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Maokong mountain

Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #12 of 196 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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los angeles, ca
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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369 reviews 369 reviews
234 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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148 reviews 148 reviews
64 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We did go hiking but I am sure it would be nice if you are prepared for the temperature / humidity. The mountain is littered with tea houses of all kinds. If you are willing to spend a bit (approx 600-1000 NTD for two) then take a private booth at Yuan Xu Yuan tea house - Y11). There is an... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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 mountain, there are lots of restaurants and tea houses. We took the #15 bus back down which I think costs NT$15

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Beijing
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a great place to go and unwind. Take the cable car, or take a taxi or bus, and find one of the many tea houses. Yaoyue is one of my favorites. Make sure you order Wenshan Poucheng Tea ("wenshan baozhongcha).

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Yongin, South Korea
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great place to visit. Cable car ride was lovely, fast and cheap. Tons of cute tea houses. I ended up buying a ton of tea while here. Not only that but it was a great view! If you walk around a bit there are some temples and a free tea museum. ***IT IS CLOSED ON MONDAYS!*** Don't be like me... More

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