Vietnam’s Extraordinary Cable Car Journeys

When tourists visit Vietnam, one of the most amazing travel experiences they can have is riding on the longest cable cars.

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Cable cars are not a common sight in Southeast Asia, though there are plans for new cable cars around the region. The exception is in Vietnam, where there are more cable cars than in every country in Southeast Asia combined.

Hon Thom Cable Car (Phu Quoc) – The longest cable car in the world

Hon Thom Cable Car impresses domestic and international tourists with an impressive Guinness record: the longest sea-crossing 3-wire cable car in the world with a length of 7,899.9m. Starting from An Thoi Station, the Cable Car crosses Hon Dua and Hon Roi and ends at Hon Thom Station, Phu Quoc.

Produced by Doppelmayr – the world’s leading and most famous cable car production and construction company, Hon Thom Cable Car operates smoothly, providing a 1-0-2 aerial journey for tourists. The cable car system has a total of 70 cabins, accommodating 30 people per cabin, total capacity of up to 3,500 people/hour.

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Hon Thom Cable Car impresses domestic and international tourists with an impressive Guinness record: the longest sea-crossing 3-wire cable car in the world with a length of 7,899.9m. Photo: PhuQuocTrip

With 15 minutes of traveling on Hon Thom Cable Car, tourists will see from the ideal height to fully admire the natural masterpiece of the South of Pearl Island. It is emerald green water, smooth white sand, and large patches of primeval forest.

Hon Thom Cable Car takes tourists to explore the fascinating entertainment paradise Hon Thom Nature Park: 6 check-in zones and 21 thrilling games at Aquatopia – Southeast Asia’s most modern water park, the “extreme” sea games: kayaking, floating house, and parasailing.

Fansipan Cable Car (Lao Cai) – Conquering the Roof of Indochina

Fansipan Cable Car belongs to Sun World Fansipan Legend’s cultural and entertainment complex. This is the second longest cable car route in Vietnam after Hon Thom Cable Car. In particular, Fansipan Cable Car was recognized by Guinness as “The 3-wire cable car system with the largest difference between departure and arrival stations in the world (1,410m)”.

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Fansipan Cable Car belongs to Sun World Fansipan Legend’s cultural and entertainment complex. Photo: Tour Du Lich Sapa

The cable car system starts from Muong Hoa Valley and ends at the height of 3,143m Fansipan. Cable car cabins can accommodate 30-35 people, and the total capacity of the entire route reaches 2,000 passengers/hour. Thanks to this cable car, the time to climb Fansipan is only 15 minutes instead of 2 climbing days.

Unique experience at the cable car: On the journey on the cable car, tourists will admire the magnificent beauty of the sky and earth of Sapa with the picturesque, poetic Muong Hoa valley, and majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range with arrays of primeval forest.

Fansipan Cable Car realizes the dream of conquering the “Roof of Indochina”, bringing tourists to the world’s most attractive cultural tourism destination – Sun World Fansipan Legend.

Ba Na Cable Car (Da Nang) – The way to the fairyland

Ba Na Cable Car is located in Sun World Ba Na Hills entertainment complex, is the world’s leading cable car system with 4 impressive Guinness records:

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The cable car system has a total capacity of 6,000 passengers/hour with 22 pillars and 94 cabins. Each cabin can accommodate 6-8 people, travel duration is about 15 minutes. Photo: Ba Na Hills

It is the longest cable car in the world (5,771.61m).

The cable car with the highest difference between departure and arrival stations in the world (1,368.93m).

It is the cable car route with the longest unconnected cable in the world (11,587m).

The cable car route with the heaviest cable reel in the world (141.24 tons).

This is also the third longest cable car in Vietnam.

The cable car system has a total capacity of 6,000 passengers/hour with 22 pillars and 94 cabins. Each cabin can accommodate 6-8 people, travel duration is about 15 minutes.

Queen’s Cable Car (Ha Long, Quang Ninh)

Queen Cable Car is one of the highlights & famous attractions at Sun World Halong Park. It attracts thousands of visitors each year for offering a rewarding view of the Halong City landscape. Beginning to operate in 2016, Queen Cable Car belongs to the Mystic Mountain area, Quang Ninh province.

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The Queen’s Cable Car is the only cable car in the world with only 2 cabins. Photo: Toquoc.vn

The Queen’s Cable Car is the only cable car in the world with only 2 cabins. Travel time is about 5 minutes, and the total capacity of 1 hour is up to 2,000 passengers.

Experience the Queen’s cable car route: Tourists will admire Ha Long Bay with a romantic scene of harmony between rock and water, between mountains and the sea. In addition, the cable car takes you to explore Ba Deo amusement park with the highest Sun Wheel in Vietnam, the unique wax statue museum, and interesting games.

Da Lat Cable Car (Lam Dong)

Da Lat Cable Car, also known as Robin Hill Cable Car, was built in 2003. This is the first and only cable car system in Da Lat Flower City.

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Da Lat Cable Car, also known as Robin Hill Cable Car, was built in 2003. This is the first and only cable car system in Da Lat Flower City. Photo: BestPrice

The starting point of the Cable Car is the entrance gate of Da Lat, passing through Truc Lam Zen Monastery and ending at the top of Robin Hill 1,515m above sea level.

The cable car system has about 10 pillars supporting 50 colorful cabins, complying with the distance of 120m between cabins. The speed of each cabin reaches 5m/s and the capacity is nearly 900 passengers/hour.

Unique experience on the cable car: Sitting on Da Lat Cable Car, you will admire the panoramic view of Da Lat city from above. The dreamy setting of the “foggy” city seems to get you lost in a fairyland.

Charlotte Pho