If you are visiting Taipei, this is a must! Located next to the Taipei Zoo, the Maokong Gondolas are a fun, enjoyable ride. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the top. You can choose to ride in a crystal gondola (with a clear, transparent floor) or a standard gondola (solid floor). The gondola takes you over forests, rivers, and mountains. It is a smooth and quiet ride; the gondolas are clean and spacious. Once you reach the top, enjoy some time strolling around the tea plantations and mountain teahouses in Maokong. You can choose to go back down the mountain on the gondolas or catch a bus to WenShan, a small town at the foot of the mountain, close to the Zoo Station.