How to get to the Maokong Ropeway


About Maokong Ropeway

The Maokong Ropeway is one of the few ropeways in Taiwan, but the most accessible. It can be reached by the Taipei MRT. After riding the ropeway, you can take in the spectacular views of southern Taipei and explore the mountain paths of Maokong, with its tea stores, street food, restaurants, temples, hiking trails, and stunning views.

How to get there

Take Taipei Metro Wenshan/Neihu Line to Taipei Zoo Station, then walk to Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station (about 350 m.) MRT Nangang/Banciao/Tucheng Line: Take MRT Nangang/Banciao/Tucheng Line: Get off at Taipei City Government Station and take bus line G1, BR18, BR21.

If you want to go to the Maokong Ropeway, you must first book your ticket!
If you have an online discount coupon, you can reserve and purchase tickets here.

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The Maokong Ropeway was completed in 2007 to improve transportation to Maokong, a tea-producing area in the southern part of Taipei City’s Wenshan District. Previously, it could only be reached by a small mountain road.
From 2008 to 2010, the gondola was out of service due to typhoon damage.
It is popular to drink tea, hike, and take pictures in Neko Ku.
The Cat Sky Ropeway has four stations: Taipei Zoo Station, Taipei Zoo South Station, Zhihnan Temple Station, and Maogong Station. The one-way trip takes 12 minutes, and gondola cars with a maximum capacity of eight passengers arrive every few seconds.

The name “Maokong” comes from the hole created by the erosion of the surrounding rocks, literally meaning “cat hole. Since the Qing Dynasty, the area has been one of Taipei’s leading tea-producing areas, and since the completion of the gondola in 2007, the number of visitors has increased significantly.

Hours of operation
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

NT$120 one-way from Taipei Zoo Station to Cat Sky Ropeway Station.

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