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Maokong mountain

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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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Take the góndola ride if you can

Maokong mountain is accessible by car and gondola. We preferred the gondola since you could stop anywhere and the views along the way are terrific. You can stop at the zoo, at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maokong mountain is accessible by car and gondola. We preferred the gondola since you could stop anywhere and the views along the way are terrific. You can stop at the zoo, at the Zhinan temple (aka Ziangong Temple) and the top of the mountain which has many tea houses. Taiwanese tea is special and there are grand master tea makers... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is great place to go just before sunset. The view from the here is amazing. You can see the many plants and the ride around different places on mountain is great way to enjoy natural beauty.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Maokong is a nice cool area in the mountaintop above Taipei. You can get to it by taking a bus from the Taipei Main Station, or via a gondola from the brown line at Taipei Zoo stop. Once up there you can experience everything team related because this is a tea growing region of Taiwan. The green teas and slightly... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go right before sunset. Take the gondola up the mountain stop to see the Temple 1/2 way then continue. Great views and nice restaurants up on top pf the mountain. The cable car ride is far and takes like 10+ minutes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels a little ghetto actually. You need to walk a distance (towards the left) in-order to get to traditional tea houses. Theres a hike-trail towards the right though. The more developed store is one that sells matcha ice-cream like those of McDonalds. The tea is expensive (100NT) but I guess you got to do what you got to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a taxi 25 mins from hotel to the gondolas and the view was so beautiful, It was worth the ride

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely visit with numerous tea houses. We took the taxi up since the gondola was shut down. Incredible views, grab a table at a tea house and enjoy the tea service

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ride towards Mao Kong station was scenic and long enough for us to soak in the view of Taipei. You can hear monkeys and various birds throughout the approximately 30min ride. There are trails that you could hike and tea houses to try. I would NOT recommend going to the pot hole trail as it is not well maintained... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riding the gondola is an experience in itself. But reaching the peak and taking a stroll around is an awesome way to understand just how deep the tea culture is in Taiwan. Take the Red Tea House for an amazing view, good food, and great tea experience. It is run by the owners of the house and they are a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Once you exit the Gondola station, you'll see a bunch of tea houses. It's hard to choose which one to go to and there aren't many reviews up so we just walked through it to get to the Tea Promotion Center which is a fun place to learn about the different teas, grab a free mug of tea, enjoy the... More 

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