Cable car service to An Giang’s mountain peak launched

Tourists to the Mekong Delta province of An Giang now can enjoy the scenery of Cam Mountain more easily with a cable car service launched on February 14 carrying them to the peak in just eight minutes.

Cable system at Cam Mountain
Cable system at Cam Mountain

The 3.5km-long facility comprises 89 cars which are able to carry 2,000 people every hour. It is the first cable car system in the Mekong Delta and the second longest one in Vietnam.

It was built over the past year at a cost of VND300 billion (US$14.28 million) by France’s Poma Company, said Le Minh Hung, General Director of the project’s owner, An Giang Tourism Development Joint Stock Company.

Also called Thien Cam Son, the 710m-high Mount Cam is located at the heart of the That Son (Seven Mounts) range in An Hao commune, Tinh Bien district. It is home to religious facilities such as Van Linh and Phat Lon (Big Buddha) pagodas along with natural beauties like Thanh Long Lake, Thuy Liem Cave, and Ong The Cave.

The mount, attracting over 3 million visitors every year, was recognised as one of the five most popular tourist sites of the Mekong Delta by the region’s Tourism Association.