World’s longest cable car route launched in Kien Giang
Sunday, 2018-02-04 14:25:44
NDO – The world’s longest sea cable car route was put into operation in An Thoi town, Phu Quoc Island district, in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on February 4, with the aim of serving tourists on the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival which is several days away.
Invested in by Sun Group, a prominent real estate developer in Vietnam, the route has a length of nearly 8 km, with the one end located in An Thoi town and the other on Hon Thom island, the largest of the An Thoi island cluster to the south of Phu Quoc Island district.
The Hon Thom cable car system is the first and most important installation of the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park in the southern area of Phu Quoc Island.
The system has 70 cars capable of carrying 30 passengers each and uses the three-rope cable car technology that is the safest and most modern in the world.
The system and the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park will officially open to tourists on February 14.
The cable car system connects An Thoi town with Hon Thom island in Phu Quoc Island district.
According to Sun Group, the fare for adults and children over 1.3 m tall is VND500,000/pax; children under 1.3m to 1m VND350,000/pax; and children under 1 m are free of charge.
Located on the Vienam-Cambodia-Thailand marine economic corridor, Phu Quoc is dubbed the “pearl” island.
Phu Quoc National Park is one of the most attractive places in the district. It is home to 929 plant species, of which 42 are listed in the Vietnamese and world red books of endangered species. The park is part of the Kien Giang biosphere reserve, which was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006.
In January, nearly 260,000 tourists visited Phu Quoc Island, an annual increase of 51%. International tourists increased by 40% against the same period last year. On average the district welcomed about 7,000 holidaymakers each day. It targets to serve at least half a million international tourists in 2018.
The system has 70 cars capable of carrying 30 passengers each.
The route uses the three-rope cable car technology which is the safest and most modern in the world.
The route has the length of nearly 8 km.