With its humble beginnings as a small French resort hidden away in the mountains, Ba Na Hills Da Nang has developed into what is likely the country’s most well-known theme park. The top not only offers a stunning perspective but also a fascinating fusion of the old and new.
And of course, fun contemporary additions like rides, artificial castles akin to Disneyland, and the spectacular Golden Bridge are located among the ancient buildings and attractive gardens. Therefore, in this trip guide, Dideden will share with you insider knowledge of the Ba Na Hills.
- 1 ABOUT BA NA HILLS
- 2 WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BA NA HILLS
- 3 HOW TO GET TO BA NA HILLS
- 4 By self-drive car or by motorbike
- 5 By taxi, or Grab
- 6 Ba Na Hills tour
- 7 THINGS TO DO AT BA NA HILLS
- 8 The Cable Car
- 9 The Golden Bridge
- 10 Le Jardin D’amour Gardens
- 11 Centennial Cellar’s wine cellar
- 12 Linh Ung Pagoda
- 13 The beautiful French Village
- 14 THE SUGGESTED SCHEDULE FOR 1 DAY VISITING BA NA HILLS
- 15 WHAT CAN YOU TASTE AT BA NA HILLS
- 16 WHERE TO STAY IN BA NA HILLS
- 17 TIPS FOR VISITING BA NA HILLS
ABOUT BA NA HILLS
The name Ba Na Hills is derived from a banana. Since there were numerous banana trees on the hill when the French discovered Ba Na, the peak of the Lord’s mountain at 1,489 meters above sea level, they gave it the name “Banane” in French. So gradually, the Vietnamese began to incorporate it into Ba Na. Ba Na are known as Ba Na or Nui Ba Na.
Beautiful landscapes, stunning buildings, and a wide range of activities all in Ba Na Hills
One of Vietnam’s top theme parks, Sun World Ba Na Hills located about 23 kilometers from the center of Da Nang City. Dideden believes that you will be sure to like your trips to Ba Na Hills because of the breathtaking scenery, exquisite architecture, and variety of activities to do there.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BA NA HILLS
Travel to Ba Na Hills is most attractive from April to August each year. At this time of year, Ba Na is incredibly popular with tourists, and the weather is perfect for taking in the sights.
Particularly, there are four temperature changes every day. Ba Na’s morning temperature is comparable to that of spring. Ba Na’s noontime weather is bright and warm. In Ba Na, the afternoon begins at 3:00 PM and ends at 6:00 PM. Ba Na’s weather gets chilly at night, just like in the winter.
Ba Na Hills – a destination of 4 seasons in one day
If you don’t mind remaining longer, you should visit Ba Na between 8 AM and 4 PM, or from 7 PM. Cable cars are the preferred means of transportation up to the park, which is located at the top of a mountain. Although there are six cable car lines that go to Ba Na, there are always long waits when most people arrive and depart.
It is better for you to leave early for the park at around 8 AM. Due to your timely arrival before the morning rush, you could board a cable car immediately without having to wait in line. Try to come early so you can avoid this happening when the tour buses arrive at around 9 AM.
Since it was still nearly empty, it was a smart decision to head directly for the Golden Bridge. The bridge becomes nearly excessively congested after 9 AM.
HOW TO GET TO BA NA HILLS
About 40 minutes will get you from Da Nang’s city center to Ba Na Hills. Interestingly, it might be difficult to locate the right place using Google Maps.
For example, if you search for “Ba Na Hills,” Google would probably display the resort’s real position at the top, even if you want to travel to the parking lot at the foot of the hill. You should thus search for “Ba Na Cable Car Service Parking Lot” in Google Maps.
Ba Na Hills doesn’t actually have any bus service. Even if it does, there are better ways to get there, so it doesn’t really make it practical. The best ways to get to Ba Na Hills are via the following methods of transportation.
By self-drive car or by motorbike
Ba Na Hills is about 40 kilometers from the center of Da Nang; a vehicle or motorcycle can easily transport you there in an hour. There are two options available to you:
- Route 1: Da Nang city center – Duy Tan Road – Nguyen Van Linh Road – Nguyen Tri Phuong St. – Dien Bien Phu St. – national route 1A – Ba Na-Suoi Mo – see the road sign – Ba Na Hills
- Route 2: Da Nang city center – Duy Tan Road – Nguyen Van Linh Road – Nguyen Tri Phuong St. – Le Do Road – Nguyen Tat Thanh Road – Nguyen Luong Bang/national route 1A – DT602 – see the road sign – Ba Na Hills
By taxi, or Grab
Although this is the most convenient route from Da Nang to Ba Na, it is also the most costly. The cost to get to Ba Na from Da Nang center is around 300,000 VND/one-way ($12.78/one-way), and 200,000 VND/return ($8.52/return). Additionally, you should pick a well-known taxi company to avoid scams:
- Mai Linh Taxi: +84 236 352 5252
- Song Han Taxi: +84 236 372 7272
- Tien Sa Da Nang Taxi: +84 236 379 7979
- Vinasun Taxi: +84 236 368 6868
Ba Na Hills tour
Ba Na Hills tours are frequently reserved for convenience. Going on a family trip makes it much simpler to have a tour guide. However, it’s preferable to think about traveling alone if you want more independence.
THINGS TO DO AT BA NA HILLS
There are also a ton of things to do, like the French town, an alpine coaster, the Golden Bridge, cable cars, lovely gardens, pagodas, a wine cellar, and even a video game arcade.
The Cable Car
The only way to get to Ba Na Hills, which is at the top of Chua Mountain, is via cable car. The cable car system in Ba Na Hills is among the top ten cable car systems in the world, making it in and of itself a draw. Your ticket already includes the cost of the cable car.
Ba Na Cable Car is one of the 10 most impressive cable car infrastructure systems worldwide
The Golden Bridge
The community has been interested in the latest social media image of the Golden Bridge being clutched by giant hands. The bridge, which spans the middle of the mountain, is covered in a brilliant yellow and is supposed to seem soft and endearing.
The Golden Bridge is held by two enormous hands that look like God’s hands
From a distance, the bridge seems to be a silk strip floating in white clouds. The enormous helping hand adds to the bridge’s uniqueness. You will see a magnificent nature scene with white clouds and mountains when you stand on the bridge.
Le Jardin D’amour Gardens
When visiting Ba Na Hills station, you must explore the charming and entrancing Le Jardin D’Amour. You will learn nine distinct stories about the origins of the architecture and flowers in nine separate gardens. Even if you’re not a fan of flowers, your heart will skip a beat when you see Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden.
Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden is also known as Ba Na love flower garden
Don’t forget to visit the adjoining 100-year-old wine cellar as well. You’d best be ready since you could become inebriated from both the finest wine and the beauty of the flowers.
Centennial Cellar’s wine cellar
The French developed and excavated through the Ba Na mountain in 1923 to establish the unique Debay wine cellar. With a constant temperature of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, it is 100 meters long and in good shape.
Visitors are welcome to chill out with a glamorously spicy sweet wine after exploring the centennial wine cellar.
But what makes it distinctive are the elements that went into building the cellar. The Litsea Cubeba resin is one of them and is unique to this region. Every year, this basement tests the passage of time, and it will do so for generations to come.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Linh Ung, one of Vietnam’s most impressive pagodas, is situated at a height of around 1,500 meters in a lyrical and holy environment. An endangered species in the nation, the Benguet pine, may be found in front of the pagoda.
Linh Ung Pagoda is a wonderful venue for travelers looking for a place to relax in the tranquillity of a spiritual site.
The Shakyamuni Buddha monument, which stands 27 meters tall and faces the city, is what distinguishes this location from others.
The beautiful French Village
French architects constructed a spectacular architectural environment daring with the European style of the 19th century. The village was inspired by the French missionary Pigneau de Behaine’s voyage throughout France with remarkable destinations. And he was the first foreigner to set foot in Ba Na.
Visit the French Village Ba Na Hills, a town inspired by the streets of France, and enjoy its beauty.
THE SUGGESTED SCHEDULE FOR 1 DAY VISITING BA NA HILLS
Here are some ideas for how to spend a day in Ba Na Hills if taking tours is not your thing. Please be aware that the earlier you get to Ba Na Hills, the better, as you may escape the crowds and lengthy cable car waiting in lines.
Sun World Ba Na Hills is the basis of the festive world with unlimited enjoyment, and it is a must-see attraction in Da Nang.
7:45 – 8 AM: Exchange your ticket when you arrive at Ba Na Hills Sunworld.
8 – 8:30 AM: Take use of Southeast Asia’s most modern cable car system to take in the views of Da Nang city, the mountains, and the forest.
8: 30 – 12 PM:
- Take the mountain-climbing train
- Take pictures at the Golden Bridge.
- Visit the tranquil floral garden Le Jardin D’amour to relax.
- Visit the mountaintop Debay winery.
- Check out Linh Ung Pagoda
- Get a lunch buffet at the restaurant in Ba Na Hills
1:30 PM – 5 PM
- Check out the French Village.
- View any performances or events held at Ba Na Hills.
- Fantasy Park is an indoor play area where you may play more than 100 fascinating arcade games.
6 PM: The cable car system is supposed to depart from Ba Na.
WHAT CAN YOU TASTE AT BA NA HILLS
There are several dining options in Ba Na Hills, including the Arapang buffet restaurant, Vietnamese restaurants, La Lavande buffet restaurants, Brasserie restaurants, bars, Doumer restaurants, and buffet clubs.
You can easily explore foods that fit your tastes in Ba Na Hills.
All of them provide a variety of regional and international cuisines. You will undoubtedly enjoy your dinner more as a result. The cost of meals on Ba Na Hills is, nevertheless, rather high.
WHERE TO STAY IN BA NA HILLS
Ba Na Hills doesn’t get a lot of overnight visitors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t. Couples or families seeking a peaceful, romantic setting for relaxation will undoubtedly like this. Additionally, you can see the dawn and sunset from here.
This luxurious mountain hotel in Da Nang lies in the gorgeous Ba Na Hills mountain range.
Mercure Danang French Village is the only four-star hotel that is currently located in Ba Na Hills. The hotel has a breakfast buffet, spa facilities, and a gym. Do you wish this moment could go on forever? Try sleeping on a mountain and waking up to the morning wind.
TIPS FOR VISITING BA NA HILLS
- You must go on foot frequently, therefore it is best to pack as little as possible.
- You just need to pack a light coat or jacket because the air up on the Ba Na Hills is not very chilly.
- Since you’ll be walking a lot, choose comfy shoes or slippers.
- You should purchase the ticket in advance since the ticket queue is lengthy. At 9 PM, the last cable car departs.
- In the winter, don’t forget to pack a lightweight jacket, and in the rainy season, an umbrella.
If you are visiting Da Nang, you must visit Ba Na Hills. However, if you are familiar with Europe and want to try something new, Ba Na Hills may not be for you. If you want to view a blend of European architecture and Vietnamese temples while also getting away from the heat of Vietnam, don’t hesitate to go! Together with Dideden, wishing you a wonderful experience in Ba Na Hills.