If the likes of Mont Blanc has done it, why can’t Fansipan? That is the reckoning behind the February opening of a cable car system that smashes two Guinness World Records.
Serving visitors in the northern Vietnamese province of Lao Cai, the Fansipan Sa Pa system will take tourists from the Muong Hoa Valley to the 3,143-meter peak of Fansipan Mountain, Indochina’s highest summit.
At over 6km long, the Fansipan Sa Pa has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest three-rope cable-car route. It also sets a record for the world’s biggest vertical ascent between departure and arrival, measuring in at 1,410 metres.
Each cable car is capable of carrying 30 to 35 passengers, and the whole system can transport up to 2,000 tourists per hour, reaching the summit in just 15 minutes.
All meaning that the once mystical peak of Fansipan Mountain, a destination that required two to three days trekking, can now be reached in just a quarter of an hour.
Just what we wanted.