Ba Na Hills Guide for Families


Ba Na Hill is a must-see attraction if you are in Danang, Vietnam.

Ba Na Hill is located in Truong Son Mountains,  45 minutes by car from Danang City Center. This French-inspired theme park and resort is famous for its majestic pair of hands holding the Golden Bridge as well as the replica of a French Village and French gardens perched on top of the hill.


How to get to Ba Na Hills from Danang
Sunworld Main Entrance
The easiest way to get to Ba Na Hill is to take a  Ba Na Hills Day Tour from Klook to get cover the itinerary for the day. Otherwise, you can also opt for Private Car Charter to bring you up the hill. The former would cover the theme park cost and meal while you need to pay your own expenses for the latter. For a fuss-free experience, we opt for the Ba Na Hills Day Tour with Cable Car Experience.


Cable Car
You would start from Hoi An Station and the cable car will take you to Marseille Station. Do not miss this stop as this is where the impressive Golden Bridge is.

Sunworld Cable Car

What to do there?

Marseille Station
Golden Bridge
The first stop should be Marseille Station, here you will get to see the Golden Bridge, French-inspired gardens Le Jardin D'Amour, Ling Ung Pagoda and an original French Cellar build in the 1920s
Which Direction?

Golden Bridge
Golden Bridge
The most impressive sight would be the Golden Bridge. Famed for the pair of stone hands seemingly holding up the 150-meter long bridge, it had since become of of the icons of Danang. The best time to visit Danang would be from March to June. On rainy days, the mountains would turn misty and you might end up with a surreal view of the Golden Bridge in mist.

If you would prefer an English speaking guide with you on this trip, you could opt for Ba Na Hills custom day tour.
The Hand

There are other interesting structures at the end of the bridge, you could spot a hand, pair of legs and several other body parts. Eerily beautiful if you asked us.


Le Jardin D' Amour

This is one of the most visited spots in BA Na Hill. There are 9 different gardens from the French-inspired Love Garden to the colourful blooms of Flower Garden
Love Garden
Take your time to discover the different gardens there. Remember to check the weather before you head down.
Flower Garden

Get lost in the labyrinth of the Secret Garden. This maze is quite challenging so do not let your child head in on his own!
Secret Garden
 Debay Wine Cellar
DeBay Wine Cellar

You can also explore an ancient wine cellar while you are there. Debay Wine Cellar was constructed by French Colonialist in 1923 and had been preserved well.
Debay Wine Cellar
It has a deep tunnel that runs 100m deep with a temperature between 16-20 degree celsius. You might even want to have a drink or two from the wine cellar while you are there.
Have a Drink


Ling Ung Pagoda

The 27 m high Shakyamuni Statue sits high to overlook the French Village. It is a stark contrast to the French Flair and a nod to the local culture.

Instagram spots

There are plenty of Instgramable spots around the gardens. Remember to take your camera along.

Food


There is a restaurant- Doumer Restaurant on this level. We do suggest to head higher for a buffet spread instead.

Funicular
Funicular
You could opt to take a Funicular up and down the high if time permits on this section of the hill.

Lourve Station


From Marseille Station, take a different cable car up the summit. The ride would take you only 5 minutes where you would be transported to a medieval French Village that resembles a fortress.
Fortress


Wax Museum
Wax Museum
The first time you see when you step off the cable car station would be the Wax Museum. Entrance to the wax museum requires an added nominal fee. You could add it on to your Ba Na Hill Tour package should you wish. If time is a constraint, you might want to consider exploring other parts of the Hill first.

Sunworld Globe
Sunworld Globe

A visit to Sunworld would not be complete if you do not take a selfie with the Sunworld Globe. It would probably remind you of a bigger theme park found in other parts of the world. 


Chapel
Cathedral

Step behind the globe at Saint Denis Church awaits. This is not a real church but a replica.


Alpine Coaster
Alpine Coaster @ Ba Na Hill
If weather permits, take a ride on the Alpine Coasters. A thrilling high-speed coaster that will bring you down the slopes of the hill.

Fantasy Park
Fantasy Park

Fantasy Park is a large amusement centre in Ban Na Hill.


Drawing inspiration from Journey to the Center of the Earth and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, this amusement park provides countless of fun and surprises.

Bumper Car @ Fantasy World

There are free rides such as Bumper Car and a High Drop Tower. The rides are provided free.
Rockclimbing
For the more adventurous, you could try to scale the 5 story rock wall.



While younger ones could enjoy the Jurassic Park and the free arcade games.


Games are relatively new with games like Beat Saber and Star Wars Battle Pod. You can play on it for unlimited time and it is included in your tickets.


You have to try the Giant Pacman when you are there!

For little ones with pend up energy, you can let them play on the Baby Explorers playground. The great thing about this amusement park is that they have an arcade game area especially for kids under 5.

There is also a row of about 10 carnival games for you to try your luck. The games are chargeable and cost about SGD 1 per game.


If you are lucky, you might walk away with some prizes too.

There are also performances throughout the day to keep you entertained.


Resturants

There are ala carte and buffet-style restaurants. If you have booked the Ba Na Hill Tour, a buffet will be included in your package. Otherwise. you could opt for the eateries found along the medieval streets.


Instagram worthy spots


This section of Ba Na Hill is also Instagram friendly. You can find spots around the Sunworld Globe, Starbucks building or the Zodiac Zone for your Instagram portfolio.

Horoscope Park

Just pick your spot and smile!



If you plan to stay a little longer, you could consider staying at Mercure Danang Bana Hills

You can book your hotel here.



If you had taken the Ba Na Hill tour package, return cable car tickets are included in the package. You would have to take from the L'Indochine Station which will take you 5.8 km to Toc Tien Sation. At a distance of 5.801km, it is currently the world's longest cable car ride!

L'Indochine

The View itself is worth the trip down.


Ba Na Hill Tour Package included return transportation to the hotel. It is the best fuss-free way to experience Ba Na Hill!



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