Taipei: Maokong Mountain


Maokong Mountain is a nice get away from the bustling city of Taipei. Whether you are into trekking or simply admiring the breath-taking view of Taipei City, spending a few hours at the peak is a must!


The best way to reach the top of Maokong is by taking the Maokong Gondola. I took the Gondola from Taipei Zoo Station as early as 9 am to avoid the crowd. For safety reasons, the gondola will not operate during bad weather. Best if you can check the status at the website before heading to the Gondola Station.

Camphor and Zhanghu Circular Trails


The word Maokong, literally means ‘empty cat‘ or ‘no cat’.

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Cat Sculpture


Tea is often associated with Maokong due to its elevation level and cool climate which makes an ideal place to grow tea plantation. Thus, there are many tea houses and cafe located at the peak.


Be sure to dress appropriately if you are planning to hike the trail.


Trekking trail.

Awesome view of Taipei 101


Maokong Gondola
No.8, Sec. 2, Xinguang Rd., Wenshan Dist., Taipei City 116, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Take MRT Wenshan-Neihu Line to Taipei Zoo Station.
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 9am – 5pm. Closed on Mondays.
NT$260 for Gondola roundtrip


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