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Maokong Gondola

Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2181 2345
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing
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“crystal cabin” (209 reviews)
“glass bottom” (206 reviews)
“tea houses” (271 reviews)
Taipei, Taiwan
+886 2 2181 2345
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Reviewed today via mobile

We did the glass bottom gondola and didn't have to wait too long. The views were awesome and we had a great time doing it. We didn't do much at the top, simply bought some water and got back in line to go down

Thank Rob C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was there around 4. By the time we reach half of our journey. The entire place was dark, nothing much to see. The driver for the shuttle bus was even worse as he drove very fast and brake furiously when there is corner turning....More

Thank ckloke
Reviewed yesterday

We were interested in visiting some of the tea houses in Maokong so we took the gondola up to the top. It offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside as well as the city of Taipei (and Taipei 101). The line for the crystal carriage...More

Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I just love this place. I'm not big on rollercoasters, and definitely never doing the Zipper again in my lifetime (look it up, my head and stomach still spin). But I do love the views overlooking the bucolic hills, and then the backdrop of Taipei...More

Thank Alden L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a good way to see the city. Get the multi stop pass and explore. Once at the top taste some tea.

Thank Phillip R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great excursion which takes you out of the city and up into the mountains for a stroll around the tea houses and plantations. The air is cooler and there is a fantastic view of greater Taipei

Thank AlvinNarod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth a try... We went up on the mountain and in to the jungle b4 we got to the gondola. It offers you a wide selection of amazing wiew and lively nature... The gondola it self is just a gondola...but the surrounding is amazing....More

1  Thank Neda S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Maokong recently , unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side . It was drizzling when we arrived , managed to do abit of the scenic trail before the rain came down harder . We decided to turn back and search for lunch instead....More

Thank Gracie_Chen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the subway there which was very easy as you just take the Maokong stop. I would recommend buy a ticket to the top and then a ticket going down to the zoo. It's about a half our ride up and you can either...More

Thank sherman q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first heard Gondola, at 18Degrees Celius and drizzling, we were very concerned. Thankfully their gondola is actually sky tram. The Maokong Gondola is a system of "circulatory cable cars" circulating around the stations, like the conveyor belt in a Sushi Express Shop. Each...More

Thank Anskinini1979
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10 November 2017|
Response from Rod K | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vincent! I'm guessing you want to get to Jiufen from Taipei? We've just done it, and it's very easy. Take the MRT to Songshan station. Use exit 4, then walk to the bus stop. The bus stop is in a semi-circular lane (lane... More
8 November 2017|
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Response from Gett B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can get to Maokong via the Taipei Zoo Metro station. It’s around a 10-min walk from the Metro station to the Taipei Zoo station of the gondola. From the base station to Maokong station it’s around 20 mins.
Jennifer H
14 October 2017|
Response from Victorianlad | Reviewed this property |
The gondola normally closes on Mondays for maintenance (except once a month.) 13 November 2017 is the day after Sun Yat-sen's birthday commemmoration, which I believe is an unofficial public holiday (albiet this year being... More