Austrian firm opens world’s tallest cable car route in Vietnam


Austrian cable car specialist Doppelmayr through its joint venture with Swiss ropeway builder Garaventa set another record in Vietnam by building a cable car route with the world’s tallest ropeway tower.

The Cat Hai-Phu Long cable car route, which connects the mainland peninsula of Cat Hai near Hai Phong with the Phu Long district of Cat Ba, the biggest island in Lan Ha Bay in northern Vietnam, was inaugurated on June 6. The 3.9-kilometer ropeway is suspended by a main concrete tower which is nearly 215 meters high.

The ropeway, which has a maximum capacity of 5,500 passengers one-way, was financed by Vietnamese developer Sun Group Corporation and took a little more than a year and a half to build. It is part of the touristic development in the region and contributes to reaching the goal of reducing traffic emissions from speedboats and ferries, Doppelmayr said in a statement.

With this project, Sun Group set its latest world record, which has already been officially recognised by Guinness World Records.

Cable car superlatives in Vietnam: Longest, highest and biggest

Doppelmayr/Garaventa and Sun Group have already designed and built several spectacular ropeway installations in the past years: The world’s longest tri-cable gondola lift which connects the islands Hon Thom and Phu Quoc, the tri-cable gondola lift with the highest elevation that reaches the highest peak in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan, and the biggest ropeway cabin in the world which has been built for a cable car route in in Ha Long Bay. Visitors to Ba Na Hills outside Da Nang can also reach their destination by using a Doppelmayr/Garaventa installation.

The group is also known for building urban cable car networks – also called aerial tramways – for public transport, for example the world’s largest ropeway network with a length of 33 kilometers in the Bolivian capital La Paz which was opened in 2014.



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Austrian cable car specialist Doppelmayr through its joint venture with Swiss ropeway builder Garaventa set another record in Vietnam by building a cable car route with the world’s tallest ropeway tower. The Cat Hai-Phu Long cable car route, which connects the mainland peninsula of Cat Hai near Hai Phong with the Phu Long district of Cat Ba, the biggest island in Lan Ha Bay in northern Vietnam, was inaugurated on June 6. The 3.9-kilometer ropeway is suspended by a main concrete tower which is nearly 215 meters high. The ropeway, which has a maximum capacity of 5,500 passengers one-way, was...


Austrian cable car specialist Doppelmayr through its joint venture with Swiss ropeway builder Garaventa set another record in Vietnam by building a cable car route with the world’s tallest ropeway tower.

The Cat Hai-Phu Long cable car route, which connects the mainland peninsula of Cat Hai near Hai Phong with the Phu Long district of Cat Ba, the biggest island in Lan Ha Bay in northern Vietnam, was inaugurated on June 6. The 3.9-kilometer ropeway is suspended by a main concrete tower which is nearly 215 meters high.

The ropeway, which has a maximum capacity of 5,500 passengers one-way, was financed by Vietnamese developer Sun Group Corporation and took a little more than a year and a half to build. It is part of the touristic development in the region and contributes to reaching the goal of reducing traffic emissions from speedboats and ferries, Doppelmayr said in a statement.

With this project, Sun Group set its latest world record, which has already been officially recognised by Guinness World Records.

Cable car superlatives in Vietnam: Longest, highest and biggest

Doppelmayr/Garaventa and Sun Group have already designed and built several spectacular ropeway installations in the past years: The world’s longest tri-cable gondola lift which connects the islands Hon Thom and Phu Quoc, the tri-cable gondola lift with the highest elevation that reaches the highest peak in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan, and the biggest ropeway cabin in the world which has been built for a cable car route in in Ha Long Bay. Visitors to Ba Na Hills outside Da Nang can also reach their destination by using a Doppelmayr/Garaventa installation.

The group is also known for building urban cable car networks – also called aerial tramways – for public transport, for example the world’s largest ropeway network with a length of 33 kilometers in the Bolivian capital La Paz which was opened in 2014.



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