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Maokong Gondola

11656, Taiwan, Taipei City, Wenshan District, 新光路2段32號

Maokong Gondoloa: Explore the tea fields of Maokong

Maokong 貓空 is a mountain of sorts, a tourist attraction located in Taipei's Wenshan District. It's popular with visitors due to its stunning views and fields which yield famous tea.

The top of Maokong is connected with a gondola station which begins at Taipei Zoo and offers three different stops featuring temples, shrines and an area with numerous tea shops and restaurants. This third area is the most popular point of the journey and lies on the top of the mountain.

The ride to the top and back will cost around $1.50 US.

I would advise against visiting the area by bus and instead take advantage of the gondola system (even if it can be a little nerve-wracking your first time!). The trip will offer breathtaking treetop and Taipei city views and insight into Taiwanese cuisine and culture.