Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam has opened the longest cable car in the world

The Hon Thom cable car on Phu Quoc Island is the longest in the world with a total length of 7900 m, connecting the city of An Thoi with Hon Rom Island, Hon Dua Island and Hon Thom Island.

Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam

On 4/2/2018, the Kien Giang Provincial People's Committee, Phu Quoc Island - District and Sun Group Corporation opened the modern three-wire cable car linking An Thoi City to Hon Thom Island in south of Phu Quoc Island. After the opening ceremony, the cable car and the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park will welcome visitors from 14/2/2018.

The Hon Thom cable car has a total length of 7.899.9 m to connect the city of An Thoi to Hon Roi, Hon Dua Island to Hon Thom. Guinness Book or the Book of Records has ranked it as the longest in the world.

The entire cable car system at Phu Quoc Island has two terminals, six cable poles, whose largest T4 is 174 m high. There are 69 cabins. Each cabin can accommodate 30 people. The cable car operates at a maximum speed of 8.5 m / s which allows visitors to travel from An Thoi to Hon Thom in 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes by canoe at sea. Cabins have wifi, electric lighting overnight…

While using the most modern and safest cable car technology in the world today, the Phu Quoc cable car operates tenderly, without vibration, without the need for an existing rescue system. In bad weather, the system stops automatically after warning passengers.

The cable car in Phu Quoc Island takes visitors on an exciting high-altitude journey, capturing 360-degree views of the paradisiacal beauty of the sea, islands, forests and beaches of An Thoi Island in south of Phu Quoc. Coming down from the cable car, visitors will be delighted to enjoy the beauty of Hon Thom with a beautiful white sand beach, emerald water on the edge of the virgin forest and naturally arranged rocks in a spectacular way. Many new services and ocean games are available at the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park during the early stages, such as paragliding, diving to discover coral reefs, underwater walks, kayaks…promising to create the unforgettable vacation ...in Phu Quoc Island.

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Phuc Vu Hong, chairman of the Kien Giang People's Committee, said: The tourism of Phu Quoc Island has known remarkable changes in recent years because there are large companies and investors having particular visions. In addition, attractive new tourism products, such as the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park Ocean Recreation Complex built by Sun Group that will create another powerhouse for the Pearl Island, diversify new entertainment services to increase the duration of stay of the visitors on Phu Quoc Island...

The Sun Group’s General Manager Mr. Dang Minh Truong shared that Phu Quoc's tourism potential is "incomparable" all over the world, including the islands of Maldives, Bali (Indonesia), Phuket (Thailand)... However, the growth of Phu Quoc Island’s tourism for many years is not worth the potential.

In 2017, Phu Quoc received about 3 million visitors. Although this figure doubles that of the year 2016, it is still far from the more than 8 million visitors to Phuket each year. In addition to the natural beauty, Phu Quoc Island tourism does not have a lot of attractive entertainment service, even poor especially in the South of the island...

Previously, this company built the world-class JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay luxury hotel in Phu Quoc Island. With the Hon Thom cable car and the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park, attractive new tourist products will be created on Phu Quoc Island.

The launch of new tourism products also demonstrates the determination and vision of local leaders and residents to realize the desire to make the south island one of the most attractive destinations in the region and around the world. With other world-class resort and leisure resorts, Sun Group strives to change the tourism of Pearl Island, creating more jobs for local people for the socio-economic development of Phu Quoc Island.