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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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Melbourne
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114 reviews 114 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great way to see Taipei - both the breadth of the city and to appreciate how close to the mountains it is. We went on opening which meant short queues to get up, but some of the tea houses don't open until 11am so we were too early for some places. Agree that I wouldn't bother waiting... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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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