Sun World Fansipan Legend
Sun World Fansipan Legend
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  • Ubajekwe B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Thien Mu Pagoda is a Sight to Behold
    The Thien Mu Pagoda is a must-visit destination in Vietnam. With its picturesque scenery, grandeur, and exquisite sculptures, it is truly a sight to behold. The friendly staff are always willing to help and provide interesting information about the history of the pagoda. A visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda is a great way to get a glimpse of Vietnamese culture and spirituality.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • Tvlwkdz
    Wiesbaden, Germany99 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Was nice to be able to get up the mountain in half a day but it seems a bit of a sell out of the region. Mixed feelings.
    We were in Sapa only for one day and Fansipan Park was recommended to us. It was quite expensive and although our SPN is only 10, he is above 1,40m hence he counts as an adult. We had prebooked tickets and they could not do a rebooking at the counter. Also when coming to the top of the cable car, the little funiculaire going all the way to the top was another ticket. We decided to walk up the 600 stairs. A lot but still we managed. Remember to bring jackets for the kids at least even though in Sapa it’s still very hot. We had around 30 degrees C but two hours on the mountain with winds it gets quite chilly. The temples were interesting and amazing how all of this was carried up the mountain. Afterwards our host told us the mountain was owned by a huge company so in hindsight we would have maybe not gone there.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • GaryandLesleyTravel
    Auckland Central, New Zealand7,204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The roof of Indochina @ 3143M
    This is an incredible piece of engineering with the trip up climbing from the bottom station at 1490M to 3000M. Firstly on the Funicular (up to 1625M) and then transferring to the 6km long cable car that really puts in the work to the top. Once there your day is not done as the final 143m to the top of the top at 3143M involves alots of stairs, ups and downs, and plenty of view points and structures of interest. The great Buddha, pagoda, stupa, temples, statues and a 9 tier man made waterfall. Even on a cloudy day we found the visit to be well worth while.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • ashley a
    Stockport, United Kingdom111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    We were worried that this would not be open due to maintenance, however, we really lucked out! We went on the first day of reopening and are really glad that we did. It was extremely gloomy in Sapa town centre but at the top was sunny! It’s very windy up there so make sure to wear layers. There is the option to get trains up however, we opted to walk to see all of the different view points! Expect it to be fairly tough walking up but the views are truly worth it! Highly recommend!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2024
  • RivieraLover
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking views
    We realize we were extremely lucky to have perfect weather, so we could enjoy the entire experience - one of the best things we've ever seen or done! The gondola ride was smooth and the views were outstanding, and the complex at the top is outstanding and perfectly integrated with the surrounding landscape. We took the tram all the way up to the top, and then took the stairs back to the gondola station to go down. This allowed us to explore all the temples, pagodas, cafes, etc at the top. An outstanding day trip!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 6, 2024
  • Phyu_Miyazaki_16
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Overrated but not enough information available online
    The cable car is impressive. The top of the mountain is very windy. You will need the jacket even in April. There are a lot of stairs even you go by train. It’s difficult to breath at the top. You can take the monorail from the station which is located very next to tourist attraction area. The entrance to cable is crazy. After taking off from the monorail, you need to climb uphill (walking) and then go down to cable car station (by escalator). I believe visiting the garden and village should be by choice of the visitors. Anyway, a good experience for one time. I am not sure if I would recommend to my friend.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 4, 2024
  • Martyn Rapps
    Phichit, Thailand732 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome
    When I looked at this place first I thought it was rather expensive but now I know why. Money well spent. We took the Funicular up to the 1st level & spent most of the morning walking around the flower garden & other things. At around 11.30 we made our way to the cable car & wow what a ride! At the top we had lunch & then set out to climb the 600 steps to the top. On reaching the summit the clouds broke & we had tremendous views. After a coffee we made our way down in the Funicular to the cable car station.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 23, 2024
  • Ea
    Tagum City, Philippines22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Worthwhile Experience ✨
    The weather in Sapa is unpredictable. We went up during a cloudy day and wasn’t able to enjoy the view as much if it were a sunny day. However, despite the weather, we were able to enjoy the experience. Being able to reach the top was a really fulfilling journey especially for us. If you’re planning to go to Sapa. I highly recommend getting the roundtrip ticket for the cable car and the monorail. The cable car experience was so fun as we were the only ones to board the 35-seater car. Definitely the highlight of our trip. You also don’t have to worry about food or clothes since they have shops available to cater to your needs. Just make sure to dress warmly as it is cool and cold up at the peak.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 1, 2024
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Moureen
St Ives, UK48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
This is a hard one to write a review for as I have so many mixed emotions. The best thing I can do is talk about the good and bad and let travellers make up their own minds.

The funicular ride was very enjoyable, as was the cable car itself. The view down on to the forests is wonderful and the summit view is even more spectacular as I was lucky with the weather. Some of the architecture at the top was also very nice.

The noise on arrival at the station was too much. I was forced to listen to tacky saxophone “jazz” Blaring from loudspeakers while I was queueing and this made the whole experience more like a theme park and I didn’t appreciate it. I was disappointed by the plastic flowers and fake trees used to embellish what otherwise would be a lovely ornamental garden. The summit was also very crowded and this meant I didn’t really want to linger as I was being jostled and bumped by others wanting to take snaps of the triangulation point at the summit itself.

For my time in Sapa, Fansipan summit was regularly shrouded in cloud. Ticket prices are expensive and I can’t imagine paying such fees with no view would be worthwhile at all. In a nutshell, this is a sightseeing trip as opposed to an experience. Some will enjoy it, but it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.
Written April 26, 2022
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Jennifer B
Barrigada, Mariana Islands7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
It was a waste of money and time! The cable car ticket was 737,000 Vietnamese Dong at the entrance. You have to climb up a lot of narrow steps to get to the cable car boarding area. People cut in front of you as you wait in line to get into the cable car. The power went out in the middle of the cable ride. You are just hanging out for a long time in the cable car until the power comes back on. Once you get off the cable car, you have to climb up some more narrow steps to get to a station. From there you either climb up 900 more narrow steps or buy another ticket costing 900 Dong to ride a train up. I bought the train ticket. Once you get off of the train you, have to climb up some more narrow steps to get to the top. You can’t see anything at the top because it was over cast. I was not able to take a picture of anything. It was over cast at the bottom and it stayed over cast when I got at the top. I walked down lots of narrow steps and took the cable car down. Once I got out of the cable car, I had to walk down lots more narrow steps to the buffet restaurant for lunch. The food was ok. You have to buy water. 15,000 Dong per bottle. The servers were rude and not helpful.
Written May 29, 2022
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Sai C
Bengaluru, India212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We took the 750,000 VND ticket at foothills. We took the Cable car to the top of fansipan mountain which was magnificent and offered great views. On top of the hill, you will find a complex of statues, Pagodas, where you can easily spend half your day here. Just ensure that you reach early morning to avoid fog, which may disturb your views from the top. Overall I had a great experience visiting this place. This is a must visit place if you happen to stay in Sapa
Written January 5, 2020
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Nikki
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
The views from the train and the cable car are absolutely breathtaking. You get a train to the cable car station, then the cable car to the mountain itself, after that you can get another train that leaves you very close to the top or you could walk. We walked and we’re astounded by the beautiful statues and views. We paid for all trains and cable cars just incase so it totalled about 80ish€ as a couple. The only negative would be some of the people/tourists push and shove, but you get that anywhere around big attractions.
Written November 4, 2022
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Soko37
Budapest, Hungary12,112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Disneyland in northern Vietnam 🇻🇳 with great hiking 🥾 exercise and views to remember for whole life. It is offer that you can not move and see everything, just you have got ready your wallet. Train 🚂 from Sapa downtown to cable car station, we were hiking there in 40 minutes on our own and save some money and did good two to three kilometres walk. Cable car 🚡 , you can not skip as trekking up is for experienced people well trained in whole day or two days with over night easier one with tour guide. The mountains ⛰️ are really steep. After cable care you can take another small train but you would miss Buddha statue, pagoda and many great views, recommend to climb up. You can buy snacks and drinks 🥤 at many places at station or up there. The prices are double, You have restaurants on the top as well. Prices probably double. Weather is super important factor. Well dressed for winter ❄️, snow ⛄️ freezing 🥶 or wind 🌬️ depending on month that you visit. Sport shoes 👠 recommended
Written April 11, 2023
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Avid Traveler
Hyderabad, India242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It was a wonderful experience to go up the Fansipan mountain through the cable car. We went in with low expectations, but, the experience we had beat our expectations. The infrastructure was very modern, and safety was considered in the entire setup. Very organized and streamlined systems and processes to take people up to the top and back down. We purchased the tickets for the entire way up and down, and we did not regret it. The initial train, the cable car for all the way up except for the last 600 steps, and the final funicular were all fantastic. The air is quite thin and we were thankful we got the tickets to reach all the way up to the top. Even at the top, we were able to capture quick photos of ourselves with the summit. Overall, a very organized and comfortable experience. The views are fantastic, and the heating in the cable cars added much needed warmth during the trip. We were also lucky that the weather was beautiful on the day we went on the cable car, providing us with wonderful views of the valley and everything. Definitely, it was a trip to remember!
Written March 6, 2020
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Tvlwkdz
Wiesbaden, Germany99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We were in Sapa only for one day and Fansipan Park was recommended to us. It was quite expensive and although our SPN is only 10, he is above 1,40m hence he counts as an adult. We had prebooked tickets and they could not do a rebooking at the counter. Also when coming to the top of the cable car, the little funiculaire going all the way to the top was another ticket. We decided to walk up the 600 stairs. A lot but still we managed. Remember to bring jackets for the kids at least even though in Sapa it’s still very hot. We had around 30 degrees C but two hours on the mountain with winds it gets quite chilly.
The temples were interesting and amazing how all of this was carried up the mountain. Afterwards our host told us the mountain was owned by a huge company so in hindsight we would have maybe not gone there.
Written July 28, 2023
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Bearwannatravel
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A totally different experience from the other mountain peaks that I have been to so far. Regardless of the height of the peak at 3143m above sea level, it's the whole experience of ascending (taking the tram, the 3-wire cable car across the valley and up the mountain, the tram again, and then a short climb to the peak) and waiting for the unpredictable clouds to shift and the sun to peek through that added on to the thrill.

And of course there's the 3 hours wait at the cafe and the freezing temperature when the clouds rushed in and covered us up. It was 5 degrees celcius but it felt like subzero most of the time, hands, ears and head must be covered at all times due to the rush of freezing air when the cloud passes. Can be quite surreal, I felt like I was riding in/on the clouds at times. We spent maybe an hour or so at the peak taking videos and photos.

My friends and I were very lucky with the weather that week in Sapa. We managed to catch the clouds up in Fansipan, and have the clouds disperse and the sun to shine through for us to view the whole of Sapa town, It was breathtaking in its own way, and I will not look at clouds the same way again.

For the descent, we skipped the tram down as it was clear and dry enough for us to use the stairs. We could explore more of the mountain and the surroundings this way.
Written January 4, 2020
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WorldperksForever
Detroit, United States104 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
January 3rd, 2022. We started from Sapa at 10am and took the Sun World cable car up to Fansipan (this is the only way to get to Fansipan)m aside from hiking up here).
Then we needed to go back down, and: we have been here at the Fansipan Peak cable car station since 12.15 (it’s 4pm already). The cable car has suddenly stopped functioning, and is not running to go down. During all this time, there have been no announcements from the Sun World staff, no attempts at an emergency evacuation, NO communications from the staff at all! Very bad service on Sunworld’s part - we called their Sapa and main customer service numbers (with group members speaking Vietnamese). We were told that they can do nothing and not to call again! At this point, overnighting here is becoming likely! Sunworld: Get us (and the hundreds of other people who are stuck here now) out of here!
To sum up: the cable car in my experience is unreliable and can break down on short notice, wreaking havoc with any subsequent travel plans that people may have! The cable car closed twice last year for months-long maintenance, but apparently, that maintenance wasn’t done well… Avoid this place, unless you plan to hike up here and back down.
Written January 3, 2023
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Louise A
Sydney, Australia12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Did the hike up to the peak of Mount Fanispan with a plan to get a cable car back down. We weren't able to purchase a one way ticket so paid 800,000 VND per person. The funicular up the top is an additional cost. Screams of money-grabbing. When we went to catch the cable car we discovered it was broken down and another couple had gotten stuck in a cabin for two hours with no communications. As it is we have been waiting for 40 mins and haven't had any comms only from our tour guide who rang the office. They only gave us free tea and cookies. Pretty anxious we aren't going to make our expensive VIP sleeper tickets to Hanoi at 11pm from Sapa and may get stuck overnight. Still waiting for someone to communicate something. Greedy business with appalling customer service. Skip it!
Written January 3, 2023
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