World’s longest cable car in Vietnam

On Tuesday, a world’s longest three–rope cable car system was inaugurated in Vietnam’s Lao Cai province. The Guiness World Records has recognized as the world’s longest three-rope cable car route of 6,292.5 metres in length.

Xinhua news agency has also reported that it does the world’s biggest height gap between its departure and arrival stations of 1,410 metres.

It has a capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour with each cabin including 35 people and it is connected to Muong Hoa Valley and Fansipan Mountain in Lao Cai. The system shortens the travel time to the peak of 3,143-metre Fansipan Mountain, to 15 minutes.

Its construction began in November 2013. The cable car system will be boosting the number of tourists to Lao Cai’s Sa Pa town by 30 to 40 percent every year, estimating around three million by 2020.

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