JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam’s Hai Phong unveils record-breaking cable car link

Tuesday, June 02, 2020, 21:29 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Hai Phong unveils record-breaking cable car link
A cable car moves on a tricable link connecting the communes of Dong Bai and Phu Long in Cat Hai District, Hai Phong City, Vietnam in this undated supplied photo.

A new sea cable car link is expected to be put into operation in the northern city of Hai Phong on June 6, its developer has announced.

The Cat Hai – Phu Long cable link, which traverses over 3,955 meters of sea to connect the island communes of Dong Bai and Phu Long in Hai Phong’s Cat Hai District, is a part of the longer Cat Ba cable car system developed by Vietnamese conglomerate Sun Group.

The tricable cable car link is supported by two pillars standing 214.8 meters tall each that are intended to set a record of being the cable car link with the highest pillar in the world.

The system has 60 cars capable of carrying 30 passengers each, equaling 4,500 passengers an hour.

It will cut the time to travel between Dong Bai and Phu Long to nine minutes from 20 minutes by ferry, which can involve a wait of up to three hours due to congestion.

Travelers are treated to a view of the vast ocean, natural limestone mountains, and a fishing village beneath.

The station in Dong Bai is designed to resemble a shipyard while its counterpart in Phu Long is inspired by marine life.

Ticket sales will open from June 6 with a 30-percent discount on offer until the end of June 30.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news