Cable car, or usually referred to as funicular because the car is operated by using cable, is not only a vehicle, but also an entertainment venue from which you can view the natural grandeur of what beneath you. There are many places where you can enjoy boarding on a cable car. This article will give you information about the ten most exciting places where you can enjoy an unforgettable moment inside a cable car.
1. Zacatecas, Mexico
The city of Zacatecas may not be a distinctive city if you observe it from the ground. As a mining city, it is quite similar to other Mexican cities that you may have ever visited. When you observe it from the sky, however, the scenery will be very different. From inside the cable car that floats above it, you can see its fortress-like flat-roofed buildings and other beautiful landmarks that adorn it.
2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro is an already beautiful city even if you see it from the ground. Such beauty will become even more astonishing if you see it from the sky. The cable car that goes up to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain will escort you to see all outstanding places in Rio, including Christ the Redeemer statue and the Guanabara Bay.
3. Merida, Venezuela
If you are looking for the longest and the tallest cable car ride in the world, you can find it in Merida, Venezuela.
4. Tianmen Chan, China
China has a lot of mountains with splendid pinnacles. Riding a cable car in Tianmen Chan and seeing those pinnacles will give you clear clue why the place is called the Heaven’s Gate.
5. Genting Skyway, Malaysia
At the end of the cableway of this fastest cable car in the world is a massive entertainment venue consisting of restaurants, casinos, theme parks, and hotels. Riding this cable car is great idea if you really want to visit the real heaven.
6. Masada, Israel
You have seen the highest cable car in the world. In Masada, you will see the lowest one because one of its stations is located more than 250m below sea level.
7. Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Ngong Ping 360 is the greatest entertainment that you can enjoy when you are visiting Lantau Island. This cable car allows you to enjoy a trip from Tung Chung Terminal to Ngong Ping Plateau while enjoying the beautiful panorama of the Tung Chung Bay that lies beneath you.
8. Picos de Europa National Park, Spain
Many people regard this national park as the most beautiful place in Spain because of its awesome heterogeneous topographic features. If you ride a cable car above this national park, you can see everything that makes it beautiful, including rivers, mountains, valleys, etc.
9. Grindelwald-Männlichen Cableway, Switzerland
Everyone agrees that some of the most beautiful mountains on this earth are located in Switzerland. See those beautiful and splendid mountains from a cable car and you will become more aware why those mountains can be that beautiful.
10. Table Mountain Cableway, Cape Town, South Africa
All cable cars that are listed above are static cable cars. You have to move around the cabin if you want to see the beautiful scenery around you from different angle. Table Mountain cableway is different because its car is rotating.
All of those cable cars great entertainments that you have to visit if you want to enjoy the scenery of the cities where they are located. Remember that you may be able to visit those cities only once in a lifetime. Therefore, make sure that you have got a great impression of them before going home.