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[Photos] Stunning Drone Views of Da Nang’s New 'French Village'

In the hills above Da Nang stands a “French Village” that looks like something straight out of Versailles. 

The project, located on Ba Na Mountain 46km southwest of Da Nang, stands on the site of a former French resort town that was built in 1901 for military officials and high-ranking civil servants. However, its 200 villas, opera house and market were destroyed during the 1945 August Revolution, leaving only paths, moss-covered walls and remnants of fireplaces behind.

On the ruins of this French colonial outpost now stands a US$70 million, six-hectare development that opened this month and includes not only a replica of a quaint French town, but also a hotel, a shopping mall, restaurants, an indoor theme park, 3D cinema, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, climbing walls and bowling alley.

As seen in these aerial photos, there is also a pagoda complex just behind the French Village that makes for something of an awkward juxtaposition.

Oh, and it's also home to the highest cable car in the world.

French Village Da Nang