There are a few things that you can do in Maokong
When visiting Taiwan, you might include the ride on Maokong Gondola in your itinerary. Once you reach Maokong station though, there will be one question that will linger in your mind. What are the things that you can do in Maokong? Well, there are a few and we will list them down for you!
What to do in Maokong? Enjoy the cool breeze!
Since Maokong is situated on a hilly area, the breeze is more refreshing and cooling as compared to the lowland. The first thing that you will notice upon exiting the Maokong Gondola is how breezy the place is. If you come during summer or early autumn, the temperature will still be on a high side. However, the cool and strong breeze will be a relief.
Visit the tea houses
Maokong is one of the areas where tea plants are planted in Taiwan. Apart from that, Taiwan is also famous for its tea. So, if you are planning to visit, another thing that you can do in Maokong is to enjoy its tea. There are several tea houses available, you just have to trust your guts and choose one.
Since it was scorching hot during our visit despite the wind, we decided to visit the one with air conditioning. You will be surprised to see the exhaustive list of tea to choose from. Do not forget to order Taiwan’s famous pineapple cake to complete your tea experience!
Eat your heart out!
Along the main road nearby the Gondola station, there are many food stalls available. The stalls sell a lot of local delicacies and snacks and you will have a hard time to choose one. If you plan to try some of the Taiwanese local food, get them at Maokong. The street food vendors are clean and I can assure you that you will love the street food here.
Finally, go for a hike!
After indulging on those street food and pineapple cakes, why don’t you burn some calories at Maokong? There are trails available for you to hike and apart from burning some calories down, it is also the best way to connect with mother nature at a foreign land.
If you are lucky, you can spot Taipei 101 from where you hike!
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