|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).