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Cable car to be put into service on December 15 at Golden Rock

By Theingi Htun

Myanmar’s first ever cable car service will be ready for visitors at Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda, known as the Golden Rock, in Mon State, starting from December 15 according to the statement by Asia Sky, a Korean company carrying out the cable car project in collaboration with local company Yadana Shwe Sin Construction.

The 1.5 kilometer-long cable car project is being implemented on a 13.5-acre area of land with the aim to enable visitors to travel more easily to the pagoda located on the top of a 3,609-foot mountain. 43 eight-seat cars with support of three stand-by generators will be in service for visitors to the pagoda.

The cable car will be run between Yathattaung Hill, the nearest point to the Golden Rock, and the car park at the entrance to the pagoda.

The fare is K6,000 per head for local visitors and USD20 for foreigners and it can be paid in cash or with bank card.

The Golden Rock is one of the most attractive places among local and foreign travellers in the country and it is expected there will be an increase in visitors’ arrivals at the pagoda due to the cable car service.


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