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Maokong Gondola 貓空纜車

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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
Phone Number
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

BR Wenhu Line Muzha

BR Wenhu Line Wanfang Community

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  5. 991 Friends
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Take a trip to the top of the mountain


    The Maokong Gondola will take you to the Taipei Zoo. It's quite exciting, especially if you haven't been on a cable car before. You will get a good view over the mountain.
  • iamkatysantos


    Captivating Maokong / Gondola Ride


    Riding the cable ride uphill to Maokong is perfect for romantic dates as it offers a wonderful view of Taipei. Maokong is a must visit village to those who want to unwind away from Taipei. There are tea and coffee shops around, restaurants and even ice cream parlours. I've met a tea entrepreneur while I am walking around and it's one of the sweetest and memorable moments of my trip as she taught me how to brew tea properly as well as to try it.
  • CdnLovesTravel787

    Vancouver, Canada

    Great experience on a sunny day


    Although I had explored Taipei Zoo at one time, I did not get to the gondola next door, because the zoo took me hours to get through, and besides, it was a cloudy, rainy day; not good for a gondola trip back then. This time, I went up the gondola with two friends and we chose the crystal gondola, with the see through floor, which was fun. It is part of the metro system so you can use your metro card to pay for the ride up and down. It is excellent value for the price because my friend told me she had been up another gondola elsewhere and it was a nothing 5 minute ride which cost about twenty times as much. This gondola is closed on days when weather is not good for tourists. At the top are street food vendors for snacks, restaurants and tea shops. The view is gorgeous from up there. Down a level there is a most beautiful temple representing multi religions. There is a pond with a gold dragon in it that I loved. Next to it are all the stone animals of the Chinese zodiac. I had a really nice day riding on the gondola with friends and walking around the different levels where the gondola stopped.
  • Mobile384546

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    Friends getaway



    There is a zoo next to 貓空. You can stay there for all day. You can go to the zoo in the morning,and then go to the mountain. 中文中文中要五十個字但我不想要換成英文為什麼這個網站不能用英文打ㄋ 我只是想要留言但是不行這樣喔喔喔喔喔
  • digitalroc

    Calgary, Canada

    Scenic Ride


    The Maokong Gondola has been in operation since July 2007 and has four stations (Taipei Zoo Station, Taipei Zoo South Station, Zhinan Temple Station, and Maokong Station) along its 4km line. We took a round trip on the gondola for NT$240 by using our EasyCard. On our way back we waited in the crystal cabin line, as there were only 10 people in line. However after 5 minutes of waiting, the operator stated it will be a long wait for the crystal cabin (glass bottom floor), so we figured it wasn’t worth the wait as the crystal cabins are few and far between. My friend and I jumped over to the other line and immediately took a regular cabin car, which we got all to ourselves. Please indicate if you found this review to be helpful, as your click of thanks enables me to remain motivated in creating future comprehensive reviews that will add value to my fellow TripAdvisor members.

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