[WORLDKINGS] World Tops Academy – Top 5 the most unusual modes of transport from around the world


(WorldKings.org) Travelling the world is quite a thrilling experience, and trains, cars, planes and buses aren’t the only way to get around. There are lots of other unique and unusual modes of transport from around the world.

1.Suspension Railway



Opened in 1901, the Suspension Monorail (or the “Schwebebahn”) is the oldest electric elevated railway with hanging cars. It was built using 19,200 tonnes of steel. Over 85,000 passengers use it every day to travel around Wuppertal.

2. Coco Taxi



These yellow taxis shaped like hollow coconuts can be seen in Havana and in Varadero. They are faster and less expensive than regular taxis. The black taxis are used by locals, while the yellow ones are used by tourists.

3. Monte Toboggan



Originating in the 19th century, this unusual transportation started as a fast and fun way of getting down the hill from Monte to Funchal. Wicker toboggans can be found near the Nossa Senhora do Monte Church. From here, you can slide down the 2 km curved street, which takes about 10 minutes. It is a wonderful and exhilarating experience.

4. Bamboo Train



Cambodian bamboo trains (known locally as nori) are made up of an electric generator and a makeshift bamboo platform as seating. They run along the railway tracks at speeds of up to 40km/h. While the unmaintained tracks make for a bumpy ride, the fares are low and this is a once in a lifetime experience.

5. Barco de Totora



If you’re visiting Lake Titicaca, one of the best ways to get across this vast and beautiful stretch of water, is aboard the iconic Totora Boats. Fashioned from dried bundles of Totora reeds by Uros who live on the lake, they resemble dragons.

According to travel.earth


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