The international festivals at Ba Na Hills this summer once again bring the essence of many countries around the world to visitors. It promises to enliven the atmosphere with joy and excitement on the top of the mountain, allowing travelers to enjoy a trip filled with unforgettable memories. Let’s explore together with Danang Private Car’s to find out which festival it is and what makes it unique.
Ba Na Hills – The Paradise of Festivals.
Ba Na Hills is a famous tourist destination in Da Nang, located atop the Chua Mountain. It is situated in An Son Hamlet, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District.
Sitting at an elevation of 1,489 meters above sea level, Ba Na Hills captivates visitors not only with its cool and pleasant climate year-round, or its picturesque fairytale-like landscapes and grand architectural structures, but also with its vibrant Western-style festivals.
If we were to call this place the paradise of international festivals at Ba Na Hills or a kingdom under the reign of a talented but playful king, we would not be wrong. Because whenever you visit Ba Na Hills, you will find yourself immersed in the festive atmosphere of various celebrations.
In addition to the annual festivals held at different times throughout the year, the latest addition (in April) was the Ba Na Hills Songkran International Festival (Thailand) brought to visitors by Sun World Ba Na Hills. As soon as the event took place, it was warmly received by enthusiastic tourists.
Following the success of this festival, the tourist site is now planning to launch even more exciting festivals in the coming summer. Stay tuned to experience them!
The international festivals at Ba Na Hills promise to “ignite” the summer of 2024
This summer, Sun World Ba Na Hills will treat visitors to remarkable festivals from France, Germany, South Korea, and more. These festivals not only provide opportunities for cultural exchange and exploration but also allow tourists to indulge in world cuisine and enjoy a variety of nighttime entertainment activities.
B’estival – Food and Beer Festival.
B’estival, the Food and Beer Festival, has become one of the signature international festivals at Ba Na Hills. From May to August, visitors can quench their thirst with exquisite German beer and savor delicious renowned dishes.
Moreover, you can immerse yourself in lively melodies and even participate in challenges such as speed-drinking beer or consuming the most to become the beer or culinary king.
This Ba Na Hills International Festival also invests in decorating vibrant streets with colorful flags and giant beer mugs, providing a perfect backdrop for memorable check-in photos. The festival is expected to run until the end of August 2023.
June is a vibrant and dazzling month in Da Nang with the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2023. Recognizing the high influx of visitors during this period, Sun World Ba Na Hills has also organized a Korean cultural festival to cater to tourists.
This Ba Na Hills International Festival will take place at Nhật Thực Square from June 1st to June 30th, 2023. It will feature a series of exciting and appealing activities such as the Beer Chicken Festival, Mukbang Challenge, K-pop Minishow, K-pop Dance Kontest on TikTok, and more.
Furthermore, there will be numerous unique games that embody the styles of both Korea and Vietnam. Particularly, on June 24th, a Flashmob performance will be held at the Golden Bridge in Ba Na Hills with the participation of 100 tourists from South Korea and various countries around the world.
These activities are organized with the aim of spreading the message of “a world without distance,” providing tourists with opportunities for fun, cultural exchange, and closer interaction.
French Cultural Festival.
The French Cultural Festival is another international festival that will take place at Ba Na Hills during the summer of 2023. Specifically, it will be held in July to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Debay Wine Cellar, promising visitors with new and exciting experiences.
This festival will transport visitors back in time to a century ago in Ba Na, where they can immerse themselves in the rich French cultural activities. They can enjoy street art, dress up as European nobles, and indulge in French cuisine.
In addition to the international festivals from various countries around the world, the vibrant and “igniting” summer atmosphere will also be brought to the ancient space of Ba Na through the Light Festival.
The festival will take place at the Sun Palace from June 13th to the end of September 2023. Visitors attending the festival can not only admire the mesmerizing 3D mapping light performances projected onto the castle buildings, but also enjoy the magnificent scenery of Ba Na’s mountains and forests, as well as witness romantic sunsets.
Special Minishows on the summit of Chua Mountain.
Not only are the highly anticipated Ba Na Hills International Festivals in store, but Ba Na will also thrill you with a series of Minishows. Six Minishows will take place from May 10th to August 31st at various locations and times on the summit of Chúa Mountain.
These programs, featuring the participation of hundreds of professional international artists, will introduce visitors to a surreal world where mythical figures representing the elements of Gold, Wood, Fire, Water, Earth, and Wind come to life.
Alongside the activities of the Ba Na Hills International Festivals, there will be a variety of street art performances such as juggling, circus acts, stilt-walking, and rollerblading happening throughout the tourist area. Join in and experience the excitement!
Other festivals besides the Ba Na Hills International Festival will take place in the summer of 2024
If you can’t visit during this summer or if you miss the timing of the aforementioned festivals, don’t be sad because Ba Na Hills is a paradise of festivals. If you can’t attend one festival, you can experience another. Some annual festivals include:
Ba Na Flower Festival
- Time: From January to March every year
- Location: Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden
This can also be considered an international festival at Ba Na Hills as it draws inspiration from abroad. The festival takes place in spring when trees are budding and flowers are blooming in abundance.
Here, you can not only admire the magnificent beauty of countless flowers such as orchids, daisies, bellflowers, tulips, but also participate in various unique activities such as making traditional rice cakes and enjoying art performances.
Carnival Costume Festival
- Time: From April to September every year
- Location: Du Dome Square, French Village
According to the travel experience at Ba Na Hills, if you visit during this time, you will find yourself in a Western land. Immerse yourself in lively and colorful melodies performed by European artists dressed as princesses and princes. It is extremely eye-catching and captivating.
- Time: May every year
- Location: Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden
May is the month of the Wine Festival. Visitors can enjoy the world-famous delicious wines for free.
In addition, the Ba Na Hills International Festival also organizes outdoor parties with enticing cuisine and professional art performances.
- Time: October every year
- Location: Du Dome Square
Considered as an international festival at Ba Na Hills, the Halloween Festival takes place throughout October each year. However, each year Ba Na presents it in different styles, becoming more unique and captivating.
The Halloween costume festival offers visitors a range of emotions, from mysterious and spooky to cheerful and joyful. You can freely check-in with various models and dress up as your favorite characters.
- Time: Christmas season (end of December)
- Location: Dome Square
When talking about the Ba Na Hills International Festival, we cannot forget the winter festival. If you visit during the year-end period, you can enjoy the chilly weather and admire the magnificent towering Christmas trees, pristine white snowflakes, and warmly welcome Santa Claus.
How can I participate in the Ba Na Hills International Festivals?
All the festivals at Ba Na Hills, including the international festivals taking place in the summer of 2023, are completely free. However, to experience them, you need to travel to the foot of the Chua Mountain area and purchase cable car tickets. The current ticket prices for Ba Na Hills cable car are as follows:
See More: Update the ticket price of Ba Na Hills Cable Car 2023
Visitors from outside the province or foreigners:
- Adults and children over 1.4m: 900,000 VND/ticket
- Children from 1m to under 1.4m: 750,000 VND/ticket
- Children under 1m: Free
Local residents of Da Nang:
- Adults and children over 1.4m: 600,000 VND/ticket
- Children from 1m to under 1.4m: 500,000 VND/ticket
- Children under 1m: Free
You can book a trip from Da Nang to Ba Na Hills private car from DanangPrivateCar.com. Our drivers can purchase tickets for you at the gate or you can pre-book your trip, and our sales staff can arrange online tickets for you.
Tips before participating in the Ba Na Hills International Festivals.
If you have never been to Ba Na Hills or experienced any festivals there, here are some tips from Danang Private Car’s:
Determine the timing and choose the appropriate festival.
As you can see, each Ba Na Hills International Festival takes place at different times. You should consider your availability to plan a suitable trip and choose the time when a festival is happening to fully experience Ba Na.
You should also decide which festival you prefer before going. If you enjoy lively events, you can participate in the food and beer festival or mini-shows. If you are interested in the cultures of different countries, visit during the French, Korean, or other cultural festivals.
Monitor the weather forecast.
Weather is an extremely important factor that you should not overlook. Whether you go in the early year, mid-year, or late year, always check the weather forecast in advance. This will help you be more proactive in your travel arrangements and prepare appropriate clothing and luggage.
Reference: Weather on Ba Na Hills and Important Notes
Prepare clothing and necessary items.
What should you wear and bring when attending the Ba Na Hills International Festivals? This is a common concern for many people. If you go during the summer festivals in 2023, you can comfortably choose your outfits. However, it is recommended to select clothes made of cool and sweat-absorbent materials.
Apart from participating in the festivals, Ba Na also has many beautiful spots for sightseeing and taking photos. Therefore, remember to bring some fancy outfits for photo opportunities. And of course, don’t forget to bring a hat, cap, umbrella, jacket, sunglasses, and your phone/camera.
Ba Na Hills International Festivals and other considerations.
In addition to the above tips, there are a few more points that Sơn Trà Travel wants to emphasize:
- During the Ba Na Hills International Festivals, the number of visitors will certainly be high. Therefore, tickets may sell out, so it is advisable to book your tickets in advance to secure your spot.
- To facilitate transportation, it is recommended to contact a car rental service in advance and try to depart early. Considering the time for queuing to purchase tickets and taking the cable car, if you arrive late, you may not have much time for enjoyment.
- Due to the high number of visitors, there may be crowded and pushing situations. If you are accompanied by small children, be mindful of their safety and avoid getting separated.
- Take care of your personal belongings. It’s best not to bring valuable jewelry or items that can easily be lost or misplaced in the crowd.
- If you lack experience and want more convenience, you can book a one-day group tour to Ba Na Hills. This tour departs daily, so you can join at any time, including during festival days.
If you are an energetic person who enjoys a lively and vibrant atmosphere, visit the Chua Mountain once and experience the Ba Na Hills International Festivals. Each event will have its unique activities that will not disappoint you.