Sun Moon Lake Ropeway (日月潭纜車)
Happy Dragon Boat Duanwu Festival (端午節)!
In Taiwan, Monday and Tuesday this week are public holidays.
The Sun Moon Lake Ropeway is a scenic gondola cable car service that connects Sun Moon Lake with the Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village (九族文化村) theme park.
Built in 2001 by world-renowned Austrian firm Doppelmayr utilizing solar and hydro-electric power, the ropeway's cars are painted red, yellow, and blue to symbolize the red sun, yellow moon, and blue lake, as well as the Aboriginal culture red for happiness, yellow for healthy lifestyle (LOHAS), and blue for ecology.
Although tickets are also sold independently from the amusement park, the entrance ticket for Formosa Aboriginal Culture Village (九族文化村) includes unlimited rides on the ropeway, so it is recommended to purchase a park ticket and enjoy the park since the cable car travels there anyway.
Weekdays - 10:30AM to 4PM.
Weekend/Holiday - 10AM to 4:30PM.
Between pillar T7 and T8 the cableway forms the shape of a smile draping between the two mountain tops, called "Smiley Valley", providing the best views of Sun Moon Lake and the surrounding landscape.
The Sun Moon Lake station is built to resemble a king scrap that stretches its arms out to embrace the lake, adding to the ambiance and beauty of the area surround the pristine lake.
Each cabin is extremely well ventilated and comfortable to ride, and seats a maximum 8 passengers.
Maintenance is conducted on the first Wednesday of every month, therefore service will not be available on these days.