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Sun Moon Lake Cable Car system rewards millionth passenger

Sun Moon Lake Cable Car system rewards millionth passenger

A 68-year-old female Taipei County citizen became the millionth passenger on the Sun Moon Lake Cable Car yesterday, earning her a "golden passport" that entitles her to ride the system free of charge for the rest of her life.
Kuo A-hsia said that she was surprised when a cable system worker presented her a wreath, as she had no knowledge of the "millionth rider celebration event" launched by the system in the scenic area in Central Taiwan's Nantou County.
Between the system's opening on Dec. 28, 2009 and Friday's closing time, 998,311 people had taken the cable car between two of central Taiwan's most popular tourist destinations - Sun Moon Lake and the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village amusement park, park official said. The system handles around 6,000 to 8,000 passengers per day.
In addition to free lifetime admission to the park and the cable car service, Kuo received a NT$14,300 gift certificate for a lakeside hotel. The 999,999th passenger, Lin Ching-tong, a male resident of Jhongli Township in Central Taiwan's Taoyuan County, was awarded a free pass on the cable car service for one year and a NT$12,650 hotel coupon.
The cable car system, which takes seven to 10 minutes, operates between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and between 10: 30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays. The fare is NT$300.
According to the park administration, the 86-car system, which passes through a valley that is 786 meters wide at its widest point and 200 meters deep, is able to transport up to 3,000 passengers per hour.


Updated : 2021-05-10 08:08 GMT+08:00