In Đà Nẵng, there is an amusement park called Ba Na. The adults keep calling it Banana. It’s literally on top of a mountain and one must travel by cable car to get to the top. The ride takes about 20 minutes and is the longest non-stop cable car ride in the world (I saw the Guiness World Records award just outside- who knew?).
and waiting… (what’s with the hand?)
It’s a weird kind of place. A mish-mash of rides, food, and other entertainment.
I saw a monkey there! Earlier, we had seen signs warning visitors not to feed/pet the monkeys and we thought, “Really? Monkeys?”. Didn’t think we’d actually see one! Very cute =)
The rides weren’t exactly spectacular. I guess because we have Wonderland back home. The Ba Na amusement park seemed more like an upscale Playdium/arcade.
The Ba Na equivalent of Behemoth
Mini Drop Zone
Also tried some indoor rock climbing. The idea is to use only one colour of footholds in order to grab a prize (attached to string at the top. We were briefed beforehand on all the rules to win a plushie (climbing on rock is allowed, no jumping from one lane to another, etc.)
Eyes on the Prize
One guy made it to the top, but cheated. He used a bunch of different colour footholds, then grabbed a plushie. The supervisor called out to him to let him know he wasn’t allowed to take one. Maybe he didn’t hear. Or care. When cheating-climber came down, he had his plushie taken away. Shame, shame.
Once it came my turn, I was pumped. Most of the people who went before made it about halfway using one colour. A few others made it to the top, but using multiple colours. Only one guy legitimately earned a plushie. I was aiming for a green plushie as a trophy of my victory over the wall.
No red shorts when climbing
I made it about halfway, when I ran out of large footholds. I couldn’t get a good grip of the little ones around me. And my right arm was starting to give out. In the end, I had to give up. The dream of a plushed animal war trophy to bring home was lost T-T