Vietnam Cable Car: Best Spots That Make You Won't Believe Your Eyes
03 Jun 2019
If you are a nature lover or are keen on thrilling adventures, taking a ride with a cable car ride should be on top of your travel bucket list. With no engine or motor on the cars, the cable car is a common and modern transportation system in the mountainous area which allows you to transfer to the top of the hill or mountain in a short time. Unlike hiking, taking the cableway does not need too much effort and still be able to give you incredible views from above. There are a lot of famous cable car rides around the world such as Peak2peak Gondola (Whistler, Canada), Titlis Rotair (Mount Titlis, Switzerland), Mi Teleferico (La Paz, Bolivia) or Sugarloaf Mountain Gondola (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)...
In South African, The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway is one of Cape Town's most popular tourist attractions with views over Table Bay, Robben Island to the north and the Atlantic seaboard to the west and south. This cable car transportation system welcomed thousands of visitors each year. But have you ever taken a cable car ride in Southeast Asia, especially in Vietnam where has the highest, longest and most modern three-wire cables car system in the world? If the answer is no, below are some suggestions for you. These are Vietnam cable car rides with best spots that make you won’t believe your eyes.
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Fansipan Cable Car (Sapa)
With the height of 3143m, Mount Fansipan is well-known as the rooftop of Indochina. The easiest and most convenient way to conquer it is by using the Fansipan mountain cable car. This special cable system received two Guinness World Records and is considered one of the best choices to experience the beauty of Sapa. So how to get to Fansipan cable car?
Established in February 2016, Sapa Fansipan cable car is in the complex of cultural tourism Fansipan Legend, 3 km away from the centre of Sapa town. You can get to this sapa cable car by taxi, train or going on foot. Instead of hiking 2-3 days, now you can reach to the top of Fansipan and admire the spectacular mountainous scenery within 15 minutes.
Fansipan cable car opening hour is from 7.30 am to 5.30 pm every day. You can buy tickets directly at the Cable Car station. The Fansipan cable car price for an adult is 700.000 VND/pax/round trip, for children of 1m-1,3m in height is VND 500,000 and children below 1m in height are free of charge. The payment process is quite fast and easy so you do not have to wait for long. Another advantage of buying directly is that they may give you a discount voucher for food services in Fansipan Legend.
If you travel in a big group or visiting Sapa in the high or peak season, you can book Fansipan cable car tickets in advance with your local operator or hotels to avoid queuing in a long line. However, the tickets are only valid for one day so do not buy in advance if you don't have enough time to go to Fansipan that day. Note that, you also have to keep the ticket carefully because they must be given back after the ride.
Fansipan Legend Cable Car
- Address: Nguyen Chi Thanh St, Lao Cai province, Sapa, Viet Nam
- Phone: 0214 3818 888
Bana Hills Cable Car (Danang)
Not a coincident that Ba Na hills cable car is on top 10 of the world's best cable car rides ranked by CNN. Opened in 2013, this Danang cable car broke several world records including the longest gap, heaviest cable and the largest departure station in Southeast Asia. Though at the beginning it was built to serve the mountaintop resort complex, Ba Na hills cable car is the best way to experience the breathtaking views of Da Nang and the surrounding areas.
The Ba Na hills cable car system is built up to European standards with Austrian technology and its equipment was imported from Germany, Switzerland, and Sweden. It is equipped with 5 routes: Suoi Mo – Ba Na, Debay – Morin, Toc Tien Waterfall – L’Indochine, Hoi An – Marseille and Bordeaux – Louvre. The capacity of the whole system is about 7,000 passengers/hour.
Ba Na Hills cable car price for an adult ticket of is 750,000vnd. Children from 1m–1.4m in height pay 600,000vnd and children below 1m in height are exempt from the ticket fare. The ticket includes 10% of VAT, entry ticket of the complex and most games in Fantasy Park: 105 games and the Legendary Knight (tube slide); Hiking train to Debay Wine Cellar and entry to Le Jardin D’Amour gardens, Golden Bridge.
Bana Hills Cable Car
- Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 7 am to 10 pm
- Address: An Son Village, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang Dist., Danang
- Phone: + 84 (0) 905 766 777
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen Cable Car (Halong Bay)
Well-known as the world’s biggest reversible aerial tramway, Queen Cable Car is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam. This Halong cable car has 2 cabins with a transport capacity of 2,000 passengers/hour. Each cabin has room for 230 passengers which made it the biggest cabins in the world.
As the cable Queen Cable Car is designed in reversible tramway over Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam - you will have an opportunity to experience the strange feeling while watching from above the Unesco World Heritage site with a stunning and shimmering view of limestone pillars and tiny islands scattered through the sea.
After a 5-minute cable car ride, you can also enjoy Sun Wheels, located on the hilltop, at the end of the cable car system. The big wheel is another way to explore a new vision of Halong with a further and higher view than the cable car.
The Halong bay cable car price for a 2-way ticket is VND 350,000 for an adult and VND 250,000 for children under 1.3 meters. Kids under 1.0 meters can go free. Moreover, the ticket fare includes not only the Queen Cable Car fare but also the Sun Wheel and other games tickets on Mystic Mountain Complex.
Queen Cable Car
- Address: Ti Top, Bai Chay, Hạ Long City, Quang Ninh province
- Phone: 091 444 86 89
Robin Hill Car (Dalat)
One of the most convenient vehicles to take the sightseeing from above Dalat - the paradise of flowers is taking a cable car from Robin Hill. With 50 cabins, 2300 meters long from Robin Hill to Truc Lam Zen Monastery, the Robin Hill Dalat cable car is one of the longest cable cars in Vietnam, designed and manufactured with the most modern technology by Doppelmayr of Austria and Switzerland.
Operated in early February 2003, this cable car Dalat is an indispensable tourist attraction in Dalat city. At the height of 1600 meters, you can have great moments while witnessing the breathtaking panoramic view of Dalat city and the majestic surrounding mountains. Located next to the Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Dalat cable car station is also another attraction with Tay Nguyen special ridge architecture.
The Dalat cable car price for the round-trip is 80.000VND /adult and 60.000VND/child. If you buy one-way ticker, the fair is 60.000VND/adult and 40.000VND/child. The price may slightly change each year, depending on your travel time.
Robin Hill Cable Car
- Address: 8 Dong Da, 3 Ward, Da Lat, Lam Dong
- Phone: 0263. 3837938
Vinpearl Cable Car (Nha Trang)
Vinpearl Cable Car is a gondola lift which travels a distance of 3320 meters from Hon Tre Island to Nha Trang City. It has seven offshore support Eiffel- type towers that all stand in the sea and 65 cabins accommodating up to 8 people per booth. Therefore, this cable car's transport capacity can reach 1500 people every hour. It can take about 15 minutes for a one-way ride depending on the wind conditions.
The cable car of Vinpearl Nha Trang is Vietnam's longest ropeway as well as one of the longest in the world. From the cable car cabins, it is a good chance for you to take nice photos of breathtaking views of Vinpearl land, the sea and the fascinating of this city. The cable car schedule is from 08:300 AM to 09:00 PM every day.
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Vinpearl Cable Car
- Address: Vinh Truong, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province
- Web: http://nhatrang.vinpearlland.com/en/
Ho May Park Cable Car (Vung Tau)
Located on the big mountain of Vung Tau City, Ho May Park Cable car is proud to be the only tourist area in the country to exploit both types of mountain tourism and sea tourism. Built with the modern, safe technology imported from Europe, this cable car Vung tau transport capacity approximates 2000 people/hour.
You can contemplate Vung Tau city at 250m height with a spectacular view of full terrains “gold forest, silver sea” while taking a cable car ride. Moreover, since it situates in the Ho May Park - a sparkling jewel of Vung Tau with a campus of 50 hectares of fresh air, you can also enjoy amazing excursions and have relaxing moments with your family and friends.
Ho May Park Cable car
- Address: Ba Ria, Vung Tau
- Phone: 093 301 06 54
Hon Thom Cable Car ( Phu Quoc Island)
Last but not least is Hon Thom Cable Car. This cable car not only links Phu Quoc to Pineapple Island but also is the world's longest cable car ride at almost 8km in length. The cable-car ride is about 15 minutes each way. You can have an unforgettable experience while getting a panorama view of the An Thoi Archipelago from the sky with green islands, crystal clear water, turquoise coral reefs, and local fishing boats.
The current Phu Quoc cable car timetable is from 8 am to 5.30pm every day. You can buy tickets directly at the ticket office. The ticket price includes both ways and a return shuttle to the beach on Pineapple Island at 150,000 Vietnamese Dong for an adult. Children can take the cable car ride with even cheaper fare at 100,000 dong and kids under 1-meter tall is free. Plus, the Cable car is located in the Sunworld natural park so you can also enjoy amazing beach sports and even furious circus shows and magic from Ukrainian street artists.
Hon Thom Cable Car
- Address: An Thoi, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province, Viet Nam
- Phone: 0886 045 888
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