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Taipei: Maokong Cable Car & Taipei Zoo or Taiwan Tea Combo

1. Taipei: Maokong Cable Car & Taipei Zoo or Taiwan Tea Combo

Experience 2 of Taipei's best highlights with this combo ticket for the Taipei Zoo or Taiwan's Tieguanyin Beverage in Maokong tea house plus Maokong Gondola Ticket. Taipei Zoo is the largest zoo in Asia, housing over 400 different sorts of wildlife, including pandas, giraffes, hippos, tapirs, lions, flamingos, koalas, insects, kangaroos, penguins and more. Dedicated to conservation, education, research, and recreation, the Taipei Zoo is a great choice for families who are looking for fun and educational activities. The well-known restaurant at Maokong, Chef A-Yi is located in Maokong, Chef A-Yi was invited by Discovery to introduce a special food album. Mucha Zhinan is the most famous Tieguanyin producer in Taiwan. The only way to be called "Tieguanyin Oolong Tea" is to use Tieguanyin tea tree species and follow the ancient tea-making process. If the tea is made from other tea tree species through the same process, it can only be commonly called "Tieguanyin Tea". Continue the journey to the adjacent Maokong Gondola, which is the first gondola system in Taipei City. Throughout the 30-minute ride, you will enjoy a scenic journey up Maokong Mountain, which is famous for its locally-grown tea and an amazing view over Taipei City.

From Taipei: Pinglin Tea Culture and Maokong Guided Day Tour

2. From Taipei: Pinglin Tea Culture and Maokong Guided Day Tour

Your adventure commences with a scenic ride on the Maokong Gondola, designed for leisurely travel, boasts the lengthiest route, offering awe-inspiring aerial vistas of Southern Taipei. This picturesque ride offers stunning mountain scenery from a lofty vantage point, making it a favored activity among foreign tourists exploring Taipei. The Maokong Tea Fragrance Loop Trail comprises four short, paved paths. Along the trail, you’ll encounter beautiful natural features like potholes, waterfalls, and forests, all visible during the hike. The Maokong Zhangshu Trail is another beloved leisure trail among the locals, you’ll discover the terraced fields, ponds, tea gardens, and more, creating the sensation of stepping into an idyllic picture as you stroll through this scenic landscape. The Taipei Tea Promotion Center for Tieguanyin and Baozhong serves as a leisurely park dedicated to showcase the exceptional quality and authenticity of Taiwan’s Tieguanyin and Baozhong teas. By exploring the center, visitors can gain insights into the evolution of Taiwanese tea and ecological knowledge through the informational exhibits, tea panning machines, and more. After a few hours of walking, you might find yourself hungry and craving some local foods. Beyond its scenic beauty, Maokong is a hotspot for tea tasting. Abound with teahouses, most of them offer freshly brewed teas and meals, allowing you to enjoy a delectable lunch in the delightful aroma of tea at your own expense. Following lunch, your tea tour proceeds with a visit to Thousand Island Lake in Shiding. Shiding, a rural area celebrated for its tea cultivation and stunning landscapes. The catchment area around the Feitsui Reservoir, nestled among hills, creates a distinctive scenery—a lake adorned with numerous islands. Its resemblance to the Thousand Island Lake in China has bestowed upon it the same name. The Bagua Tea Plantation also locates in this area. When viewed from the hilltop, the neatly planted rows of tea bushes resemble the symbols of Eight Trigrams, which inspired the plantation’s name. After indulging in the natural tea aroma, your tea tour continues to uncover the intricacies of tea processing and its evolution. The Pinglin Tea Museum, a Hokkien-style Siheyuan architecture, inviting the visitors to delve into the world of Taiwanese tea. This museum houses a rich collection of traditional harvesting tools, tea sets, samples, and more, offering insights into the history and evolution of Taiwan’s tea industry. While in Pinglin, you can’t miss the chance to savor authentic Taiwanese tea at a local tea shop. The tea sommelier will demonstrate the proper brewing techniques to bring out the flavors of the tea leaves, making your tea more aromatic and enhancing your tea tasting experience. At the end of this fantastic tea tour to Maokong, Shiding, and Pinglin, you may choose to disembark at Xinyi Shopping District (Taipei 101) or at MRT Zhongxiao XInsheng Station.

Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass 30+ Attractions, Transports & More

3. Taipei Unlimited Fun Pass 30+ Attractions, Transports & More

Enjoy over 30 top Taipei, New Taipei & Keelung attractions with this Fun Pass. Take the hassle out of travel with unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, city buses, Taiwan Railways and 5 Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes with the length of day selected, and a best exclusive Souvenir for you!! Included attractions (Entry once each within the valid period): • Taipei 101 Observatory (Standard ticket, no express ticket) • National Palace Museum • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket • Taipei Zoo • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Miramar Ferris Wheel • Miniatures Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park+4 rides • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Taipei Fine Art Museum • National Taiwan Museum Main Hall+ Land Bank Outpost Exhibition Hall • National Taiwan Museum Namen Branch • National Taiwan Museum Railway Department Park • Beitou Museum • Yehliu Geopark  • Juming Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station Electric Sky Lantern ticket  • Tamsui Historical Museum  • Gold Museum • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology  • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Heping Island Park  • Lover’s Tower • Taipei Pop Music Cultural Center • YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum • Taipei Water Park • Wu Dengyi Art Museum • Ching-Kuo Chi-Hai Cultural Park 5 most signature Taipei Experiences:• Jiufen A-Po's Taro Balls • Sky lantern experience in Pingxi• Jiufen Red Lantern Blessing Experience• Choose one between Master A-Tsung Pineapple Cake/ Taro Pastry. Included rides (Unlimited use in selected length of days): Unlimited travel on most public transportation in the 3 covered cities and some most popular Taiwan Tourist Shuttle routes, giving easy access to famous attractions like Yangming Mountain(Yangmingshan), Yeliu, Pingxi and more. • Taipei MRT • Taipei city buses of Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung (excluding buses with four-digit numbers). • Taiwan Railways Pingxi-Shen'ao One-Day Pass • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Beitou-Zhuzihu route (for Yangmingshan) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Muzha-Pingxi route (for Pingxi) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Crown North Coast (for Juming Museum, Yehliu) Detailed information on entry methods for each venue and various discounts download the "Taipei FunPass APP".

Taiwan: EasyCard Transportation Card (TPE Airport Pickup)

4. Taiwan: EasyCard Transportation Card (TPE Airport Pickup)

When it comes to the most powerful travel transportation card in Taiwan, it is definitely the EasyCard, solving 90% of your transportation problems! You can conveniently add value anytime, anywhere at major transportation stations and convenience stores across Taiwan! Taiwan's EasyCard can be described as an all-in-one card, integrating various payment methods for transportation in Taiwan. Whether you are taking the MRT, bus, Taiwan Railways, High-Speed Rail, long-distance buses, ferries, or using it as an electronic wallet, it can be used at convenience stores, specific taxis, public bike rentals, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and more, easily meeting your payment needs! It can be said that it's a card in hand for traveling all around Taiwan! It is undoubtedly the best companion for your travels in Taiwan! Available to use for the below services with top-up: -Airport MRT: Taoyuan Airport to/from Taipei Main Station -Metro Taipei -Metro Kaohsiung with 15% discount. -Taiwan Railways (except Puyuma Express, Taroko Express, cruise-style trains, group trains, and other specified trains.) -Downtown Bus (Taipei City/New Taipei City/Keelung City/Yilan County/Hsinchu City/Taichung City/Tainan City/Kaohsiung City/Lienchiang County/Kinmen County) -Shared bikes: YouBike/T Bike/C Bike -Attractions: Taipei Zoo, Fisherman's Wharf, Tamsui Old Street, Maokong Gondola (with TWD20 discount on weekdays) -Use an e-wallet for most convenience stores

Taipei: Unlimited Pass 30 Attractions, Transport, & More

5. Taipei: Unlimited Pass 30 Attractions, Transport, & More

Enjoy over 30 top Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung attractions with this Ultimate Pass. Take the hassle out of travel with unlimited rides on Taipei MRT, city buses, Taiwan railways, and 5 Taiwan tourist shuttle routes with the length of day selected, and an exclusive Souvenir for you. Included attractions (one entry permitted during the valid period): • Taipei 101 Observatory (Standard ticket, no express ticket) • National Palace Museum • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket • Taipei Zoo • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Miramar Ferris Wheel • Miniatures Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park including 4 rides • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Taipei Fine Art Museum • National Taiwan Museum Main Hall and Land Bank Outpost Exhibition Hall • National Taiwan Museum Namen Branch • National Taiwan Museum Railway Department Park • Beitou Museum • Yehliu Geopark  • Juming Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station Electric Sky Lantern ticket  • Tamsui Historical Museum  • Gold Museum • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology  • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Heping Island Park  • Lover’s Tower • Taipei Pop Music Cultural Center • YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum • Taipei Water Park • Wu Dengyi Art Museum • Ching-Kuo Chi-Hai Cultural Park 5 signature Taipei experiences: • Jiufen A-Po's Taro Balls • Sky lantern experience in Pingxi • Jiufen Red Lantern Blessing Experience • Choose one between Master A-Tsung Pineapple Cake/ Taro Pastry Public transport (unlimited use during selected length of days): Make the most of your time with unlimited travel on most public transportation in the 3 covered cities. Gain easy access to famous attractions like Yangming Mountain (Yangmingshan), Yeliu, Pingxi, and more. • Taipei MRT • Taipei city buses of Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung (excluding buses with four-digit numbers). • Taiwan Railways Pingxi-Shen'ao One-Day Pass • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Beitou-Zhuzihu route (for Yangmingshan) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Muzha-Pingxi route (for Pingxi) • Taiwan Tourist Shuttle: Crown North Coast (for Juming Museum, Yehliu)

Taipei: 30 Attractions & Transport Card Fun Pass

6. Taipei: 30 Attractions & Transport Card Fun Pass

Enjoy access to over 30 top attractions in Taipei, New Taipei, and Keelung by pre-booking your Exploring Fun Pass. Also, take the hassle out of travel with the Joyful Tourist Easycard, a customized public transport card for MTR trains, buses, and shuttles that you can top up as you go. Included attractions (one-time entry within the valid period): Taipei City • Mirmar Entertainment Park Ferris Wheel • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket •Taipei Zoo • Miniature Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Fine Art Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Taipei Astronomical Museum • National Taiwan Science Education Center • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park • Beitou Museum New Taipei City • Yehliu Geopark • Lover’s Tower • Juming Museum • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Tamsui Historical Museum • The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology • Chi Po Lin Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station ticket • Gold Museum Keelung City • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology • Heping Island Geopark Tauyuan City • Daxi Tea Factory Factory •Tomita Garden Farm •Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center •Taiwan Hakka Tea Culture Museum •Pushin Ranch •Shu Shin Bou KIRIGAKURE •Xpark •Window On World Save the hassle of carrying around lots of coins and banknotes as the EasyCard is a transportation card and Taiwan's e-wallet wrapped into one – usable at most convenience stores, supermarkets, and gas stations.

Taipei Makong Cable Car: Ticket & Combos

7. Taipei Makong Cable Car: Ticket & Combos

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Taipei's crown jewel with this one day ticket for the Maokong Gondola and Taipei Zoo. As Taipei City's first gondola system, the Maokong Gondola offers a scenic 30-minute ascent to the picturesque Maokong area, famed for its stunning mountain vistas, lush tea plantations, and quaint teahouses. Upon reaching the cable car station, step onto the Maokong Observation Deck for a 360-degree view of Taipei's skyline, the verdant mountains, and the idyllic countryside. It's the perfect backdrop for capturing cherished photos or simply immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the landscape. Time your visit to coincide with sunset for a truly enchanting spectacle as the sky transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors. Maokong is a harmonious blend of nature's tranquility, the sophistication of tea culture, and the mesmerizing allure of panoramic views. It's an essential stop on any Taipei itinerary, promising an experience that will leave a lasting impression. Experience one of the Taipei's best highlights with this one day ticket for the Gondola Ticket and Taiper Zoo.

TPE Pickup: Exploring Pass - 30 Attractions & Transport Card

8. TPE Pickup: Exploring Pass - 30 Attractions & Transport Card

Enjoy access to over 30 top attractions in Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung and Taoyuan by pre-booking your Exploring Fun Pass. Also, take the hassle out of travel with the Joyful Tourist Easycard, a customized public transport card for MTR trains, buses, and shuttles that you can top up as you go. Included attractions (one-time entry within the valid period): Taipei City • Mirmar Entertainment Park Ferris Wheel • Maokong Gondola Return Ticket •Taipei Zoo • Miniature Museum of Taiwan • Taipei Fine Art Museum • Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei • Main Building of Chiang Kai-Shek Shilin Residence • Taipei Astronomical Museum • National Taiwan Science Education Center • Taipei Children’s Amusement Park • Beitou Museum New Taipei City • Yehliu Geopark • Lover’s Tower • Juming Museum • The Lin Family Mansion and Garden • Tamsui Historical Museum • The Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology • Chi Po Lin Museum • Sky Lantern Police Station ticket • Gold Museum Keelung City • National Museum of Marine Science and Technology • Heping Island Geopark Tauyuan City • Daxi Tea Factory Factory •Tomita Garden Farm •Hengshan Calligraphy Art Center •Taiwan Hakka Tea Culture Museum •Pushin Ranch •Shu Shin Bou KIRIGAKURE •Xpark •Window On World Save the hassle of carrying around lots of coins and banknotes as the EasyCard is a transportation card and Taiwan's e-wallet wrapped into one – usable at most convenience stores, supermarkets, and gas stations.

Sip & Savor: 🚠 Maokong Tea & Shenkeng Tofu Private Day Tour

9. Sip & Savor: 🚠 Maokong Tea & Shenkeng Tofu Private Day Tour

Embark on a tantalizing journey through Taiwan's culinary and cultural treasures with our Maokong and Shenkeng Stinky Tofu Private Day Tour. 🍵 Your adventure begins as our knowledgeable guide picks you up, whisking you away to the verdant hills of Maokong. Here, amidst rolling tea plantations, you'll immerse yourself in the art of tea-making, savoring the delicate flavors of Taiwan's renowned teas while taking in panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. After your tea experience, prepare for an exhilarating ride on the Maokong Gondola as you descend from the mountains, offering sweeping vistas of Taipei's skyline and lush greenery below. Then, venture to Shenkeng, where the tantalizing aroma of Taiwanese stinky tofu beckons. Stroll through the vibrant streets of Shenkeng Old Street, lined with traditional houses and bustling stalls, as you sample this infamous delicacy firsthand. As you explore, let the flavors and aromas of Taiwan's street food scene tantalize your senses, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Taiwanese culinary heritage. From the fragrant teas of Maokong to the pungent delights of Shenkeng's stinky tofu, this tour promises an unforgettable gastronomic adventure that will leave you craving more of Taiwan's unique flavors and cultural charms. 🚠 Join us and experience the best of Taiwan's culinary delights on this immersive Maokong and Shenkeng exploration.

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What people are saying about Maokong Mountain

Overall rating

5.0
(3 reviews)

The trip was amazing.... The sights and the tea. Having tea at the farmers house was incredibly special, and the views were amazing. Our guide was amazing as well.....he was a wealth of knowledge about the areas of interest and taught us much. Driver was great too, and the ride was smooth, even on winding mountain passages. Timing was also great, as we managed to avoid large crowds for much of the day, which made for a very peaceful and serene trip. Highly recommend.

It was lots of fun and informative. Our guide Christine was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Thanks for a great tour!

The guide was just amazing super attentive and took care of all aspect made sure to have everything thing right

David was super nice and very knowledgeable about tea. We learned a lot from this tour!

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