Ba Na Hills, with numerous tourist attractions and ethereal sights that are praised as heaven on earth, is always the first choice of those who visit Da Nang. How do you get there? What to do and see? How about the meals? There are many questions you need to answer while planning a trip and if things aren’t arranged smoothly, high chances are you will be missing out so much fun. But no need to stress yourself about it! I’m here with a complete collection of guidance which will hopefully help you achieve the time of your life at Ba Na.
The Best Time to visit Da Nang
Now, are you wondering if there is a certain time of the year when it’s best to visit Da Nang?
After several times visiting the place myself, I have come to realize you might visit whenever you deem it suitable for your schedule, but the most ideal is from March to September, or April to August if you love a boisterous and busy atmosphere because this is the season of traveling.
What if you are not into crowds? December and January are also quite convenient for a trip.
From October to December comes the rainy season, you should be very careful with the downpour to avoid having your experience interrupted and affected by the weather.
From Hoi An to Da Nang
It takes about 2 hours when I start off by car from Hoi An and 45 minutes from Da Nang, The choices of vehicles vary and the tourists might choose whatever pleases them the most without worrying about the quality and safety of the routes due to the investment in transport construction.
Following a pre-determined schedule has never been my thing, thus I prefer hiring a private car (with or without a driver, my choice!) or halt a Grab taxi. The charge for taxi services actually depends greatly on demand or time. Most hotels are capable of arranging cars for rent at the price of 650,000 – 1,000,000 VND (28 – 43 USD) per day. Just let them know when you would like to be picked up and you are good to go!
The Journey to Ba Na Hills
The park opens from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM, most entertainment activities take place between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
One-day tickets are sold in multiple booths in front of the park: 750,000 VND (32 USD) per adult, 600,000 VND (26 USD) per child whose height is 1 – 1.3m. Smaller children may enter for free. Each ticket includes access to the cable car and the majority of attractions inside. A fair note though, you will need to pay extra cost for the Wax Museum and some games in the Fantasy Park.
Here comes the longest and highest cable car system in the world! I did a little bit of researching when I get home and I was astonished: The cable is approximately 5,800m in length and 1,370m in height, the view from my cable car explained the exact reason why Ba Na is complimented as heaven on earth, ephemeral and delicate amidst a thin film of fog yet not lacking magnificence due to the lush and strikingly grandiose forest surrounding the landscape.
Locations you will not want to miss out!
Linh Ung Pagoda
Standing at 1,500m above sea level, this is probably the highest location for a pagoda in Viet Nam. I was lucky enough to have a clear day to fully witness the entire spectacularity of Ba Na and experience the feeling of cloud nine, literally.
The focus of Ling Ung Pagoda is the 27 meter-tall Buddha statue with 8 intricate reliefs portraying the life of Buddha.
The Golden Bridge
The first pictures which were taken at the Golden Bridge have created a viral trend on the internet with their surreality and the enthusiast in me couldn’t neglect such a beauty.
Nearly 150m long and above 1400m high, the unique structure resembles a breathtaking curve in the foggy space. The carved hands cradling the bridge left a strong impression on me that this was not a construction built by human work and I was actually having the opportunity to saunter upon the clouds.
Do you love photographing and want one-of-a-kind pictures to show your family and friends? What are you waiting for! Let’s fly to Ba Na Hills and own an album like no other!
Debay Wine Cellar
A cellar constructed by the French from almost a century ago, doesn’t it sound mysterious and nostalgic? If you are a wine connoisseur, the wide variety of beverages will be astounding and the quality is highly guaranteed too.
The French Village
I’m interested in the charming vibes European construction has and the combination of modern and vintage in the art of architecture made me go awe. The Village is considered one of the most attractive destinations in Ba Na, a miniature Europe right here in Da Nang. Get dressed and prepare the best poses, for every frame captured in this fairytale village will most likely be a beautiful photo.
Le Jardin D’amour
An ocean of flowers divided into 9 auxiliary gardens, each with a primary subject and design: dreamy, sacred, mythic, or enigmatic.
The Wax Museum
Enjoy the art of wax crafting at the museum and go ‘wow’ at the Italian-made statues which aren’t much different from the real celebrities! Well, that’s in case you have extra cash to spend since the entrance fee isn’t included in your ticket.
Time to loosen up and waste all your energy with exciting games! From the childishly cute dinosaurs to the thrilling haunted house, they have it all. An hour in the amusement park with the Drop Tower, 4D Death Race, indoor rock climbing was enough for me to relieve stress and come out with the brightest smile.
What should we eat?
A buffet is still the most reasonable option in my opinion. Lavender and AraPang are both spacious with numerous types of food for adults and children alike, at the price about 250,000 – 300,000 VND (11 – 13 USD) per adult and 100,000 – 150,000 VND (4 – 6 USD) per child.
NOTE: From October 1st, 2018, to protect the environment inside the park, tourists are not allowed to bring food. However, drinks are accepted due to the importance of staying hydrated.
Should you stay the night?
You might question: What if I want to experience a night in this heaven on earth because a mere day seems too short and there probably are still many things to discover? The 4-star hotel Mercure Ba Na Hills French Village is at your service. Be attentive to your expenditure, for the price might be rather costly, 1 – 3 million VND (40 – 120 USD) for a double room per night.
I love traveling, hence I want you to have the same unforgettable memories by sharing my own experiences. If the pieces of description and information in this article convinced you that Ba Na Hills is a destination you wouldn’t want to skip, it would be my greatest delight. Therefore, I recommend several other posts about traveling at Da Nang and Hoi An.
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