24 hours in Ba Na Hills: What to do and where to go

Ba Na Hills is an immersive tourist destination in Da Nang, offering a resort-style ecosystem and top-notch entertainment options for visitors of all ages. Here, you’ll not only experience a marvelous blend of nature, architecture, culture, and landscapes but also immerse yourself in a ceaseless array of vibrant experiences.

If you have 24 hours or more to spend at this remarkable destination, the following recommendations will help you make the most of your precious time here.

Our recommendations for your 24-hour itinerary in Ba Na Hills

Some important notes when visiting Ba Na Hill

1. Cable car ticket purchase options

To visit Ba Na Hills, you must buy a cable car ticket. You have two options to choose from:

  • Purchase tickets at the entrance: you’ll find ticket counters staffed by helpful attendants as well as automated ticket kiosks. The pricing for this ticket may change according to the seasons of the year.
  • Buy tickets online on Sun World’s official website: If you’re planning a trip to Ba Na Hills with friends or family, it’s highly advisable to purchase your tickets in advance through Sun World’s official website. This online ticketing process not only saves you time but also spares you from being stuck in long, crowded queues.

2. Ba Na Hills operating hours

The majority of Ba Na Hills’ tourist attractions are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, seven days a week. Keeping these timings in mind is crucial, especially if you plan to return to the city on the same day.

For an optimal experience, we recommend obtaining your tickets promptly at 8:00 AM. Beyond 9:00 AM, the number of tourists tends to rise, creating a more bustling atmosphere. Additionally, please allocate an extra 20 minutes for moving from the parking area to the ticket counter. Arriving 20 minutes ahead of time is advisable to ensure a smooth start to your visit.

By 5:00 PM, most daytime entertainment sites will be closed. Evening services and activities are exclusively available to overnight visitors at Ba Na Hills. If you prefer to conclude your adventure while there’s still daylight, we recommend descending on the cable car by 4:00 PM to avoid the rush that typically occurs at the last minute.

3. Overnight stay at Ba Na Hills:

Staying overnight at Ba Na Hills offers a truly unique experience where you can immerse yourself in two distinct atmospheres – one before sunset and another after.

As night falls, the lively and vibrant ambiance of daytime gradually transforms into the tranquility of nature, complemented by the timeless allure of a classical French village.

For those seeking to relish the best of both worlds, Mercure Ba Na Hills French Village is your exclusive accommodation choice. Not only is it the only year-round operating hotel, but it also ranks as the most luxurious, adhering to international 4-star standards. Here, you’ll discover a wealth of amenities that invite you to unwind and connect with family or create some intimate and romantic moments with your loved ones

4. The best time to visit

The weather at Ba Na Hills is known for its ever-changing nature, with rain in the morning, sunshine at noon, and misty afternoons. This variability implies that there isn’t a single “best” season to visit; instead, each season brings its own distinctive allure.

  • Spring: This is the “golden time” to experience Ba Na Hills. During spring, the scenery is enchanting, with a plethora of flowers blossoming amidst mild and pleasant weather. Additionally, the number of visitors during this season is relatively lower, making it a perfect destination for relaxation and healing.
  • Summer: If you want to capture the full beauty of Ba Na Hills and witness the warmth of the sun dispelling morning mist, summer is the ideal time. Moreover, numerous lively festivals and events take place during this season, providing added entertainment and cultural experiences that you won’t want to miss.

Whether you prefer the vibrant colors of spring or the clear vistas of summer, Ba Na Hills offers a unique experience throughout the year, ensuring there’s no wrong time to visit this captivating destination.

1. Morning adventures

If you manage to secure your tickets in advance, take advantage of your early start by indulging in a leisurely walk amidst the lush greenery of the station area. Alternatively, if you’re purchasing your tickets on-site, our first recommended stop is the “Gate of Time.” Here, the architectural essence of Hue’s imperial court and the enchanting ancient town of Hoi An seamlessly converge, marking the inception of your remarkable journey.

As you step into the cable car, prepare for an ascent to an impressive altitude of 1,487 meters above sea level. Sometimes, merely gazing at your surroundings can provide a serene and therapeutic experience, energizing you for the extraordinary wonders that await further along your journey.

The morning weather is typically refreshing, sunny, and with minimal mist, making it ideal for exploring the natural beauty and religious spots:

  • Le Jardin D’Amour Gardens: Spanning over 21,000 square meters, this “Garden of Love” is subdivided into nine distinct themed gardens. Each of these gardens boasts its own unique palette of colors, fragrances, and captivating narratives, like a masterpiece of artwork.
  • Linh Ung Pagoda: Perched atop the mountain, this pagoda features a massive 27-meter-high Buddha statue. Here, you can immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of a meditation sanctuary while also exploring the majestic religious edifices.
  • The Summit of Chua Mountain: Known as the “roof” of the city, this peak offers awe-inspiring panoramic views that are simply unmissable. By midday, as the mist gracefully dissipates, the space becomes refreshing, allowing you to cast your eyes over the entire city. It’s a moment when time seems to stand still and you can immerse yourself in your own world. 

2. Midday adventures

Midday is the time to treat yourself to a well-prepared lunch. You can explore the extensive dining options in the three main areas: Du Dome Square, Le Jardin Flower Garden, and the French Village. Their menus are designed to cater to every palate, offering a diverse array of dishes, including delightful local specialties alongside international flavors, so that you can recharge with a satisfying meal.

The midday sun can be intense at Ba Na Hills, so it’s advised to seek out spots that provide some shade to escape the heat while still immersing yourself in exciting experiences such as:

  • The Moon Palace: This enchanting destination boasts captivating ancient Greek architecture that sets the perfect stage for Instagram-worthy photos. To reach this palace, we recommend taking the mountain railway—an exhilarating journey that winds through the verdant forest canopy. It’s not just a means of transportation; it’s an adventure in itself, promising breathtaking views and memorable moments along the way.
  • Debay Wine Cellar: This is not an ordinary wine cellar; it’s a treasure trove of rare and exquisite wines. If you choose to explore this unique wine cellar, why not indulge in the aristocratic experience with the French costume rental service? This whimsical touch will not only transport you to a bygone era but also create lasting memories and picturesque photo opportunities that you’ll cherish for years to come.
  • Fantasy Park: If you’re exploring Ba Na Hills with your family, your next must-visit stop is Fantasy Park, an indoor wonderland with over 100 games suitable for all ages. Here,  you can put your puzzle-solving prowess to the test in the enigmatic Punky Maze, feed your inner thrill-seeker’s appetite on the Free Fall Tower, or immerse yourself in daring adventures within the captivating realm of the 4D Theater. It’s an absolute treat for families, promising fun and excitement for everyone.

As the sun begins its graceful descent, it’s the perfect moment to head to the iconic Helios Waterfall at Sun World Ba Na Hills. The warm golden rays cast a magical glow on the cascading waters, creating a mesmerizing sight that will leave you in sheer wonder and amazement. It’s a moment of pure magic and nature’s artistry, one that you’ll treasure forever.

3. Evening adventures

As the sun sets, Ba Na Hills welcomes the gentle caress of the Eastern breeze, which brings a refreshing chill to the air and transforms the surroundings into a realm of mist. Amidst this transformation, as the village streets gradually transition into a tranquil haven, certain lively locales come alive, inviting you with their vibrant sounds and glowing lights!

Below are our top recommendations for the evening activities at Ba Na Hills:

  • Beer Plaza: It is like a feast for your senses. Here, you can indulge in a delectable buffet with 50 mouthwatering dishes and an aromatic and robust German beer. The ambiance is lively, filled with rhythmic tunes and beats. It is also a place to make new friends, immerse yourself in fun conversation, and create new memories. 
  • Wandering through the French Village: as night falls, the streets come alive with a mystical charm that transports you to a world apart from the daytime. It’s a magical world waiting to be discovered, where every corner holds a touch of romance and wonder.

As the night deepens and the hour grows late, it’s time to return to the welcoming embrace of your pre-booked hotel. Here, you can retreat to your comfortable bed, cocooned in the serene ambiance of nature with a starry sky outside the window.

For an unforgettable experience, we recommend waking up early the next day to witness the captivating sunrise. This is your chance to bask in the morning’s beauty when Ba Na Hills remains untouched by the hustle and bustle of tourists.

Ba Na Hills is a captivating destination that offers an array of experiences. Due to the extensive range of attractions and activities available, consider splitting your visit into two days for a more relaxed exploration if time permits.

At Da Nang International Terminal, we are eagerly awaiting your arrival, ready to provide you with a warm and hospitable welcome. Let us be your gateway to an extraordinary journey filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories. See you soon!


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