Ba Na Hills Tourism – A wonderland among the mountains and forests of Da Nang

by Lam Pham

In recent years, tourism in the coastal city of Da Nang has constantly risen strongly in the world tourism market. Among them, the bright spot that makes the coastal city of Danang develop spectacularly is the world-class Sun World Ba Na Hills project with a series of iconic works and the pride of this coastal city.

Follow this article by Karst Plateau to discover fun, entertainment, and food activities in Sun World during your upcoming trip to Ba Na Hills.

1. Where is Ba Na Hills?

Ba Na Hills is known as Little Europe in the south of Da Nang

Ba Na Hills is a tourism-entertainment-resort complex, located in An Son Village, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang Province. It is 35 km southwest of Da Nang City. Ba Na Hills is known as “Little Europe” in the south of Da Nang. With an altitude of 1478m above sea level, Ba Na Hills is like a wonderland growing among the mountains and forests of Da Nang, surrounded by green trees and mountains arranged in layers.

2. When should I travel to Ba Na Hills?

The best time to visit Ba Na Hills is from April to September

To avoid rain and fog, the best time to visit here is from April to September. At this time, it rains little, and the weather is beautiful, helping you catch beautiful corners everywhere. Or if you want to join the festivals in Ba Na Hills, go in spring (January to March) and winter (October to December), but be sure to bring warm clothes and umbrellas, as this time in Ba Na is quite cold and humid.

The weather and climate in Ba Na Hills change continuously, morning rain, sunny noon, foggy afternoon. Therefore, you need to pay attention to the weather forecast before going to have a full day of fun in Ba Na Hills!

3. How to Get to Ba Na Hills

3.1 From Da Nang City to Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hill is located about 35 km southwest of Da Nang, so visitors can choose the right means to move here.

  • Motorbike: It will take about 30 minutes to arrive with motorbike rental prices in Da Nang ranging from 80,000 VND – 200,000 VND/vehicle/day.
  • Car or taxi: This vehicle is quite suitable for families with children and the elderly. The price ranges from 350.000 VND – 1.000.000 VND depending on the car and the number of people.

3.2 Take the cable car up Ba Na Hills

Take the cable car up Ba Na Hills

When arriving at the foot of the cable car tower, visitors will have to park their car and buy a cable car ticket to climb Ba Na Hills. In high season, visitors should buy tickets in advance at 93 Nguyen Van Linh’s representative office or through travel agencies to avoid waiting in line.

Ba Na Hill Cable Car Ticket Prices:

People from Da Nang 

  • Children 1-1m4: 450.000 VND/person
  • Adult: 550.000 VND/person

Out-of-town people

  • Children 1-1m4: 850.000 VND/person
  • Adult: 700.000 VND/person

4. What to do at Sun World Ba Na Hills?

4.1 French & European Village Shrinks

The project is divided into 7 areas, representing 7 notes in the music sheet

Phap Village is the final stop of the cable car journey, located on the peak of Lord Mountain. This area is designed in ancient European architecture, resembling the dreamy city of Paris in France, with towering spires and peaceful castles.

You don’t have to travel all over Europe when you can visit the French Village at Ba Na Hills. Coming here, you can admire the majesty and splendor of ancient castles, a very European beauty in the heart of Da Nang. This is considered a project designed in the ancient architectural style of Paris. The project is divided into 7 areas, representing 7 notes in the music. It simulates the square and town of dreamy land, creating a fairy tale picture in the heart of Da Nang City.

4.2 Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden

Here, there are 9 gardens symbolizing 9 different emotions of love

In the Le Jardin D’Amour flower garden, there are 9 gardens representing 9 different levels of emotions about love: the Graceful Garden, the Secret Garden, the Mythical Garden, the Memory Garden, the Paradise Garden, the Osaka Garden, the Contemplation Garden, the Dream Stream Garden, and the Sacred Garden. Visit Le Jardin D’Amour to admire the classical beauty in a space filled with sentimental French music, poetic and dreamy, creating moments of relaxation and wonder.

  • Open time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

4.3 Debay Wine Cellar

This is a unique project by the French

Is a unique structure built by the French in 1923, Debay wine cellar is an ideal place to store wine, the temperature is always maintained at 16-20 degrees. In addition to exploring the wine cellar dug deep into the ground 100m, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy the rich European specialties or choose meaningful souvenirs for friends and family.

  • Open time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

4.4 Golden Bridge

This is one of the 100 most wonderful destinations in the world (as voted by TIME magazine)

At the Bordeaux Station’s stop is the Golden Bridge – the symbol of Ba Na Hills. The Golden Bridge at Ba Na Hills is one of the 100 most wonderful destinations in the world (as voted by TIME magazine). Although inaugurated in June 2018, the Golden Bridge still proves its attraction with its dense presence on the social media accounts of tourists.

Located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, this world-famous bridge is 150 meters long and stands out with two giant stone hands supporting the bridge. These stone hands are likened to the giant hands of gods pulling a golden strip out of the land. On misty days, the bridge will make you feel like you are walking through a paradise surrounded by white clouds.

  • Open time: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

4.5 Sun Face Waterfall

The artistic masterpiece of Ba Na Hills includes 43 statues themed on Greek legends

This ensemble includes 43 statues on the theme of Greek mythology, creating an impressive scene. You will be overwhelmed by the reenactment of famous works from major museums around the world, such as the god of light Apollo, the goddess of love Venus, and the goddess of war Athena. These are truly powerful “Roman treasures” that attract everyone’s attention.

4.6 Moon Castle

Moon Castle – extremely hot tourist destination in Ba Na hills

According to legend, the Moon Castle was built on the Dragon’s Nest – believed to be the home of the fire dragons, the most mystical and ancient creatures of the Moon Kingdom. The Moon Castle is vast with a total floor area of up to 38,000m2, divided into 4 floors with unique themes such as Dragon’s Nest, Power Wolf, Love Birds, and Moonlight Square. In particular, the large stage with a capacity of 2,000 seats is the place where high-class shows take place, creating impressive experiences for visitors.

5. List of festivals in the Ba Na Hills tourist area

Every year, many festivals take place in Ba Na Hills, stretching from the beginning to the end of the year, refer to the festivals below and make your schedule now:

5.1 Flower festival

Thousands of flowers bloom at the Ba Na Hills flower festival

You will admire countless flowers racing to bloom such as tulips, bell cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, and Aparang flowers, etc.  In particular, 1 million tulips covering the Le Jardin D’Amour love garden will make this place a wonderful love paradise.

  • Time: February – March every year

5.2 Summer Carnival

Enjoy the unique festival at Ba Na hills

This is a festival that brings a vibrant summer atmosphere with performances and costumes of professional dancers. Not only can you take photos with dancers in colorful costumes, but you can also admire the elaborate performances from dance, singing, circus, magic, makeup, and stilt walking from more than 100 artists and dancers from Europe, with many different themes, vary from year to year. This is definitely a festival that you cannot miss when coming to Ba Na Hills in the summer.

  • Time: May – September.

5.3 B’estival Beer Festival

B’estival Beer Festival

B’estival – another version of Oktoberfest, is considered the most attended beer festival in Vietnam, with many attractive events and activities for visitors. Coming to B’estival, you will live in a unique festive atmosphere, get drunk in brewer’s yeast, and enjoy the typical culinary flavor, mixed with dances combined with vibrant music.

  • Time: May – September.

5.4 Halloween Festival

Adventure in the mysterious Halloween festival at Ba Na Hills

Halloween festival is recreated in Ba Na Hills through fairy tales, and horror movies, and expressed in the language of charismatic dance art of international artists. In particular, pumpkins will be indispensable during Halloween, do not forget to check in with giant pumpkins.

  • Time: September – October

5.5 Winter Festival

Colorful winter on Ba Na hill attracts tourists to visit

Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at an altitude of 1,487m, why not? You will immerse yourself in the romantic winter scenery of Chau An with many experiential activities and special performances.

  • Time: November – December every year.

The tour of Ba Na Hills will give you a truly different perspective on the “most livable city in Vietnam” – poetic, and dynamic yet still containing many precious traditional values. So why wait any longer, let’s plan a trip to Ba Na Hills right away. In addition, Da Nang also has other attractive places waiting for you to explore. Karst Plateau hopes you will have unforgettable experiences in this livable city.

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