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Experience traveling Sapa Vietnam by cable car (Part 1)

Who are planning to travel Sapa and experience Fansipan cable car? Do you have a pocket book for a great trip? Vietnam Immigration Service  will share with you some experiences when going by Fansipan cable car. Don’t miss out this article.

Sapa is better with Fansipan cable car

Opened in February 2016, Fansipan cable car has been welcoming many domestic and foreign tourists. Many people are very eager to go to Sapa with the desire to experience the great things of the Fansipan cable car. What did the people, who already experienced Fansipan cable car say about the special cable system with two Guinness World Records?

A traveler who used to ride a cable car said that he never thought he could ever get to the top of Mount Fansipan – the legendary rooftop of Indochina, but with the cable car, he was able to take the whole family including mother and small children up to 3,000 meters above the mountain. Many other travelers feel very excited even though they have come to Sapa many times, but with the cable car, their trip is much more interesting.

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How to reach Fansipan cable car?

For Fansipan cable car, first you have to go to Sapa, right? From Hanoi to Sapa there are many different ways to travel such as: motorbike, passenger car, hiring a car or train.

 – Motorbike: Some young people are passionate about discovering this option, however, riding a motorbike with a distance of more than 300km (without going to Hanoi-Lao Cai expressway) has many risks and very dangerous, especially the road to Sapa is full of turns tortuous. This type of transport is only suit for who are healthy and have a lot of free time.

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– Train: train to Lao Cai has many types such as hard chair, soft chair, bed, … Train usually runs at 21h00 or 22h00 and will arrive in Lao Cai the next morning. To go to Sapa you will have to catch the car from Lao Cai to Sapa. The price of air-conditioned bed is quite high, from 500,000 to 1 million VND / ticket from Hanoi.

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– Car Rental: If you travel in groups or family can choose to rent a car of 4 seats, 7 seats or 9 seats Limousine. In particular, limousine rental is best because the seats are more comfortable and more proficient driving, especially for the long and winding Sapa road, which is easy to cause fatigue.

– By bus to Sapa: going by bus to Sapa is the best choice and most people travel Sapa selection. With the Hanoi – Lao Cai expressway already in operation, the journey by bus to Sapa has become safer, more convenient and faster.

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There are many high-quality car manufacturers from Hanoi to Sapa like Sapa Express, Camel Travel, Queen Cafe, Sao Viet, Hung Thanh, Inter Bus Line …. With just over 200,000 VND / ticket, you can choose a luxury leather bed, comfortable with all modern facilities such as air conditioner, flat screen TV, power outlet, free drinking water, wifi, toilet with the European standards.

It will take about 6 hours to get to the center of Sapa town, where you can stay for a few hours or check in hotel to rest and visit.

From Sapa town to Fansipan cable car station

Fansipan Cable Car Station located in Fansipan Legend Tourist Area is about 3km from Sapa Notre Dame Cathedral – Sapa Town Center. You can take a taxi or walk to the cable car station. The price for a taxi is about 50,000 – 100,000 VND, it takes about 10 minutes. 30 minutes for walking, you go from Notre Dame Cathedral follow the Thac Bac road to Thac Bac inter crossaction, Nguyen Chi Thanh (about 1km), then turn left to Nguyen Chi Thanh, go straight to Fansipan Legend (approx. 1.7 km). There is an road sign so you can easily get to the station without having to find your way or ask for the way.

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In addition, from March 2018 visitors will have a better option is getting train to Muong Hoa mountain trek connecting Sa Pa town with Fansipan cable car station.

Depart from the MGallery hotel in Sa Pa town and end at the Fansipan cable car station, train runs through two tunnels and four viaducts with a maximum speed of 10 m / s, capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour. The Muong Hoa mountaineering service will shorten the travel time to 4 minutes instead of 15-20 minutes by car on rugged mountain roads.

The price for two-way mountain trains is 200,000 VND / adult and 150,000 VND / child, who is 1m-1m3. Buying a train combo + cable car will be reduced by 50,000 VND / ticket and get a coupon to eat at Van Sam restaurant at the cable car station.

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Train will go through the mysterious tunnels, ice on the bridge overlooking the majestic nature with mountains and forests, Muong Hoa valley and peaceful, calm villages in the early morning and in the sunset. From the station to Muong Hoa, you will continue the journey with the cable car.

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