Apparently, there is much more to Bana Hills that I need to do a Part 2
Bà Nà Hill Station (or Bà Nà Hills) is a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountains west of the city ofDa Nang, in central Vietnam. The station, advertised as "the Dalat of Danang province" by local tourism authorities, was founded in 1919 by French colonists.
Linh Ung Pagoda is situated near the station, with a cable car nearby to carry tourists to and from the resort.
The Ba Na Cable Car, opened on 29 March 2013, holds the world record for longest non-stop single track cable car at 5801 metres in length.
Due to the cool hilltop clime, blooms of every hue were found here, and formed in spectacular
colourful gardens that we could not resist taking "couple" photos...
We had not taken so much couple and group photos before!!!
Not only that, there is an intriquing tunnel that led to a cellar used even to this day for distilling wine!
"Visit an old French cellar"
Of course, the "couple photo" frenzy continues!!!
Beautiful fountain square
authentic court house architecture with endless steps
medieval style cathedrals
complete with gargoyles just like a page out of The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Now the flowers! They were breathtakingly beautiful...the flowers. and the girls too..hehe!
flower garden Le Jardin D’amour.
Well, you would jump like him too, it was just so overwhelming!
Come! come to Bana Hills..we say!
Once we came down, Danang influence is evident again in the Danang lanterns
Read about Bana Hills here:
Located at an altitude of 1487 meters, Ba Na Hills was founded in the 1920s by French colonists and is accessible by cable car. Due to its altitude, the temperature here is comfortably cool all year round.
Ba Na cable car is a wonder unto itself, as it is the longest (over 5km long) and highest cable car in the world, offering fantastic views of the surrounding area. The temperate climate, unspoiled forest and spectacular views overlooking Da Nang’s bay and the Lao mountain range made Ba Na Hills a popular retreat for the French in the past.
At the top of Ba Na hills is a park featuring a replica European castle,
and a spectacular underground amusement park carved into the mountain, featuring many types of rides. Also nearby is the Linh Ung Pagoda, featuring a 27 meter tall white Buddha statue overlooking the clouds and mist of Ba Na Hills, visible for miles around.