Our Simple Tips For Visiting Ba Na Hills & The Golden Bridge!

Bà Nà Hills was a French hill station built around 1919. Located high in the mountains west of Da Nang city the station went into general disuse after 1945. In its place, Sunworld Ba Na Hills is THE tourist attraction for many visitors to Vietnam. Reached by a world record holding cable car system, Ba Na Hills is famous for its ‘Golden Bridge‘, opened in 2018.

We have offered successful private tours to Ba Na Hills for some time and can’t emphasise enough how busy the resort can be. Problems arise from its enormous popularity, more so during Vietnam’s holiday periods and at weekends.

For instance, the overcrowded cable car station in the morning with its long queues is to be missed, and our guests should avoid weekend visits if possible.

The problem is due to the exponential rise in domestic & international tourism into Da Nang since Ba Na Hills opened 10 years ago. Plus the worldwide fame of its Golden ‘Hand’ Bridge.

Our coastal city of Da Nang is expected to welcome over 8 million visitors in 2019, up from 7.66 million last year. Its thought 2 out of 3 visitors will want to visit Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge.

Our tips when touring Ba Na Hills with us:

  • For a family visit: We make an early start to arrive at the ground level cable car station before 07.30. Essential to avoid long queues that build-up with the arrival of the large group tours. Finish your day mid-afternoon means you miss the homewards rush too. This is important advice for families travelling with elders and young children

  • For couples and adult groups: generally, half-day is enough and we recommend arriving at the lower cable car station around 14.30. The queues have subsided and the weather is cooling when you arrive in the resort. With the return cable car finishing at 21.00 you should get a wonderful early evening view of Da Nang city lights. Usually, we include a morning of Da Nang ‘highlights with lunch before the short drive to Ba Na.

  • Golden ‘Hand’ Bridge: The attraction everyone is talking about! But remember the bridge is not a ‘stand-alone’ attraction. You must buy the complete Ba Na Hills resort ticket and take its cable car to view and photograph the bridge.

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