Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam known for its sandy beaches and history as a French colonial port. Beside Dragon Bridge Da Nang, Marble Mountain or Han River, Ba Na Hills is known as one of the famous destinations of tourist attractions in Da Nang City. As Central Vietnam continues to receive a large influx of domestic and foreign tourists every year, Ba Na Hills has gradually become one of the most exciting tourist destinations in this economically growing region.
Vietnam Shore Excursions is here to write this blog to give you, hopefully, some knowledge before you get useful insight about Ba Na Hills Vietnam. How to get to Ba Na Hills; what to do in Ba Na Hills Da Nang; Ba Na Hills Admission & Ticket Fees; … This is all you need to take note!
Ba Na Hills Address
Ba Na Mountain is located in Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District. It is about 40 km to the West of Da Nang city center. Ba Na’s tourist center is located at the peak of Mount Chua, 1489 meters above sea level. Ba Na ecotourism area attracts visitors with beautiful natural scenery. And the climate is always around 17-20 degrees Celsius.
Ba Na Hills History
Widely known as the Da Lat of Central Vietnam,” Ba Na hill station was originally founded by French colonialists in the late 19th century. Situated at 1500 meters above sea level, Ba Na has cool and temperate weather, which averages 10-15 Celsius degrees each year which make it become an ideal vacation spot for the colonialists. Therefore, tourists who visit Ba Na Hill today can still notice the resemblance of French architecture that had once influenced the well-known station. Besides, located in the midst of the Truong Son (or Annamite) range, Ba Na Hills also offers tourists a phenomenal view of both the spectacular surrounding mountains and the incredible East Sea.
The easiest way to access Ba Na Hills is by taking the newly renovated Ba Na Cable Car. There are many things which tourists could do when visiting Ba Na Hills. In addition to staying and enjoying the various services at the luxurious Ba Na Hills Resort, tourists can also find peace and pay respect at the Linh Ung nearby. In Ba Na, on clear days, simply enjoying nature and the beautiful gardens will bring tourists joy. And the young children are sure to have immense fun at the amusement park located in the resort complex.
The most recent and best-known attraction at Ba Na Hills is the famed Golden Bridge. Not only famous on Facebook and Instagram, this architectural work is also mentioned on major news such as Independent, The Guardian, Reuters (UK), AFP (France), NBC (USA) or a reputable website in architectures like archdaily.com due to its majestic beauty. That is not a surprise when Da Nang Golden Bridge is ranked in the top 10 most unique architectural bridges in the world. It is not exaggerating to say that this golden bridge is not only an architectural work, but it is also a work of art that harmoniously combines the creativity of man and the beautiful nature of Vietnam.
Ba Na Hills Admission & Ticket Fees
Ba Na Hills ticket prices are slightly adjusted every year. Ba Na Hills ticket prices 2023 are the following:
- Adults: 900,000 VND
- Children (1-1.4 m): 750,000 VND
- Baby (<1 m): free
What is included in Ba Na Hills ticket price?
Ba Na Hills ticket includes:
- 2-way round trip by a cable car
- The service of the first in Vietnam funicular (mountain climbing train) service
- Visiting the Flower Garden
- Visiting the Debay Wine Cellar (excluding wine)
- Visiting the Golden Bridge
Ba Na Hills ticket does not include:
- Tickets to the Wax Museum and Rain Sheltering Teahouse
- Access to all games
Wax Museum Tickets
The wax museum of Ba Na Hills is the first of its kind in Vietnam, displaying fantastic wax figures of various worldwide celebrities. If you want to have an opportunity to take photos with your idols, learn about how waxworks are made or make you own wax statues, you can buy a Ba Na Hill wax museum ticket for the following price:
- Adults: 100,000 VND
- Children (< 1.4 m): Free
What to do in Ba Na Hills?
Walk On the Legendary Golden Bridge
The Golden Hands Bridge has become the icon of Da Nang since it opened in 2018. The bridge was designed and invented by the TA Landscape Architecture Company (belonging to Sun Group).
It has a unique architecture that you cannot find anywhere else. So, don’t forget to walk on the legendary Golden Bridge and take some cool photos to save the most beautiful memories in your life!
Most importantly, the Golden Bridge, lifted by giant stone hands, has been famous worldwide because of its unique structure and was voted as the most beautiful place by Time Magazine. That is the reason why there are thousands of people making the Golden Bridge tour in Da Nang annually.
Admire The Scenery
Therefore, do you know what to explore in Ba Na Hills? There are several activities at Ba Na Hills, Da Nang. But the first thing you should do is to hop on Ba Na Hills Cable car to enjoy the scenery. During the road, it is wonderful to admire the beauty of nature, blue sky, green mountains, and the Danang City view. There are a total of three cable car lines about 25 kilometers in length and it takes 20 minutes to reach the top of the mountain.
The first line is from Dream Spring Station to Ba Na Station. When taking this line, you can discover Linh Ung Pagoda and the giant Buddha statue. Moreover, it is interesting to explore Le Jardin D’Amour, known as a beautiful French garden.
Toc Tien Station – L’Indochine Station is the second one. Toc Tien Station – L’Indochine Station has a reputation for being the longest one-wire sling. You will get on the cable car for 20 minutes and enjoy the typical beauty of Toc Tien Waterfall.
Hoi An Station – Marseille Station is the final line for our trip. By buying Hoi An Station – Marseille Station ticket, you can get an opportunity to visit Marseille Station. From this station, tourists can go to see Le Jardin D’Armour as well as Linh Ung Pagoda.
Discover The French Village In Da Nang, Vietnam
What do you think when lost in the French Village in the middle of Vietnam? Let’s come to visit The French village in Ba Na Hills to experience this special feeling. The village duplicates a mini Europe following French architecture including a French church, shops, eateries, and gothic hotels or a beautiful square with a fountain.
Besides, tourists can enjoy street art from French artists. They are willing to interact and take pictures with you. So, don’t hesitate to invite them for some beautiful pictures! Moreover, you can stay overnight in the village because there is a Mercure Hotel for you to book a room and take a rest.
Immerse inside Fantasy Park
Fantasy Park is the best place to relieve stress and spend time with your friends. This place is inspired by two famous novels: ‘Journey to The Center of The Earth’ and ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’.
Tourists can be free to take part in various interesting places such as The Drop Tower for the ones who love thrilling games, the stunning glass dome, or the karst cave. Or you can experience 4D Death Race and 5D cinemas here. Don’t miss this place for unforgettable things!
Go On A Date At Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Gardens
Near Linh Ung Pagoda, Buddha white statue, and Debay Wine Cellar, Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Gardens is renowned for being among the most incredible landscapes in Ba Na Hills. For the first timer’s guide to Ba Na Hills, Da Nang, Le Jardin D’Amour Flower is a collection of 9 gardens including Love Garden, Grape Garden, Brainstorming Garden, Mystery Garden, Legendary Garden, Heaven Garden, Dream Spring Garden, Memory Garden, and Sacred Garden.
Each garden possesses different stunning beauties having 9 romantic love stories. If you are really into beautiful flowers and romantic things, let’s visit these places to have the best date with your partners!
Visit Linh Ung Pagoda & The Giant White Buddha Statue
One of the top things to see and do at Ba Na Hills, Vietnam is to visit Linh Ung Pagoda and the Giant White Buddha Statue. If you would like to see the Buddha Statue and explore Linh Ung Pagoda, you should go up to 1500 meters in height above sea level.
Here, visitors will see the panoramic view of the city with blue clouds and the giant sea. The Giant White Buddha Statue can be seen as the particular icon of Linh Ung Pagoda. You can see the statue even when standing in flower gardens. Additionally, there is Pinus Kesiya, a kind of valuable pine tree listed in Vietnam’s Red Book.
Enjoy a glass of wine at 100-year-old Debay Wine Cellar
What should we do next in Ba Na? Debay Wine Cellar is a must-visit when traveling to Bana Hills. It was built in 1923 by the French and has existed for over 100 years.
You can find the cellar 100 meters in length over Ba Na Mountain. It is to preserve the temperature between 16 degrees and 20 degrees Celsius. When visiting this place, you can enjoy a glass of wine, known as the best wine in Danang in particular and Vietnam in general.
Explore Ba Na Hills Wax Museum
Ba Na Hills Wax Museum is an interesting place to discover Ba Na Hills, Da Nang. Plus, it is like a gallery presenting human-like wax statues of a lot of celebrities all over the world like Obama, the British Queen, Lady Gaga, Marylin Monroe or Messi, and Michael Jordan. We ensure that you will have fun here.
Experience tea at Tru Vu Tra Quan Tea House
Do you love tea? Would you like to enjoy a cup of tea at Tru Vu Tra Quan Tea House? Following the ancient architecture of northern Vietnam mixing some Japanese cultural features, the Tea House can be considered the best place for tea-addicted persons. Furthermore, the tea house has a great view of a French village with clouds and sky, so you can not only sip a cup of warm tea but also admire the beauty of this spot.
Ba Na Hills Events & Festivals
There are some Ba Na Hills Events & Festivals for you to participate in:
- The Flower festival (February 10th – September 3rd)
- The Carnival festival (April – September)
- The wine festival (May 5th – May 20th)
- The beer festival (June 1st – September 5th)
- The Halloween festival (in October)
- The winter festival (on Christmas days)
Ba Na Hills Accommodation
When you come to visit, experience Ba Na often during the day and will return to the city center. But if you have time, you should enjoy a wonderful night in Ba Na – the mountainous, foggy, romantic dream.
Hotel recommendation: Mercure French Bana Hills Village
This is a 4-star hotel with all kinds of deluxe and deluxe rooms with full facilities: swimming pool, spa, gyms, cafe, restaurant, … romantic time, cannot forget.
Best Time to visit Ba Na Hills
Therefore, when is the best time to visit Ba Na Hills? It should be from April to August if you would like to take beautiful pictures at the Golden Bridge. Nevertheless, this spot will be a bit crowded at this time. The number of visitors will be less between Sep and March, but remember to bring raincoats and umbrellas because it easily rains during September and October.
We would like to share with you some tips for traveling to Ba Na Hills – Golden Bridge:
- The opening time of Bana Hill is until 10 pm.
- You have to spend a lot of time or even the whole day exploring the site
- Remember to bring a jacket! You will need to use it on rainy or foggy days!
- There are many good eateries and restaurants in the French village, so you don’t need to worry that you will be hungry and store food or snacks!
- The best time to admire the sunset on Golden Bridge is after 4:00 pm. The admission fee is down to 550,000VND for each person.
Sun World Ba Na Hills Map
How to get to Ba Na Hills?
There are different methods to get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang or Hoi An. You can take a bus, take a taxi or rent a motorbike and drive it on your own if you love adventure. But if you want to visit Ba Na Hills with the best way, you can book Ba Na Hills Tour with Vietnam Shore Excursions.
Motorbike: The vehicle is chosen by many visitors, especially the young ones. You only need to rent motorcycles around VND100,000 – 150,000 per day depending on the type of car. Motorbike to Ba Na you can freely see the scenery, beautiful way up, easy to stop to take pictures but because the road has many ramps, zigzag so be careful to remember that gas Before going and going very carefully, do not take risks.
Cars: Getting by car is also easy for guests. From Danang city center, you will take Duy Tan road and follow Nguyen Van Linh to the second ring. Then turn to Nguyen Tri Phuong Street. Next to the circle, tourists going to Dien Bien Phu on the left turn to National 1A will see Hoang Van Thai, turn left, then go straight to Ba Na tourist. Moreover, there are some of the services for you to take into consideration: Da Nang to Ba Na Hills private car with English-speaking drivers or is convenient for you to book Hoi An to Ba Na Hills Private Car if you are at Hoi An Ancient town.
Taxi: If you go with a family with children, you should hire a taxi package, both take and pick up 2 ways plus time is 8h, cost about 800,000 VND.
Bus: The bus is very convenient and ensures that since the car has a guide from the beginning of the tour to the end of the tour, each person is offered a free bottle of water when riding. The time to play in Ba Na is from 8:15 am to 15:30 pm, her guide will take visitors to visit and wait for visitors and take them back to the hotel.
With these great advantages. Travel to Ba Na for only one day, enjoy nature and admire the vast space of Ba Na with beautiful architectural attractions. You will be immersed in the miniature capital of France.