolas don't have a glass bottom. First of all, rookie mistake: They are closed Mondays!! We went... More

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singapore
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73 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Nice views from the top. Able to see 101 at the distant. Food sold here are not expensive, like local local downtown prices. Very friendly people with one vendors advising us where to visit though we did not buy anything from her. Such friendliness you get in Taiwan. Many teahouses for you to sip your tea and coffee at a... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We love too up to Maokong to visit the local tea houses. The gondola ride to the top is amazing, with great views of the entire city. We normally goes up in the afternoon, and back down after the sunset. That way you get to see both the day and night views of Taipei.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

The views are breathtaking (and--for the faint of heart--the roads are narrow and curvy!). But you should definitely take it the government-sponsored tea research center. You can sample many types of tea, view their colorful gardens and feed the carp in the big inside fountain. They have an all-white albino-looking carp that actually glows like neon in pix. Also, you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had our half day short trip here,enjoying our "village" trekking trial , and the scenic view. It'll be better if we could come here on February during the apricot blossom season!

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If you like nature, cold weather and a sip of coffee on the mountain, then you have to pay a visit. It is good for you to relax after the tiring trip in Taipei/ Taiwan

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Edgewater, Maryland
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A trip in itself but the walk around and a bite at a café will complete the experience. Take a half day if possible.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I quite liked Maokong mountain and it offered a scenic view and even better, yummy traditional taiwanese food! It was the ideal tourist 'package'- food, great view, fun transport, traditional temples e.t.c. It was really cool and it was a fun experience!

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Riding up from Taipei Zoo was easy. Probably I was there on a week-day. If you are not rushing, line up for the glass gondola but we pass that. Weather was hazy so can't really said we had the best view. You can stop over at the temple if you are in to place of worship. Up on the mountain,... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I would use the gondola as part of a visit to the mountain. There are a variety of hikes. The temple is worth a visit. It is interesting to see the tea farms and there are a lot of tea houses to choose from for eating and drinking tea. There are beautiful views of the city.

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