SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — A new monorail offering stunning views of the Baekdudaegan mountain range, a trail of mountains that starts in North Korea and continues to Mount Jiri in South Korea’s southwest, opened Monday.
The municipality of Mungyeong in North Gyeongsang Province spent 10 billion won (US$8.2 million) to build a tourist monorail at Mount Dan (959 meters above sea level) near Mungyeongsaejae Pass.
It is the longest mountain monorail in South Korea, and travels a 3.6-kilometer round trip to the summit where the Mungyeong Gliding Site is located.
The monorail operates 10 eight-seat cars at the upper and lower platforms. After boarding at the lower platform, the 35-minute trip to the summit offers spectacular views of the Baekdudaegan.
The steep incline and a section that goes up and down along a rock wall provide an experience as thrilling as a rollercoaster.
At the summit, there are various attractions and rest areas, including six rail sleds, 16 auto camping sites and mountain bike trails.
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