Are you an adrenaline junkie? Do you love adventure and are always on the lookout for new experiences? Ziplining might just be what you’re looking for. Sliding down a wire cable from way above ground level is something that might seem exciting to some and scary to others. Ziplining is gaining popularity among adventure enthusiasts, with some of them even taking courses to master this activity.
Some of the best places to experience this area at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park in Indonesia, Flight of the Gibbon in Thailand and Lake Sebu in the Philippines.
But, in case you are looking for something more sane and simple, try ropeways. Instead of your body being suspended on a harness, it is the cable cars that are suspended on ropes here.
A ride on a cable car will give you an aerial view of the place you’re visiting and it is probably the best way to see a place from up top. If this excites you, do not miss Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car in Hong Kong, which is one of the world’s top 10 cable cars.
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1. The Langkawi Cable Car (SkyCab), Langkawi Island, Malaysia
Langkawi is a one-stop place for duty-free shopping. But, did you know that it is a haven for nature lovers too? The Langkawi Cable Car, branded as Langkawi SkyCab is the most spectacular cable car rides in Asia. With the stunning backdrop of the 450 million-year-old Machincang mountain range, this cable car ride promises to surprise you.
The journey begins at the Base Station and continues to the Middle Station where passengers can enjoy the view and click photographs. The Top Station is where your journey ends, with a panoramic view of Langkawi, Malaysia
2. Flight of the Gibbon, Thailand
Want to overcome your fear of heights? Take a trip to Thailand. Well, not for the tropical beaches, royal palaces or pretty temples displaying figurines of Buddha. Head to Flight of Gibbon, voted no. 1 Zipline tour operator in Thailand. They support ecotourism and provide one of the best canopy zip line experiences in Thailand.
In the 7 hour-long duration, including 2-3 hours of ziplining in the Chiang Mai Eco Zipline Adventure, you can immerse yourself in a jungle ecosystem and also spot a wild gibbon or two. Expect to be in the safe hands of expert sky rangers that will guide you throughout the journey. Do not miss the magical Mae Kampong Falls before returning to your hotel.
3. Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car, Hong Kong
Ngong Ping 360 cable car is a must-see tourist attraction in Hong Kong. It is a gondola lift on Lantau Island in Hong Kong and has earned a spot in world’s top 10 cable cars. This cable car connects downtown Tung Chung and Ngong Ping on Lantau Island.
Along the safe and secure bi-cable ropeway, you will enjoy a panorama view of the Hong Kong International Airport, the famous Big Buddha and a 360-degree view of the Ngong Ping Plateau. This ride will take you about 25 minutes, covering a distance of about 5.7 km. You can select a single or round trip in a standard cabin or a crystal cabin.
4. Bali Treetop Adventure Park, Indonesia
Looking for a family day-out in Bali, Indonesia? Head straight to Bali Treetop Adventure Park. Set in the Bali Botanical Garden in Bedugul, this park has various rope-walking courses. There’s a circuit for everyone in this adventure park and it is ideal for spending an entire day with your group.
This place offers around 72 challenges for all ages, including activities like suspended bridges, spider nets, Tarzan jumps, flying fox and more. It is recommended that children start from the Squirrel Yellow Circuit, which is the simplest circuits around here. As for experienced adults, we recommend the Black Circuit that is full of breathtaking jumps.