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10 aerial trams with unmatchable views

By: Josh Lew on April 27, 2014, 12:19 p.m.
Genting Skyway

Photo: Stefan Fussan/Flickr

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Genting Skyway, Malaysia

Located in the Genting Highlands, a resort area in the interior hills of Peninsular Malaysia about 35 miles from Kuala Lumpur, the Genting Skyway was the fastest gondola lift in the world when it originally opened in the 1990s. It remains the longest and fastest aerial tram in Southeast Asia. The skyway's route stretches for more than 2 miles over Genting's lush highland forests. The eight-person cars take less than 15 minutes to make the journey from the lowland station to the top of the hill, where a resort, operated by the hugely successful Resorts World company, is located.