With a total length of 4.03 kilometers made of automatic circulatory system of the French firm POMA, the Maokong Gondola is the first gondola in Taipei City. It takes about 30 minutes for a one-way ride. The gondola includes four stops, namely the Taipei Zoo Station, Taipei Zoo South Station, Zhinan Temple Station, and the Maokong Station.
The three most beautiful moments to take the gondola are in the midst after rain, when the sun is setting, and when the lights of the city are shining at night. As the gondola passes over the undulating terrain, you can glimpse moving MRT trains, the park along the Jingmei River, and the "giraffe" incinerator. When you reach the second stop, the gondola takes a big turn, and you will get a panoramic view of the landscape, including vehicles moving on the freeway below. After passing the Zhinan Temple Station, you will enter a steep V-shaped gully. This is the climax of the gondola ride, leaving you an unforgettable experience
(Partial sources from: Travel Taipei Website)
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