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“Hiking trail 樟树步道”
Review of Maokong mountain

Maokong mountain
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing
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Private Taipei Night Tour: Tea Cuisine and Culture Discovery in Maokong
Ranked #18 of 566 things to do in Taipei
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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.
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Maokong station is the final station of gondola. A lots of tea house here. A lot of stall here selling local food. I love hiking the trail at 樟树步道, a very scenic spot for relax. I love the Chinese anise along the pathway.

Thank hweeying
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

I thought it would be like The Peak in Hong Kong. I was wrong. There is not a suitable place to see the view of Taipei. Nothing much to do up there. We accidentally found a scenic place with a small lake. Only that. Had a rest at a restaurant but the view was not very good as seen in advertisement. It is a bit far from the city too. Not recommended to go.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

The views aren't that great. But I suppose it's as good as it gets in Taipei. Nothing compared to the views at the Peak in Hong Kong. So if pressed for time, can skip. Endless rows of shops, mainly cafes, restaurants, teahouses.

Thank SG_Travelbugs
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Nothing can beat public transportation in Taipei, very good and cheap. 50NT$ for 20min gondola ride. The view from cabin is exciting but the cabin glass is somehow dirty.

When you get to the top of the mountain, Taipei can not be seen easily as restaurants already occupied the hillside.

Try to get to another side of the mountain if you want to watch the sun set (follow the sign to Star Cave ?? i dont really remember). Be careful as most of signboards in this area is in Chinese only.

Thank NguyenDatAn
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Hiking around Maokong is great, but I'd skip the gondola ride and take a motorbike. The teahouses are a great place to check out the night view and get a bite to eat.

Thank Eli W
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