AN GIANG (VNS) — A cable car system from the foot to the peak of Nui Cam (Forbidden Mountain) in An Giang Province's Tinh Bien District, the first of its kind in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, will be put into operation on February 14. The 3,500m system will have 89 cars to serve 2,000 passengers an hour.
The 700m Nui Cam, the highest point in the delta, is situated in the That Son (Seven Mountains) area around 70km from Long Xuyen City. It has beautiful landscapes and cool weather all year and is shrouded in intriguing legends.
The mountain has a 33.6m high Maitreya Buddha statute and several pagodas, including Van Linh and Phat Lon. The statute and pagodas are located around the 1ha Thuy Liem Lake, which has a large population of red and black carps released by pilgrims.
The very narrow Cong Duc and Dien 13 caves offer interesting challenges for visitors to explore. In the latter, visitors have to, in fact, crawl in some sections. — VNS