Fodor's Expert Review Ba Na Hills

Danang Amusement Park/Water Park

A former French hill station left abandoned until after the war, Ba Na is a local favorite, nicknamed "Da Lat, in Danang." Accessible via the world's longest single-track cable car (5,801 meters), traversing above jungle and waterfalls, Ba Na presents remarkable views across to the East Sea. At the top is a kitsch, fairground-themed park with a roller coaster, bumper cars, and a very entertaining wax museum—all popular with kids. To skip it, exit the cable car and walk straight ahead for more spectacular mountain views, and take the smaller cable car down to the second, more spiritual level where you can either take a funicular or hike up the mountain to visit the temples and pagodas that line the route. If you have the energy, climb the 17-story tower inside the statue of Buddha Guanyin—the largest in the country at 67 by 35 meters (the equivalent of a 30-story building). The site to save until last is tucked away behind the Shakamuni Buddha statue: the Debay wine cellar, which... READ MORE

A former French hill station left abandoned until after the war, Ba Na is a local favorite, nicknamed "Da Lat, in Danang." Accessible via the world's longest single-track cable car (5,801 meters), traversing above jungle and waterfalls, Ba Na presents remarkable views across to the East Sea. At the top is a kitsch, fairground-themed park with a roller coaster, bumper cars, and a very entertaining wax museum—all popular with kids. To skip it, exit the cable car and walk straight ahead for more spectacular mountain views, and take the smaller cable car down to the second, more spiritual level where you can either take a funicular or hike up the mountain to visit the temples and pagodas that line the route. If you have the energy, climb the 17-story tower inside the statue of Buddha Guanyin—the largest in the country at 67 by 35 meters (the equivalent of a 30-story building). The site to save until last is tucked away behind the Shakamuni Buddha statue: the Debay wine cellar, which was tunneled into the mountain in the 1920s by the former French residents. Inside is a large (thankfully cool) fully stocked bar and the chance to do a little wine tasting.

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Amusement Park/Water Park Mountain Family

Quick Facts

Danang, Da Nang  Vietnam

905-766–777

www.banahills.sunworld.vn

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 500,000d, 650,000d

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