The Most Extreme Cable Car in the World

This time I’ll back to write about an interesting things related with travel. Travel is always amazing and great experience for us. From travel we can see many things from the new place, culture, people and beautiful scenery. We can’t deny that nature give the main role from this hobby. Natures show the beauty and we can enjoy this from the land, water and air. This hub talk about how if we enjoy all the beauty of nature, include forest, mountain, field, river and many more from the highest place. It means we enjoy this beauty from the air. Of course we need a tool to support us to enjoy the beautiful things from the air. Now we talk about cable car. What is your opinion related this transportation?

I know most of us who love travel to mountain have the experience with cable car. With this transportation we can get to the peak of mountain and we can see everything below this place. I get the meaning of cable car from Wikipedia. A cable car is any of a variety of transportation systems relying on cables to pull vehicles along or lower them at a steady rate, or a vehicle on these systems. It mean this transportation depend on the long cable. Usually the cabin filled by two up to more than ten passengers. Most of the cable car use hydraulic system at the central station.

We can see many cable cars around the world. Most of these cable cars look amazing with beautiful views below this transportation. This time I’ll share the most extreme cable car in the world. I know it looks scary if we see something below us. It will pump our adrenaline, right. But most of the passengers enjoy this transportation as something interesting as the part of travel. With the long route, they can enjoy the trip and it like fly on the air. I’ll share about these transportations below. Are you curious? Keep on reading……….

Sugarloaf Mountain, Brazil

This cable car located in Brazil. The exactly place is in the area of Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro. With the length route about 1400 meters from de Cao way to the top of Pao de Acucar just need 20 minute ride. Why this cable so extreme? because of the route at the height of 396 meters (1299 ft) above the mountains. This was Italian-made cable car with 98 years old (built 1912) is able to accommodate passenger as many as 65 people at once. For one trip, it will cost about $ 11 or $ 22 for the trip back to the Pao de Acucar. This service is only opened at 8 am to 8 pm local time.

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Langkawi Cable Car, Malaysia

Langkawi Island is located in Malaysia. The latest tourist attraction for Langkawi is the cable car system. This is located at the Oriental Village. We can reach this place just a 30 minutes drive from Kuah town and about 15 minutes drive from Langkawi International Airport. The trip from a small village to the area of the cable car is only about 600 meters. Langkawi cable car passed through the region of Mount Mat Chop which is the second highest peak in Langkawi. The trip looks quite tense for the passengers. Many tourists satisfied with this service. That’s why this cable car was awarded the 'Most Outstanding Tourism Product' at the Langkawi Tourism Industry Award 2010 / 2011. If you want visit Malaysia, don't forget to ride Langkawi's cable car.

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Masada Cableway, Israel

This cable car is located in the ancient fortress of Masada, Israel. From the pictures we can see that this cable car is hangs on the desert region which are extremely arid and hot. The Masada cableway line are made only as high as about 257 meters and capable in driving up to 33 feet above the top of the hills which is the final destination of the journey. That’s why Masada cableway mentioned as the lowest pathway of cable car in the world. Based on the information, Masada cableway was built in 1971 by a Brndle Karl (Swiss company) with the route along 900 meters. In 1998 has redesign by Von Roll, a train company.

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Klein Matterhorn, Alps (Switzerland)

Wow…this is the most interesting section for me, because my passion with snow and I want to touch this in person. I thought skiing is one of the extreme activities. I never do this before, even touch the snow. If we talk about skiing, it will remind us again about Alps Mountain in Switzerland. Klein Matterhorn or Matterhorn Glacier Paradise is the name of cable car in the Alps Mountain which is the highest in Europe. Alps Mountain has an altitude of 3883 meters, while the Matterhorn cable car terminal is located at an altitude of 3820 meters. As we know that Alps is the name of the big mountains in Europe (starting from Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France to Slovenia).

During the trip this cable car can reach 88 meters or 289 feet above sea level. There are elevators at each station of the Alps to climb the peak (don’t doubt about its quality). From the cable car, the passenger can enjoy the beauty scenery below, like: mountain ice in winter, skiers and a scary tunnel near the mountain.

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Ngong Ping 360, Hong Kong

Ngong Ping 360 is the name of cable car which is used as tourist attraction in the area of Lantau Island, Hong Kong. Earlier this cable car has name Ngong Ping 360 Skyrail , but the name was changed became Ngong Ping 360 since April 2005. Ngong Ping 306 has two types of cable cars, standard cabin and cabin with crystal. This transportation is linking the area of Tung Chung with Ngong Ping on top of hills and Hong Kong downtown. In the Ngong Ping hills area, the passengers will find a beautiful lake, Po Lin and Tian Tan Buddhist temples.

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Tianzishan Cableway (Heaven’s Gate Mountain)

Most people love to call this China’s Tianmen Chan or Heaven’s Gate Mountain. This is located about 8 km south of the city of Zhangjiajie (formerly Dayong) in the northern province of Hunan. The tourists who want to enjoy the view have only two options, walking up 999 steps to the top of the mountain or taking the cable car. With the route long about 7455 meters and height of 1279 meters. Most of the pictures surprise me. I can imagine how high these mountain and I believe all the passengers will have unexpected experience.

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BaNaHills Cable Car, Vietnam

If you visit Vietnam don’t forget to try Ba Na Hills. This is one of the most amazing destinations in Vietnam. What can we see here? There’s a beauty of forest and mountains. Of course, we must ride the cable car. View from the cable car with forested mountains all around as far as the eye could see. The Guinness world record holder this cable car for the longest and highest non-stop cable car ride. These are double achievement of two new Guinness World Records. This cable car will run from the foot of the Ba Na Mountain to the peak of the neighbouring Vong Nguyet Mountain (Ba Na-Suoi Mo Tourism Area). We just need about 15 minutes to reach 16,545 ft height and reaching of a vertical rise of 4,239 ft above sea level.

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Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Hello Prasetio,

I loved your hub and as always so interesting..I remember as a child going on a cable car that took us up the Swiss Alps. It was so beautiful but so scary too..

I love the cable cars and would love one day to go up again. Thank you so much for reminding me of a special time,

Sunnie


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point2make 5 years ago

What a great hub. I have never had the opportunity to experience these particular cable cars but your hub, along with the photos, is the next best thing. Thanks for the ride!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Sunnie Day. For coming with your beautiful smile on your face. Wow..that must be a wonderful experience though you felt a little bit scary too. I am glad to remind you about this memory. I hope you have a chance to go up again. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio


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anglnwu 5 years ago

Thank you for bringing the world to us. The closest I've come to taking a cable car is the one in Singapore--from mainland to Sentosa. I love all your pictures and rating it up and up.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thakns, point2make for dropping by and share your appreciation to this hub. I hope you have a chance to ride the cable car soon. Cheers..... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, anglnwu. Thanks for coming and share your beautiful experience while taking a cable car to Sentosa Island. Your vote really appreciated. Have a nice weekend.

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MISS BONBON 5 years ago from lovely Northern New England

AMAZING PICS!


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iZeko 5 years ago

Amazing hub! My favorite is the Tianzishan Cableway. The views form it must be spectacular. Voted up and awesome.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

These are superlative photos, pras, of cable car rides and your descriptions are beautifully written. Thank you for your time and exceptional research - as always. Voted up.


marellen 5 years ago

Wow.....how fun and scary at the sametime.. I would love to go up in one. What a way to view the scenery and sights. Thanks for sharing this pras..


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Awesome information and photos! I would absolutely love to use one of those cable cars! Thank you so much for sharing this interesting info and pix! Loved it!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Thanks for the awesome ride Pras.;))


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

The scenery you display here is so gorgeous! I love how you always take me to the most distant, most interesting, most far away places. While I love the settings, I have to say, the cable cars themselves look terrifying! Thank you for another wonderful adventure around the globe.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

All of them are absolutely amazing, prasetio. The cable cars in our country are midgets comparing to these in your well-researched hub. Thanks!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another GREAT adventure, one that i would not go on, but the scenery is spectacular. If i were not afraid of heights, i'd be the first in line. Thank you Prasetio.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

The pictures are fantastic and so are your writing! I don't like heights so I wouldn't try a cable car in real but I enjoyed the tours very much in this hub. Thanks for showing all these beautiful places, you have done another fantastic hub! Voted up!

Tina


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earnestshub 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Another fabulous tour of amazing places with beautiful pictures.

I thoroughly enjoyed this quality hub. It has me dreaming of travel again!

Voted up and awesome.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

This is a very interesting hub and the pictures are fantastic. I think I would be quite frightened of some of those cable cars as they are so high, but I have ridden a few up mountains before and enjoyed the view. Your selection was just fantastic. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, MISS BONBON. I hope you like it!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, iZeko. I am glad you love this information. I agree with you about Tianzishan Cableway. This is one of my favorite. Of course, the scenery was spectacular. It must be a great journey. Thank you very much for giving your vote. Cheers..


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, drbj for coming and your compliment to this hub. Your vote always appreciated. I am proud to share this with you and I hope you enjoy all the pictures above. Take care!

Your best friend, prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

my friend, marellen. I am glad to know that you love to go up with these cable cars and enjoy the beautiful scenery from the highest place. Thank you very much! ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, RealHousewife. Nice to see you again. I love you love to use one of these cable cars. Believe me, this must be a wonderful experience while enjoying the beauty scenery below the cable car. Thank you very much for coming. Cheers...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, Mentalist acer. I hope you enjoy this information. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, poetvix. Thanks for dropping by and your compliment to all mu hubs about travel. I hope you always entertained with all my hubs and you have other option for travel idea. Cable car is a part of them and it's good to try. Cheers...

Blessing and hugs,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, MartieCoetser . Thanks for coming and leave nice comment about this topic and the cable car in your country. I thought you have an experience with this stuff. But I hope you enjoy this one. God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Ruby. I know that not all of us love to ride cable car. But I hope you enjoy all the pictures and the beautiful scenery as the background. Of course, if you love to ride the cable car, you'll be the first in line. Cheers...... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Tina. Welcome to this hub. Thanks for coming and always give your positive comment to my hubs. Although you don't like to ride the cable car, I hope you enjoy all the pictures here. I love your vote. Take care!

Love and peace,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, earnestshub. Nice to see you here and I am glad to know your big appreciation to this hub. Traveling is always nice and fun. I hope you have a new spirit after reading this hub and enjoy all stunning pictures here. Thanks for share your vote. God bless you.

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Pamela. I am glad to see you here and your comment so fantastic for me. It give me a new a spirit in doing the best for my work. Though you afraid to ride the cable car, but I hope this hub can represent about the beautiful scenery behind the cable car. Thank you very much for share your vote and I really appreciate this. Cheers...

Love and peace,


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

I'm so afraid of heights that I can't even imagine going on this~! Good lord - but it really is amazing...I would not be appreciated in the cars, however, as I have no doubt that I would be the one they called RALF~


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Wow! This is truly amazing and beautiful. "Heavens Gate" is my favorite. You have done an outstanding job of putting this together. The combination of photos and text is marvelous. Voted up with every button but funny.

Thank you, Prasetio.


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BlissfulWriter 5 years ago

Amazing collection of photos.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Audrey. Nice to see you again, though you afraid of height but I hope you still entertained with all informations here. Thank you very much. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, vocalcoach for coming and your compliment to this hub. I really appreciate your vote. I need two days in doing research for this hub. "Heavens Gate" was the beautiful one. I am glad you love it. Have a good day! Take care...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, BlissfulWriter. I hope you enjoy this hub. Cheers....


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC

Pras - You wouldn't catch me on any of them despite the breathtaking scenery. Interesting Hub, as usual with great photos. Rated up and shared on Facebook.


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Howdy Prasetio - I always enjoy reading your interesting articles, but this one had photos with it that simply scared the trousers off of me. No way are you going to get me up in the air inside of one of those rickety gadgets!

Gus :-)))


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Chatkath 5 years ago from California

Such an outstanding job Prasetio, as usual, you have done your research! Not sure which is my favorite, I would like to try them all - maybe a Hubber Field trip is planned? LOL

Rated up and useful!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Your hub contains beautiful and exciting photos, Prasetio! The scenery is wonderful. I would love to visit some of the places shown in the pictures.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Hi Pras, i've done a few crazy things but a cable car ride isn't one of them. it would be so invigorating to soar above the heavens taking in all that great scenery. thanks for another breathtaking hub.


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Jasnav 5 years ago

Breathtaking pictures and a wonderful hub!

Makes one want to go to each of these places to experience it personally!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, Suzanne. I am so happy to see you again. I hope you enjoy this hub and all pictures also. I love your vote. Cheers...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, GusTheRedneck. Nice to see again. I know this so scary for us, but I hope you still enjoy this information as something refreshing. Thank you very much.

Love and peace,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, .Chatkath. Good to see you here and I love your comment. You can try all these cable cars someday. I hope your dream will come true. Thank you very much for share your vote. I love it! Take care!

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, AliciaC. I am so happy to know that you love this information. I hope you have a chance to visit some of these cable cars. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My brother, attemptedhumour. I hope you enjoy this tour. A great tour with very beautiful view though not all of us love cable cars. But I believe this must be a wonderful moment. Thank you very much for coming. Take care!

Blessing and hugs,


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Jasnav. Welcome to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information as something great in the world tour and you have a chance to visit one of them in person. Cheers....

Prasetio


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

Thank you for publishing this fascinating Hub. The photographs you selected are extraordinary! I have been on the Masada cable car—two years ago. I enjoyed the journey! :D


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, James. Nice to see you again. Thanks for coming and share your experience in riding Masada cable car. Wow... that must be a wonderful experience and you enjoy this journey. I hope you can try other cable car in this hub. Cheers....

Prasetio


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, these are amazing! I remember nearly going up in one in Tenerife, I say nearly because I was the only one on board and I got off! lol but I would love to go and ride in some of these, great hub! cheers nell


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Nell. Thanks for coming and share your experience. I am glad you love to try some of these cable cars. Have a nice day!

Prasetio


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Hi Prase ! haha, that's a pun! My theme today seems to be reading hubs about stuff that I've never done. Like riding a cable car. I love cable car at Heaven's Gate - the place is so strangely beautiful, like a dream. Wonderful hub as ever. Love and peace!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Prasetio

Great hub. The pictures are spectacular.

I don't like heights but I would take the Tianzishan Cableway instead of climbing the 999 steps to the top of the mountain. :-)


euhotels 5 years ago

This cable cars are simply amazing! I cannot imagine how hard was to build them and maintain them!


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Love you pics prasetio30, your Hub is very informational and interesting! YOUR GREAT!!!!!!! Voted-UP!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Dear, Dolores Monet. Thank you very much for dropping by. I am to know that Heaven's gate is your favorite and you want to ride this cable car. I hope enjoy this information. Cheers...

Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, Sueswan. I am so happy to know that you love this information. Tianzishan cable car is the most beautiful one and the scenery behind this cable car. I hope you have a chance to ride this one. Thank you very much. ~Prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, euhotels for coming to this hub. I know that it's hard to maintain all these cable cars. I thought this is the challenge for the owner. Thank you very much. ~prasetio


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, drpastorcarlotta. Thanks for your attention to this hub. I hope you enjoy this information as something refreshing. I really appreciate your vote. God bless you.

Prasetio


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Another interesting hub about cable cars in places around the world. The only one that I have ever been on is the one in Albuquerque, New Mexico and I was white knuckled by the time we got to the top of Sandia Peak. Then I had to gather my nerves again to ride it to the bottom. Think I'll pass on riding in any others. They DO offer great views! Votes up!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Peggy. Nice to see you again. Thanks for share your self experience when you go to the top of Sandia Peak. That must be an amazing moment for you, though you should prepare your energy to ride it to the bottom. I believe you enjoy this tour. I love your "vote". Cheers...

Prasetio


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a great hub and a wonderful tour of all these extreme cable cars. It was so interesting because if it wasn't for you, I wouldn't seen them.


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Your welcome, Hello, hello. I am proud to present this hub for you. I hope you entertained with this information. Take care! ~prasetio


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carolp 5 years ago from Switzerland

Another spectacular hub. I was in Masada and in Switzerland. Nice experienced. Thanks.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, Carol. Nice to see you again. I am glad you have wonderful experience in visiting Masada and Switzerland. I hope you enjoy this hub as well. Cheers.. ~prasetio


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izettl 5 years ago from The Great Northwest

the cable car in the Alps looks beautiful- all that snow!


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Troyangeluk 5 years ago from UK

waw this is absolutley amazing, I have to go here, pricing seems great for those views and experience. Thankyou for sharing this, i voted up, following and so on :).


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, izettl. Nice to see you again. I totally agree with you about Alps and my passion about snow. Thank you very much for coming. Take care!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Welcome, Troyangeluk. I am glad to know you here. Thank you very much for coming and leave nice comment about these cable cars. I hope you have a chance to ride on of them. Have a good day!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

This is an adventure! Very nice Prasetio!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Your welcome, My uncle (Micky Dee). I hope you love this information. Take care!

Your nephew, Prasetio


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mulberry1 5 years ago

Cable cars are great. You get such a nice view. Really enjoyed the photos you posted here. (I love getting to see all of these places that I know I'll probably never get to see in person)


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, mulberry1. Thanks for coming and I hope you always love my hub. I'll do the best and you keep my promise. Cheers.... ~prasetio


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TheListLady 5 years ago from New York City

Wow! Whew! And good grief!I would love to do everyone of these. Thanks for a spectacular and breathtaking hub. Awesome!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Hi, TheList Lady, Welcome back to my hub. I hope you enjoy this information as something refreshing, though it looks so scary but I guarantee you'll find a breathtaking scenery. Thank you very much. ~peace, prasetio


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sublimegurl439 5 years ago from Granite Bay, CA

Wow! I love your hub. Very fascinating! The pictures are amazing. I would never go on that. I'm afraid of heights, but the scenery is gorgeous! Thanks again for the awesome hub. Voted up!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, sublimegurl439 for coming to this hub though you afraid of heights. I really appreciate your vote and nice to see you here. Cheers.....


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DrMark1961 2 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

The most amazing thing about that ride up to Sugarloaf mountain in Rio is what you see at the arrival.There is a small colony of monkeys living there. Can you imagine being up there 24/7? The only way down would be the cable car.


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

My friend, DrMark1961. Thank you very much for coming and sharing about a small colony of monkeys living there. Wow....I believe this so beautiful. Take care!

Prasetio


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weezyschannel 2 years ago from Central USA

And those in the most beautiful pictures I have seen. I don't mean just this article I have been scouring through your articles and I love them all. You earned a follower!


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prasetio30 2 years ago from malang-indonesia Author

Thanks, weezyschannel. I am glad you enjoy it though you have seen most of them. Take care and enjoy your day!

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