Location and Getting there
If you drive about 50km from Da Nang city to the West, you can finally reach one of the most spectacular sights you would have ever visited. With a height of 1,487 meters above the sea lever and a temperate climate, Ba Na Mountain is a real treasure of Vietnam.
What to see and do
People come to Ba Na for many reasons but no one can deny that the rejuvenating atmosphere and the wonderful scenery of Ba Na influence them the most when deciding to come to this unique land. To get to the top of Ba Na Mountain, tourists would have to conquer a 15-kilometer zigzag road if they visitedthree years ago (the topography there is pretty flat like a mini highland, luckily!). Nowadays, as the longest cable car system in the world has been constructed there, no one have to bear the long and taunting 15-kilometer trip anymore. You can still do if you happen to be an adventurer (!), but it is highly recommended that you take the cable car. The reason is not for safety, of course but you will gain the rewarding experience of looking over a huge scenery of Da Nang City, VungThung bay, Hai Van Pass, Son Tra Peninsula, My Khe Beach, Marble Mountain and Thu Bon River, Cu Lao Cham Island – quite a few, isn’t it? In only a ride, you will witness a like-no-other Fengshui picture.
Because Ba Na has a diverse ecosystem, including primitive jungles which house 256 animal species and 543 plants species, eco-tourism has developed there for a long time. In addition, since the beginning of the 20th century, many villages, resorts and hotels have been built on the slopes of Ba Na Mountain and King Mountain. Even though the wars have destroyed a great part of these constructions, they have been restored recently to their former glories. As a result, Ba Na now welcomes thousands of visitors from everywhere in the world every year.