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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. 


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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. 594 Solo
  4. 130 Business
  5. 992 Friends
  • LazyBee88

    Palo Alto, California, USA

    Fun ride to do with kids


    We took my toddler on the ride up and she was so excited. We did NOT wait for the glass floor (Crystal) gondola because the wait was ridiculous and the view was still lovely. It was a weekend day and busier so we had to share with another family and we rode all the way to the top and got some food before heading back. They take the IC card and costs NT120 each way. There was no wait for a crystal gondola going down. The temples were pretty but we didn't make other stops as the zoo was still a bit of a trek from each of the stations.
  • TalithaMM

    Arnhem, The Netherlands

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    Solo travel



    It takes 20-30min to go all the way up and I thought it went super's also NT120, I took a bus back down which was only NT15. I walked to the tea promotion centre, in the rain!!, only to find it was closed till april..if you've never been on a gondola and its not busy, sure, go. But otherwise, the bus was fine too :)!
  • jenkle89

    Hendaye, France

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    Maokong Gondola


    The Maokong Gondola offers you fantastic views over 4km from Taipei Zoo up the mountain to Maokong. You can stop at different stops on the way up, i recommend stopping at Zhinan Temple and at Maokong itself. It is the same price for a normal gondola and for a crystal gondola, though the normal gondolas are more regular and the queues are a lot shorter. It is best to come early in the day to arrive before the crowds. You can take the MTR to Taipei Zoo.
  • timothylV4644CN



    The view is ok. The ride is very good. The food is ok and the ride back is ok. I stop 2 stops on a ride and I am crying on the ride back.
  • mmg d

    Manama, Bahrain

    Similar to HK Cable Car


    it was fun, the only thing is it is far from the train station. so right after we finished the gondola ride, we have to walk little far, my son that time was sleeping so I have to carry him all the way from the gondola station to the train station.

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