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Maokong Gondola Promotion: Now Only NT$ 50 on Designated City/County Days Starting March 4!

*Taipei’s iconic cable car, the Maokong Gondola, is offering great mountain views and great bargains again! “North, central, south, east, everyone’s so nice. You deserve Maokong Gondola’s best price!” is the slogan of the discount event running from Monday, March 4 through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Visitors from Taiwan’s north and south, east (including the outlying islands) and west all enjoy discounts by turns: each area has an associated day of the week when their discount applies. The discount consists of a flat fare of NT$ 50 for any single journey regardless of the number of stations traveled on the gondola. On top of that, the Taipei Zoo Station offers free audio tours.
 
The current one-way fare for the Maokong Gondola is NT$ 70 for travel distance of one stop, NT$ 100 for travel distance of two stops, and NT$ 120 for travel distance of three stops. From Monday, March 4 through Sunday, May 5, 2019, visitors from Taiwan’s north, central, south and east (including the outlying islands) all enjoy discounts by turns: by presenting their ROC ID Card, driver’s license, household certificate, or any other government-issued document showing their household address, Taiwan nationals may obtain a one-way gondola ticket for TWD 50, valid for a single journey along any number of stations. A three-station round-trip will cost you only NT$ 100, down from NT$ 240 (the total of two standard-fare three-station journeys).
 
Once you’ve taken the Eye-of-Maokong Crystal Cabin (reinforced glass-bottomed cable car) up to the Maokong Mountains, you’ll love the gorgeous mountain views as well as the local Tieguanyin tea and wholesome food prepared from local produce in the many tea houses and restaurants that dot the area. The free audio tour guides available from the Taipei Zoo Station (the base station) introduce visitors to the local wildlife and culture. The audio sets can be borrowed against a deposit of NT$ 500, which will be refunded to you on the spot when you return the audio set at any gondola station at any time on the day it is borrowed. The stations’ information counters display audio tour flyers that contain a QR Code, which you may scan with your mobile phone in order to listen to the audio tour.
 
Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation (TRTC), operator of the Maokong Gondola, has run this discount event annually since 2017, attracting about each time 30,000 visitors. This year again, we’ll do our best to make you feel on top of the world, or at least rise above the din of Taipei City. Friends from north and south and east and west, come discover why Maokong is best! The discount period from March through April also coincides with fair weather for hiking. So, what are you waiting for?
 
For further information, please visit the Maokong Gondola website (http://www.gondola.taipei/), or contact TRTC’s 24-hr customer service hotline at (02) 218-12345, the Citizen Hotline at 1999 (02-2720-8889 when calling from outside Taipei), or visit the TRTC’s Chinese website https://www.metro.taipei/