When it comes to visiting Da Nang, perhaps every traveler acknowledges Ba Na Hills – a famous Da Nang tourist attraction. Numerous flocks of tourists come to Ba Na Hills to explore the beautiful landscapes as well as the Southeast Asia’s biggest indoor amusement center there.
In the following Da Nang Travel Reviews, I will share with you some experiences on my previous Ba Na trip.
Ba Na Hills from above (Source: Internet)
1. Best time to visit Ba Na
The peak tourism season in Ba Na is from April to August when tourists can have long holidays. If you like the bustling atmosphere, this season is suitable for you. On the contrary, if you prefer to run away from the crowds and have a quiet space, go on weekdays or in winter.
2. How to travel to Ba Na?
Of course, you have to arrive in Da Nang city first. From the city center, there are many ways to go to Ba Na, namely by motorbike, taxi, and transfer bus. The means of transport depends on whom you are going there with.
When I first visited Da Nang, I went with my friends, hence we chose motorbikes. Every two people rented a motorbike, and the price varied from VND 100,000 to 150,000/day ($4.5 – $7) depending on the type of scooter. You need to refuel before going. Traveling by motorbike enables you to see the majestic beauty of Truong Son Mountain Range. You can also easily stop to take photos. Nevertheless, if you are not familiar with going by motorbike through such steep hills and slopes, do not choose this option. It is quite adventurous.
If you go with your family, you should take a taxi. It is much safer and more convenient. But it’s quite expensive, though.
3. How to buy Ba Na Cable-car tickets?
Not having consulted other Da Nang Travel Reviews, I decided to buy tickets at the ticket counter at the cable-car terminal port. But on weekends or peak seasons, the number of tourists is huge; hence we needed to queue up for such a long time that we all felt tired.
Cable Car to Ba Na Hills (Source: Internet)
So remember, it is better to buy tickets via Ba Na Hill Office in Da Nang city center or via your tour operator or hotel in advance. It would be much more convenient.
The entrance fee for visitors is as follows:
Adults and children over than 1.3 m in height: VND 650,000/person
Children from 1m to 1.3m in height: VND 550,000/person
Children under 1.0 m in height: free
The above price includes return Cable car fee and 10% of VAT. It also includes all free games in Fantasy Park, entrance fees for Funicular, Debay wine cellar and Le Jardin D’Amour, but excludes the fee for visiting Wax Museum, cotton animal game and carnival skill at Fantasy Park.
4. Where to stay in Ba Na?
Normally travelers only visit Ba Na Hills in one day and then come back to the city center before night because the price of accommodation in Ba Na is quite expensive and there is nothing much to do at night. Only those wanting to enjoy luxury services choose to stay overnight.
Poetic French Village in Ba Na Hills (Source: Internet)
There is only one resort in Ba Na Hills called Mercure Banahills French Village. It is a 4-star hotel with luxury amenities. The average price is about VND 1,000,000/night. To get a good deal, you can book via Agoda.com.
5. What to do in Ba Na Hills?
Ba Na Cable Car is among the most impressive cable cars in the world which offers excellent views over the spectacular landscapes with dense jungle, steep hills, and waterfalls of Truong Son Mountain Range.
Alpine Coaster – an adventurous way to explore Ba Na Hills (Source: Internet)
If you are a speed-lover who looks for extreme feelings on high, the Alpine Coaster is perfect for you. Designed in absolute safety with the only 2 dual spirals, this game is the top favorite of almost all travelers visiting Ba Na Hills.
The first and unique funicular in Vietnam will take you to D’Amour Flower Garden, Debay Ancient Wine Cellar and Linh Ung Pagoda – must-visit destinations in Da Nang. The prices are VND 70,000/person for adults; VND 50,000/person for kids (1m-1.3m); and free for kids (under 1.0m). Kids love this a lot.
Fantasy Park, Ba Na Hills (Source: Internet)
As the ideal destination for the whole family, Fantasy Park opens a lively and attractive entertainment world with many fascinating games for children. Walking in Fairy Forest, discovering Dinosaur Park, conquering the top with 29m Free-Fall Tower along with modern 3D, 4D, 5D movie system, and over 90 free games will surely bring exciting experiences to travelers. Not only suitable for kids, adults are also attracted by these funny games. I spent almost half a day in this Park.
Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden
Le Jardin D’Amour and Linh Ung Pagoda from above (Source: Internet)
I was absolutely amazed when visiting Le Jardin D’Amour as I could find lavender in a tropical country! There are also many other beautiful flowers in these gardens. 9 gardens in Le Jardin D’Amour are 9 interesting stories in 9 unique architectural styles, creating poetic space.
Debay Wine Cellar
It is recommended in many Da Nang Travel Reviews; however, with a Western person like me, Debay Wine Cellar is not that attractive. But drinking French wine in an Eastern country is not bad of an option.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Best place in Ba Na Hills, I think. Linh Ung Pogoda is located in a poetic, scared terrain on an altitude of 1500m. The sophisticated architecture together with 27m – height Shakyamuni statue on a 6m – height lotus gives off a peaceful feeling when paying a visit to the pagoda.
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