“Sun wheel”, the first category of its Asia Park project on the southern side of September 2nd Monument, Danang city, is a wonderful destination at night for everyone when setting the first step in this beautiful coast city.

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Da Nang Sun Wheel

I/ The world’s top ten tallest wheels

With the impressive height (115m), “Sun wheel” is known as one of the world’s top ten tallest wheels. The 64-cabin wheel can accommodate up to a total of 384 passengers and takes an average of 15 minutes to complete one rotation. Construction of the Sun Wheel started in October, 2013 and was designed by renowned architect Bill Bensly (4 consecutive years in the top 5 most famous architects worldwide) of the Bensley Design Studios Consultancy Group and was implemented by leading technological experts from Germany, Japan and Thailand, with Vietnamese engineers and workers.

II/ What to explore

The observation wheel turns slow enough for people to embark while it is moving. A complete turn takes about 15 minutes. Thanks to the construction of the glass capsules on the outer side of the rim, the passengers have a great 360 – degree view over Da Nang. The wheel will offer tourists a breathtaking and spectacular view of the illuminated and sparkling city at night. Many famous landmarks are clearly visible including the Han river bridge, the Tran Thi Ly bridge, the dragon bridge, Da Nang Administrative building and so on. In addition, tourists will have an opportunity to enjoy a 4.7 meter high, 20-tonne Buddha statue, which was built near the wheel.

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A view of Da Nang Sun Wheel

Asia Park is in the process of completing. Asia Park project includes 2 stages:

The project’s stage 1 is scheduled to be put into operation by the end of 2015, involving a total investment of approximately 4 trillion VND ($190 million). It will include the Sun Wheel and an amusement park with more than 60 international standard rides. Stage 2 of the project will involve cultural park with replicas featuring famous architectural and cultural words of Asian countries promising to become a leading tourist attraction in Asia.

What to expect: The price is very reasonable, the Sun Wheel is clean, easily accessible and worth the slow journey to get some great night time views of Da Nang city and the bridges which are all lit up at night. The view of Da Nang is great and it is the best way to see all the amazing bridges in this wonderful city – the 3rd largest in Vietnam. When the city is all lit up and the bridges keep changing colors, the view is wonderful.

A view from the cabin

A view from the cabin

What to aware: The window on the cabin cannot be opened so you can make pictures only throw the window. There are so many people inside a cabin (from 6 to 7 people / a cabin) and it’s too hot when you sit on the cabin without air condition or window.

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The Sun Wheel’s cabin

In conclusion, the Sun Wheel has brought excitement for both local and international tourists to the city. The wheel is added as one of the must-see destinations in Danang which is already famous for its stunning white-sand beaches, fascinating mountains and artistic stones.
Tip: To ensure safety, when sitting in the cabin, you should read and observe the regulations carefully which is written in a small paper and pasted on the mirror.

Make sure you get your tickets in advance because you must wait for a long time to queue to embark and purchase tickets.

Sun wheel at night

Sun wheel at night

Important information:

Address: On the southern side of September 2nd Monument, Hoa Cuong Bac ward, Hai Chau district, Da Nang city.
Price: 50.000 VND (about 2.32 USD)/ a ticket
Open time: 5 p.m
Close time: 11 p.m
Phone: +84 (0) 511 3681 666
Facebook: Sun wheel Da Nang
Youtube: Sun wheel Da nang

Some restaurants near The Sun Wheel:

If you are a foodie, you should not miss these below restaurants. Most of them are delicious and reasonable.

1. The Green House

Located just about 1.7 km from the Sun wheel, The Green House restaurant is a good place for those who love Italian food.

Comfortable dining rooms, inviting atmosphere along with locally – inspired wood furnishings, warm texture and delicious food will definitely make you satisfied.

An Italian buffet dinner is available here every Saturday from 6 p.m to 10 p.m, and is priced at VND 750,000 net, inclusive of either a half-bottle of wine or two Peroni beers per person.
Add: Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang
Open time: 6:30 a.m to 11p.m daily
Phone: +84 (0) 511 398 1234

2. Lam Vien restaurant

With nice design, beautiful views and not very far from the Sun wheel (only 1.9 km), Lam Vien restaurant will bring you good experience enjoying the food here. The staffs here will serve you high quality food at a reasonable price while enjoying the beautiful gardens around.
Address: 88 Tran Van Du, quan Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang
Phone: +84 5113-959-171
Mobile: +84 905-420-730 / 918-205-668
E-mail: lamvienrestaurant196@gmail.com

3. Hang’s kitchen

If you want to enjoy the warm of a family kitchen, go to Hang’s kitchen. They serve several different kinds of food from Vietnamese to Mexican and American, Asian, etc. with a very reasonable price. The staffs also very friendly and helpful. Moreover, it’s just about 1.7 km from the Sun wheel, easy to get there.
Add: 97 Chau Thi Vinh Te street, Da nang, Vietnam
Phone: + 84 90 229 4856

4. Limoncello restaurant

“A touch of Italy in the heart of Vietnam”, that’s the comment of a tourist when being in this restaurant. Limoncello restaurant is conveniently located in the city center (187 Tran Phu Street, Da Nang) and featuring traditional cuisine from across Italy. The Italian chef and the manager here are both self-confessed foodies with a reputation for creativity and culinary excellence combined with great warmth and geniality. If you are Italian food lovers, don’t miss this.

Add: 187 Tran Phu street, Da Nang.
Open time: 11:30 a.m -11 p.m, Sunday: 11:30 a.m – 9:30 p.m

5. Red Sky bar and restaurant

Red Sky is considered as one of the best restaurants in Da Nang for tourists. With nice decoration and excellent service, Red Sky will be your favorite place in Da Nang where you can come to both restaurant and bar at one place. The staffs are wonderful and friendly, the food is delicious, the service is great, all make this place worth to visit.
Address: 248 Tran Phu, Hai Chau, Da Nang
Email: redskydanang@live.com

 

 

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