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Maokong mountain

Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #14 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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Taipei
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

try street food at different stalls... variety of tea... variety fo tea flavoured icecreams.. superb experince in cable car...

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you are visiting the Zoo and you have time, take the Sky-Rail to Maokong for traditional tea at one of the many tea houses there. The Maokong Condola is a cheap way of seeing the city and Guan Yin mountain from high in the hills.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nice long ride over very lush green terrain south east of Taipei. Don't go on raining days, they will close down on short notice due to thunderstorms.

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Michigan
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Travel by gondola or taxi to the top of Maokong (Monkey) Mountain for a spectacular view of the tea farms, Taipei city and Guan Yin mountain off in the distance. (Guan Yin is the Chinese goddess of compassion & mercy and highly revered here.) The low-settling fog on a rainy day makes the scenery magical. Our Taiwanese friend told us... More

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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

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. Took the gondola up. Just take the metro to the Taipei Zoo stop (last stop) and walk a block. Fare if NT$50 each way which is less than US$2. Once on top of the... More

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