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Maokong Gondola 貓空纜車

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Tuesday: 09:00 – 21:00




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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  1. 999+ Families
  2. 999+ Couples
  3. 588 Solo
  4. 128 Business
  5. 987 Friends
  • j_travels_1999

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Nice to see the mountain temples and vistas


    A great way to spend the afternoon or morning to take the cableway. I bought a return trip to the very top of the mountain which also included a free stop at the Temples on the return. I certainly recommend taking a visit to the temples - this was the highlight of my afternoon.
  • Rainyfish_lulu

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Amazing view


    Must try their crystal Gondola, it's gonna worth the queuing time. The moutain view from the Gondola is amazing, and suggest to take it during sunset time as you can also sightseeing the beatuiful city line during dusk. Romantic place, and would be good to do thing for a couple.
  • 298meilinl

    Macquarie Park, Australia

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    Friends getaway

    Nice ride to the top


    Great ride in Taipei cable car to go up the mountain - it has many tea houses on top The rides is pretty long 15-20 mins and it actually turn ( ya - not a straight cable car line) The view is nice - so catch Taipei 101, the tall giraffe looking building ( told it is an incinerator) views of Taipei highway and tall buildings Worth going in normal cable car - don’t need the transparent floor cable car as you would enjoy it as well When you are up the mountain do drop by Those Iovely tea houses Worth going
  • cherylyeo25

    Singapore, Singapore

    Good nice views and wow the cable ride is long!


    had nice weather so must go out and about in taipei. book taipei fun pass which gives tourist free pass to mao kong cable. very long cable ride then its walking around to visit the many tea houses here. interesting, pleasant experience
  • JCCrea

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Awesome view, a must when your visit taiwan


    Try to ride the gondola around 5 pm, the view is fantastic and the price is reasonable. Once you reach the top, which takes around 20 minutes there a good option to visit tea houses and artisan ice creams made with tea. JC

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