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Tasting Maokong (Drinking in the taste and exploring the history of local Tieguanyin tea at local cultural sites)

10:30 from Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station→(Maokong Gondola approx. 25 minutes) →Maokong Gondola Maokong Station→Camphor Tree Trail →Red Zone teahouses, with local Tieguanyin tea cuisine →(Walk approx. 10 minutes) →The Tea Master Chang Nai-Miao Memorial Hall for a look back at history of Maokong tea→(Public bus approx. 15 minutes) →Tea Promotion Center (Public bus: Tea Promotion Center stop)→(Walk approx. 5 minutes)→"Potholes"→(Walk approx. 20 minutes pass by the Tea Promotion Center)→ Tianen Temple→(Walk approx. 15minutes)→Maokong Gondola Maokong Station →(Maokong Gondola approx. 25 minutes) → Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station →Return to Taipei downtown

 

Loving Maokong(Drink tea at rustic teahouses and savor the starry, starry night and Taipei twinkling lights)

14:00 from Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station→(Maokong Gondola approx. 25 minutes) →Maokong Gondola Maokong Station→(Walk approx. 30minutes) → Tea Promotion Center stop: Getting to know Maokong with "Pothole Touring"→Blue Zone teahouses for tea drinking→(Walk approx. 30 minutes)→Head to Degaoling to enjoy the starry sky→Maokong Gondola Maokong Station→(Maokong Gondola approx. 25 minutes)→ Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station: Enjoy music and water dance → Return to Taipei downtown

 

Exploring Garden Maokong (Enjoy flowers, countryside scenery, and afternoon tea in garden-setting teahouses)

09:30 from Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo South Station→(Maokong Gondola approx. 15 minutes)→ Maokong Gondola Maokong Station→(Walk approx. 20 minutes)→Camphor Tree Trail for countryside scenery →(Walk approx. 15 minutes)→Zhangshan Temple, with views of daytime Taipei→Red Zone teahouses, with local Tieguanyin tea cuisine→ Maokong Gondola Maokong Station→(Maokong Gondola approx. 25 minutes)→Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station: Enjoy music and water dance → Return to Taipei downtown

 

Hiking Green Maokong (Take a “forest bath” amidst lush foliage on pleasant mountain trails)

08:30 Entrance of Feilong(Flying Dragon) Trail on Huanshan 2nd Rd. for hill ascent →”Forest bath” along Feilong Trail → Zhangshan Temple (stamp kiosk)→(Walk approx.15 minutes)→Entrance of Zhanghu Trail for uphill hike→ (Healthy moderate hiking approx. 40 minutes)→ The Tea Master Chang Nai-Miao Memorial Hall for a look back at history of Maokong tea→ (Walk approx. 5 minutes) → Red Zone teahouses, with local cuisine →(Walk approx. 10 minutes) →Maokong Gondola Maokong Station→(Maokong Gondola approx. 25 minutes)→Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station.

Note: It is recommended that after getting off at MRT Taipei Zoo Station, you can transfer to bus No. 236, 237, 282, 611, Brown 3, Brown 6, Brown 11, Brown 15, Brown 18, or Green 1 to National Chengchi University stop, then proceed on foot along Huanshan 3rd Rd. and Huanshan 2nd Rd. behind the campus to the entrance of the Feilong Trail (Zhangshan Temple Trail).

 

Tracing Historical Maokong (Search for local history down old-time pioneer trails)

Entrance on Huanshan 2nd Rd. for uphill hike → (Walk approx. 70 minutes) → Zhangshan Temple (stamp kiosk)→ (Walk approx. 15 minutes) →Entrance to Zhanghu Trail for uphill hike → (Walk approx. 100 minutes) →Historic Tea Trail → (Walk approx. 55 minutes) →Zhinan Elementary School

 

Finding Spiritual Maokong (Visit some of the area's renowned temples and understand local religious culture)

Hillside ascent entrance at National Chengchi University’s Zuimeng River (Zhinan River)→Flagstone steps up to Zhinan Temple → (Hike approx. 70 minutes) → Zhinan Temple, with meal of blessing→ (Walk approx. 10 minutes) →Lingxiao Shrine→ (Walk approx. 30 minutes) →Maokong Gondola Zhinan Temple Station → (Maokong Gondola approx. 15 minutes) →Maokong Gondola Taipei Zoo Station → Return to Taipei downtown

Note: Those who enjoy hiking may continue toward New Taipei City’s mountain trails. Hikers may take the road beyond Caonan Bridge and walk to New Taipei City’s scenery-rich Bijia Range and the Erge Mountain Trail, or go by vehicle/gondola to Zhinan Temple and start hiking Monkey Mountain to Shenkeng District’s Paozilun Cross-Ridge Trail. Alternatively, on the Zhanghu Trail heading to Milky Way Cave, there is a route leading to Xindian District’s Dailaokeng Mountain.

 

Source-Department of Information and Tourism, Taipei City Government

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