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Maokong Gondola to suspend service May 9 – 31

Maokong Gondola to suspend service May 9 – 31

Maokong Gondola to suspend service May 9–31

The Maokong Gondola will be closed for annual maintenance from May 9 to May 31, 2016, Taipei City’s Department of Information and Tourism said on Monday.

A notice posted on the gondola’s official website said the gondola is operating as normal on May 2.

The entire gondola journey has six stations (four passenger stations and two angle stations), 25 piers and 47 towers. The full length of the route is 4.03 kilometers, roughly in the shape of a numeral 7. The gondola provides passengers with an aerial view of the tea plantations in Maokong.

The department also said the visitor information center at the gondola station will also suspend its services during the May 9 - 31 period.

Taipei City Government has established 10 visitor information centers in Taipei. The services at each center are tailored to the specific attractions in the vicinity.

For information relating to the city’s visitor information centers, please visit the Travel Taipei website (http://www.travel.taipei/) or dial 1999 for the Citizen Hotline (02-27208889 for callers outside of Taipei City), the department said.