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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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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Thank avnjl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Thank Carlo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Ulsan, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A friend and I wandered around the top of Maokong Mountain. We took the gondola up then had lunch and afternoon tea. Very scenic and pretty!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Last year, we went at sunset so missed out a lot cos we didn't know there were so many trails and places to walk. This year, we went much earlier in the day and were able to walk a little more, plus spend the afternoon at an eatery called 清泉山荘 (Qing1Quan2Shan1Zhuang1) where the people are warmhearted, the food is excellent... More 

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