When it comes to Sapa, there is a huge miss to not visit Fansipan – the highest mountain in Indochina – with the nickname “ Roof of Indochina”. Thanks to the Sunworld Fansipan Legend cable car system, it only takes 20-30 minutes to get the roof of Indochina instead of trekking from 2-3 days like before, making Fansipan reachable by everyone yet saving time to explore interesting things around.
Follow us to check out everything you need before visiting Sun World Fansipan Legend in the easiest and convenient way.
Somethings special about Sun World Fansipan Legend
Sun World Fansipan Legend is located in the southwest of Sa Pa, is a complex of cultural tourism projects, cable car service, entertainment and luxury hotels, located in the majestic natural scenery of Fansipan peak.
This is a combination of modern technology of the world-famous cable car Doppelmayr and Garaventa, ensuring safety in all conditions. After its operation, Sun World Fansipan Legend has been recognized by Guinness as the world’s longest, most advanced and longest cable system, first installed in Asia.
The station of cable car system was designed in Colonial architecture in the nineteenth century with thick walls, high arch windows close to the roof, decorated as a sophisticated castle. Meanwhile, the station is designed with a modern sound with a bar structure, compact as the branches are reaching out to nature. From a distance, the station came like a giant leaf bending itself around the bird’s nest in the ravine.
What to expect when visiting Sunworld Fansipan Legend?
There is no denying that conquering such a famous mountain on your own feet will give you a great feeling. But the investment project equipped with a modern cable car system to the top of Fansipan has really fulfilled the dreams of many tourists. Everything will become very convenient and easy when you do not need to carry too much luggage, do not need to prepare your health for months for trekking Fansipan. For now, you can buy tickets to Fansipan Cable car then it takes only 20 minutes to reach the top.
Not to mention the feeling when looking down and seeing the whole majestic and stunning scenery like a paradise of Sapa hidden in the clouds. Or there will come a chance when you will see golden ripe rice terraces and tiny villages right under your feet.
Sunworld Fansipan Legend Cable Car System has been recognized with 02 world records– the world’s longest 3-line cable car system (6292.5m long) and cable car system has the highest altitude difference in the world (1410m). The system consists of 33 cabins with the capacity to transport up to 2,000 passengers per hour. Each cabin is like a small bus, carrying from 30 to 35 guests.
Not only admiring the stunning landscape of Sapa, but you can also have chance to admire the subtle artwork in Sun World Fansipan Legend cable car station, as it features the essence of Vietnamese culture and the North West region. You will be delighted to recognize the images of agricultural products and equipment of the Northwest people thanks to the installation art, elegant and delicate between the luxury restaurant space in the station and the station to the resort.
Best time to visit Sun World Fansipan Legend?
The best time to visit Sunworld Fansipan Legen is from October to November or mid-March to early April. The weather in Sapa around October is very beautiful and also the season of ripe rice, you can admire the terraced fields dyed in yellow when taking the cable car.
From March to April, you will be able to see the beautiful azalea forest blooming like a picture.
Summer is also the season of falling water. The terraced fields are drained to prepare for a new season. On these days, you will be able to admire the beauty of the water pouring into the layers of layers as a natural picture.
If you go in December or January, your experience may not be perfect because then Sapa is very cold and cloudy, so it will affect your vision. However, it might compensate with the snow. This is one of the few places in Vietnam where you can see snow.
How to go to Fansipan cable car?
If you want to trek sapa and want to see the beautiful scenery, you can start from the Sapa Church to the Silver Falls intersection, turn left onto Nguyen Chi Thanh and go straight to Fansipan Legend (about 1,7 km). With lots of signs along the road, you will get to the cable car station easily.
Or you can hire a taxi to get to the station. However, the taxi fare in Sapa is much expensive than it is in the lower land, so expect to pay 17,000 VND/ km instead of 10-12K/km as usual.
Since March 2018, Muong Hoa mountain climbing train linking Sapa town center to Fansipan cable car station was inaugurated. With a total length of about 2 km, this is the longest and most impressive mountain railway in Vietnam.
The train departs from the MGallery hotel in Sapa and ends the journey on the Fansipan cable car station. The train goes through a number of tunnels, crosses via viaducts and offers views of the majestic natural beauty of Muong Hoa valley and peaceful villages. The fare for Muong Hoa mountain climbing train is 70,000 VND/ person.
In the Sun World Fansipan Legend yards, there is a sunflower field, where you can have beautiful pictures here.
Important note when visiting Sun World Fansipan Cable Car
1. Sunworld Fansipan Legend Cable Car Price
According to the official website of Sunworld, the price for Fansipan Cable Car – Sun world Fansipan Legend as follows:
- Fansipan Cable Car
- Adults: 700.000 VND/ pax
- Children (1.1, -1.3m): 500.000 VND/pax
- Children under 1.1m: Free
- Muong Hoa Moutain Train:
- Funicular ticket – Way up: 70.000 VND/pax
- Funicular ticket – Way down: 80.000 VND/pax
Please note: The cable car will not take you to the top so you want to touch the landmark at the top of Fansipan you have 2 options, either climb 600 stone steps or buy a train ticket for Do Quyen Funicular Station with the ticket price of 100,000 VND. With the later options, you need to buy tickets right at the same time as the station platform with the cable car.
You can either buy the tickets at Sun Plaza Counter at Fansipan Street, Sapa Town, Lao Cai ( opposite to Sapa Church)
2. Operating hours of the cable car:
7h30: start welcoming guests;
16h30: stop accepting guests;
17h: invite visitors from the mountain.
The ideal time of day to visit is at midday or early afternoon. At that time, the sky is clear, the temperature is also higher, so you can enjoy the panoramic view of Sapa.
3. You should dress warmly
Because the higher you go, the lower the temperature, especially going in the rainy months, it will be very cold. If you go during the dry season, you should wear a water-resistant jacket as the clouds sometimes spill over the top of the mountain to form rain or damp mist. I went right on the rainy day so raincoats and rain boots were indispensable.
Recommended Sapa Fansipan Cable Car Tour
Cat Cat Village Trekking with Fansipan Cable Car 2D1N Tour
This tour includes quite reasonable amount of time to discover the two main attractions in Sapa which is Cat Cat Villages & Fansipan Legend yet enjoy the unique culture in the far North of Vietnam.
- Take a journey to the remote village of Cat Cat in Sapa and experience a cultural adventure for 2 days and 1 night! Meet the Black H’mong tribe in the village and learn about their unique lifestyle and practices. Visit the breathtaking Cat Cat Waterfall and the old hydroelectric station.
- Enjoy a Fansipan Cable Car ride and choose to either walk up or take a monorail to reach the Fansipan Peak in which you can marvel at the picturesque views of Hoang Lien Son mountains
This tour starts in Sapa, so if you are from Hanoi, you can book the shuttle bus or sleeping train from Hanoi to Sapa here.