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Maokong Gondola 貓空纜車

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Friday: 09:00 – 22:00




With a total length of 4.03 kilometers, the Maokong Gondola is the first gondola system in Taipei City. One-way travel time on the gondola is about 20 to 30 minutes. The gondola ride includes four stops, namely the Taipei Zoo Station, Taipei Zoo South Station, Zhinan Temple Station, and the Maokong Station. It is very easy to ride the Maokong Gondola; after getting off the last stop of the Metro's Wenhu Line—Taipei Zoo Station—walk to the Maokong Gondola's Taipei Zoo Station to take the gondola.

The three most beautiful times to take the gondola are in the midst after rain, when the sun is setting, and when the lights of the city are shining at night. As the gondola passes over the undulating terrain, you can glimpse moving Metro trains, the park along the Jingmei River, and the "giraffe" incinerator. When you reach the second stop, the gondola takes a big turn, and you will get a panoramic view of the landscape, including vehicles moving along the freeway below. After passing the Zhinan Temple Station, you will enter a steep V-shaped gully; this is the climax of the gondola ride, and is an unforgettable experience.

The final stop is at Maokong, where numerous tea plantations and tea shops are located. Many visitors specially make the trip here to have tea and chat. Make sure to visit a tea shop and order the famous “Muzha Tieguanyin” or “Wenshan Pouchong tea” when you visit Maokong. The trip will be worth your while when you taste the delicious specialty tea and meal combo, and view the stunning scenery of Taipei Basin. 


Family Activities Northern Taiwan
Family、Campus teaching、Hiker
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
No.8, Sec. 2, Xinguang Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 08:30 – 21:00
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 09:00 – 21:00
Wednesday: 09:00 – 21:00
Thursday: 09:00 – 21:00
Friday: 09:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 22:00

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker
  • Nursery service


Nearby MRT

BR Wenhu Line Taipei Zoo


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  • melharah

    Markham, Canada

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    Nice scenic ride


    Unfortunately, we rode the gondola on a cloudy and rainy day but the views were still nice nonetheless (and the ride was smooth) A bonus is that the subway station gave us a coupon booklet that included discounted one-way ticket on the gondola which was nice.
  • 94anamc

    Seattle, Washington

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    A must do


    Public transport in Taipei is fabulous, but this gondola ride is heavenly. Taipei is a city AND a forest. On the gondola you’ll get to see it. Feel like you’re in the countryside, because you are. Really, really worth it!
  • Delecta J

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    Cool cable car ride on a rainy day


    We drove upto makong by car and then went to the cable car station , the ticket price is same for crystal cabin and the regular one , we aired some time to get a crystal cabin , I don’t remember the price but it was cheaper and to come back you can either take cable car or a bus , overall experience was so good , few tea houses and restaurants were near by
  • s0nnevy0

    Kansas City, Missouri

    Great view.


    Near Taipei zoo.Need two way ticket to ride the gondola (there’s also glass bottom)to and fro.Great view on the way to the top.We bought 1 way ticket to the top and walked back .Great view and there are tea houses that you can stop and taste teas.The walk took us about 2 hrs.

    Mississauga, Canada

    amazing view of taipei


    to get there, get off at Taipei Zoo station and walk 600m to the Maokong Gondola station. Fare is NT$140pp one way. Ride takes 30min to the last stop. Be sure to ask for the glass bottom gondola. Not much to see at the top other than some food vendors and tea houses. You'll see a great view of Taipei and Taipei 101 from various points on your ride. This would be a great thing to do on a clear sunny morning as it gets busier after 10 or 11 am. There is an option to walk down but the trip would be too long, better pay another NT$120 to get another chance at a photo opportunity.

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