Taipei Zoo and Maokong

Yesterday we went to see the Taipei Zoo, a zoo that seems to have lots of animal-friendly habitats designed with animals in mind rather than spectacle. It is comparable to Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna in that way, except that due to the subtropical flora, the zoo appears more exotic even when you are just walking between the enclosures and buildings. Lots of orchids and palmtrees in the parks. Also quite humid and hot – I got bitten several times by asian tiger mosquitoes. I hate those things.

 

Monkey chilling
Monkey chilling
The Monkey and the Frog
The Monkey and the Frog
Itchy Koala
Itchy Koala
Butterfly resting on floor
Butterfly resting on floor
Orangutan
Orangutan
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Hippo x2
Hippo x2
Nom nom nom
Nom nom nom

 

 

 

After the zoo, we went up to Maokong by the Maokong Gondola during sunset. Maokong is an area/suburb that is famous for its locally grown tea. So we went to a teahouse with a spectacular view on Taipei City.

Sunset from Maokong Gondola
Sunset from Maokong Gondola
Taipei 101 seen from Maokong
Taipei 101 seen from Maokong
Maokong Gondola
Maokong Gondola
Teahouse on Maokong
Teahouse on Maokong

 

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