Guinness cable car to Fansipan inaugurated

Update: 03 February, 2016

The Guinness record three-wire cable car system in Sapa, a popular tourist destination in northern Lao Cai province, was officially put into operation on February 2, transporting tourists to the peak of Fansipan Mountain - the roof of Indochina. Since then Sapa hopes to attract more than 30-40% tourists per year.

The system is 3,143 metres above sea level, starting from the Muong Hoa valley and reaching the peak of Fansipan Mountain. It has a transport capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour; each cabin can accommodate 30-35 people, helping shorten the current two-day journey to reach Fansipan’s summit to 15 minutes.

The cable car is expected to help lure more tourists to Sapa with an increase of 30-40% a year. By 2020, the figure may be up to 3 million visitors a year. It is targeted as the main tourist product of Sapa in the near future.