Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift: Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho to Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) by Inclined Lift

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The Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift is yet another relatively unknown mode of transport in Macau. Installed as part of a new Trilho da Taipa Grande (Taipa Grande Trail) walking trail between Taipa Houses and Jardim do Lago, the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift bridges the diagonal uphill gap between Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho and Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform).

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Following the walking trail from Taipa Houses to the Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) as signposted together with the Trilho da Taipa Grande (Taipa Grande Trail).

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The view of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande upper station from below.

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Heading up the staircase. The welcoming sloped cobbled path is actually an active road with cars turning in from the main road at speed – avoid it.

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The view of the entire line of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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Heading up the escalator to the overhead bridge.

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The sign pointing towards the Trilho da Taipa Grande continuing on the overhead bridge.

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The Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift tracks can be seen clearly when heading up to the overhead bridge.

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Heading onto the integrated Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho overhead bridge and station.

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The view of the Cotai Strip from the overhead bridge.

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Heading onto the overhead bridge and onwards to the Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho station.

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The platform of Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho station. Since this is part of a public walkway, usage of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift is completely FREE.

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The platform screen door of the inclined lift at Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho station. It looks exactly like any other lift.

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Even the call button is like a normal elevator.

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Pressing the button to call for the inclined lift.

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The lift on the other platform is out of service.

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The track of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift featuring both cables and a track for wheels to run on.

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Both Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift at the upper Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) station.

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The arriving Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift at the lower Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho station.

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The inclined lift aligns with the door exactly like how a regular lift does.

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The interior of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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Wheelchair-friendly lift buttons at the side.

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Heading up the hill on the inclined lift tracks.

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The Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift is comfortably air-conditioned.

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An air curtain is also installed above the door to prevent cold air from escaping at the stations.

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Approaching the end of the line at the top.

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The “buffer stop” and machine drive of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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Heading out of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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The view of the Cotai Strip from Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) station.

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Heading out of Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) station.

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The Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) station is right at Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform), offering an open space for recreation with a nice view of Cotai around it.

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The residential blocks behind at Jardim do Lago.

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The sunset over Cotai Strip.

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Looking down at Taipa Houses and the Venetian Macao.

Overall, a rather interesting ride on an inclined lift, not easily found especially within Asia. A quick view of Macau from the top, and it’s time to head down again.

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