8 fantastic funiculars from across the globe

From Hong Kong to Haifa, hitch a ride on one of the world’s most remarkable incline railways.

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The Peak Tram rises above the Hong Kong city skyline. The Peak Tram rises above the Hong Kong city skyline. (Photo: Leungchopan / Shutterstock)

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The Peak Tram - Hong Kong, China

Often heralded as the world’s steepest funicular, this 120-year-old mountain tram appears to fly in the face of gravity as it inches up along a near-vertical track toward Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island. Almost every tourist who sets foot on the island comes up here, for good reason. The panoramas of Hong Kong’s tightly packed skyscrapers and bustling harbor are mesmerizing and perfect for picture-taking.

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