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Address: , Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: 886-2-218-12345
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Def worth trying...just avoid hot days

Fun and more of a thrill since they put in the glass see-through-floors. I would avoid this on hot days as there is no aircon in these cars and they get freaking hot! We do this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Gondola ride is really nice, but there's not a whole lot to do up here. The proper tea places need about 3 hours to make sitting there and paying ~20 quid worthwhile.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fun and more of a thrill since they put in the glass see-through-floors. I would avoid this on hot days as there is no aircon in these cars and they get freaking hot! We do this as the sunsets for great views, then stroll the tea houses and quaint bars in the mountains. Then grab one back before they close... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

the gondola is impressive and inexpensive. The wait times during summer peak time (around 11/12) are ridiculous. The restaurants and shops up top are touristy and not worth it. I would suggest riding up and straight back early in the morning or late afternoon, or pair this with a trip to the zoo. There Re so many cultural sights in... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We hiked to the Silver Cave/Silver Waterall and buddist temple. Pretty easy to find and well worth it. Lots of nice tea shops just before starting on the hike. Bring water!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

It started out a place to get tea and relax. But now it's commercialized and the line can be really long if you don't show up early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

While there's not much to explore up here if you aren't going on one of the hiking thrills, it is still very much worth a visit whether to simply ride on the mao lan or even to sample the tea flavored ice-creams which maokong is famous for.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lucky for me they open the destination for visit again after clearing up after the typhoon mess. The cable car going up is nothing fantastic and the journey was long but the scenery is magnificent.overlooking Taipei city and the Taipei 101 from atop. Beautiful city lights and sunset. Mainly also to try out the different local tea plantations from the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great value excursion only 50 local each way. I was there on a Saturday morning at 1100, 40 min Q. The ride was great and some fantastic views. Do forget it might be sunny at the bottom but you will be in the clouds at the top. Warm but wet ☔️

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This gondola is amazing. Takes you to the top of the mountain. You can also take the first stop and visit the zoo from there. There's the regular cabin and the crystal cabins with glass floor. Same price but longer waiting cause there's about 1 crystal every 5-6 regular. Worth the wait thought if you're not scared.

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Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was a nice trip to spent far from the city, it was an escape in the mountains, through 20 minutes rides in the teleferique, for 50 NT$ for one way, up there we walked around the station we found a good tea restaurant. Each cabinet is for 8 people.

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