With a stunning mountain view, Ba Na Hills has become a favorite destination for local Vietnamese as well as foreigners. Visiting Ba Na Hills, you not only enjoy nice landscape and cool atmosphere but also participate in various entertainments. In this post, I will guide you to enjoy the best of this place.
How to get to Ba Na Hills?
Ba Na Hills is located in Da Nang, Vietnam. Therefore, you need to fly to Da Nang International Airport, and then take a cab or sign up for a tour. My advice is to put your luggage in your hotel rooms first, then go to Ba Na Hills.
How much do you need to pay?
You can get a taxi to Ba Na Hills for 600 000 VND both ways, or you can go by any type of transportation.
The price to enter Ba Na Hills includes the ticket for all cable cars and theme park entrance ticket.
Adult: 650 000 VND
Children ( 1m – 1.3 meters): 550 000 VND
This ticket price does not include the price for Wax Museum (100,000 VND/ adult, and free for kids), as well as food and beverage. You can read more about the ticket price here
There are plenty of restaurants and food stands in Ba Na Hills. You can also choose buffet for 200 000 VND/ adult.
You can also book a tour to Ba Na Hills. A tour normally includes:
Pick-up and drop-off service
One bottle of water
Ba Na Hills Ticket
I also booked a Ba Na Hills tour for my family from a hotel I stayed. It cost me 920 000 VND/ adult. There are cheaper tours as well, from 780 000 VND/ adult, but I heard that there are more people in those tours. Below are the reviews from the tour I took:
Do not need to line up to buy ticket
Know the way to get to the fastest cable car
Lunch is included
Transportation: Because it was a tour, a bus drove around the city for 1.5 hours to pick up all the passengers.
Limited time: You need to follow the time the tour guide listed. I think there is not much time to visit.
Food: A lunch buffet was not good in my opinion. There were not many choices, and the dishes were not delicious.
In brief, having a tour guide is much easier if you go on a vacation with your family. However, if you want to have more freedom, it’s better to consider going alone. It was tiring for my family to go after the whole group and could not spend much time exploring. If I go again, I will choose to go without a tour.
What to see in Ba Na Hills?
a) Cable car
Located 45 minutes from Da Nang city, Ba Na Hills has a scenic mountain view with a huge amusement park. In order to reach the top of the hill, you have to take the cable car. The fee is already included in your ticket.
Ba Na Hills’ cable car system is one of the most impressive ten cable car lines in all over the world. You should ask the staff for the fastest cable car line, which was used from 30/4/2017. It shortens your waiting time, and it only takes 20 minutes to get from the foot of the mountain to the Garden. The view from the cable car is totally amazing!
The view from the cable car
b) Le Jardin d’Amour – Temple – Debay Wine Cellar
When you arrive at the station, take a walk to Le Jardin d’Amour to enjoy the beauty of flowers and statues.
There are various type of flowers in Le Jardin d’Amour
You can freely explore all the gardens, Linh Ung Temple, and Debay Ancient Wine Cellar as well.
A view of Linh Ung Temple
A look from the inside of Debay Ancient Wine Cellar. You can also taste wine here with 75,000 VND/glass
The French discovered Ba Na Hills area and built several works such as hotels, swimming pools, etc. However, everything was mostly destroyed during the war, and only Debay Ancient Wine Cellar was left. This place was built by French architects and was dug deep inside the mountain in 1923.
c) French Village
After that, you can take a short cable ride to the top of the mountain. You can enjoy the lunch at any restaurants, then start exploring around the French village.
It looks like Europe, right?
From another corner of the village
There were beautiful flowers around the French village as well
It was quite dark around 4pm
The village is not too big, so 30 minutes to 1 hour is usually enough for photos. There are free performances on the stages as well.
d) Fantasy Park
After visiting the French village, let’s go down to a free amusement park. There are 3 underground floors for games only. There are lots of free games, but the queue is very long to get in. You can also enjoy the massage on the 2nd floor.
These games are free to play
Tips to enjoy the best of Ba Na Hills:
Bring light: You need to walk a lot so it’s better to bring at least at you can.
Clothes: It’s not too cold on the top of Ba Na Hills, so if you are afraid, you can bring a light coat or jacket.
Shoes: Wear comfortable shoes or slippers. You need to walk a lot.
Ticket: You should book the ticket in advance because the ticket line is very long.
Time: It’s better to get there early from 8 am. It helps shorten the time waiting for the cable cars.
Don’t go in the summer or Vietnamese national holidays: It’s full of tourist. There are 10 000 – 20 000 people per day, so you will be stuck in the flow of people and cannot enjoy anything.
Is Ba Na Hills worth a visit? Locals say if you haven’t visited Ba Na Hills, you haven’t visited Da Nang. However, if you are used to seeing Europe and want something different, Ba Na Hills may be not your cup of tea. If you want to see the mixture between European architecture and Vietnamese temple, also hiding from the hot of Vietnam, don’t hesitate and just go! After taking a tour, I recommend going alone to explore freely.
So, hope you will have a great time at Ba Na Hills -:)
http://www.expatolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/logo.png00Ha Truonghttp://www.expatolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/logo.pngHa Truong2017-08-03 08:00:222017-08-10 19:01:44A Complete Guide to Ba Na Hills - A little piece of Europe