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Enjoy the panoramic view of Sa Pa City from the mountain railway

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For a long time, conquering the Fansipan Peak has been a must-do in every Sa Pa tour. Thus, in order to increase the experience for tourists, the Muong Hoa mountain railway, invested by the Sun Group, which connects Sa Pa town with the station of Fansipan cable car was officially opened on March 31st.

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Muong Hoa Station

With a total length of approximately 2 km, this is one of the longest mountain railways in Vietnam. Departing from the MGallery hotel in Sa Pa town and arriving at the Fansipan cable car station, the tram runs through two tunnels and four viaducts with a maximum speed of 10 m/s, a capacity of 2,000 passengers per hour. The Muong Hoa mountain railway will shorten the travel time to 4 minutes instead of 15-20 minutes by car on rugged mountain roads.

Two train carriages were designed and manufactured by Garaventa Group (Switzerland). Each carriage has a length of 20 m, a width of 3 m and can weigh up to 25 tons with a  capacity 200 travelers.
The interior of the train reminds visitors of the classic, elegant European carriages with the lighting systems, antique ceiling fans, gold-plated metal bends and details. The hull is equipped with transparent glass, which allows visitors to take the picturesque landscape of the Northwest Forests into vision.

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The modern furniture inside

The journey to explore the Northwestern Highland by Muong Hoa Mountain Train is like a movie with a lot of beautiful scenes. In that film, visitors will certainly be impressed at the old French architecture of the Sa Pa Station as well as be attracted by the luxury and sophistication of the interior of the train. Therefore, it is not exaggerating to say that experiencing Muong Hoa Mountain Railway will become one of the top things to do in Sa Pa in the future. On the journey through tunnels or viaducts, mountains and forests, Muong Hoa valley and peaceful villages will gradually appear in the early morning or afternoon.

From the end of March, the Muong Hoa Mountain Railway will work from 6.30 to 18.30 every day. In particular, the Sun Group has recently announced the price of Muong Hoa Mountain Railway. For a round-trip ticket, it costs 200,000 VND for an adult and 150,000 VND for a child from 1 m to 1m3. However, children under 1m are free, while children over 1m3 are considered adults.

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The-train-station

Besides, the Sun Group also provides the “Sapa – Fansipan” combo package, including Muong Hoa Mountain Railway Service and Fansipan Cable Car, which is really convenient for your Sa Pa tours. For each combo bought, the consumer will receive 1 coupon to use service at Van Sam Restaurant. For adults, it costs 850,000 VND and tourists will receive a coupon worth 100,000 VND, while it is 600,000 VND for children with a coupon of 50,000 VND. However, if you are Lao Cai people, you will get a discount to 650,000 VND for adults and 400,000 VND for children.

Being in the tourism community named Sun World Fansipan Legend – the top must-go destination in Sa Pa, Muong Hoa Mountain Railway has paid a great contribution to complete and diversify the services, special travel experiences for tourists to the foggy Sa Pa City.

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Cable car Fansipan Legend

From the station to Muong Hoa, you will continue to explore Sun World Fansipan Legend by cable car through the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, conquer the roof of Indochina – Fansipan Peak at the height of 3143 m above sea level and worship spiritual cultures on the top of Fansipan.

In addition to that, Sun World Fansipan Legend also helps travelers to explore the culture, the landscapes and the people of the Northwest Highland through unique festivals such as the Sky Gate Fansipan Festival lasting to the end of the lunar March, Rhododendron Flower Festival from April 7th to May 1st and many other festivals throughout the year. They are all believed to make your Sa Pa private tours more interesting and memorable than ever.

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Winter festival in Fansipan Legend

By launching the Muong Hoa Mountaineering Railway linking the MGallery 5-star hotel (scheduled to open later this year) in Sapa with the Sun World Fansipan Legend tourist area, Lao Cai tourism will hopefully have more unique tourism products, contributing to create more jobs for ethnic people, while increasing the number of visitors to this highland.

Author Since: Jan 23, 2019

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