You are due to travel to Ba Na Hills and have not already known what to prepare, right? Then, full travel guide here will contribute to your well-thought out plan.
Best time to visit
From April to August is supposed to be the best time for a visit to Ba Na Hills because those months coincide with the summer when Vietnamese people often have long trips with their friends or families. You can find quite pulsating in this attraction when the summer is approaching; however, the winter or the other months are perfect for those who are seeking for the tranquility.
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How to get to
Obviously, you will have to arrive in Da Nang City. From the heart of downtown, just head towards Ba Na by motorbike, taxicab, or private transfer. Which one is chosen is depending on your favorite and how many companions you have on the trip. After being present at the entrance, take a cable car to the summit of Ba Na Hills.
Where to buy a cable car ticket
The ticket booth is situated at the foot of the hills, but if you are in holidays of Vietnam, it is inevitable that you must wait hours to get the ticket. Therefore, it is better to book one at travel agents in Da Nang City.
- Adults and children from 1.3 meters: VND 650,000/ticket (including hiking train and wine cellar)
- Children from 1 – 1.3 meters: VND 550,000/ticket
- Children under 1 meter: free of charge
Where to stay
The majority of visitors to Ba Na Hills do not stay overnight at the summit of the hills because it not only costs too much to book a room at the hotel of Mercure Banahills French Village, but also brings you a dull experience. That is the reason why they just go on a day trip at Ba Na Hill. Nevertheless, if you wish to try services at the hotel, you should double check the price before deciding whether you should stay here or not. The price is typically more than VND 1,000,000/night.
What to do
Witnessing the landscape below while being in a cable car
From the cable car, you can have a breathtaking panoramic view of Ba Na Hills, including thick forests, clouds, waterfalls, mountains, and sky, all of which are harmoniously mixed to create a spectacular scenic painting. Each of the cabins is decorated colorfully and beautifully and accommodates up to 6-8 adults.
Travelling on a hiking train
The hiking train service is excluded in the price of a cable car ticket. However, you are advisable to try it since it is surely exciting; the train will take you to Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden, Debay Wine Cellar, and Tinh Tam Garden. The train has a seating capacity of 80 passengers and runs on a 400 meter railway along the hillside. The fare is VND70,000/adult and VND50,000/child.
Visiting Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden
Here is a big flower garden divided into nine smaller ones and designed in the Western style which is romantic, classic, elegant, colorful, and impressive. Each of the small gardens will bear a main theme amazing you so much. Surprisingly, inside the Le Jardin D’Amour is a mysterious labyrinth which will stimulate you to discover.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Located at Ba Na Hills, Linh Ung Pagoda is referred to as one of three pagodas named Linh Ung in Da Nang. One interesting thing is that there is a Buddha statue 27 meters in height, dazzling any visitor at the first time of viewing it. If you are seeking for peace in your mind, the place could help.
Taking a sip of wine at Debay Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar was constructed by the French in 1923 with the aim of preserving various types of wine, especially wine made from fruits. The materials to build the cellar are quite special, but it is still in pristine condition despite undergoing many years of being used for preservation.
Experiencing at Fantasy Park
Of course, it is difficult to ignore fascinating activities at the emerging amusement park like Fantasy Park with the area of up to 21,000 square meters. Most indoor games, ranging from the ones for children to thrilling games are attractive enough to give you deserving experiences.
Besides, it will be with great regret that you miss out on Wax Statue Museum displaying wax statues of celebrated people, French Village designed by French architects, and Cham Stone to buy souvenirs.
What to eat
The following are suggestions you can take into consideration for your lunch and snack meals:
- Morin Restaurant: buffet with 30 dishes (VND180,000/adult and VND90,000/child).
- Hoi An Restaurant: the menu with rice, noddle and vermicelli.
- Doumer Restaurant: fastfood, fruits, and drinks.
- Buffet Club Restaurant: buffet with traditional tastes of three regions in Vietnam. It costs VND 180,000/ticket for buffet with 68 dishes.
- Nhà hàng La Lavande: VND225,000/buffet ticket.
- Buffet Vista Restaurant (Russian cuisine): VND250,000/buffet ticket.
- Brasserie Restaurant: Italian cuisine.