World's longest sea cable car route inaugurated in Vietnam

The cable car connects An Thoi town and Hon Thom Island in Vietnam's Kien Giang province, and allows passengers to travel the 7.9km route in 15 minutes.
The cable car connects An Thoi town and Hon Thom Island in Vietnam's Kien Giang province, and allows passengers to travel the 7.9km route in 15 minutes. PHOTO: VIET NAM NEWS/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

HANOI - The world's long sea cable car route was inaugurated in Vietnam on Sunday (Feb 4) in the Phu Quoc Island district of Kien Giang province.

The cable car connects An Thoi Town and Hon Thom Island. It reduces the travel time by half in comparison to speed boats.

According to the Voice of Vietnam radio station, the cable car enables passengers to traverse the 7.9km route in just 15 minutes, with a maximum speed of 30km per hour.

The system has 69 cars capable of carrying 30 passengers at a time each. It uses modern three-stand cable car technology.

The cable car system and the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park will officially open to tourists next Wednesday, two days before the Lunar New Year.