World’s longest cable car route launched in Kien Giang
The world’s longest sea cable car route was put into operation in An Thoi town, Phu Quoc island district, Mekong Delta Kien Giang province on February 4, with the aim of serving tourists on the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival which is several days left.
The Sun Group invested cable car system is the world’s longest sea cable car route
Invested by Sun Group, a prominent real estate developer in Vietnam, the route has the length of nearly 8 km, with the one end being An Thoi town and the other being Hon Thom island, the largest in the An Thoi island cluster to the south in Phu Quoc island district.
The Hon Thom cable car system is the first and most important item of the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park in the southern area of Phu Quoc island invested by Sun Group.
The system has 70 cars capable of carrying 30 passengers each and uses the three-rope cable car technology that is the most modern and safest in the world.
The system and the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park will officially open to tourists on February 14.
The cable car system connects An Thoi town with Hon Thom island in Phu Quoc island district.
According to Sun Group, the fare for adults and children over 1.3 m tall is VND500,000/pax; children under 1.3m to 1m VND350,000/pax; and children under 1 m free of charge.
Located on the Vienam-Cambodia-Thailand marine economic corridor, Phu Quoc is dubbed the “pearl” island.
Phu Quoc National Park is one of the most attractive places in the district. It is home to 929 plant species, of which 42 are listed in the Vietnamese and world red books of endangered species. The park is part of the Kien Giang biosphere reserve, which was recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006.
In January, nearly 260,000 tourists came to Phu Quoc island, a year-on-year rise of 51%. International tourists increased by 40% against the same period last year. On average the district welcomed about 7,000 holidaymakers each day. It targets to serve at least half a million international tourists in 2018./.