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Mt. Fansipan now within easy reach

Released at: 16:38, 02/02/2016

Mt. Fansipan now within easy reach

Cable car now makes trip to "Roof of Indochina" in just 15 minutes.

by Son Ho

After a long period of construction the cable car to the peak of Mt. Fansipan, near Sapa, took its first trip on the morning of February 2, making it easier for everyone to reach the “Roof of Indochina”.

The cable car is the first wire cable system in Asia and takes just 15 minutes compared to a two-day hike and climb. It also holds two Guinness World Records: the world’s longest three-wire cable system (6,325 meters) and the world’s longest stretch between two cable car stations (1,410 meters).

Tickets are VND600,000 ($27) for adults, VND400,000 ($18) for children from 1 meter to 1.3 meters tall, while children shorter than 1 meter travel for free.

Visitors pass through clouds on the cable car and after alighting climb 600 steps to reach the peak.

The 30 people who were eligible for the first trip on the cable car were delighted with the stunning view from the cable car station at the peak of Mt. Fansipan.

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