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This 4km-long, 30-minute gondola ride is as much an attraction as a mode of transport. On clear days and nights the views across Taipei and up the lush Zhinan River valley are enchanting; on foggy days they are dreamy. The gondola has four stations: near the zoo, Taipei Zoo South, Zhinan Temple and Maokong itself. Note you can pay by EasyCard. If you’re coming by MRT, get off at the zoo, turn left, and walk for about five minutes.

Avoid taking the gondola on weekend mornings or afternoons. Take bus BR15 up instead and catch the gondola down after 9pm. Most visitors are with family and don’t linger long after dinner. Note that during heavy rains or thundershowers (common in summer), as well as after major earthquakes, the gondola is temporarily shut down.



Travel Info
Maokong Gondola
[貓空纜車 /māo kōng lǎn chē ] 

-Located in:Taipei, Northern Taiwan
-County:Taipei City
-Features: Natural Landscapes, Mountain Scenery
-Highly recommend to:Outdoor Addicts
-Contact:+886-2-218-12345(24h customer service)
-Open Hours:

Mon ※09:00am-21:00pm on first Monday of every month.
Tue 09:00am-21:00pm
Wed 09:00am-21:00pm
Thu 09:00am-21:00pm
Friand the day before a national holiday 09:00am-22:00pm
Sat and national holidays 08:30am-22:00pm
Sun and the last day of national holidays 08:30am-21:00pm

※ The Maokong Gondola is closed for regular maintenance every Monday apart from national holidays.
※ Opening hours will be changed in the event of festivals, special events, weather conditions and other special situations.
※ When there is a large crowd, please take a number and only enter the station during the time period indicated on the ticket.

-Transportation:MRT Taipei Zoo Station, Taipei Zoo South Station, Zhinan Temple Station ,Maokong Station are all available. And here’re next steps–>Transportation to Maokong Gondola!
Address:116, Taipei City, Wenshan District

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