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Maokong Gondola

Taipei, Taiwan
886-2-218-12345
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Ranked #3 of 196 attractions in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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154 reviews 154 reviews
28 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very reasonably priced for such a trip across the mountains. Smoggy so we didn't get full benefit of the view.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Crystal cabin is not worth the wait. The price is the same, great! But a glass floor in an otherwise glass gondola... Well, who's looking at their feet? It is a long ride; 30 mins to the top. Views are nice and it's quiet.... There are hiking and biking trails (you'll need a folding bike in a case though, be... More

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Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you only have time to do one main attraction I would recommend this over 101. The ride on the gondola is spectacular - it is hot and muggy as reviewed by others but there is no getting away from that. We did not wait in line, despite getting there reasonably early, for the Crystal bottom gondola as you would... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Next to the gondola is the taipei zoo. After the zoo, head over to the gondola! It was a pretty cool experience as it takes you up the mountain. For a group of 5 of us, we took the regular gondola up first since the crystal gondola line were long (crystal with the floor being glass) It was a nice... More

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Takamatsu, Japan
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the view of Taipei with the sun setting, the tea and the informal dining. The street vendors, the local crowds and the relative isolation made this place a quiet treat.

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Tiffin, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Traveled to the Gondola on the Metro which meant a short (well-directed) walk to the Gondola. Was helped to get in the right queue and glad I went early at the weekend since this is an attraction for locals and not just visitors. Took the complete ride to the Tea houses and very much enjoyed the views and the experience.... More

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Daly City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Yes you have to. Be aware of the weather like rain storms lighting etc. They will shut it down without any notice. Tip: ride the normal gondolas going up to the mountain when the line for the glass ones are long. Going down the mountain the line for the glass ones are very short.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Has such a great time. Beautiful views of the city. My friends and I enjoyed every second of it. Will definitely go there again when we visit Taipei again. It's a must see!

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Shanghai, China
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I advise you to go there early as it can easily get crowded and therefore you would have to queue. At the top of the gondola trail there is not much to do but it start hiking the mountain. We actually went to a local tea shop and tried their production and bought a couple of tea box. That was... More

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is easy and cheap to get there with the MRT. There is a 7min walk to the entrance. The price for the regular or crystal was the same and cheap. However you will wait somewhat for a crystal to come. I suggest you take a round trip, start with crystal and come back with the regular one so that... More

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