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Tag: maokong

Hiking around Xindian & Maokong

This morning I set out to explore some of the trails branching off from the Yinhe Cave trail. Above the Yinhe Cave (銀河洞) there is a branch of the trail pointing to Simiantou Shan (四面頭山). This trail is poorly made and there are no further signs.  Part of the trail travels along the creek bed.  [...]

Hiking the Yinhe Cave Trail

Although I have now been living in Xindian for a few months I have hardly explored any of the hiking trails in the nearby mountains. This morning I went out to hike the Yinhe Cave Hiking Trail (銀河洞越嶺步道). The trail head is on a small road off Bei-Yi Road (北宜路),also known as Route 9 — [...]

Riding the Maokong Gondola

I finally took a ride on the Maokong Gondola (貓空纜車) today, a week after the official opening. I had earlier been on two exploratory visits before the cable cars began operating.  Unlike the first day where Prince Roy reported long queues I only had to wait for around 20 minutes.  A number of minor problems [...]

Cable cars opening 4 July

After some delays it seems the Maokong cable cars (貓空纜車) are finally set to start operating next week. I first wrote about the cable cars back in April.  The Taipei Times reports:  After a 12-week test run and two inspections by transportation experts, Taipei's Maokong cable car system in Muzha (木柵) will begin operation on [...]

Maokong cable cars coming soon

Today I went out to Muzha to have a look at the new Maokong cable car (貓空纜車) system. The system is not in operation yet, but should start running in June this year.The line is four kilometres long and has four stations: (1) Taipei Zoo (動物園), (2) Inside Zoo (園內), (3) Zhinan Temple (指南宮) and [...]