When Ba Na Hills Resort and Theme Park was designed very little creative restraint was apparently used. The engineers basically built a beautiful European-style castle complex on top of a mountain with a truly surreal theme park carved into the rock. Like many awe-inspiring ideas it turned out to be a lot of fun.
The Austrian-made cable car system has a length of 16,500 feet (5.042 kilometers) and a height difference of more than 4,230 feet (1,291.81m) between its upper and lower stations -- setting the world record for the longest and highest non-stop cable car.
The cable car system runs from the foot of the Ba Na Mountain to the peak of the neighboring Vong Nguyet Mountain in the Ba Na-Suoi Mo Tourism Area, about 40 kilometers west of Danang City.
The first section can transport up to 1,500 people per hour, with a 15-minute ride-time. The second can service 1,000 people per hour. The Ba Na telpher has 24 pillars and 94 cabins.
This telpher holds the record for the largest departure station in Southeast Asia. At the last station, visitors can see one of the largest sitting Buddha statues in Asia, which is 27 meters high, in the Linh Ung pagoda.
The cable car system is built with Austrian technology and equipment imported from Germany, Switzerland and Sweden.
It takes 15 minutes to ride up Ba Na Mountain on the cable car, compared with 55 minutes by car along a narrow, winding road.
There is an abundant fauna and flora system, which provides a perfect backdrop for photographers.
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