Taipei 2014 (Part 4 – Maokong Gondola | Taipei Zoo)

Maokong Gondola

Directions: Take the Taipei Metro to Taipei Zoo station and follow the signs going to Maokong Gondola.

What’s special here: Compared to Ngong Ping 360 (Hong Kong), I can consider the price for a ride at Maokong Gondala as quite cheap. There’s also no price difference between the regular cabin versus the crystal cabin. If you’re brave enough, I highly recommend taking the crystal cabin. Round trip ticket costs TWD 120.

This cute clock will greet you

A crystal cabin

A not so clear crystal floor

View from up here

Maokong Station

Cherry blossoms!

Deep into the forest…

Taipei Zoo

Directions: If you’re coming back from the gondolas, trace your back to the Taipei Zoo metro station and then follow the signs for the Zoo.

What’s special here: Well, it’s a huuuge zoo! I suggest going here on a weekday though as this is a very popular destination among locals. The entrance fee is very cheap at TWD 60 for adults and TWD 30 for children. I would also suggest that you bring your own food as the stores inside are not able to keep up if there’s a huge number of visitors. I wish we could have explored more areas when we visited but the zoo is fully packed that day.

Mother nature?

A flamboyance of flamingos

Inside the butterfly house

How sweet!

This one is a show-off

Hey Mr. Koala! Wake uppp!

Bye Taipei Zoo!

Lunch at Breeze Center (Taipei Main Station)

Bread and soup to start your meal

The entree is here – tenderloin steak

It comes with dessert too!

Creme brulee

 

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