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Maokong Gondola 貓空纜車

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4.5 4577 Reviews

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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  3. 592 Solo
  4. 129 Business
  5. 990 Friends
  • kekenu


    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Nature, calme on the side of taipei


    It will cost you 120nt per ride, to go on the top. Nice view especially if the weather is great . You could come back walking and could take you 1-2h. On the top you can visite some nice tea house and food shops.
  • JemilizaE

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    Worth the visit


    Its another way to just relax while in the gondola and the view in maokong was a great way to spend the day away from the city. We rode the glass floor of gondola and it was so fun. I highly recommend this one.
  • baccus60

    Penang, Malaysia

    Cheap cable car ride


    The fares for gondolas (or cable cars) I've ridden on are generally steep as they're privately funded. But the Maokong Gondola is by far the cheapest ride because it is actually an extension of the Taiwan MRT and therefore public transport. Students and senior citizens get a discounted fare. If you purchase a ticket for the ride up to the last station at the top, you'll pay NTD120 one way, but if you use your EasyCard, it is only NTD100. We rode the gondola up Maokong and didn't mind waiting some 40 minutes for the glass bottom cars. The normal cars are the same price, the queues shorter and faster but we still opted for the glass bottom cars mainly for the experience of looking down at your feet and seeing the greenery below. It was drizzling and cold but we did have a smooth, pleasant and enjoyable ride. Coming down we decided to take a taxi at NTD75 per person. It will take you right to the MRT to catch your train back to Taipei.
  • 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!

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