The Maokong Gondola (also known as cable car) is a great way to ride to the top of Maokong Mountain from the Taipei Zoo MRT station. The Maokong Gondola makes several stops along the way to other points of interest in the area, such as the Taipei Zoo, and Zhinan Temple. The entire ride from Taipei Zoo MRT station to the top of Maokong takes about 30 minutes, and through the entire ride you will see scenic views of the mountains in Taipei.
To get to the Maokong Gondola, you simply take the MRT to Taipei Zoo MRT station, and about 10 minutes walk from it is the entrance terminal to the Maokong Gondola. Please note that from time to time depending on weather conditions, they may suspend the operations for safety purposes. Therefore do check their official website to see in advance if the Maokong Gondola is closed or not for the day.
Their website is: http://gondola.trtc.com.tw/eng/index.htm
Here’s some pics of the amazing journey on the Maokong Gondola!
Subway train tracks near the Taipei Zoo MRT station and Maokong Gondola main entrance.
Inside the Maokong Gondola cable car. Just started the journey!
Inside the Maokong Gondola.
Going over the first series of pillars.
Amazing views of the mountain range. You can see Taipei 101 in the far distance.
Closeup view of the mountain range.
Closeup of Taipei 101’s peak.
Reaching an angle station, where the gondola will make a turn.
Better views of Taipei 101 and the rest of Taipei city.
More views of the city.
View of the residential area nearby.
Another view of Taipei 101.
View of the mountains.
It was getting misty as we ascend higher into the mountain peaks.
View of the parks beside. I believe this was part of the Taipei Zoo itself.
There were residential estates nestled in the mountain valleys.
Nearing the top to Maokong.
The rest of the Maokong Gondola cable cars following behind.
So there you have it, a quick overview of the Maokong Gondola. It is a great way to enjoy scenic views of Taipei’s country side, enroute to the top of Maokong mountain.
Visitor’s Information to Maokong Gondola:
Nearest MRT station: Taipei Zoo MRT station
Opening hours & Ticket Prices:
Please refer to their official website for details –
Maokong Gondola location map.
Area highlighted in Green is Taipei Zoo MRT station.
Area highlighted in Red is the Maokong Gondola main station.
Are there other unique cable cars and gondolas you been on before? Please share your experiences below! =)