Wednesday, April 13, 2011

M is for Maokong in Muzha

Maokong Gondola Station

When taking Maokong Gondola (Cable), the last stop is Maokong Station. Maokong is located in the Southeast corner of Taipei City. Literally, Maokong means "Cat's Hollows". But it has nothing to do with cats. The place is a mountain ranges with its beautiful scenery, and its tea plantation.

What to do in Maokong?

Tea Drinking in Maokong
There are about 70 Tea Houses in 3 zones (yellow, blue, red) in Maokong.

Visiting Temples in Maokong
There are several temples in the area, the photo above is the Zhinan Temple in Red Zone.

Appreciating Tea in Maokong
Maokong has also several Tea Promotion Centers teaching the tourists the differences, the process, and benefits of tea drinking. They also offer free taste of their tea specialization.

Hiking in Maokong
Aside from taking the Maokong Gondola, some people come here for hiking. The whole family can also spend  all day walking in Taipei Zoo.

These are some of the activities in Maokong. I'll come back again and visit the other zones (blue and yellow).

ABC Wednesday - Maokong
Wordless Wednesday  - sorry, it it's not Wordless ~ just a summary :)


Meryl said...

Neat post. I love cable cars, scenery and I just LOVE tea! I hope some day to visit here, it looks so wonderful. I will think of your post!

Sylvia K said...

Great post for the M Day, Lani! Love the beautiful scenery and I do love cable cars! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

What a classy place. I too love cable cars - very civilized.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

jabblog said...

Cable cars are a lovely way to travel. The tea tastings must be so interesting.

Joy said...

The cars are so cute with the animals on. Tea, hiking and green scenery, a perfect day.

caite said...

I hate cable that is one impressive teapot!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots
happy WW

Kaye said...

Beautiful and very informative! Thank you so much for posting.

Ankush Samant said...

Nice one!

Shooting Parrots said...

Love the giant, floating teapot.

Light and Voices said...

Oh Lani, what a perfect place to have tea and see those scenic mountains. See you next week.
Joyce M

Karen said...

Great photos. What a lovely place for a day trip. Thanks for sharing.

shydub said...

I definitely learn new M word here maokong

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That giant tea pot is way too cool! Also love the panda characters on the front of the trams. Visiting from Wordless Wednesday at Wordless Wednesday.
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elva said...

such lovely photos. and very educational! i really enjoyed this post but i have to say that with my fear of heights, i don't think i could manage a cable car ride. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday Participant to share a piece of your world. I would love to hike there, meanwhile enjoyed the photos.

Jingle said...

well done.
interesting places.

Genie said...

I think it would be dreamy to go to a teahouse. What a nice experience in my dreams. Love the shots.

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