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Maokong mountain

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The Maokong gondola stops at Taipei Zoo, Zhinan Temple and the Maokong...

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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Maokong on a day trip from Taipei

How to get there: cable car from Taipei Zoo MRT. I did the following hike: Maokong cable car station-ZhangShan temple (along the road)-ZhangHu trail- Mount Ejiaoge ( don't do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only had 2 days in Taipei and planned on my second day to go up on the Gondola. Was really looking forward to it only to get off at the train station to find that it is not running on mondays as this is the day they do maintenance on it. Not mentioned anywhere in the travel brochures so very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many different experiences that doing a little research ahead of time goes a long way. Like most popular places in Taiwan, weekends and holidays will be packed with tourists and locals alike. Your best bet anywhere is going to be weekdays when everyone else is in school and at work. Before visit: Reserve ahead for "crystal" cars,... More 

1 Thank John W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How to get there: cable car from Taipei Zoo MRT. I did the following hike: Maokong cable car station-ZhangShan temple (along the road)-ZhangHu trail- Mount Ejiaoge ( don't do this in wet weather as it's steep and slippery up there). Once at the top of Ejiaoge (you probably won't even know that you reached the summit) continue along the path... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early to avoid waiting too long. Weekends and holidays get busy. 120 Taiwanese dollars for a single trip to the top. Go to the top and you can stop at the other stations coming down.Attractions are signposted at the top. Go to the tea promotion centre( Free cups of tea)about 20 min walk through interesting scenery. Do check as... More 

Thank 918teresah
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Run up from the zoo or from Zheng Da rear entrance. Have some tea and take the cable car down. Save your knees. Done this many times.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

If you are going to visit Maokong Mountains, do drop by this tea house at the Maokong mountains for wonderful view, delicious food and good tea. The tea house is call 四哥的店 (4th brother shop), a mere 5 mins walk away from Maokong Station. Just take the road right outside the station that leads you into the mountains with rows... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a beautiful green mountain, easily accessible with the Gondola cable car. While the mountain is not that high, it offers a lovely view of the area and the Zhinan shrine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Just back from Taipei. Didn't realize there is a long weekend vacation for Taiwan (9-12 June). This would be one of the "peaceful" place in Taipei. After few day taking the Metro, shopping and eating, visit the zoo and experience the cable car would be an ideal choice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Great view of the city and a lot of walking around. There are a lot of tea houses around the area and its nice to stop at one to enjoy the view. If you will ride the gondola, make sure to choose the crystal gondola where you could see the bottom on the gondola.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is one of my favorite places in Taipei. However, I only rated it 4/5 because trails are poorly marked. I had a scary moment of being lost for 2 hours on a trail (much of it was in the dark). Trails often start out well marked and then just fade out, only visit the most popular trails. Visit Yinhe... More 

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