Vietnam first funicular opens on tourist mountain

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A funicular has been opened on Ba Na Mountain outside Danang.
Vietnam's first inclined tramway has opened on Ba Na Mountain, some 46 kilometers southwest of the central city of Danang.
The funnicular carries passengers up a 400 meter track, at five meters per second, past destinations like Linh Ung Pagoda, Le Jardin Garden and a complex of old French villas, news website VnExpress reported.
The trams can transport as many as 1,600 passengers per hour to the peak of the 1,489-meter mountain.
French colonialists built a resort on Ba Na in 1901 for high-ranking civil servants and military officials. The resort, which consisted of more than 200 French-style villas, hotels, markets, an opera house, and stadium, was destroyed during war.
A resort known as Ba Na Hills is now located on the mountain’s peak and can now be accessed by the cable car system.

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