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First Timer's Guide To Ba Na Hills, Da Nang

17 Oct 2018

Hew Lee Yee

Klook Travel Curator

French getaway in the heart of Vietnam

Just a 45-minute car ride away from Da Nang is a beautiful hilltop resort perched atop a mountain the middle of Vietnam. Ba Na Hills is famous for its French village with buildings that look like medieval castles, a majestic Golden Bridge, popular hubs of endless entertainment and more.

If you’ve never considered Ba Na Hills as a travel destination, you’ll soon want to add it into your list after learning about this magnetic place. So keep reading on and find out what adventure lies ahead in this mountain top resort.

How to get to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang

Located in Da Nang, Ba Na Hills is a popular destination for many travellers who visit the city. If you’re looking to make a day trip to Ba Na Hills from Da Nang, the most convenient way is to get a private car charter.

With a comfortable ride and a knowledgeable driver, you can get to your destination without a hitch. Instead of a private car charter, there are also many Ba Na Hills day tours you can opt for.

Then, to reach the hilltop Ba Na Hills Resorts, visitors get to take the picturesque cable car. In fact, it holds several Guinness World Records. The best part, of course, is the surrounding views of the lush forest leading up to your destination.

Klook activities in Ba Na Hills

Premier Golden Bridge, Ba Na Hills Day Tour with Cable Car Experience

Itinerary

  • 7:30am-8am pick up at hotel in Da Nang City center
  • 9am arrive at Ba Na Hills and take cable car transfer
  • Golden Bridge, L'Jardin D'Amour, Tinh Tam Garden, French Stable
  • Linh Ung Pagoda, Loc Uyen Garden, Quan Am Pavilion
  • 11:30am Debay Station and Nui Chua Peak
  • 12pm enjoy a lunch buffet of over 100 dishes at a restaurant in Ba Na Hills
  • 1:30pm Fantasy Park, Wax Statue Museum (optional) or free and easy
  • Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple
  • 4:30pm-5pm take cable car transfer and depart for Da Nang city center
  • 6pm-6:30pm end of tour, drop off at hotel in Da Nang city center
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Things to do in Ba Na Hills

1. Golden Bridge

One of the attractions that took the world by storm since its opening is the Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills. Something that looks straight out of a fairytale, the striking footbridge is cradled by two massive stone hands. Made to look like an ancient ruin, the hands emerge from the thick forests covered in moss and cracks.

The 150-metre-long bridge gives visitors plenty of space to take in the scenic views. Join a private custom day tour which includes a visit to the Golden Bridge and learn more along the way with an optional English-speaking tour guide.

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2. French Village

The main attraction of the Ba Na Hills Resort is the French-style village with its cobblestoned streets and Parisian-style architecture. Built at mountaintop, this French village does not only look the part but feels the part as well with its cool weather.

When evening time rolls around, the resort is filled with misty air and thick fogs which adds more to its allure. To best experience French village, you can opt to stay overnight in one of the beautiful resorts and enjoy the different views at every hour.

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3. Le Jardin D’Amour

One of the most visited spot in Ba Na Hills is Le Jardin D’Amour, home to 9 different flower gardens. From a sea of violet arapang flowers in Mo Spring Garden to colourful blooms of Heaven Garden and more.

Get lost in the labyrinth of the Secret Garden and taste the fruits of labour from the 100-year-old Debay Ancient Wine Cellar attached to the Grape Garden. Make sure to have your camera ready for plenty of the perfect photo op moments!

4. Fantasy Park

A unique indoor entertainment zone in Ba Na Hills, Fantasy Park is a great place to spend the day with the family. Designed with inspirations from the popular novels from famous French author Jules Verne, Fantasy Park is full of exciting activities and games.

Walk through the mystical Fairy Forest, conquer the heart-racing 29 metres Free-Fall Tower, or try something that interests you from the over 90 free games. To experience a theatre experience like no other, there’s also the 3D mega 360-degree cinema that’s first of its kind in the whole of Vietnam!

5. Linh Ung Pagoda

Despite the French influence in this hilltop resort, you can still find a charming touch of the local culture. The Linh Ung-Ba Na is one of three Linh Ung pagodas in Da Nang is also the highest one at approximately 1,500 metres above sea level.

One of the most striking features is the 27m white Shakyamuni statue. Besides that, the pagoda also has a great vantage point to overlooks the French village nestled in the jungle.

More things to do in Ba Na Hills

Aside from the highlighted attractions mentioned above, Ba Na Hills still has plenty of other things to do. From the Wax Statue Museum to Tombstone Temple, Alpine Coaster, Funicular and more, you can enjoy them with a Ba Na Hills admission ticket.

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Where to eat in Ba Na Hills

Arapang restaurant

After a tiring day of exploring the French village, it’s time to treat yourself to a buffet. Arapang serves a wide variety local favourites as well as specialties from the traditional pho to various stir-fry dish, crab meat soup and more.

These are just a few dishes from the Arapang sample menu. Aside from hot foods, there are also desserts and drinks. Whatever your preference, you can definitely find something you like. If you get a combo with an admission ticket, it’s inclusive of a lunch voucher at Arapang.

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