Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Taiwan 8D7N Free & Easy Tour - MaoKong (猫空)

Finally.. into our last league of our 8D7N free and easy tour in Taiwan. It took me longer than expected to finish this but that's alright because it has been a wonderful journey recalling our wonderful trip back then and we are going for another exciting trip this December!

Visiting MaoKong (猫空) on our second last day in Taiwan. The quaint village, popular for tea culture is situated at the top of a mountain. It is also a great place to catch the scenic view of Taipei city.

We took the Wenshan-Neihu (Brown) Line to Taipei Zoo Station. 

Take Exit 2 to Maokong Gondola Station 

It is about 350 meters walk to the entrance of Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station.

Maokong Gondola was built in 2007 and it is Taipei City first gondola system. Since then, it has been a popular attraction providing stunning views of Taipei City.

Mountain view

View of Taipei 101

View of Taipei City

Maokong - 猫空

It was a sunny day and we just need to have an ice-cream first before we start our walk.

There are a few walking trails at Maokong and many like to come here to hike as well. Unfortunately, due to time constrain, we did not walk very deep and far into the trail.

猫空樟树步道 - This is the nearest trail to the Maokong station. It is also very well paved and easy for us to walk. Unfortunately, there are not many trees along the pathways to shelter us from the heat. An evening walk by this path should be more relaxing.

Awesome scenery along the trail

View of Taipei 101 within our sight.

This is the furthest we walked as we need to U-turn and head down to Taipei 101 later that day. Would suggest you set more hours aside if you plan to explore Maokong.

Trying to have some fun shots as we got tired of walking :)

Jump shots at Maokong Station

We took the "Eyes of Maokong Gondola" aka crystal (glass bottom) cabin on our return trip. Not for the faint-hearted especially those fearful of heights. However, the experience is indescribable as you get a clear view of the landscape through the see through glass as it climbs over the mountains.

Astonishing view of Taipei city. I can imagine how gorgeous it will be when the lights lit up at night.

Maokong Gondola Cabin

We will miss the scenery from the top. If you are not sure what to do at Maokong, check out this link which included a few sample travel plans that might suit you on your next visit.

Check out our Taiwan 8D7N itinerary

Maokong Gondola 
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Visited in Nov 2016

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