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

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Once done with a bit of lookout from the Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) time to head back down from the hill. 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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The view of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift and overhead bridge to continue the walking trail to Taipa Houses.

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The ascending Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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From this angle, you can clearly see that it is indeed a regular lift car but mounted on a different “chassis” for it to run on the inclined track like a funicular.

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

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The island platform of Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) station.

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Only 1 inclined lift was in operation during my visit.

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Pressing the button to call for the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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Looking down at the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift tracks.

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The Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift ascending to Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) station after my call.

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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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The Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift approaching Miradouro da Colina da Taipa Grande (Grand Taipa Viewing Platform) station.

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

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Boarding the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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Despite the height of the inclined lift system, the buttons are labelled as Levels 1 and 2.

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The grand view of the Cotai Strip from on board the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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Heading back down on the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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The connected walking trail to Taipa Houses.

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There is an emergency staircase by the side of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift tracks.

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Approaching Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho station.

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The end of the tracks here look similar to a regular bottom of an elevator shaft.

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The end of the line at Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho station.

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Disembarking from the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift.

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Heading to Taipa Houses via the linked overhead bridge across Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho.

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There is a regular straight-down elevator at the end of the overhead bridge to continue down, or you could take the stairs.

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The evening view of the Taipa Grande Hill Inclined Lift from Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho.

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There is a one-way southbound bus stop from Estrada Governador Nobre De Carvalho station towards Cotai.

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Overall, an interesting ride on an inclined lift, not easily found especially within Asia.

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