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Maokong mountain

Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #10 of 130 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I took the gondola to the top of the mountain and strolled along the streets watching people and taking in the beautiful view. I chose a tea house and had a delicious dinner and some tea. Doesnt get more relaxing than this! I went by myself and felt quite safe.

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Get down from the gondola on the mountain and taste the interesting tidbits from the foodstalls. Take a long walk and you will come across two old prominent graves overlooking the valley; a temple, and small farms perched precariously on the sides of the mountain roads. Select a tea house among many, to have mainly Oolong tea and dainty local... More

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North Canton, OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

High a top the MaoKong Mountain is one of the oldest Tae Houses in Taipei. The road that leads up the mountain has tea plants on the right side. You are free to purchase goods from them or bring your own snacks to accompany your tea. There are also food stalls on the way as well as small gift shops.... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

had a weekend free on a recent business trip. Took the gondola to the top and spent the afternoon looking around. Was beautiful afternoon, tried some tea and had lunch. Got very crowded later in the day

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

At the end of an approximately half-hour gondola ride is the Maokong Mountain area, home to many tea houses and food stalls. It's a cooler, peaceful area and great for a stroll. I suggest walking a bit away from the gondola station to get to some less touristy restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Was here with friends and we enjoyed scenery and the tea a lot. You can easily find a tea store that provides nice service and excellent tea and food as well (and affordable!) However the little bus took us up to the mountain was not really comfortable.

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singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Took the crystal cabin gondola up the mountain to get a good view of Taipei. The view was good and the air nice and fresh although the place was a tad crowded with tourists. There is always a long line for gondola tickets, especially if you want the glass bottomed crystal cabins, so go early. There are a number of... More

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New York City, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Went on a Tuesday. It was raining, can't see much but still glad I went. Took the Crystal cabin - would have been better if not for the rain. Like the scenery on top of her mountain.. Besides tea houses there's a food court like for refreshment.

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Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

A not crowded place to enjoy tea and sample local foods in café on top of the mountain and have a relaxing walk.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you enjoy sitting on a mountain overlooking the city, sipping tea, listening to nature and eating some fantastic Taiwanese food, this is the place to go. Best way to get there is to take a taxi up there from the Taipei Zoo station and stop at one of the first restaurants on the left.

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