Record Breaking World’s Longest Cable Car In Vietnam
Vietnam’s Phu Quoc to Hon Thom Cable Car – World’s Longest
The world’s longest aerial ropeway cable car will be built on Vietnam’s largest island, Phu Quoc Island. The cable car will cross the ocean and link An Thoi Town, Phu Quoc’s second largest town with Hon Thom Island (aka Pineapple Island), the largest island in the An Thoi Archipelago.
With a total length of approximately 8kms (1.5kms longer than the current title holder, the Sapa-Fansipan cable car in Vietnam’s northern Lao Cai province), the Hòn Thơm tri-cable gondola will not only be the longest lift of its kind, but also the longest single section aerial ropeway to have ever been built. Towers of up to 160 meters in height will also be erected on Hon Dua Island and Hon Roi Island, the two island between An Thoi Town and Hòn Thơm Island.
The company responsible for constructing this oversea cable car project is Austria’s The Doppelmayr Garaventa Group. Construction broke ground on September of 2015 and the project is expected to be completed by the first half of 2016 and fully operational by 2017. The Phu Quoc cable car project will be part of a sea recreational development project on Hon Thom Island.
Hon Thom -Phu Quoc Cable Car Details
- Buyer: Sun Group Corporation
- Contractor: Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH
- Project value: US$458 million
- Location: Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
- Terminals: An Thoi Town – Hon Thom Island
- Ropeway system: 3s lift
- Inclined length: 7,900 m
- Stations: 2
- Towers: 6
- Capacity: 3,500 passengers per hour & direction
- Cabin model: Taris 3200 from CWA Constructions SA/Corp
- Cabin capacity: 30 passengers (24 seated, 6 standing)
- Total length: 8kms
- Speed: 30.6 km/h
- Total trip time: 15.6 min
Hòn Thơm An Thoi Cable Car Route on Phu Quoc:
The start terminal will be in south western An Thoi and the terminal station will be on Hon Thom Island Resort, a new resort island that has total area of 295 hectares, 5 resorts, 2 marinas, and 72% of forest conservation.