Saturday, March 26, 2011
Ngong Ping 360 Mule Trail (2)
The sight of the cable cars crisscrossing rhythmically over the water channel between the airport and Tung Chung was mesmerizing. I sat there watching them for a long time. Once in while, a worker would be perched on an open platform hanging rather precariously among the cable cars.
Glass-bottomed cable cars seemed to be getting more popular - we saw a lot of them passing over our heads.
Part of the trail went over rather difficult terrain. Fortunately, wooden stairs have been built over them, adding to the charm of the trail.
The surfaces of the mountains must be quite fragile. There were numerous land slides all over the place. At one point, part of the trail was destroyed by a land slide, and an alternate route had to be built on the opposite side of the valley.
At some points along the trail, one can see seemingly endless layers of mountains in the distance. You can almost forget you are in Hong Kong.
All in all, quite an enjoyable way to spend half a day.