Are you looking to travel to Danang and visit Ba Na Hills ? You are planning to go to Ba Na Hills but you don’t know what you will see there ? Here are the top things to see in Ba Na Hills.
Ba Na Hills is one of the most famous amusement parks near Danang in recent years. From a distance, it looks like a medieval castle hidden in the forest. Yet in this ancient castle, luxury accommodations, modern game rooms and an amusement park await you to explore.
Particularly, Ba Na Hills becomes impressive with the Golden Bridge, a giant bridge held by two stone hands. It is a shimmering structure emerging from the trees of Thien Thai Garden in Ba Na Hills. If you are planning to visit Ba Na Hills but don’t know what to do and see, follow our suggestions below.
What is Ba Na Hills ?
Most famous for: the golden bridge, the theme park, the game center.
Location: 1,489 meters above sea level on Nui Chua Mountain, about 30 km from downtown Danang.
Ba Na Hills was first the leisure destination for French tourists during the colonial era before being transformed into a modern theme park.
Price: 750,000 VND (about 32 USD) / adults and 600,000 VND (25 USD) / children (1m – 1.4m in height). Free for children under 1m.
If you have a specific itinerary, book your tickets online (and maybe take advantage of 20% off) in advance to avoid queuing.
Opening hours: every day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Things to see in Ba Na Hills?
1. Traveling in a cable car system
As soon as you come to Ba Na Hills, you are surprised by its cable car system. This system obtained several world records, including the record for the highest difference between departure and arrival and the greatest change in altitude.
The cable car system has 94 cabins with a total capacity of 1,500 passengers/hour. It takes you about 15-20 minutes to travel by foot from the mountain to the top of Ba Na in a modern cable car. You will have the chance to fly over the spectacular Golden Bridge. The journey to reach the fairy world covered in white clouds is magical.
2. Walks around the French village of Ba Na Hills
At an altitude of 1,500 meters, you will find a European-style village in a tropical country. Tourists are free to walk around a large square with a flower garden, fountains, cafes, restaurants, vintage cars. Here you are lost in a suburb of Paris with old buildings with French architecture, castles with sharp towers, the square, the peaceful roof… For those who never have the chance to visit Europe, this. It’s a chance to explore a whole new land.
3. Visit the wax museum
The exhibition area of Ba Na Hills presents a wax version of movie stars, musicians, businessmen, politicians in the world. For example, US President Barack Obama, actor Jackie Chan, singer Taylor Swift, British Royal Family in 1:1 size.
If you want to take photos with celebrities, this is your chance to make the dream come true. It is another thing to see in Ba Na Hills. Each wax figure comes with character information noted in both English and Vietnamese.
At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to discover the wax workshop and how Italian craftsmen create a wax figure. It’s a meticulous process to accurately determine each famous person’s height, height, skin color, and facial expressions. Some works are as vivid as the real ones.
4. Visit the spectacular Golden Bridge
Located in the Thien Thai Garden, the Golden Bridge is the connection point between the French Village and the Le Jardin d’Amour flower garden. The Golden Bridge is the most beautiful thing you have to see in Ba Na Hills. This monument is impressive by the giant hands that lift the bridge. According to TA Landscape Architecture – the company that designed the Golden Bridge, the giant hand represents the mountain god, and the bridge is the yellow silk that helped villagers reach Thien Thai Garden. TIME Magazine of the United States ranked the Golden Bridge in the “Top 100 Most Wonderful Destinations in the World 2018”.
Taking walks on this magnificent bridge on sunny days is an opportunity to enter a paradise on earth with clouds below and sunshine above.
5. Immersion in the flower garden Le Jardin d’Amour
The discovery of the flower garden Le Jardin d’Amour is an activity not to be missed during your visit to Ba Na Hills. Nine themed gardens hide its own significance in the architecture and selection of flowers.
Suoi Mo Garden (Dream Stream): A beautiful flower garden with a perfect combination of Aparang and Kim Kim flowers.
Garden of Eden: this place is ideal for admiring the sunrise. This site is the harmony between heaven and earth, decorated with beautiful bellflowers.
The mysterious garden: a place is created to encourage visitors to discover. This garden looks like a maze with tall walls of trees.
Garden of lovers: a garden is decorated with French architecture, lively and attractive patterns.
Thoughtful garden: it is a garden with an infinite flow of botany representing the flow of thought.
Mythological Garden: This place is inspired by Mount Olympia with the sacred gods of Athens.
Garden of Remembrance: the four gods here represent the four seasons which alternate with the flow of memories.
Sacred Garden: Lovers should not miss this place as it stands for vow, romance and emotions of love.
Vineyard: the landscape is reminiscent of a vineyard in the south of France.
And don’t miss the chance to explore in the century-old wine cellar nearby, a place to complete your trip to Paris in Vietnam.
6. Conquer Alpine Coaster of Ba Na Hills
Settled in the area of French Village – the most beautiful and romantic place in Ba Na Hills, the sledding route follows the winding mountain, offering beautiful scenery of the area.
The journey is designed with a spectacular trail and unexpected curves up and down, then suddenly a landscape of breathtaking beauty appears before your eyes. Cars can continue along the rail at a maximum speed of 40 km/h. Each car is equipped with its own braking system so you can choose your own desired speed. This site is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
7. Awakening your taste buds in restaurants of different styles
To tantalize your taste buds in Ba Na Hills, there are several great options to choose from:
Arapang: This is the largest buffet restaurant in Ba Na Hills. There you can treat yourself to an Asia-Europe buffet. Named after the famous arapang flower, the style of the restaurant makes a good visual impression with vivid images on the red brick wall, the wooden carved flying birds hanging from the 4th floor of the restaurant.
Beer Plaza: The restaurant is designed with a unique architecture, in the form of a giant yellow glass beer box with the glass dome. A 2-story stage is located in the middle of the restaurant, allowing foreign dancers and artists to dance to their heart’s content.
La Crique & Café Postal: Stop by to taste Spanish cuisine the right way. The dark red color of the ceiling, the greyish green of the walls constitute a semi-classical place with traditional wooden tables and colored sofas.
Le Louvre: the restaurant is designed in the form of a glass tower, resembling that of the Louvre Museum. From a distance, no one thinks it’s a restaurant. This restaurant serves more than 200 authentic Chinese dishes which are considered the best in Ba Na of Vietnam.
8. Discovery of 4D Death Race
The Death Race 4D in Ba Na Hills is actually the most modern 4D cinema in the country. This cinema has a total of 28 seats installed on a moving mechanical system, an electromagnetic sensor, many other effect devices as well as a large 3D screen. The Death Race gives you the thrilling sensations like in a Formula 1 race. There is even wind, steam and smoke to further stimulate your senses.
9. Fun with the drop tower
With the drop tower, you discover breathtaking beauties depending on the altitude. At the top, you can watch clouds floating through the glass dome. Then you fell 29 meters (95 feet) to enter a cave designed according to what was described in two novels by Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870) .
10. Night in Ba Na Hills
Overnight at Ba Na Hills lets you experience all 4 beautiful seasons. And it is the chance to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and sunset. Currently in Ba Na Hills, there are only 3 hotels: Morin Hotel, Debay Hotel and Mercure Ba Na Hills French Village.
Morin Hotel: it is a 3-star hotel in Ba Na Hills with 2 types of rooms: deluxe room (30 m2) and suite room (65 m2). In addition, you will benefit from a modern bar-restaurant complex. Morin’s restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine.
Debay Hotel: Debay Hotel is a fairly quiet hotel. There are 3 types of rooms: deluxe room (23 m2), superior deluxe room (25 m2) and suite room (45 m2).
Mercure Ba Na Hills French Village: The Mercure Ba Na Hills French Village is a 4-star luxury hotel and the most modern hotel system in Ba Na. The rooms offer a view of the French village with high-end facilities such as a spa-gym, an indoor swimming pool, a bar, a retail store or a patisserie.
In high season it is very difficult to book a room here due to high demand. In addition, the public rate is sometimes quite high. You can contact Vietnam Découverte to get affordable prices.
How to get to Ba Na Hills?
Da Nang is a modern city with good road conditions, so traveling to Ba Na Hills from Danang is very easy. You can get there by taxi, motorbike or bus.
By taxi: the price varies from 350,000 VND to 500,000 VND per trip (15 – 22 USD). The best known are Vinasun, Mai Linh, Tien Sa…
By motorbike: it is a cheaper option than a taxi, around 4 USD to 7 USD for a day.
By bus: the first departure is at 8 am and the last at 4.30 pm. Expect 120,000 VND to 150,000 VND for a return ticket (5 – 7 USD) and 100,000 VND for a one-way ticket (4.5 USD).
You can book a Vietnam Discovery package because we offer combined Danang – Bana Hills – Hoi An tours with services as you wish.
Best time to visit Ba Na Hills
The months of April to August is the high season because the Vietnamese and spend their summer holidays there. So, if you want to share the emotional and lively atmosphere with thousands of people, choose this time to go to Vietnam. If you prefer the less crowded period, you should come to this destination from September to March.
In Ba Na Hills, all 4 seasons happen in one day: mild spring in the morning, hot summer in the afternoon, cool autumn in the evening and cold winter at night.