Hong Kong Cable Car to World's Largest Outdoor Buddha Statue to Open
07-24-2018    Independent Online
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Independent Online, September 12, 2006</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Hong Kong</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region> -- A new <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place> cable car designed to take tourists to the world's largest outdoor statue of Buddha will open on September 18, nearly three months after technical glitches delayed the launch.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The launch of Ngong Ping 360, originally set for June 24, had been postponed indefinitely while operators investigated the cause of a breakdown that left 500 visitors hanging in mid-air in motionless cabins for two hours.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Bill Calderwood, managing director of Skyrail, said the opening date was now set following the successful completion of the seven-day trial run.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>"In addition to the spectacular cable car ride with panoramic views of the North Lantau Country Park and Tung Chung Bay, our guests can be assured that the cableway and its supporting systems will offer a reliable, comfortable and fun tourism experience," he said in a statement.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The cable car, which took over two years to build, will glide 5<st1:chmetcnv w:st="on" UnitName="km" SourceValue="7" HasSpace="False" Negative="True" NumberType="1" TCSC="0">-7km</st1:chmetcnv> over hills to a culturally-themed village near <st1:place w:st="on">Hong Kong</st1:place>'s Big Buddha statue.</SPAN></SPAN></P>
Editor: Wang Xinyu
   
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