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Maokong mountain

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Neighbourhood: Neihu District
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Address: Taipei, Taiwan
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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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Private Taipei Night Tour: Tea Cuisine and Culture Discovery in Maokong
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing

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Very scenic views

Esp during the journey to and fro to the end of the cable car ride. Choose the cable car aka gondola with the see-thru floor!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Esp during the journey to and fro to the end of the cable car ride. Choose the cable car aka gondola with the see-thru floor!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

It takes a long queue to take the cable car. You must go in the morning and check the opening hours before you go. It's a terrible experience to line up.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Staffs are very friendly, very clean cabins.. Take the crystal one to see the bottom..(Glass panel see thru) Took during afternoon to see day time and took at night to see night lights...very beautiful...worth it!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Gondola ride up the mountain is lovely and relaxing with stunning views. Top of the mountain is very touristy, but the most beautiful part is Zhinan Temple halfway up the mountain - very peaceful, far fewer people.

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went up the mountain by cable car. The height made ma a bit nervous, but it wasn't too bad. We went all the way up to the top and had a walk around. It was great and I definitely recommend it to everyone. It doesn't take too much energy, you can just relax and enjoy the view.

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My gf and I went to Maokong mountain on an evening, to see the sunset on the city. Gondola are really nice but a lot more expensive than the bus, so for us one way was enough (the first, by day time). When on top of the tower, to climb in the gondola, take the right path to have a... More 

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Newport, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

only about $4 (US) each way on the gondola, up the side of the mt. Just a short walk to that station, from the Taipei Zoo station of the MRT (subway/elevated train.) Waiting extra in line for the glass-bottomed cars is NOT worth it; the views are out the sides, not the floor. Plus, you can look down with no... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have been lucky enough to visit Maokong a few times over the last 7 years and I hope I can continue to visit in the years to come. We happened upon Taipei purely by accident on a stop over from Canada to Australia. We were so taken with the hospitality and diversity of the countryside that we continue to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Good way to spend a relaxing time by taking the going over the mountain. If you don´t have a problem with it take a box with a glass floor- awsome !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I went with my families. We tried tea flavor ice cream and some Chinese tea there. It's beautiful and the views are peace. We spent a nice afternoon there.

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