When you come to Da Nang city, Ba Na hills is always the place attract many tourists’ attraction. Located about 30 kilometers in the south-west of the city center, this place is known as ” priceless pearl of Da Nang” because of its cool climate year-round and pristine wild mountains.
Located in the Truong Son range with the height of 1487 meters above the sea level, the annual average temperature is only about 20 degrees. And in one day, you can feel 4 seasons. They are spring, summer, autumn, winter.
Ba Na is very crowded from April to August because this is the summer, coinciding with tourists’ long holidays. If you like the bustle, this time is very appropriate. But if you want to avoid the crowded, you can visit in the common days or winter. You should not choose the day that is too solitary
From Hanoi, you have to take the plane to Da Nang airport. And from Da Nang to Ba Na, there are many ways to go such as motorbike, taxi or bus. Riding by motorcycle is a feasible option because it is not too expensive. Its price is about $6 a day. You Riding pass on Ba Na Hill and you can freely see the breathtaking sceneries and beautiful way. You have a chance to stop to take pictures if you want. On the other hand, if you travel with a lot of people, car rental is more convenience.
When arriving in Ba Na, the first thing to do is to buy tickets to get in the cable car. But if you visit in peak time, you will have to wait a long time. So, booking online is the best choice. Adult fares are about $26, $23 for children and free for children that is below 1 meter. Those tickets include visiting Ba Na Tourist Resort, Fantasy Park, Wine Cellar and Mountain Trails Games.
About the hotel, the price of Ba Na hotel is quite high because Vietnam tourists just visit Ba Na Hills one day. Only those who travel to enjoy the landscapes will stay on it overnight. Ba Na currently operates a four-star Mercure Banahills French Village hotel. It contains 494 rooms and has Spa, Gym, and indoor swimming pool. Price from about $41 per night or more.
In Ba Na, you will have a very interesting experience. The first is going sightseeing by cable car. From the cabin of the cable car, you can see the vast space of Ba Na with clouds, mountains, jungle, waterfall and so one. It is as beautiful as the view from the famous cable car in South Africa, Hong Kong or Langkawi. Ba Na cable car is divided into two routes. From Suoi Mo station to Ba Na station is the first route and from Ba Na station to Morin station is the second one. You can choose some different ways to have different experiences. Ba Na cable car is beautiful, colorful and lively. Each cabin occupies about 6-8 adults, spacious and comfortable.
Secondly, you can enjoy the time by taking the train to get to the mountain. This service is not included in the cable car fare which is paid separately. However, it is quite fun to get to Le Jardin D’Amour, and the Debay Cellar or the Purebred. This train can accommodate 80 people. Running on a train with the height of 400m will help you feel quite excited in spite of its crowded Next, you can also visit Le Jardin D’Amour. This is an area where you definitely want to take pictures here for the longest time. The large flower garden is divided into 9 small flower garden designed in European style, romantic, ancient with beautiful flowers, brilliant and magnificent. Each small flower garden has a different theme and it is very interesting for tourists. In Le Jardin D’Amour gardens also have a mysterious labyrinth extremely shady, quiet for you to roam.
Ba Na also has Linh Ung Pagoda. After getting off the cable car, you will visit Linh Ung Pagoda to burn incense. This is one of the three Linh Ung Pagodas in Da Nang. Linh Ung Pagoda has a large area. The area in the pagoda is very cool and not quite noisy.
Thirdly, enjoying the wine in the Debay Wine Cellar. The cellar was built by the French in 1923 for the purpose of storing wines. The wine cellar is very special. It was built of solid stone that was deep in the cave so many years but the wine cellar is quite intact.
Last but not least, you are able to visit French village area. This is a new structure. It is known as an ancient Europe on the top of Ba Na. French colonial architecture was designed by the famous French architects. You will find the French culture when discovering the architecture of Ba Na Hills. With ancient and magnificent palaces, this is really a highlight about architecture for Ba Na mountain. Many couples have come here for taking photos for their wedding or honeymoons.
When going to Ba Na Hills, you can not ignore the Fantasy Park. Especially, games are very diverse from simple kids games to thrilling games such as Tower Slider Jump, Mountain Climbing, Discovery of the Haunted Cellar, Century Turn, King of Car Crash and so on. All of them are free because it included in the fare. But if you are the faint of heart, you should consider before trying it.
Food is an integral part of traveling. Here, you can find a variety of restaurants. Moreover, the price is quite reasonable.