One of the unique things to try in Taipei City is Maokong Gondola’s scenic cable car ride. Aside from the thrill the cable car will give you, your heart will also skip a beat as you will be able to witness Taipei City’s beauty from the skies. How amazing is that?!
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How to get to Taiwan?
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Do we need Taiwan Visa?
Several foreign passport holders have a benefit of a visa free entry to Taiwan for a duration of 90 days. These countries include UK, USA, Japan, Republic of Korea, etc.
As for Philippine passport holders, we have to apply for a Taiwan Visa 😦 However, there are exceptions: How to successfully secure a Taiwan Visa in the Philippines
How to get to Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車)?
之 2 號, No. 30, Section 2, Xinguang Rd, Wenshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 116
From Taipei Main Station:
- Take a train from Taipei main station to Zhongxiao Fuxing Station
- Transfer Wenhu Line
- Take train to Taipei Zoo Station
- From Taipei Zoo Station, walk 5-10 minutes to Maokong Gondola
- Transportation Expense: 35 TWD (One way MRT fare)
- Activity Fee (depends on how many stations you want to travel):
- 1 Station: 70 TWD
- 2 Stations: 100 TWD
- 3 Stations: 120 TWD
- Your Easy Card can be used as a payment to this activity
Maokong Gondola Ride
Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車) is a gondola lift transportation system in Taipei that offers a unique experience of seeing the city on different perspectives. You will be able to fly and witness panoramas beyond your expectations that will definitely take your breath away. From breathtaking mountains to scenic view of the city, what else can you ask for?! It was so much fun!
The ride has four stations: from Taipei Zoo Station to Taipei Zoo South (動物園內站), then to Zhinan Temple Station (指南宮站), and the last station will be Maokong (Sanxuan Temple) Station (貓空站.) The fare of the ride depends on how many stations you want to pass through: the more stations, the longer the ride.
Upon disembarking on the last station, you will be arriving at this little quaint village called Maokong (貓空). This town is known for its scenic place and perfect spot to drink quality, local grown tea. Yep, this place has several tea plantations and restaurants that you can choose from. Aside from being one of the best tea producers, it also offers spectacular views of the mountains and the city.
WATCH: Taiwan Travel Diary
Check out how I enjoyed the country of Taiwan. Ahhh, this is definitely one for the books! (Yeay for my very first vlog below!)