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Đà Nẵng hills alive with Tết carnival

Update: January, 27/2017 - 09:00
Nature reserve: Flower on Bà Nà Mountain. VNS Photo Công Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG — A carnival will take place at the Bà Nà Hills Mountain Resort on January 28 to celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year, Tết for foreign and Vietnamese tourists.

The management of the resort will also conduct a tour on the third day of the Lunar New Year to the temple complex Bà Chúa Thượng Ngàn (Goddess of the Forest), Linh Ứng Pagoda, the nine-storey Linh Phong tower and a four-tonne bronze bell tower on top of the 1,471m high mountain. Going to the pagoda during the first days of Tết is a local tradition.

The resort, a former French hill station, is located in the Trường Sơn Mountains west of the city of Da Nang in central Vietnam. The surrounding 17,641ha of primary forest are part of a nature reserve with six trekking routes.

During Tết flowers like the bell-shaped peach blossoms and the year-round hydrangeas cover the mountain.

In 2014, the resort introduced a new cable car route - its third - which has earned four Guinness World records for being the longest one-line cable car service in the world - 5,771.61m. It has the highest difference in height between the departure and destination points - 1,368.93m. It has the longest cable - 11,585m and the world’s heaviest cable rolls of 141.24 tonnes.

The cable carries visitors to the top of the mountain in 17 minutes.

More than 30,000 tourists visit the resort during the Lunar New Year festival annually.

The mountain resort has grown 400 cherry trees – a gift of the Japan-Đà Nẵng Friendship Association - since 2010. — VNS

 

Colours galore: Bell-shaped peach blossoms on Bà Nà Mountain during Tết (lunar New Year). VNS Photo
Tet tradition: Tourists visit a pagoda on the top of Bà Nà Mountain in Đà Nẵng. VNS Photo Công Thành
Guinness record: A cable car system carries tourists to the top of Bà Nà Mountain on the 1,471m above sea level. VNS Photo
Serenity: Dawn on Bà Nà Mountain above Đà Nãng city. VNS Photo

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