Round the World, Travel

Cable Ready

November 12, 2010

While Hong Kong Island and Kowloon are the two main islands, the outer islands also provide interesting tourist destinations.  Lantau Island is actually the largest and is where the airport is located.  For sightseeing, Ngong Ping 360 offers yet another spectacular view.  An easy subway ride takes you to the cable car entrance, which is right near…wait for it…another mall!  Now we aren’t talking a run-of-the-mill cable car.  We’re talking a 25 minute ride way up into the mountains.  In fact, at the bottom you can’t even see the end of the ride, it’s so far away and high up.  For a few extra dollars, I rode the “crystal cab,” which is a glass bottom cable car.  I was a little concerned about motion sickness, but all was fine.

And here are a couple of quick clips to give you a sense of the ride:
Through the glass bottom floor

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  • Reply Martha November 13, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Wow, this looks amazing. And sort of terrifying. (I would not be looking at the floor too much, that's for sure.) But mostly amazing.

  • Reply Michael November 13, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Yeah, I was only going to do the glass bottom one way. Not because of not wanting to look but more because of getting motion sickness.

  • Reply Bobby November 15, 2010 at 1:39 am

    That looked like fun, though I know more than a few people who'd freak.

  • Reply Michael November 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I think a couple of people who were on it were freaking a little. Of course, I don't understand Chinese or Cantonese so who knows!

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