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Review of Maokong Gondola

Maokong Gondola
Ranked #3 of 35 things to do in Wenshan
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The view was breathtaking. Was definitely worth it to get to the tea plantation for some fresh local tea.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Really nice ride up the mountain. Be sure to allow a couple of hours to explore at the top. Nice easy hiking trails. Great views from the Buddhist Temple. Nice restaurants and street foods available.

Thank davidwilliamo357
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We had a nice day out to the Maokong Gondola. It was extremely easy to get to from our hotel by the MRT. We went on a public holiday but the lines weren't too crazy. The line for the crystal bottom was longer than the normal cabin. Both the crystal cabin and normal are the same price, the difference is wait time. Normal cabins can hold 6-8 people, and crystal cabins hold 5 people max. Going up, we shared our normal cabin (we were 4 people). Going down, we chose to wait for the crystal cabin and had it to ourselves.

When we got off, we explored the area. Walked one of the little trails, tried the Iron Buddha bubble tea, kids had grilled corn, hubs tried the onion pancake and we all had some of the fruit drinks (lime jelly juice).

We used our baby carrier, but it's totally doable with a stroller.

By the way, we don't recommend the $50 Taiwanese dollars for two sausages (tiny little grill as soon as you come out of the Maokong station). Horrible meat- we ended up throwing it away. 

Thank siuling
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

If you have a EasyCard, just hop straight in line because there's no signs to state it. The regular cabins and crystal cabins (transparent floor) are the same price but staff say that the crystal takes longer as there's only 1 crystal to every 7 regular. We opted for the crystal and it ended up being faster because not many people were lining up for it - and it was a plus as we didn't have to share a cabin. (Crystal 5 people, regular 6-8 people)

The ride is pretty cool, there's a couple of stops you can get off at for the zoo etc. But we stayed on for the whole ride up to MaoKong. It operates until pretty late like 9pm - it's about 120NTD per person 1 way, there's men walking up and down while you line up offering rides up the mountain for 75 per person (it's really not worth it) he will tell you that the wait is over an hour but it took us 20 mins tops.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Be sure to take an Easy Card to avoid a ticket queue! It cost 120NTD one way to get from the bottom station to the top Maokong station, we opted for a clear bottom gondola and the view of the landscape and forest was pretty spectacular. For the price it's well worth it, just be aware that in peak times the line can be very very long! Well worth the trip however. Best suited to a group of 4-5 as it means you'll likely get a gondola to yourself.

Thank Bradenthechin
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