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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Hong Kong 2008 Photo Series #13 - Cable Car Into the Clouds

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Ngong Ping 360 is a cable car that rises above the hills towards the clouds. After a fairly rough opening with a string of incidents, it finally seems to be working smoothly these days. The fare is very reasonable - USD $10 for a roundtrip on a weekday, with each trip taking about 20 minutes.



The city-side terminus is in Tung Chung, one of the new satellite towns built to service the airport.









Soon we arrive at a tower where the cable is turned into a different direction for a long ascent.





On the other side is the airport.















One section of Tung Chung is public housing-only.







See the planes?







Soon we reached the clouds and another tower.



Notice the steps? You can actually walk the whole length by foot, which probably takes half a day.









A plane takes off in the distance.



Many of these landslides should originate from June, which was a very wet month in Hong Kong.



The statue of the Buddha is the key attraction at the Ngong Ping end of the cable car.



Here we are ...





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Wow 20 minutes amazing trip .
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