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“Very relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maokong mountain

Maokong mountain
Taipei, Taiwan (Neihu District)
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Ranked #14 of 237 Attractions in Taipei
Type: Neighborhoods, Lookouts, Outdoors
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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.
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“Very relaxing”
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).

Visited October 2013
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“A great place to spend a day.^^”
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 and try to go on a Monday, or you will have to go back another day...like me.
Go!

Visited January 2014
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“Pleasant scenery”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Well, the maokong gondola was under maintenance for a week when I visited. So I had to take a public bus "15" that cost a few bucks up the mountain.

The whole place is literally filled with tea houses, so you may enjoy a cup of tea, have some lunch and enjoy the peace and surroundings.

Not sure whether this is true though, "Mao Kong" means "no cats", literally means the mountain has no cats? haha..

Visited May 2014
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“Easy and fun for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Convenient and quieter than most other Taipei adventures. We were able to meet friends and bring our 10 month old and move all equipment easily. Choose the traditional gondola, if you want to avoid long lines.

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“Locals seem to like it but overall a pretty average experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The gondola ride to get to Maokong is by far the most impressive part of the visit. Once there all the paths seem to be along roads, so although there isn't much traffic you still don't really feel that you're escaping the giant metropolis of Taipei. Views are probably better on a clear day when the pollution index is lower.

Visited April 2014
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