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Maokong Gondola

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Address: Taipei, Taiwan
Phone Number: +886 2 2181 2345
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Tea of Taipei: Small-Group Tour with Taipei City Sightseeing
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Took the crystal gondola whereby the base is clear. Had to wait longer as crystal gondola only comes once after several normal gondolas. Did not have to pay more, and a really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took the crystal gondola whereby the base is clear. Had to wait longer as crystal gondola only comes once after several normal gondolas. Did not have to pay more, and a really enjoyable ride as they will only group a maximum of 5 people in one crystal gondola. There are also several stops along the way lest you would want... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located next to the zoo. It is pretty far out from the city centre but easily accessible by MRT. Your MRT card can be used to buy tickets for this. It is fairly inexpensive for a long cable car ride. Get the crystal car where you can have a glass bottom to look below. The glass has multi layers, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great way to see part of taipei city. The glass bottom cabin gives you a feeling of floating. When you get to top there is a fabulous tea house. Regardless of the weather it's worth a trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely worth visiting. Offers very nice views of the city skyline as well as natural things. A little bit far from city center though, so you can see city from quite far.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pls skip this place.. too commercialize once you are up on the maokong summit.. nothing spectacle especially if you have visited hualien scenery at Taroko and beaches and cliffs. My teenage son and myself fell asleep during the ride...

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very good dating journey.... Fabulous view of cable car..... it is a stop after you do the zoo trip

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got there via the metro, and it was a few mins walk from the metro station. You can pay for the gondola ride using the metro card (100NT instead of the usual 120NT one-way to the top). On the way up, there was a fairly long line for the crystal floor cabins, so we took the normal ones. Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We bought our return ticket at the ticket booth. It was a 45-minute ride to Maokong. Unfortunately, the daytime was smoggy and rainy, but we saw a beautiful view on the return ride in the late afternoon. You can get a clear view of Taipei 101 on the gondola. Bring your mosquito repellent if you go to Maokong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Catch the brown line to he Zoo station, then a short walk to the cable car.Your Easy card can be used for the train and cable car. The Crystal Cabins with the glass floor are every 7th cable car,and are great.The line for them was huge on the way to the top,so we caught one back,no line. At the end... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally recommend doing this if you're in Taipei for a few days, but I personally like the gondolas in Hong Kong better. Choose one with glas floor and just enjoy the ride.

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