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
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.