Facts About Fansipan
Fansipan is a mountain in Vietnam.
The height of the mountain was 3,143 metres in 1909, but now the height of the mountain is 3,147.3 metres.
Fansipan is the highest mountain in the Indochinese Peninsula, hence its nickname “the Roof of Indochina”.
Administratively, it is shared between Tam Đường district, Lai Châu and Sa Pa town, Lào Cai.
The origin of the name Phan Xi Păng is unclear. The most accepted theory is that the name evolved from Hủa Xi Pan, the name that the locals called the mountain based on its shape.
Fansipan was formed around 250–260 million years ago, between the Permian period in the Paleozoic era and the Triassic period in the Mesozoic era.
The initial metal pyramid was made and installed here by Soviet engineers from Hòa Bình in 1985. The amateur mountaineering expedition was the first one since the end of the colonial period and was officially timed to the 40th anniversary of the Victory Day of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany.
A very small village is located at around 1,500 m (4,920 ft).
A cable car to the peak of Fansipan was inaugurated on February 2, 2016. The gondola lift departs from a terminal in Muong Hoa Valley near Sa Pa and takes 20 minutes to arrive at the summit.
A cable car to the peak of Fansipan was inaugurated on February 2, 2016.