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Review of Maokong Gondola

Maokong Gondola
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing
Ranked #5 of 566 things to do in Taipei
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Needed: Desire for a little adventure. This is for those who like exercise. MRT to the zoo and walk along the river to Zheng Da university. If you can find the rear gate even better. Motor bike to same place is good too. From the rear entrance or the front entrance run up the hill following the signs to the MaoKong station. It is a steep run and you need to watch out for traffic if you are running from the front gate. If yo are feeling whacked take the cable car down to the zoo. I have done this route many times. Taken to cable car once.

Take: money or MRT card to get on to the cable card.
Ensure that the service is running.

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Take the subway to the zoo. Just a 5 minutes walk to the gondola station. If you have a subway card you can use it here too without having to purchase single trip tickets.

I was really looking forward to taking the glass floor gondola (cable car) but was disappointed as the one I am on was old and badly scratched so can't really see through it.

The few stops along the way will bring you to a few sights up the mountain. I like the fact that you can enjoy the half hour ride looking out on the whole city of Taipei. Pity it was a rather gloomy and cold day so did not catch the sunset well.

The sights are mainly some temples, nature walks and visitation to tea farms. Again expect a hike as lots of walking and climbing involved. You will need to transfer to their small buses to move around again.

Good natural sight but can't expect too much of a wow factor. Long queues for the cable car ride for the see through gondola and can get pretty crowded even on weekdays.

Can do this coupled by a visit to their zoo to see their Panda "Yuanzai" .

Thank crowley44
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Such a lovely excursion, go up to the top to visit the temple, take some great photos of lovely scenery and then visit the well run Taipei Zoo on the way down, the gondola stops at Taipei Zoo station on the way down - take a note of the time slot they give you to view the Giant Pandas, when you buy your ticket. This was such a great day out, highly recommended

Thank libica
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

we took the ropetram all the way to the top for $50, and then hopped on the tram again for the stop inside the zoo for $35. it was well worth the combined trip - killed 2 birds with 1 stone!
we fully enjoyed the scenery otherwise was not accessible for us. heard the temple is nice, too, but when we went it was way too hot.
i would suggest installing more massive fans whenever the temperature rises!
surprisingly the tea shops up on the terminating station, were pretty decent. at this place we went we paid $350 for the tea, and $100 per person for usage (children were free of charge). right outside of the station there was an old lady selling sausage, 1 for $30, and 2 for $50. the sign said "black" (something like berkshire) porl and her son made the sausage. it was very delicious and my sons loved them as well.

Thank Hailun7788
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

The queues on weekends are terrrible but the view from the cable cars is fantastic. It is difficult to get a taxi to return to the city. Except for some small snacks there is hardly anything to eat around the place

Thank Sheilasarkar
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