Cable cars are not a common sight in Southeast Asia, though there are plans for new cable cars around the region. The exception is in Vietnam, where there are more cable cars than in every country in Southeast Asia combined.
This article list every cable car in Southeast Asia. There is also a news archive of proposed cable cars for every country.
“Cable car” is used as a catch-all term, even though some are classified as gondolas or aerial trams.
Map of cable cars in Southeast Asia
[Map of cable cars in Southeast Asia.]
Cable cars in Southeast Asia
|Gondola Ancol||Ancol Dreamland, Jakarta||Indonesia 🇮🇩|
|Guci Cable Car||Tegal Regency, Central Java||Indonesia 🇮🇩|
|Skylift Indonesia||Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta||Indonesia 🇮🇩|
|Taman Safari Indonesia||Cisarua, Bogor, West Java||Indonesia 🇮🇩|
|Kumala Island||Tenggarong, East Kalimantan||Indonesia 🇮🇩|
|Genting Skyway||Genting Highlands,Selangor||Malaysia 🇲🇾||3380 m|
|Awana Skyway||Genting Highlands, Bentong, Pahang||Malaysia 🇲🇾||2400 m|
|Langkawi SkyCab||Langkawi Island, Kedah||Malaysia 🇲🇾||2200 m|
|Kyat Thyii Yo Sky Cable||Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Mon State||Myanmar 🇲🇲|
|Singapore Cable Car||Mount Faber to Sentosa Island||Singapore 🇸🇬||1650 m|
|Hat Yai Cable Car||Hat Yai City Park||Thailand 🇹🇭||535 m|
|Bà Nà Hills Cable Car||Bà Nà Hills, Danang||Vietnam 🇻🇳||5801 m|
|Perfume Pagoda Cable Car||Mỹ Đức, Hà Nội||Vietnam 🇻🇳||1218 m|
|Da Lat Cable Car||Da Lat||Vietnam 🇻🇳||2300 m|
|Huong Tich Gondola||Chua Huong Tich, Ha Tinh||Vietnam 🇻🇳|
|Ba Den Cable Car||Nui Ba Den, Tây Ninh||Vietnam 🇻🇳|
|Vung Tau Cable Car||Vũng Tàu||Vietnam 🇻🇳|
|Ta Cu Cable Car||Hàm Thuận Nam, Bình Thuận||Vietnam 🇻🇳|
|Yên Tử Cable Car||Quảng Ninh||Vietnam 🇻🇳|
|Fansipan Cable Car||Sa Pa, Lào Cai||Vietnam 🇻🇳|
|Vinpearl Cable Car||Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa||Vietnam 🇻🇳||3320 m|
|Hon Thom Cable Car||Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang||Vietnam 🇻🇳||7900 m|
|Queen Cable Car||Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh||Vietnam 🇻🇳|
|Cat Ba Cable Car||Cát Hải, Hải Phòng||Vietnam 🇻🇳||3955 m|
|Cam Mountain Cable Car||Tịnh Biên, An Giang||Vietnam 🇻🇳||3500 m|
|Sam Mountain Cable Car||Châu Đốc, An Giang||Vietnam 🇻🇳||900 m|
Guci Cable Car
Location: Guci Hot Spring Water, Tegal Regency, Central Java.
Can’t find a reliable website, but here is a news article with a photo.
Location: Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta.
Taman Safari Indonesia, Cisarua
Location: Taman Safari Indonesia, Cisarua, Bogor, West Java.
Video of the cable car ride.
Location: Kumala Island, Tenggarong, East Kalimantan.
There are references to a cable car on this island in the Mahakam River, but the island park and cable car appear to be abandoned.
Location: Genting Highlands, Selangor.
Line length: 3,380 m.
Wikipedia: Genting Skyway
Location: Genting Highlands, Bentong, Pahang.
Line length: 2,400 m.
Wikipedia: Awana Skyway
The Langkawi Cable Car (Langkawi SkyCab) provides an aerial link from the Oriental Village at Teluk Burau to the peak of Gunung Machinchang.
Kyat Thyii Yo Sky Cable (Golden Rock Cable Car)
Location: Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Mon State.
Golden Rock cable car opens – [21/12/17]
“Myanmar’s first-ever cable car finally opened this week, giving visitors to Mon State’s Kyaiktiyo Pagoda a new way to get up the mountain.”
Hat Yai Cable Car
Location: Hat Yai, Songkhla.
Line length: 535 m
Hat Yai Cable Car is the first cable car in Thailand, operating in the Hat Yai City Park recreation area.
Bà Nà Hills Cable Car
Location: Bà Nà Hills, Danang.
Line length: 5,801 m.
[Ba Na Hills Cable Car and Golden Bridge.]
Perfume Pagoda Cable Car
Location: Chùa Hương Quỳnh, Hương Sơn, Mỹ Đức, Hà Nội.
Line length: 1,218 m
Cable cars to take tourists on tour of Perfume Pagoda Festival – [13/12/05]
“Cable cars will be used from 1st January 2006 to take tourists to tour the Perfume Pagoda festival”.
Da Lat Cable Car
Location: Da Lat, Lâm Đồng Province
Line length: 2,300 m
Cable car from Robin Hill to the Truc Lam Monastery.
Huong Tich Gondola
Location: Chua Huong Tich, Ha Tinh.
Cable car to Hương Tích Pagoda.
Ba Den Cable Car
Location: Nui Ba Den, Tây Ninh.
A cable car at Núi Bà Đen (Black Lady Mountain) in Tây Ninh City, Tây Ninh Province.
Vung Tau Cable Car
Location: Vũng Tàu, Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu.
Vung Tau Cable Car (or Nui Lon gondola) connects the ferry terminal to Hồ Mây Park on Nui Lon peak.
Ta Cu Cable Car
Location: Thuận Nam, Hàm Thuận Nam, Bình Thuận.
Ta Cu cableway is a cable car to the Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda on Ta Cu Mountain 28 km west of the tourist area of Phan Thiet.
Yên Tử Cable Car
Location: Thượng Yên Công, Uông Bí, Quảng Ninh.
Yên Tử Mountain is about 50 km from Ha Long Bay. The mountain is a Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Fansipan Cable Car
Location: Sa Pa, Lào Cai.
Aerial cable car between Sapa and Fansipan (the highest mountain in Vietnam).
Vinpearl Cable Car
Location: Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa.
Line length: 3,320 m.
Wikipedia: Vinpearl Cable Car.
Vinpearl Cable Car connects Nha Trang to VinWonders Nha Trang on Hon Tre Island.
Hon Thom Cable Car
Location: Bãi Đất Đỏ, An Thới, Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang.
Line length: 7,899.9 m.
Hon Thom Cable Car is the longest non-stop three-rope cable car according to Guinness World Records.
Queen Cable Car
Location: Hồng Gai, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh.
Queen cable car in Ha Long City, held the record of the tallest cable car tower in the world (188.88 m tall). It also holds the record for the biggest aerial tramway cabins, being able to accommodate 230 passengers.
Cat Ba Cable Car
Location: Thôn Chấn, Đồng Bài, Cát Hải, Hải Phòng.
Line length: 3,955 m.
Cat Ba Cable Car connects Cat Hai Island in Hai Phong to near Cai Vieng wharf on Cat Ba Island. The cable car has the tallest cable car tower in the world (214.8 m).
Northern cable car operator posts $12M loss – [17/06/23]
Cam Mountain Cable Car
Location: An Hảo, Tịnh Biên, An Giang.
Line length: 3,500 m.
Cam Mountain (Nui Cam) is the highest mountain in the Mekong Delta (710 metres). The cable car travels between Lam Vien tourism site at the foot of Cam Mountain and Vo Ong Buom on the peak.
Cable car riders on Cam Mountain seen surging – [24/02/2023]
Cable car service to An Giang’s mountain peak launched – [14/02/15]
“Tourists to the Mekong Delta province of An Giang now can enjoy the scenery of Cam Mountain more easily with a cable car service launched on February 14 carrying them to the peak in just eight minutes.”
Sam Mountain Cable Car
Location: Châu Đốc, An Giang
Line length: 900 m.
Sam Mountain cable car officially opens in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta – [13/02/23]
“With the height of 280 meters above sea level, Sam Mountain is among the popular tourist destinations of the Mekong Delta and Vietnam in general.
It is home to several tourist hot spots including Ba Chua Xu Temple, Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb, Tay An Pagoda, and Phuoc Dien Pagoda.”
Cable car news
Austrian cable car firm invited to submit plans for transport network – [08/02/23]
“After listening to a company presentation, Chan Kosal recommended that the company prepare a more detailed study regarding the capabilities, benefits and features of the cable car project. The study would be submitted to Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol for review.”
European Firm Mulls Investing in Cable Car Public Transport in Cambodia – [23/11/22]
“A major European company Doppelmayr Group plans to invest in building a cable car system to serve as public transport in Phnom Penh.”
Preah Sihanouk Province
Tourism projects to create jobs in Kep province – [08/09/22]
“Rabbit Island Development Investment, owned by Try Pheap Group, is developing a $130 million multiple resort projects located in Koh Tonsay Island, four kilometres off Kep province.
Across 180 hectares, the project includes five-star hotels, a residential zone, a commercial zone, casinos, bungalows, sports on the beach, public places and transportation by boat and cable car.”
Cable car over the sea Project in Keb Province – [27/06/22]
“The investment project to build a cable-stayed recreation center with a length of more than 600 meters from Kep National Park to connect the site of the former Royal Palace at a cost of about 2 million dollars is under construction and is expected to help promote tourism in Kep. Attract more guests to another level.”
Bandung, West Java
Bandung cable car project to start in November – [22/10/15]
“Bandung municipality will start construction of an 8 million euro (US$9 million) cable car prototype project in November, a top official of the construction company said on Thursday.”
Bogor, West Java
LRT or cable car? BPTJ plans mass transportation for Puncak tourist area – [04/12/19]
“The Greater Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ) is mulling whether to build an LRT or a cable car system to accommodate visitors to the popular tourist destination of Puncak in Bogor, West Java, to ease traffic congestion.”
Lake Toba, North Sumatra
Cable cars for Lake Toba – A guide outlining the proposal.
Chinese, Singaporean Businesses to Invest in Lake Toba – [20/11/17]
“The most serious ones are Chinese [investors]. They want to build resorts, cable cars and railway encircling Lake Toba”.
Waiting for the cable car to awaken West Sumatra tourism – [23/10/21]
“If the cable car is built in the Puncak Lawang area, Maninjau, or in the Twin Lakes area of Mount Talang, Solok Regency, the assumption is that one cabin is planned to accommodate 6 people with 1 service cabin. The distance traveled one lap will pass 2.85 km in 20 minutes if the speed is at 5 meters per second.”
Mount Rinjani, Lombok
Makassar, South Sulawesi
Marikina-Ortigas cable car project up for NEDA body approval – [04/06/21]
“In a step toward Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade’s dream of having cable cars in Metro Manila, the project is now up for the approval of a National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) body.”
Caticlan to Boracay
Cable car mass transport eyed in Davao City – [19/07/16]
China National Communications sign contract for Thailand cable car project – [26/12/22]
“The current project is divided into two phases. The first phase is the line from Kata Beach in the southwest to the Buddha Mountain in the east, and the second phase is the line from Badong Beach in the west to the old city of Phuket in the middle and Wangquan Shopping Center.”
B1.5bn Phuket cable car project given green light – [26/12/19]
“The Phuket provincial committee of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), chaired by Phuket Governor Phakaphong Tavipatana, has approved in principle for a sightseeing cable car operating three kilometres long to be built in Phuket.”
Phu Kradueng National Park, Loei
Fresh push for Loei cable car – [18/08/22] 2022 AT 10:14
“Loei province and the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) on Wednesday dusted off a cable car project for a mountaintop in Phu Kradueng National Park.”
New cable cars in Vietnam are springing up across the country. But not everyone is on board – [11/05/22]
“The success of Vietnam’s existing cable cars is driving the building of new ones, with every resort development worth its salt having such transport worked into its plans.”
Vietnam’s cable car craze is driving environmental decline – [02/05/22]
“As big business builds aerial lifts from north to south, citizens and experts worry over ecological impacts.”
Vietnam’s cable car mania – [19/11/14]
“At least a couple of times a year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is torn apart in the local press, along with the agency’s and often-terribly strange ideas for tourism promotion. Most recently has been a cable car in a cave.”
Can a cable car cure Hanoi’s traffic conundrum? This French company thinks so. – [02/07/18]
“A French firm has proposed a new cable car system to span the Red River in the nation’s capital.”
Ho Chi Minh City
Huong Binh Cable Car
USD74.2-million cable car project linking northern pagodas approved – [18/03/22]
“Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved a VND1.7 trillion (USD74.2 million) cable car project to connect two popular pagodas in Hanoi and Hoa Binh Province.
The three-kilometre Huong Binh cable car route will run from Huong Pagoda in Hanoi’s My Duc District and Tien Pagoda in Hoa Binh’s Lac Thuy District.”
Son Doong Cave
World’s largest cave in Vietnam threatened by cable car – [03/12/14]
“Vietnamese are protesting plans to build a cable car through remote Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park that could carry 1,000 visitors an hour to Son Doong cave.”
Lôi Âm Pagoda
Lôi Âm Pagoda to get cable car system – [05/07/17]
“The Quảng Ninh Province’s People’s Committee on Tuesday approved the sites to set up a cable car system and services zone at Lôi Âm Pagoda.
The proposal to start cable car services at the historical and cultural monument in Đại Yên Commune, Hạ Long City, was made by Thu Hà Construction Co Ltd.”
Mau Son Tourism Complex
Work starts on Mau Son tourism complex in Lang Son Province – [23/05/22]
“A ground-breaking ceremony was held on May 20 to commence the construction of an ecotourism complex and cable car system to Mau Son Mountain in the northern province of Lang Son.”
MerryLand Quy Nhơn
A cable car is being advertised as a feature of the MerryLand Quy Nhơn project.
Bach Ma National Park
Yet another cable car planned in Vietnam, this time through biodiverse national park – [15/08/17]
“Officials in the central province of Thua Thien Hue are awaiting permission from the construction ministry to build a resort complex that would include a cable car running through a national park.”