Why Sun World Bana Hills is special
Bana Hills is 25 km from Da Nang to the Southwest and is located on the most beautiful mountain in Da Nang, 1,487 m above sea level. Bana is considered as the “green lungs” of the Central region and the “pearl of climate” of Viet Nam. This destination is very attractive to tourists because it has forest beauty, plentiful vegetational cover, fresh climate, and characteristics of the four seasons in a day.
Bana was discovered by the French in 1901 and built as a resort. Structures, entertainment areas and hotels at Bana Hills bear the French architectural style and characteristics.
What to explore at Sun World Bana Hills
First, Of Course, the Cable car
Located at the peak of Chua Mountain, the only way to reach Bana Hills is via cable car. Bana Hills’ cable car system is one of the most impressive ten cable car lines in all over the world, so it is an attraction itself.
The fee for cable car is already included in your ticket.
Don’t miss the Golden Bridge
The image of Golden Bridge supported by giant hands only appeared on social networks not long ago but immediately attracts the community. Located in the middle of the mountain, the bridge is designed to look soft and charming, with the entire bridge covered with a magnificent yellow. From the distance, the bridge is like a silk strip floating in white clouds. What makes the bridge more special is the huge supporting hand. Standing on the bridge, a majestic natural landscape will appear in front of you with white clouds and mountains.
Check in in Le Jardin D’amour Gardens
Discovering the romantic and dreamy Le Jardin D’Amour is a must-do activity when you visit Bana Hill station. Nine different gardens will tell you nine different stories behind the architecture and the flowers. You may not be a fan of flowers, but when you encounter the lovely Arapang or the lively Daylily, your heart will skip a beat. And don’t forget to stop by the 100-year-old wine cellar nearby. You’d better prepare yourself, because you may get drunk not only on the beauty of the flowers but also on the finest wine.
Try Wine in Centennial Cellar
Debay wine cellar, a one-of-a-kind structure built by the French people, was created and dug through Ba Na mountain in 1923. It is 100 meters long and in good condition with the continuous temperature of 16 to 20 degrees Celsius. But what makes it unique are the components that created the cellar. One of them is the litsea cubeba resin – which is found only in this area. This cellar challenges time every year, and it will continue to do so for centuries to come.
Pray Shakyamuni on Linh Ung Pagoda
Linh Ung, one of the most remarkable pagodas in Vietnam, is located in a poetic and sacred terrain at the altitude of nearly 1,500 meters. At the front of the pagoda there is a Benguet pine – an endangered species in the country. But what makes this place like-no-other is the 27-meter tall statue of Shakyamuni Buddha that looks forward to the city.
Take the Train and Climb the Mountain
Bana Hill has conducted surveys the transporting types of climbing train in Europe to allow visitors to have different experiences. The climbing train will help you easily move through landscapes such as Linh Ung pagoda, Le JardinD’Amour flower garden, and ancient villas with luxurious designs following modern European architecture.
Virtually Live in Beautiful French Village
Inspired by a journey around France with impressive destinations of the French missionary Pigneau de Behaine – the first foreigner set foot in Ba Na, French architectures created a stunning architectural space bold with European style of the 19thcentury.
Discover Indoor Fantasy Park
The Fantasy Park is the ideal entertainment destination for the whole family. It was built and designed with the inspiration from two famous novels “Journey to The Center of The Earth” and “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” by the French writer Jules Verne. The area will open a world of amusement with lively and attractive games and activities, from wandering in the forest, exploring the dinosaur park to conquering the 29-meter tall Freefall summit and 5D cinemas. Not to mention that you will get access to over 90 free exciting games here.
Enjoy Tea in Tru Vu Tra Quan (Trú Vũ Trà Quán)
Tru Vu Tra Quan tea house was built based on the traditional architecture of northern Vietnam, of which the interior is decorated with short square wood tables. It gives you the feeling of peace and tranquility thanks to its combination of great architecture, background music, and natural scenery. You will love observing the beauty of the sky, the immense primitive forest, and the splendor of the French village while sipping a cup of hot tea.
Watch Toc Tien (Tóc Tiên) Waterfall From Above
On the cable car station of Toc Tien waterfall, you will be able to witness the panoramic view of Toc Tien flowing from above. According to stories from the old days, the fairies used to come to play here and admire the beautiful landscapes so they forgot to come back the sky, leaving long hair crossing over 9 floors of stones, creating heroic Toc Tien waterfall as nowadays.
Swim in the Attic Pool
Located in Mercue hotel looking like a massive, magnificent, and sumptuous castle of the populations of French Village of Bana Hills, but very few people know that, it is hidden inside a swimming pool with exclusive architecture style, reproducing the luxuries of European nobility since the ancient times.
Take Part in Festivals in Bana Hills
Don’t miss out on these fascinating festivals occurring in Bana Hills:
– The Flower festival from February to September
– The Carnival festival from April to September
– The wine festival during May
– The beer festival from June to September
– The Halloween festival during October
– The winter festival on Christmas
Sip Divine Sausages
After all, the journey of exploring Ba Na Hill will be fuller if you can enjoy a hot and scented sausage. In any corner of Ba Na Hill, you could also easily buy it. In the fresh cold air of the clouds, taking a bite of sausage is wonderful. It is said that, visiting Ba Na Hill without eating at least a grilled sausage during the trip means that the trip cannot be completed.
Getting to Sun World Bana Hills
From Da Nang international airport: 40 km away, taxi recommended
From Da Nang train station: 35 km away, go by taxi, motorbike
From Hoi An ancient town: 60 km away, taxi recommend
>> More: A Complete Guide to Ba Na Hills