We just took a trip to Ba Na mountain of the central city of Danang last week. It was more exciting than in the past. The weather was still cool with light showers but there were plenty of people there enjoying the new things to see and plenty of convenient services compared to the deserted atmosphere of some years ago.
The 5,000 meter cable car system that started operation early last year is a big attraction. The cable climbs to nearly 1,300 meters above sea level. From the top you can see the forests stretching to the horizon.
Just a few years ago there was very little set up for visitors, but that has changed. The gardens and attractions are better maintained and there are excellent food and beverage outlets.
The cable car starts early in the morning to the evening. We arrived there in the morning, enjoyed some sight seeing and then had lunch in the restaurant on the mountain. We brought laptops with us and used the wifi while we waited for the cable car.
A cable car ticket costs VND220,000 per adult, and VND180,000 per child. Tourists can see more information via the website: http://www.banahills.com.vn
By Minh Duy in Danang of SGT
Visitors at the entrance of the Linh Ung temple, one of the attractions on Ba Na mountain – Photos: Minh Duy
A view of Ba Na Mountain seen from the cable car