Ha Long Bay from above

By Vu Ngoc Khanh, Thanh Nien News

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A new cable car system offers a fresh look at the beautiful bay


 The cable car system is part of a VND8 trillion (US$358 million) project that also includes a ferris wheel and a park. The project was launched by real estate conglomerate Sun Group on Saturday after two years of construction. Photos: Vu Ngoc Khanh
The waiting hall's design has been described as royal.
 Vistors at the ticket booth.
One of the two cars, which reportedly can serve 230 people at a time. 
 The double-deck design has been hailed as innovative. The system was built with consultancy from Austria's Doppelmayr and Garaventa of Switzerland.
 The cable runs 2.2 kilometers above the Ha Long Bay with two pylons of nearly 190 meters tall. Travelers will have 15 minutes to admire the scenery.
 The ferris wheel on a hilltop is said to have leading Japanese design and technology. Each round takes 20 minutes. With 64 cabins, it can carry around 1,200 passengers every hour.
The Bai Chay Bridge as seen from the ferris wheel.
 Ha Long by night.

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