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World record Fansipan cable car system inaugurated

by VTV03 February 2016 Last updated at 09:19 AM

VTV.vn - A record-breaking three-wire cable car system in Sapa, a popular tourist destination in the northern province of Lao Cai was officially put into operation on Tuesday.

The Guinness World Records awarded two Guinness certifications for the Fansipan cable system, including the biggest height gap between its departure and arrival stations and the world’s longest three-wire cable car.

Speaking at the inauguration, Politburo member and Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai stressed the importance of the cable car to socio-economic and tourism development in Lao Cai province. The system is 3,143metres above sea level. 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.

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