Sun Moon Lake Ropeway

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Sun Moon Lake Ropeway
Sun Moon Lake Ropeway 03.jpg
Location Yuchi, Nantou County, Taiwan
Elevation highest: 1,044 meters
No. of stations 2
Construction cost NT$1 billion
No. of carriers 86
Carrier capacity 8 passengers
Ridership 3,000 passengers per hour
Operating times 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (weekdays)
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (public holidays and weekends)
Trip duration 6.8 minutes (at full speed)
Fare NT$300 (round trip)
Technical features
Manufactured by Dopplemayr
Line length 1,877 m (6,158 ft) (path)
1,925 m (6,316 ft) (total length)
No. of support towers 16
Installed power 903 kW
Operating speed 6 m/s (20 ft/s) (maximum)
Maximum Gradient 43°

The Sun Moon Lake Ropeway (Chinese: 日月潭纜車; pinyin: Rìyuètán Lǎnchē) is a gondola lift in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan.[1][2]


The ropeway runs through two Buji mountains with an altitude of 996 meters and 1,044 meters.[3]


The ropeway consists of two stations, which are Sun Moon Lake Station and Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Station.

Sun Moon Lake Station[edit]

Sun Moon Lake Station

The Sun Moon Lake Station is located at the edge of Sun Moon Lake. The station spans over an area of 3.74 hectares.[4]

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Station[edit]

Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Station

The Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Station at the entrance of Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village.

Technical specifications[edit]

The ropeway consists of 16 supporting towers. It has a 1,877 meters of path length and 1,925 meters of total length.[5] The gondola consists of red, yellow and blue colors, which represent the sun, moon and lake respectively.[3]

Safety features[edit]

The ropeway has self-propelled emergency vehicles in the event of an emergency. It is also equipped with high extension detection device to automatically adjust its cable tension.[5]


  1. ^ "Sun Moon Lake". Taichung International Airport. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Sun Moon Lake Ropeway". Sun Moon Lake. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Sun Moon Lake Ropeway". TravelKing. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "Sun Moon Lake Ropeway". Ropeway. Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Sun Moon Lake Ropeway". Sun Moon Lake. Retrieved 9 April 2018.