Friday, April 15, 2011

A Cable Journey to the Sky

 Eyes of Maokong Gondola
One of the tourist destinations in Southern Tip of Taipei is Maokong. It became more famous after constructing the Maokong Gondola in 2005 and operated by 2007. The first and highest- altitude Gondola with the elevation from 24.1m to 299.3m, and makes a circuit of four stations.

Taipei Zoo Station
First Station is the Taipei Zoo Station. The most accessible to come here is to take the MRT (Metro) from Taipei, visit Taipei Zoo, or take a bus to a nearest place like Pingxi (Sky Lantern) or Shenkeng (Tofu Street).

Second Station is the Taipei Zoo South Station. I still don't know what to see, maybe for hikers.

The third station is the Zhinan Temple Station. I've been to Zhinan Temple several times, but never been to the other side to some palace.


The last station is the Maokong Station. Maokong has a very nice scenery, lots of tea houses, and trails.


That's me! Enjoying the Eyes of Maokong from the glass floor of Gondola. It's a bit scary to look down. There are two kinds of Gondola, the ordinary one with 8 seats and the glass floor for only 4 persons. It runs in a counterclockwise direction. The cable diameter is 52mm and the pitch of cable is 6.1m. One way ticket to final destination is NT$50 (about US$2).

13 comments:

Vernz said...

wow this is so grand..awesome view..

Indrani said...

Superb shots from the ride, I am sure.
Great captures.

Luke said...

You took a journey into the sky! Looks like a great trip!

Halcyon said...

Fun! I love traveling in gondolas. :)

Andy said...

I would love to take a ride in gondola. Looks like fun.

Luna Miranda said...

i would love this ride! reminds me of a friend who had a panic attack when we were in the cable car in HK.:p

pip said...

wow... that looks like fun!

Janis said...

Great way to get some good photos of the landscape. I would panic to look down through that glass floor!

Nikki . said...

Wow... love the photos... amazing scenery... must have been incredible looking down through the floor...

Teresa said...

Great pictures! That would be quite the beautiful ride.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

I have tried a cable car before when I was in japan

http://www.sheaky.com/2011/04/sooc-sunday-daffodils.html

gengen said...

wow i want to try one...happy SOOC Sunday.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a fun ride with great views. I am not sure about looking thru the glass floor though. It would make me nervous.

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