On February 4, 2018, Doppelmayr, the company that built several people mover systems in the United States (in Orlando, FL, Las Vegas, NV, and Oakland, CA) opened the world’s longest ropeway. With a length of 7,899.9 meters, the Hòn Thơm 3S beats the record previously held by another 3S lift in Vietnam, the Fansipan Legend, by almost one and one-half kilometers. The route of the new tricable gondola lift crosses the sea and connects the vacation islands Phú Quốc and Hòn Thơm in the south of Vietnam.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hòn Thơm 3S took place in September 2015. The last two and one-half years saw the creation in southern Vietnam of a spectacular ropeway that outstrips the previous record for the world’s longest ropeway by one and one-half kilometers. The 7,899.9-meter-long ropeway is a comfortable means of transport and an attraction at the same time. It covers a route from Phú Quốc across the sea to Hòn Thơm. Towers of up to 164 meters in height have also been built on another two islands that lie between the two vacation islands. This gives passengers a breathtaking view. A speed of 8.5 meters per second enables a trip time of just 15 minutes.
Completed Doppelmayr Projects in the United States