A highly acclaimed British website providing tourist information and guides, Rough Guides has listed Sa Pa- a mountainous district of Lao Cai province among top 9 new tourist attractions around the world.
The magazine suggested that if tourists want to reach the peak of Fansipan Mountain (3,143m), they can use a 20-minute flight by cable car instead of hiking all day.
“This will be the world’s longest and highest cable car, no less, running up from sleepy Sa Pa Town in Lao Cai Province to Indochina’s rooftop”, Rough Guides says.
“Enjoy the view from the summit before exploring Sa Pa itself, an isolated community set to become firmly established on the tourist trail – the cable car will transport 2,000 people per hour, the same number as reached the peak in an entire year previously”.
Rounding out the top five are Shanghai Tower (China), Lincoln Castle (the UK), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), Ice Caves (Iceland), Lost and Found festival (Malta), Dreamland (the UK), Treetop Crazy Rider (Australia), and Musée des Confluences (France).