If Vietnam is mostly recognized for such things pho and banh mi, the country is also home to some lesser – though in some ways even more world – famous sights: record – breaking cable car systems.
It is a little-known fact that in Vietnam there are several Guinness World Records for many cable cars, also called air trams or gondola lifts. From the longest and tallest cable cars to the tallest towers, the largest station and the largest tram cars with a capacity of more than 200 passengers, these man-made wonders are more than just technical achievements. They also offer the most picturesque views of the country’s diverse landscapes. Below are just a few of the country’s most spectacular cable cars.
This cable car takes passengers to the top of Fansipani Mountain, the highest mountain in the Indochina Peninsula – climbing used to take two days for hikers. After enjoying the aerial views of the green cliffs and rice terraces below, visitors can reach the pinnacle of peaceful Zen gardens and the country’s largest Buddha statue on top of a hill.
THOI, PHU QUOC
Eight kilometers from Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, to the nearby pineapple island, a breathtaking ride takes guests through sparkling blue waters marked by colorful boats, small islands and fishing villages.
BA NA HILLS, DA NANG
In addition to the excellent Ba Na Hills cable car, in addition to being recognized by four different Guinness World Records, it is actually a network of different routes and stations that pass through a variety of panoramic views, including the famous Golden Bridge, wildflower gardens, dense forests, waterfall, Buddhist pagodas and European style architecture. To maximize the experience, be sure to go on a clear sunny day.