Wednesday, October 23, 2019

DANANG-HOI AN TRIP 2019 #4

18/3/2019
Bana Hill 
the iconic "hand bridge" of Bana Hill
Bà Nà Hill Station is a hill station and resort located in the Trường Sơn Mountains west of the city of Da Nang, in central Vietnam
The Sun World complex where we take the the cable car to Bana Hills



It is the longest single wire cable in the world 


and there are not only one cable car lines but 3 cable cars lines running the same time,  so you can imagine the crowds during the weekends.
Bana Hill is  located above 1500 metres above sea level, it has a view of the East Sea and the surrounding mountains. Due to its elevation, the temperature is significantly cooler  but "unlucky" for us that day was a hot day!

The French village 





When the French transformed the hill into a holiday resort, a lot of French style houses and buildings were built.  


Can you see the "tortises" climbing up? 




Linh Ung Pagoda
There are 3 Ling Ung pagodas in Vietnam but this  one in Ba Na Hills has the giant statue of Buddha. The statue is 27 meter high said to be almost same as the marble statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

this is the only original relic of the past.... the ruins of a chalet 


None of all these structures here were original 

The iconic Golden Bridge.
The 150 meter long bridge was opened in June 2018. It is built in the middle of the mountain supported by a pair of huge hands. 
Amazing panoramic view 




The  Le Jardin d’Amour or Paradise of Flower

Tulips Festival 

 


We loved frolicking around.. 

The European style garden..

amazing landscaped garden...






There is also a Fantasy Park with its theme playgrounds and Alpine Coaster Ride.  The girls waited in line but with the hot sun beating down, they gave up as the queue was so long..

somewhere cooler.... the Debay Wine cellar.  

When the French colonialists started the building of Bana Hill with their villas and french village, they also constructed this 100m deep tunnel wine cellar in 1923.

It was cooling down here, temperature ranging from around 16 to 20C . 



The Beer Plaza..

our tickets included buffet lunch and once inside we were amazed by the vast space... 3 storeys of dining space and the buffet spread.  They keep replenishing the foods,  what a wonderful lunch..it's a united nation of all foods!


the passage to the cable cars... see the lovely art along the ceiling of the corridors..





last night dinner in Danang - Korean Buffet BBQ
It was truly a eat, play and relaxing unforgetable holiday. A BIG thank you to our guide Mr. Dat for his time and patience with us and also to Summit Holidays for arranging our private tour.  


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