New Yen Tu 1 gondola lift
The Buddhist temples of the sacred mountain of Yen Tu welcome many pilgrims and tourists. In 2017, two new gondola lifts were built, including New Yen Tu 1, which complements the mobility offer by doubling the Yen Tu 1 gondola lift.
In Vietnam, 50 km from Ha Long, the Buddhist temples of the sacred Yen Tu mountain welcome many pilgrims. During the 3 months of the Yen Tu Buddhist Spring Festival, 3 million visitors, tourists and Buddhists flock to the summit of the sacred mountain, its park and its 11 pagodas.
To make the place of worship more accessible to pilgrims, and promote the development of tourism in this magnificent region, POMA was asked to construct gondola lifts. They provide access to the different sites while preserving this exceptional environment and its ecosystem.
A first Yen Tu 1 gondola lift was built in 2001, taking passengers up to the Hoa Yen pagoda. Building on this success, two new lines were built in 2009. The first, Yen Tu 1, replaced the 2001 gondola lift, reusing existing infrastructure but increasing the capacity. The second, Yen Tu 2, leads to the summit and the Đong pagoda, a popular pilgrimage site for visitors.
In 2017, two new gondola lifts were built to double the two existing lines: New Yen Tu 1 and New Yen Tu 2 complete the park's mobility offer.
New Yen Tu 1 allows visitors and pilgrims to access the mid-mountain from the host village, and to discover the park, its temples and its pagodas, following the numerous paths. After twenty minutes walking, it is possible to reach the second section gondola lifts, Yen Tu 2 and New Yen Tu 2.
These 4 gondola lifts in service at Yen Tu Mountain are now able to welcome an increasing number of visitors and offer them a beautiful travel experience with full peace of mind, flying over the lush forest of the sacred mountain.
All these facilities are an integral part of the drive to develop a comprehensive tourist offer including restaurants, hotels, host villages and new pagodas.
Difference in elevation
3700 passengers/ hour
Number of cabins
Number of passengers per cabin
3 min 40 sec
Number of towers
Top station altitude
for the project
The final capacity of the system is increased to 3700 p/hr. For this type of “large capacity” installation, one of the key technical solutions was to extend the station length.
2nd line completed
Like Yen Tu 2, the New Yen Tu 2 gondola lift, made the same year, provides access to the Đong pagoda, thus doubling the transport capacity to this popular place. The doubling of the system also allows the operator to adjust the openings depending on how busy the lifts are, and to guarantee an ascent through the air even in the event of breakdowns or maintenance operations.
The cabins have many ventilation outlets for increased passenger comfort. They are equipped with solar panels to power the cabin’s energy needs, including the LED ceiling lights.
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