Da Nang History
In the middle of the 16th century, when Hoi An was the trading center of southern Vietnam, Da Nang was nothing more than a small port for relaying goods and repairing ships. Due to the development of European shipbuilding technology, large ships with deep drafts could easily enter Da Nang Bay, so it gradually developed as a commercial port to replace Hoi An from the beginning of the 18th century. In 1835, when King Min Mann ordered that he would not allow anchoring to trade at ports other than Han Port, Da Nang became the largest commercial port in central China. Local small industries prospered, including shipbuilding, primary processing of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, trade and services. After controlling the whole of Vietnam in 1889, French colonists separated Da Nang from Quang Nam Province with the city of Touran. Renamed and placed under the control of Governor Indochina.
The 20th century
From the beginning of the 20th century, Touran has evolved as a European model with a focus on social infrastructure and manufacturing technology. Many types of economic activities have been formed and prospered, including agricultural production, small industries, export product processing (tea, food, beverages, ice, alcohol, fish sauce, dried fish), shipbuilding and repairs, and services. Together with Haiphong and Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City), it has become an important trading center for the country. In 1950, France gave the Bao Dai government administrative power over the city.
In March 1965, the United States Marine Corps landed and began building a large military-industrial complex. The city was designated as a centrally governed city in 1967, and the US military and Saigon government made Danang the political, military and cultural center of the 1st and 2nd tactical areas accordingly. Infrastructure such as military bases and airports, ports, warehouses, roads, public works, telecommunications stations, and banks was built. The industry flourished, and as a result
It has changed from the industrial area of handicrafts. For example, the Hoakan Industrial Zone was used for the production of oxygen, acetylene and detergents, the crushing and textile industries. However, the devastating war has led to thousands of rural people fleeing to refugee camps. Slums have emerged in cities, social crime has increased, and production has ceased.
In 1975, after full independence, Danang (temporarily Quang Nam-Da Nang Province) began to overcome the serious consequences of the war. Despite many difficulties, the reconstruction and development of the city, especially in 1986
After the economic renewal, there were some achievements.
On July 6, 1996, at the 10th meeting of the 9th Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, a resolution was passed to separate Quang Nam-Da Nang Province into Quang Nam Province and Da Nang City, and to make Da Nang City a city under the direct control of the central government. .. The new city of Da Nang consists of the traditional Da Nang, the Hua Van district and the Paracel Islands district.
The name of Danang throughout each era
The land of Da Nang, which is part of the territory of Dai Vietnam, was in Hoachau County during the 15th century King Chang An Tong. 1466
During the Le Thanh Thong dynasty, which began in the year, it belonged to the Dien Bang District of Chau Fong Province, Tuan Hoa Province.
The name Danang first appears in the book “O Chau Can Luc” written in 1533 by the famous temple figure Don Van An in the port of Da Nang, which was worshiped during the time of King Le Tan Ton in 1533. ..
The name Danang meant “big river” or “central estuary” in Champa. Located next to an important harbor on the west bank of the Han River, it has been on the map since the 16th century.
At that time, it was known to the public and Europeans as another name for the land, Kur Han. The name is similar to the Han River and was also found on 17th century maps. Father Buzomi, a European missionary who arrived inland in 1615, founded a church in Cairn at the foot of the Hai Van Pass. With Cairn
The name was also used on the famous map made by Father Alexandre de Rhodes in 1666. Cairn is “Ke Han”, then derived from the very common name “Ke” for crowded places such as markets and streets.
In addition, during the French colonial era, Danang was called Touran. It was the official administrative name of the time and has been used by many Europeans to date. Maps, books and records of Europe in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries include place names such as Turon, Toron, Taraon, Touan, Touane, Touron and Tourane.
“Hien Kang” is the name given by the Chinese in this area.
“Hien” has two meanings from Han’s typeface, meaning “a harbor with many mussels” or “a harbor with small and dangerous mountains”. It seems to mean the shape of Mt. Son Tra seen from the sea.
Danang Bay was called “Vun Tung” by the locals. Confucian scholars called Danang by the literary names of Cha Woo, Cha Ao, Cha Sung, and Don Rong Roan. After the August 1945 Revolution, Touran was named after the famous patriot Thai Fien of Quang Nam Province, who led the Doi Tan (restoration) resistance in 1916.
Two years later, Thai Fien was renamed Da Nang, which became the name of the city.
A breakthrough in Da Nang
* October 1, 1888
King Don Kahan of the dynasty signed an agreement to ceded Hanoi, Haiphong and Da Nang to French invaders. It stated that Danang has five commune separated from the Hoa Van district, including Hai Chau, Fok Nin, Tak Si Thanh, Nam Duong and Nai Chentei. The agreement was deleted on February 10, 1888 by the proclamation of the French Governor of Indochina.
* May 24, 1889
The French governor-general of Indochina has published a decree that defines the city of Touran (Da Nang) as the administrative unit of Quang Nam Province. Touran has been recognized as a Class 2 city like Cho Lon and Phnom Penh (Cambodia). The mayor appointed by the governor is the head of the city’s administrative body, with a total area of 10,000 ha.
* January 15, 1901
Under pressure from the French governor-general of Indochina, King Tantai was forced to sign an edict to add and ceded eight commune in Hoavan district and six commune in Dienhuok district.
* September 19, 1905
The French governor-general of Indochina to develop as an independent administrative unit, including 19 commune (13 commune on the left bank of the Han River and 6 commune on the right bank). A decree has been enacted to separate the city of Touran and the province of Quang Nam.
* August 19045
After the August Revolution, Da Nang was renamed to Fien City, Thailand.
Thai Fien (1882–1916) was born in Da Nang and was a well-known scholar who led the Association for the Restoration of Vietnam Independence and led the rebellion against the French authorities (May 4, 1916). He was decapitated with Tuan Khao Bang on May 17, 1916.
* October 9, 19045
Based on the decision of the central government, the city of Fien, Thailand was renamed to the original city of Da Nang.
* October 1945
The range of Da Nang was expanded to the east by the annexation of two commune in the Hoa Van district, Nam Tho and Hoa Hai.
The city includes the following three areas:
-The central region includes 5 commune in Hai Chau (Hook Nin, Tak Tan, Nai Hienteai, Bin Tuan).
-The western region includes 7 commune: Tankei, Hakei, Suan Hoa, Suan Dan, Lien Chi, Taku Yaan and Thu An An.
-The eastern region includes nine commune: Anhai, Hoahai, Mike, Huok Tuong, Tan Thai, Nam Tho, Koman, Man Quan, and Naihi Endon.
* April 1946
At the first meeting of the City People’s Committee, a resolution was passed to establish seven administrative areas. Paracel Islands is a city commune.
1. There are 5 districts on the left bank of the Han River.
-Chung-Hoo district, including Haichau Commune.
-Fandanlu district, including the commune of Binh Thuan, Foknin, Naihienteai and Nam Duong.
– Funtan district, including the commune of Tuckjan, Tucktan and Lienchi.
-Le Hongfong district, including the commune of Enky, Suanha, Suandan and Hookdan.
– Hafitap district, including the commune of Tankay, Hakey, and Tuan An.
2. There are two districts on the right bank of the Han River.
-Nguyen Tai Hok district, which includes parts of My Khe, An Hai, Fok Tuong, and Naihi Endan Commune.
-Forduktin district, including the commune of Coman, Mankuan, Namtoh and Tantai.
* December 20, 1946
France once again occupied the city of Da Nang, and seven districts were newly integrated into three districts: the central, western and eastern districts to facilitate communication to fight the French invaders.
The resistance and administrative committee of the province of Kuan Am-Da Nang has decided to incorporate the commune of Miti, Bada, Dahuok and Nuocman in the Huavan district into the ground in order to easily invade the occupied city.
* June 1949
The other three commune in Hoavan District: Quechun, Hoaque, and Hoaquin have been incorporated into the city.
Danang has been newly divided into 6 areas.
3 city districts:
-Chung-Hoo District, including Haichau Commune
-The Juantan district, which includes the Tuckzian and Tucktan commune, part of the Haichau commune
-Fandanlu district including commune of Huoknin, Namduong, Naihiennam, Binduong
3 Rural areas:
-The eastern district includes the commune of Anhai, Hoahai, Mike, Huok Tuong, Tantai, Namto, Koman, Mankuan, Naihi Endon, Nuocman, Miti and Bada.
-Western district includes commune of Tankay, Hakey, Suan Hoa, Suan Dan, Lien Chi, Tak Jiang, Tsang An.
-The southern region includes the commune of Quechun, Rosai, Hoason, Tsangnam, Lienchinam and Lienchibak.
* October 1955
In the city of Da Nang, three districts have been established, including 28 districts equivalent to the district.
-District 1 includes 9 districts: Suong Bin, Huok Nin, Tiau Bin, Hai Chau, Tak Tan, Nam Duong, Hoa Tsang, Bin Tsang and Nai Hien.
-District 2 includes 10 districts of Tuck Jiang, Hakei, Anke, Flock, Hookdan, Chinchuck, Suandan, Tamtoa, Tankay and Suan Hoa.
-District 3 includes 9 districts: Anhai, Mankuan, Koman, Mike, Huokchuon, Naihiendon, Tantai and Zhonggia.
* July 31, 1962
The Government of the Republic of Vietnam has issued Decree No. 162 NV, which separates Quang Nam Province and Quang Ting Province. Quang Nam Province consists of nine districts, the local city of Hoi An and 144 commune. Quang Ting Province consists of 6 districts, the local city of Tam Kee and 89 commune.
After the split, in compliance with the resolution of the Fifth Ward Party Committee, the Quang Nam Revolutionary Government will split into two new regions to establish better organization and leadership in order to deal with the enemy’s plans.
To the north are the five districts of Hoa Van, Dylock, Thong Nhat, Dien Van, Duis Suen (Da Nang and Hoi An) and the province of Quanda. The southern part is Quang Nam Province, which has 6 districts: Quesong, South Tam Kee, North Tam Kee, Thang Bin, Tien Huok and Cha Son.
* November 1967
The Fifth Ward Party Committee has decided to merge the province of Quanda and the city of Da Nang into the Special District of Quanda.
* January 6, 1973
The administrative divisions of Da Nang City have been established in three districts. The 28 districts have been integrated into 19 districts below the district level. The city of Da Nang was under the control of an 11-member city council led by the mayor.
-The first district is the seven districts of Chiaubin, Suongbin, Takutan, Haichau, Namhuok, Binhien and Hoatsan.
-The second district is the 5 districts of Ching Jiang, Tuck Jiang, Anke, Tan Rock Dan, and Hatam Suan.
-The third district is the seven districts of Namto, Makuan, Matter, Anhata, Fok Me, Naijia, and An Haibak.
* March 26, 1975
The Communist Party of Vietnam Politburo and the Central Party Committee of the People’s Army of Vietnam have decided to establish the High Command and the Quanda Front Party Committee, codenamed “145”. Headquarters Staff Maj. Gen. Le Trong Tan and Vice Admiral Chuhuiman, Commander of the Fifth Ward and Deputy Chief of Political Commissar, are empowered to command the Second Army and the people of the Fifth Ward struggling to occupy Danang. Was done.
* March 28, 1975
Plans to attack Danan include the 325th unit in the north, the 9th unit in the west, the 304th unit in the southwest, the 5th military division mechanic infantry division in the south, and the armed groups in the Quanda Special Zone in the east and the attack targets of specific cities. It consisted of.
At 5 am, artillery units of the People’s Army of Vietnam began firing at airports and ports to initiate the Da Nang liberation movement. In the afternoon, all gateways in the city were secured. General Gokuangchuon, Commander-in-Chief of the 1st Strategic Forces of the Republic of Vietnam, left the turmoil of the city and withdrew on board the 7th Fleet.
* March 29, 1975
At 11:00 am, the People’s Army of Vietnam took full control of Da Nang Airport.
At 2:00 pm, the Revolutionary Flag fluttered on the flag bars of the City Hall and the I Corps Commander of the Puppet Army.
At 3:00 pm, the battle was over and Danang was completely released.
* February 1976
On December 20, 1975, based on resolutions No 245-NQTW and No 19 / NQ of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the interim revolutionary government of South Vietnam issued a decree to dissolve the area and unify the southern ministries. .. Due to the reorganization, Quang Nam-Da Nang Province is composed of two former provinces, Quang Nam and Da Nang, and has become one of the central governing cities as one of the 21 provinces in South Vietnam.
* August 30, 1977
Districts 1, 2 and 3 of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province have been merged into the city of Da Nang under Quang Nam-Da Nang Province under Decree 228-CP of the Government Council.
* December 9, 1982
The Paracel Islands District under Quang Nam-Da Nang Province is formed from the entire Paracel Islands in the Hoa Van District of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province.
* November 6, 1996
At the 10th Congress of the 9th Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, it was approved to divide Quang Nam-Da Nang Province into Quang Nam Province and the city of Da Nang, which is directly responsible.
How to get to Da Nang
Da Nang is one of the largest cities in Vietnam, so there are many ways to get there. There is an international airport, a railway station, an intercity bus station and a seaport. True, the latter option is not suitable for tourists due to the lack of ferry connections with other resorts.
Below we will take a closer look at all the ways to get into the city.
Within the city, 3 km from its center, there is Da Nang International Airport , which accepts local and international flights from Ho Chi Minh City , Hanoi , Dalat , Nha Trang , Kuala Lumpur , Siem Reap , Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and some other Asian cities.
If You Don’t Have Direct Flight From Your Home. Follow that. you need to fly to Ho Chi Minh City ( Tan Son Nhat Airport ) or Hanoi ( Noi Bai ). Then transfer to a local flight. The most popular domestic carriers are Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific. The main Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia does not operate on domestic flights, but since 2014 it has a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur .
How to get from Da Nang airport to city center
Da Nang Airport is located within the city limits and if your hotel is in the north, you can even walk. You can also take a taxi from the airport, which can be ordered at a special counter in the arrivals area (next to the exit from the building, on the right side). You can also catch a private trader when leaving. The cost of a taxi depends on the distance and starts at $ 5 (100,000 VND).
If you have small luggage, you can also get from Da Nang Airport to the hotel by motorcycle taxi. The trip will cost from $ 2 (VND 40,000).
For some, Da Nang is a transit place and they fly here to then immediately go to Hue or Hoi An. This can be done directly from the airport by taxi. In the first case, the trip will cost from $ 50 (a little more than 2 hours to go), and in the second – from $ 25 (half an hour). If you want to save money, you can get to the Ben xe trung tam intercity bus station for a couple of dollars, and from there for a penny to the desired resort (for example, to Hoi An it costs 18,000 dong (less than a dollar).
You can get to Da Nang by bus from any city or resort in Vietnam. This is an inexpensive and popular option for those looking to save money. But keep in mind that there will be savings if you come from Nha Trang, Hoi An or Hue, i.e. from central Vietnam. But from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to go almost a day is too tiring, and the ticket is not much cheaper than the flight.
There are two variants of buses – tourist, departing from travel agencies and regular buses, which are served by bus stations. The first option is usually much better because transport arrives and departs from the tourist area and tickets can be bought at any travel agency on the street and even at your hotel. But for Da Nang, there is one “but”: if you booked a hotel in the beach area, which is not considered tourist, as in other resorts, since in this city all travel agencies are located across the river, about 3 km from the coast. Thus, tourist buses come to one of the agencies across the river, from which you will still have to take a taxi to the hotel. But still it is two times closer than getting from the bus station.
Almost all tourist buses have their final stop at Hue (if traveling from the south of Vietnam) or Hoi An and Nha Trang (if from the north). In Da Nang, they only stop for a minute to drop off a few passengers. Here are the approximate prices and duration of the trip to Da Nang:
Hanoi: $ 18, travel time – 18 hours;
Nha Trang: $ 12, 10-11 h;
Mui Ne: $ 18 (sitting place), $ 29 (sleeping place);
Hue: $ 6 (sedentary), 2.5 hours;
Vientiane (Laos): $ 35, travel time – 23 hours.
Regular buses arrive at Da Nang’s Ben xe trung tam bus station, which is located 2 km west of the airport (see the exact location on the map below). They come from all over Vietnam, even from cities that are unpopular with tourists. From the station to the hotel on the beach you can take a taxi for 6 dollars or a motorcycle taxi for 3. If your accommodation is located not on the coast, but across the river from it (where all the infrastructure with shops and tour bureaus is located), then you can take city buses No. 1 and No. 2 (travel 5,000 dong).
Below are approximate prices for regular buses that arrive and depart from Da Nang Bus Station:
Ho Chi Minh City: VND 162,000 regular, VND 216,000 second class. Travel time 20 hours;
Nha Trang: VND 120,000. Travel time is 11 hours;
Hanoi: VND 150,000 regular, VND 170,000 in second class, VND 230,000 in first class. Travel time is 18 hours.
The carrier Mailinh Express is very popular among tourists. Their buses are more comfortable, but also more expensive.
On ordinary days, tickets for regular buses can be bought even 5 minutes before departure, but on weekends, holidays or the Vietnamese New Year – Tet should do it a few days in advance. Otherwise, it will turn out like with the authors of the site, who decided to go to Tet from Da Nang to Nha Trang. Arriving at the bus station, we learned that tickets are sold out for the next few days, and from inexpensive companies, even for a week in advance.
you can get to Da Nang by train, near the city there is a railway station – Ga Da Nang Hoa Truong. The timetable can be viewed at www.vietnamtrains.com or www.vietnamrailways.net. It is advisable to purchase tickets in advance, the cheapest way directly at the stations, although as an option it is possible and in travel agencies. There it will be several dollars more expensive (but they organize a free transfer to the station). You can also book online on the above sites, but this is also more expensive.
Getting to Da Nang by train is easy from many popular resorts. Ticket prices are different (regular, air-conditioned, compartment). For example, to Ho Chi Minh City from 15 to 45 dollars, to Hanoi from 14 to 40, to Hue – only 1.5.
The train station is located in the northern part of Da Nang. From it to the hotel you can take a taxi from 100,000 VND or a motorcycle taxi for 40,000. Taxi to the airport – 70,000; to the bus station – 50,000. In principle, if you have small luggage, you can walk to the airport and on foot.
Getting Around Da Nang
In Da Nang, Vietnam, “taxi, bus, motorcycle taxi, rental motorcycle” are the main means of transportation.
However, for travelers, it is better to take a “taxi & walk” or “local tour” to the destination to avoid unnecessary troubles.
It is also good to use the shuttle bus of the hotel you are staying at!
There is no bus, only taxi, as the means of transportation from the airport in Da Nang. If you are coming on a tour of a travel agency, a shuttle bus will pick you up.
Taxi in Da Nang
There are several taxi companies in Da Nang, but it is recommended to use “Vinasun Taxi”, which is famous and has a support desk .
The fare is for a 4-seater taxi. The 7-seater is about +1,000 dong.
By the way, you can travel from downtown Da Nang to Hoi An in about 30-40 minutes.
We recommend using “Grab” as a cheaper way than a taxi. Download the app, select your car or bike, enter your destination and you’ll be charged. Basically, you pay in cash when you get off, but if you use it frequently, it is easier if you put some credit from your credit card so that you do not have to pay each time. You can take a taxi, but Grab can also charter on an hourly basis, which is convenient when you want to make a round trip from Danang to Hoi An in a few hours. However, Grab will be written in Vietnamese and English, so ask the hotel staff for help.
Bus in Da Nang city
There are buses in Da Nang city, Da Nang-Hue and Da Nang-Hoi An routes.
The route between Da Nang and Hoi An (you can get off on the way) runs once every 30 minutes, and it is attractive that you can travel cheaper than a taxi at about 20,000 dong (100 yen) one way .
To get from Danang to Hoi An, it’s easy to get on at the bus stop in front of Da Nang Cathedral.
We do not recommend using the bus on this site due to the many troubles and the fact that it takes more than an hour to reach Hoi An.
Motorcycle taxi (Theom) in Da Nang
Motorcycle taxis, also known as theoms, are a means of transportation that take you to your destination by riding behind your motorcycle.
However, since Seom is not operated by a company but is completely done by an individual, it is also characterized by many troubles .
It’s almost 100% expensive and rip-off.
Rental bike (CHO THUSTRUCT XE MÁY)
You can rent a motorcycle at a hotel near the local area or at a shop with a sign saying “CHO THUSTRUCT XE MÁY” or “MOTOR BIKE FOR RENT”. To drive, you need a Vietnamese license and you cannot use an international driver’s license. There is no confirmation of your license at the time of rental , but even in the unlikely event of an accident, overseas insurance is not applied and you are completely at your own risk. The crackdown on drinking is also strict, so of course, never ride after drinking. At the time of rental, you need to show your passport or temporarily deposit it for compensation. Of course, a helmet is also included, so you can borrow it and drive immediately.
Da Nang airport
Da Nang International Airport is located in the city of Da Nang in the central part of Vietnam . The third in terms of passenger traffic after Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City and Noi Bai in Hanoi . In 2015, over 6.7 million people were transported.
Tourists use Danang Airport to visit the resorts of Da Nang , as well as the cities of Hue and Hoi An .
Official name: eng. Da Nang International Airport, Viet. Sân bay Quốc tế Đà Nẵng
IATA code: DAD
ICAO code: VVDN
Official website of the airport: vietnamairport.vn .
Phone: (0511) 3823 397
E-mail: [email protected]
The airport has all the necessary tourist infrastructure – a cafe, a first-aid post, currency exchange, bank branches, ATMs, Vat Refund, car rental, luggage packing, shops, Duty Free. Airline counters: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar, Dragon Air.
Things To Do In Da Nang
Ba Na Hills
If you are going to visit this city, Ba Na Hills is a great option to start your trip. Many experts believe that this is one of the most picturesque places in Da Nang. Thanks to them, among other things, the city is known far beyond the borders of the country and the continent. The weather here is quite comfortable all year round, so upon arrival here you can enjoy not only the natural beauty, but also the climate.
Climbing to the top of the hills, travelers usually cannot contain the enthusiastic exclamation: “Wow, this is so amazing!”. If you want to take full advantage of the local views, take a cable car ride. The sea, mountains, adjoining hills, waterfalls and impenetrable evergreen jungle – this is a stunning picture that will forever remain in your memory.
The famous Golden Bridge is another landmark that has made Vietnam the center of world tourism. When in the Ba Na area, you should definitely visit it. This is a favorite place for tourists for photo shoots, there is no other place like this in the whole world.
Dragon Bridge in Da Nang
Dragon Bridge is one of the most magical landmarks in the center of Vietnam. This is due to the very distinctive and charismatic design, which is complemented by myriads of beautiful lights in the dark – artificial illumination makes the bridge even more charming.
Shows are often held near the bridge for locals and visitors. Watching the action from the side, you can see how flames and water burst from the dragon’s mouth. At this time, the structure seems to come to life, bewitching everyone who has the pleasure of watching this spectacle. The desire to see the dragon’s breath gathers thousands of crowds of spectators. The bridge has a special design, and the government hires decorators, artists and designers to make the structure visible and special. The dragon is beautiful and unique, but it is also the longest bridge in Vietnam. This is another must-see for tourists.
Climb the Marble Mountains
The Marble Mountains are also known as the Mountains of the Five Elements. These are natural accumulations of limestone and marble hills in the Hoa Hai area. The mountains are full of caves, intricate tunnels and Buddhist shrines. According to ancient folklore, a dragon came out of the sea and then laid an egg on the beach. After a thousand days and nights, a beautiful lady was born, and the eggshell eventually turned into the Marble Mountains.
For many years, the Marble Mountains have been a safe haven for exiles and a common place to worship Buddhist shrines. Today this citadel has become a tourist center, to which hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world flock every year. Climbing to the top, you will be able to view the surroundings, which are striking in natural splendor. Make sure you are full of energy and enthusiasm before starting the hike, climbing to the top is not an easy walk.
Explore Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang
Among the locals, the Son Tra Peninsula is known as Monkey Mountain. This is the outstanding national park of Da Nang, located at an altitude of about seven hundred meters above sea level. It takes about an hour to get to this place. In addition to the long road, you should take into account the heavy traffic – there can be a lot of people who want to get to Monkey Mountain, especially on weekends and on national holidays.
On the Son Tra Peninsula there are mountains, beaches and a lot of viewing platforms, views from which can amaze the most sophisticated travelers. The water is completely clear and the sun is bright enough to sunbathe. Note the four beaches in the area: Bai Bak, Bai Nam, Tien Sa, and Bai Bout.
Son Tra was an observation outpost during the US-Vietnam War. And today you can find radar domes and helipads here. More than a decade has passed since the war, but these objects are still of great historical value for local residents. It is good to walk or ride a motorcycle here.
Discover The Hai Van Pass
High Van Pass is a mountain pass, approximately twenty-one kilometers long, which is also one of the most exciting motorcycle trails in the world. He became widely known for an episode shown on the Top Gear program. The track is open for public use, so by renting a motorcycle, everyone can enjoy an exhilarating ride and feel like a real racer.
The mountain on which the pass is located stretches between Da Nang and Hue. A magnificent view of the sea opens from the top. To relieve traffic, the Vietnamese government built a tunnel. The road surface is quite high here, but the complexity of the route requires the driver to have experience and a certain skill.
To many, overcoming the pass may seem like a rather difficult task. To get back on the same day, it is advisable to leave early in the morning. If you do not want or do not know how to drive a motorcycle, you can book a tour and enjoy the ride as a passenger.
Sunbathe at Khe Beach in Da Nang
Khe Beach allows you to sit under a palm tree from morning until late at night. Once here, you will forget about the hustle and bustle, plunging into the atmosphere of relaxation and tranquility. This fabulous place seems paradise to everyone who comes here for the first time, but repeated visits do not deprive it of its magical halo.
The coastline, covered with pearly white sand, has a very impressive length. Against this background, you will not have any problems with choosing a place for tanning. Thanks to picturesque beaches with developed infrastructure, such as My Khe or Non Nuoc, the number of tourists visiting Da Nang is increasing every year.
This is a great place for boarding. The local weather is also ideal for surfing, with gentle sunshine, moderate winds and fantastic waves to ensure you get the most out of your wave ride. If you’re looking for a more relaxing getaway, just grab a sun lounger and enjoy your tan with a cocktail or your favorite book. Gourmets will also find a lot of interesting things for themselves in the coastal restaurants, the signature dish of these places is pancakes with shrimps.
Cham Museum in Da Nang
The museum houses nearly 300 stone and terracotta works of art dating from the 7th to 15th centuries. The Cham Sculpture Museum is one of the largest in the world. In its ten exhibition halls, dozens of real masterpieces are presented, there is something to see here.
All sculptures are presented in this museum in four main sections: icon, pediment, pedestal and fragment. As you explore the works of art, you can see artisan crafts, figures of sacred animals, idols and Hindu symbols.
Book a day trip to Hoi An
Hoi An is one of the oldest cities in Vietnam and the oldest in Southeast Asia. It was a busy port during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Traveling to Hoi An is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the history, culture and life of Vietnam. The city has a lot of attractions.
When traveling to Da Nang, you simply have to take a day trip to Hoi An, otherwise you can regret a lifetime. Early in the morning it is worth going to the city in a rented car or taxi, the journey will not take more than an hour. Walking around the city and visiting attractions such as Chua Kau, Japanese Covered Bridge, Fuktan Pagoda, Phung Hung old house can take an entire day, this should be taken into account when going to Hoi An.
Hi-Tech Park in Da Nang
Da Nang Hi-Tech Park is the third largest in Vietnam, built in 2010. It is a great place for locals and travelers who love science and technology. Many foreign investors want to do business in this place.
An eco-friendly village is located in the park. By visiting it, you can get acquainted with a mass of innovative ideas in the field of production, science, technology, electronics and advanced technologies.
Visitors are offered a lot of tours. There are offers for guests with different goals (scientists, investors, ordinary tourists) and with different budgets. Before choosing a tour, you should familiarize yourself with the program and find out the prices, they can vary greatly.
Da Nang Golf Club
They say that golf is a sophisticated game that not everyone can master. Despite this, Da Nang Golf Club offers affordable prices and excellent conditions to everyone, including visitors. It has everything you need for a high-quality game and a comfortable pastime: four equipped fields, a restaurant, a cafe and a training center.
Da Nang Cathedral
The Pink Church is one of the most famous Catholic cathedrals in Vietnam. This is primarily due to the amazing architectural solution that was implemented during the construction of the building – the exterior design of the facility is simply mesmerizing. The non-trivial coloring of the facade is another feature, the building is painted pink. Regardless of your religion, it is worth visiting this cathedral and enjoying all the delights of its architectural features: design, color, stained glass windows, bronze bells and interior decoration will not leave indifferent the most sophisticated aesthetes.
Asia Park in Da Nang
Few tourists know about the Asia Park when they come to Da Nang.
This is because the park has remained off the coast. It is divided into three areas:
- Amusement park. This is a kind of symbiosis of entertainment attractions, retail outlets, cafes and restaurants. After you have had your fill of entertaining delights, you can move on to tasting the gastronomic delicacies.
- Culture Park – Provides the opportunity to explore historical architecture, art and Asian cuisines, in particular Indonesian and Japanese Here you can admire romantic gardens, masterpieces of landscape design and natural attractions.
- The sun wheel. This part of the park features a huge Buddha statue, Asian architectural masterpieces and fantastic dragon boats that amaze the imagination with their grandeur.
It takes a full day to get to know each area of the park, but it’s worth it!
Phap Lam Pagoda in Da Nang
Phap Lam Pagoda attracts the attention of not only locals but also travelers. There are many trees, Buddhist sculptures and gardens here. It is not only a spiritual place, but also a delightful landmark in the heart of Vietnam.
Regardless of the location, the atmosphere in the pagoda is absolutely peaceful and always calm. Monks, locals and foreigners often come here to pray. The tall Buddha statue in the courtyard is attractive to everyone. The goddess of mercy, installed on the other hand, is no less interesting to study. There are many cafes and restaurants in the surrounding area serving vegetarian dishes.
China Beach is a paradise for surfers and those who want to admire the restless sea and feel the full power of the water element. The swimming season is rather short because the sea is too rough for swimming most of the year.
China Beach gained its fame in part because of the American TV series of the same name – China Beach (Chaina Beach), which tells about the lives of soldiers who served in Vietnam, the developers of the beach decided to keep the name, which increased its popularity among tourists.
But not only the name attracts people to relax on this beach, the well-known white sands, beautiful area, the nearby Marble Mountains. The restless sea and high waves make the resort extremely popular with surfers. The swimming season on the beach is considered to be from May to July, during this period lifeguards work, at other times of the year it is dangerous to swim, even experienced surfers and swimmers may not be able to cope with the natural elements.
The beach is also known for hosting the World Surfing Championship in 1992. In addition, China Beach has been listed as one of the most luxurious beaches in the world by Forbes magazine.
Lang Ku Island
Lang Ku is a very pleasant island hidden in the shade of palm trees with white sand and crystal clear waters. On the one hand, it is separated by a turquoise lagoon, and on the other, by a huge beach stretching along the coast of the South China Sea.
Lang Ku Island is a very calm place, so many tourists are happy to stop here for lunch, and sometimes stay overnight. The only problem is that local traders (as a rule, children) successfully parasitize on this. True, they are forbidden to enter the hotel or the beach, but then they literally occupy tourists at bus stops, and it is not so easy to fight them off. A beautiful view of the island opens from the northern part of the Hivan Pass, a magnificent view of Langka opens up. You should definitely visit here.
Phuc Kien Chinese Temple in Da Nang
Phuc Kien Temple, sometimes referred to as the Assembly Hall, was built in 1679. The building is a magnificent example of traditional Chinese architecture. The main theme used in the design of the temple is related to the sea. To the right of the altar is a replica of the sailing junk, and in the courtyard there is an altar dedicated to the founders, who are depicted as six seated figures.
The Phuc Kien Pavilion is the home of the goddess Thien Hau, the patroness of sailors. In addition, the goddess Thuan Fong Nhi, who has the ability to hear ships thousands of miles away from the coast, is revered here, as well as the goddess Thien Lu Nhan, who has the gift of seeing ships hundreds of miles away.
In the design of the temple, you can see a large number of patterns depicting animals. Thus, the sculpture of a fish, symbolizing good luck and achievement, is located in the center of the fountain, decorated with mosaics. In addition to fish, the decoration of the building also contains images of a dragon, a unicorn, a phoenix, and a turtle. All of them have a sacred meaning, because the dragon symbolizes power and strength, the turtle – longevity, the unicorn – knowledge, and the phoenix is a symbol of nobility.
Bach Dang River
The Bach Jang River flows in the north of Vietnam, through the Quang Ninh and Nguyen Thuy provinces.
This river was the site of three important battles in Vietnamese history: in 938 during the battle for Vietnamese independence, in 981 during the invasion of the troops of the newly established Sunn dynasty ruling China. But the most famous battle is considered to be the battle on the Bach Jang river in 1288. Then General Tran Hung Zhao used unusual tactics to drive out the Mongol invaders. In memory of this battle, wooden sticks with sharp metal tips are now preserved.
Son Dung Cave
Son Dung Cave in Vietnam is considered the largest cave in the world. Its width is about two hundred meters, its depth is about one hundred and fifty meters, and its length is almost nine kilometers, an entire city street with all the buildings on it can easily fit in the cave. Son Dung is twice the size of Deer Cave in Malaysia, formerly the largest known cave.
Son Dung was discovered in 1991 by a Vietnamese peasant named Ho Han, who feared the whistling sounds coming from the cave and named it Mountain River Cave. Cavers explored the cave only in 2009. Son Dung was formed about two and a half million years ago, when a river flow washed away limestone rocks. In some halls of the cave, the ceiling collapsed, creating huge windows through which sunlight began to penetrate inside, and with it, a real jungle grew in the underground halls.
The cave is located in the Phong Nya Kebang National Park in the Quang Binh province near the border with Laos. The distance to the nearest town, Dong Hoi, is sixty-five kilometers, of which ten you will have to walk on foot. It will take you two or three days to explore the cave.
Han River Bridge
One of the many architectural landmarks of the Vietnamese city of Da Nang is the bridge that stretches across the Han River. Its grand opening took place in 2000 with the participation of local authorities. The structure is almost 400 meters long and 25 meters high. A feature of the bridge is that it is a drawbridge, the structure consists of two separate parts, each of which is 200 meters long. It is used by both cars and pedestrians and cyclists.
The bridge that stretches across the Han River is especially popular with tourists as it connects hotels with the world’s most beautiful beaches. There are separate pedestrian zones, fenced off with a low fence. At midnight, traffic on the bridge is stopped to open the way for shipping. The bridge is located in the cultural center of the city and offers a magnificent panorama with numerous restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and cafes.
Dragon Bridge is one of the most popular architectural landmarks in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang. It runs across the Han River and is 666 meters long. The height of the structure reaches 37.5 meters. The bridge was completed in 2012 and the work was estimated at $ 88 million. The Dragon Bridge was designed by a group of renowned American architects called Louis Berger. A characteristic feature of the structure is its rather large width – there are six traffic lanes on it.
In March 2013, the reconstruction of the central span of the bridge was completed. Currently, a huge reinforced concrete dragon structure, made in orange tones, rises above it. The head of the fire-breathing animal faces the northern part of Da Nang, where numerous hotels, cafes and entertainment centers are located. At night, the Dragon Bridge takes on an even more enchanting look due to the illumination developed by the city’s best engineers.
Thuan Phuoc Bridge
Thuan Phuoc is one of the many architectural landmarks of the Vietnamese city of Da Nang. This is a suspension bridge that crosses the Han River. The structure consists of four spans, its length reaches 1850 meters, and its width is about 18 meters. The bridge is fastened on two massive pillars, 80 meters high. It should be noted that Thuan Phuoc is the longest suspension bridge in Vietnam, with about $ 42 million invested in its construction.
The construction of the Thuan Phuoc Bridge was started in 2003. The grand opening of the facility took place on July 19, 2009, and was attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, as well as many high-ranking officials. Thuan Phuoc Bridge is one of the main tourist attractions in Da Nang. Every year excursion boats sail up to it, from which you can enjoy the structure up close.
Cao Dai Da Nang Temple
One of the most famous temples of the Cao Dai religion in Central Vietnam is located in Da Nang, in the city center. Mixing religious movements gives it an unusual environment. Probably, nowhere else will you see a ball with an eye symbol, something reminiscent of Freemasonry … But there are no bright colors, as in other Vietnamese religious buildings.
Leave your shoes at the entrance and experience Kao Dai’s unique religion at the temple.
Hours of operation: 5:30 am, 11:30 am, and 5:30 pm and 23:30 pm.
Bien Dong Park, Da Nang City
The park is designed for walks both with children and alone.
There is a military museum in the park. Covers all Vietnamese resistances to foreign occupation: from the Chinese occupation, the first Vietnam War with the French and the confrontation war with China over the Spratly and Paracel Islands.
Opening hours are 07:30 to 10:30 and 13:30 to 16:30 daily, except Monday.
29 March Park in Danang
The March 29th Park is located in the city center, opposite the Danang Supermarket on Dien Bien Phu Street. There are many activities in the park, including a railway around the lake, pedal boats, a laugh room and an underwater world. The park also hosts exhibitions of flowers, exotic trees, aquarium fish and rare animals.
The park is open from 4 am to 10 pm and is a popular destination for Vietnamese people.
Fifth Military Division Museum
Like almost every major city in Vietnam, Da Nang also has a museum of the great leader Ho Chi Minh City. The museum traditionally displays documents, photographs and objects that tell about the life of the president.
There is also another museum (Military zone 5 museum or Museums Quan khu 5) dedicated to the defense of the fifth military zone during the confrontation with the French in the American-Vietnamese war. The museum consists of 12 exhibition halls, and on the street are samples of large military equipment (tanks, airplanes, self-propelled guns, etc.) of French and American production.
While every Vietnamese should consider it his duty to visit the museum of the great leader, this museum is of little interest to tourists. But the museum of the fifth military zone is more interesting for a wide range of tourists and is definitely worth a visit.
Entrance fee: 20,000 VND
Opening hours: daily from 7:30 to 11:00 and from 13:30 to 16:30
SHOPPING IN DA NANG
Shopping Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village
The Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village features products from over 500 manufacturers, artisan workshops and marble outlets at affordable prices. Tourists can find here a variety of gemstone jewelry, including rings, necklaces, pendants, and handmade bracelets.
Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village is a 20-minute taxi ride from Da Nang City.
Opening hours: 08:00 – 19:00
Han Market has existed since the French colonization and today covers 28,000 square meters. The market was substantially reconstructed and renewed in 1989. A two-story building and well-ordered shops with a wide selection of goods allow shopping without unnecessary stress and fuss. It is located near the river of the same name, and there are sold agricultural products, the freshest seafood, as well as many other various goods, including souvenirs. In the old days, exclusively wealthy people bought goods on this market, but now a wide variety of segments of the population, including foreigners, come to the market. They buy everything here, from fruits to a wide variety of clothes, and at quite reasonable prices.
Opening hours: 05:00 – 19:00
Con Da Nang Market
At the famous Con Market in the center of Da Nang (Vietnam), at the corner of two busy streets – Hung Vuong and Ong Ich Khiem, you can buy everything or almost everything.
After the renovation, the market was officially renamed Da Nang Shopping Center. However, residents still call him Con, which means “the mouth of a puppy” in Vietnamese. But the booklets in English contain the name “Horse Market” – so mistakes are born that they sell horses here. They are just not here.
First of all, this market is for its own people, and it is interesting for them. Many residents of Da Nang buy food here – more than 11 thousand customers visit it a day. But there are very few foreigners among them.
Working hours: 8.00-20.00
Vincom Shopping Center
It is one of the largest retail malls not only in Da Nang but throughout Vietnam. Products in Big C are varied, quality and competitive prices are ensured here. Thus, it has become a popular shopping destination in this city.
Lotte Mart Shopping Center
At Lotte Mart you will find over 20,000 high quality Vietnamese products at reasonable prices. Level 1 includes a restaurant, fast foods and electronics stores, notably the well-known Samsung Galaxy brand. On the second floor, you will find jewelry, footwear, brand name clothing and a bookstore. The third floor contains shops offering beauty products and office supplies.
You will find the groceries on the 4th floor of the shopping center. And the last floor is reserved for entertainment, there is a bowling alley and an ice rink.
Opening hours: 08:00 – 22:00
Parkson Vinh Trung Plaza
At Parkson Vinh Trung Plaza, shoppers can find clothing, accessories and shoes from local designers, as well as imported appliances, books, and fast food cafes such as Lotteria, Highland Coffee, and KFC. Parkson is a brand new center. It’s bright and clean here.
Opening hours: 9:30 am – 10:00 pm
Da Nang Cuisine
Vietnamese cuisine has made a name for itself not only in Asia but around the world. The use of fresh ingredients, as well as a large amount of vegetables, makes Vietnamese cuisine one of the healthiest in the world.
There are many restaurants in Da Nang and you will have plenty to choose from, including street cafes, eateries, and more sophisticated beach restaurants, especially on Non Nuoc Beach (aka China Beach).
Pub Golden Pine
Golden Pine Pub Da Nang is one of the most popular destinations among locals, expats and travelers. The place is always filled with happy people and is always happy to welcome you with great music and a positive atmosphere! The bar also has several billiard tables.
Blue Whale Restaurant
Blue Whale RestaurantBlue Whale is a waterfront gourmet restaurant with a sophisticated design. The menu serves fresh seafood sourced directly from local fishermen.
The restaurant occupies a convenient position on the Chinese beach. To get there, follow the promenade from Da Nang to Hoi An.
phone: +84 (511) 3942 777
Song Han River Floating Restaurant
The Song Han River floating restaurant is located on the Han River next to the Cham Sculpture Museum. The menu offers a wide range of seafood, as well as Eastern and Western cuisine, right on board a three-story imperial boat.
The restaurant organizes two dinner cruises each evening; The first cruise departs at 18:00 and returns at 19:30. The second cruise departs at 20:00 and returns at 21:30.
Phone: +84 (511) 871 069
Tru Clam Vien Restaurant
Tru Clam Vien RestaurantTru Clam Vien restaurant is famous among locals for its delicious breakfasts and they are open from 06:00 to 22:30. Decorated in the relaxed style of a Vietnamese home, tables stand both inside and outside in the lush garden.
The restaurant offers good coffee, delicious baguettes, delicious Vietnamese noodle dishes and much more.
Address: 41 Nguy n Van Linh
Phone: +84 (511) 358 4777
Apsara Restaurant located in an attractive colonial building at 222 Tran Phu and is one of the most popular high-quality local restaurants.
The menu features Vietnamese cuisine in a chic setting.
Phone: +84 (511) 561 409
Bread of Life bakery restaurant
Bread of Life bakery restaurant Bread of Life is a western-style bakery and a pizzeria at the same time.
The place has a menu in English with reasonable prices and friendly staff.
Address: 215 D Tran Phu
Phone: +84 (511) 893 456
Bamboo Restaurant & Bar
Bamboo Restaurant & BarBamboo Restaurant & Bar on Xuan Dieu Street serves simple food prepared by the owner and chef at the same time.
This is the place where most expats usually eat.
Phone: +84 (511) 3537 831
Gia Lang Restaurant
Gia Lang RestaurantGia Lang is very busy in the evenings. Many customers come here for typical local food, including ‘thuy’ (grilled beef) in a hot pot or fried.
Phone: +84 (511) 3561 781
Indochine Garden Restaurant
Indochine Garden RestaurantIndochine Garden – An old colonial building, a former bank (1960s era). The restaurant offers Vietnamese food at very reasonable prices.
Friendly staff, all dressed in beautiful, traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai dresses. There is a menu in English.
Phone: +84 (511) 887 007
Vietnamese Home Restaurant
Vietnamese Home on Bach Dang Street serves authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere.
Phone: +84 (511) 3889 575
Bia Tiep Tulip Restaurant
Bia Tiep Tulip RestaurantBia Tiep Tulip at 2/9 Street, west of the Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, offers good BBQ pork ribs and beef steaks.
Phone: +84 (511) 3611 822
Weather and climate in Da Nang
The best time to travel to Danang in Vietnam is from January to August, where you have a pleasant climate for hot weather and barely even moderate precipitation. The average maximum temperature in Danang is 32 ° C in June and 22 ° C in January. The water temperature is between 19 ° C and 31 ° C.
The average climate figure for Danang is 7.6. This is based on several factors, such as average temperatures, precipitation chances, and the weather experiences of others.
Danang has a monsoon climate. Average temperature and average precipitation in Danang or the periods when more rain or snow falls, here we present all the information. So you can be well prepared!
Weather Danang January
On average, it is a maximum of 22° in January in Danang and at least around 19 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 19 ° degrees. In January there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 112 mm and it will be dry 6 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang February
On average, it is a maximum of 24 ° in February in Danang and at least around 20 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 21 ° degrees. In February there are 15 days of rainfall with a total of 43 mm and it will be dry 13 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang March
On average, it is a maximum of 27 ° in march in Danang and at least around 21 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 22 ° degrees. In March, there are 18 days of rainfall with a total of 62 mm, and it will be dry 13 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang April
On average, it is a maximum of 29 ° in April in Danang and at least around 23 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 23 ° degrees. In April there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 74 mm and it will be dry 10 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang may
On average, it is a maximum of 31 ° in may in Danang and at least around 25 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25 ° degrees. In may there are 22 days of rainfall with a total of 77 mm and it will be dry 9 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang June
On average, it is a maximum of 32 ° in June in Danang and at least around 25 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 26 ° degrees. In June there are 20 days of rainfall with a total of 68 mm and it will be dry 10 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang July
On average, it is a maximum of 31 ° in July in Danang and at least around 25 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 30 ° degrees. In July there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 84 mm and it will be dry 7 days this month in Danang.
Danang weather August
On average, it is a maximum of 31 ° in august in Danang and at least around 25 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29 ° degrees. In August, there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 88 mm and it will be dry for 8 days this month in Danang.
Danang weather September
On average, it is a maximum of 30 ° in September in Danang and at least around 24 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 31 ° degrees. In September there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 177 mm and it will be dry for 7 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang October
On average, it is a maximum of 27 ° in October in Danang and at least around 23 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 29 ° degrees. In October there are 23 days of rainfall with a total of 203 mm and it will be dry 8 days this month in Danang.
Weather Danang November
On average, it is a maximum of 25 ° in November in Danang and at least around 22 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 28 ° degrees. In November there are 24 days of rainfall with a total of 247 mm and it will be dry for 6 days this month in Danang.
Danang weather December
On average, it is a maximum of 23 ° in December in Danang and at least around 20 ° degrees. The sea temperature is around 25 ° degrees. In December there are 25 days of rainfall with a total of 210 mm and it will be dry 6 days this month in Danang.
Where to stay in Da Nang
Downtown Da Nang and the banks of the Han River
The center of Da Nang is considered to be the area between the airport and the Han River, also known as the Hải Châu District. But it is on the banks of the Han River, between the Dragon Bridge (Cầu Rồng) and the Fireworks Bridge (Cầu Sông Hàn), where the majority of tourist accommodation is actually concentrated. It is definitely the liveliest place in Da Nang, where you will find the cheapest accommodation, the most gastronomic variety, the most cafes and also the most traffic.
And although the backpacking offer is still not very present in Da Nang, the few hostels that are beginning to be seen are precisely here in the center, while in the beach areas most of the accommodation is based on apartments, hotels, and resorts.
If you want to sleep close to the center, but have a little more tranquility, on the banks of the Han River heading north, you will find the luxury hotels.
- The Vietnam Hostel (2 *)
- Memory Hostel (2 *)
- GO HOME Homestay & Coffee
- Seahorse Hostel & Bar (2 *)
Good value for money:
- Haspana Boutique Hotel (3 *)
- Novotel Da Nang Premier (5 *)
- Hilton Da Nang (5 *)
- Vinpearl Condotel Riverfront Da Nang (5 *)
- Grand Mercure Da Nang (5 *)
Bac My An Beach
My An is my favorite area to stay in Da Nang. It is the beach that bathes the maritime neighborhood with the same name and where you will find a wide range of hotels, restaurants, and coffee shops. It is the area most frequented by western tourism.
Like its neighboring neighborhood, it is also in full growth, there are many works in progress and a lot of empty lots. So the most advisable thing is to stay on the first, second or third line of the sea, to have the services closer. The promenade in My An is a bit narrower than in My Khe, but the beach is still wide and perfect for lying in the sun, playing soccer, volleyball, and even surfing its waves.
- Rom Casa Hostel Da Nang (3 *)
Good value for money:
- Sofia Suite Hotel Danang (3 *)
- Raon Danang Beach Hotel (3 *)
- Aria Grand Hotel & Spa (3 *)
- Hanami Hotel Da Nang (3 *)
- Muong Thanh Luxury Da Nang Hotel (5 *)
- TMS Hotel Da Nang Beach (5 *)
- Premier Village Danang Resort (5 *)
Bãi tắm T20 and Non Nuoc Beach
Following My An, there are the areas of Khuê Mỹ and Hòa Hải, better known for their T20 and Non-Nuoc Beach beaches. This long coastal area that extends to the BRG Danang Golf Resort, is where luxury villas and resorts are concentrated.
The good thing about staying in this area is the tranquility that you breathe and the fact that you have your “private” piece of beach. While the negative part is that it is far from the center and outside the resort there is still not much life.
In the Non Nuoc beach area they are still building more hotels and resorts, so I recommend staying at the first beach, T20.
- Pullman Danang Beach Resort (5 *)
- Fusion Maia Resort (5 *)
- Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa (5 *)
- Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang (5 *)
- Melià Da Nang Beach Resort (4 *)
- Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang (4 *)
- Sheraton Grand Danang Resort (5 *)
- The Ocean Villas (5 *)
Son Tra Peninsula
The Son Tra Peninsula is the mountainous area that lies northeast of Da Nang. It is the area that marks the end of the long beaches in the far north. And although there were plans to develop the peninsula, today it is still a conservation area.
Even so, several hotels and resorts were built. Today some of them are still in operation, others were half-built and others have been completely abandoned. If what you are looking for is total isolation and enjoy the resort and its private beaches, it would be a good option to stay on the Peninsula. On the other hand, you will need a motorcycle to go anywhere, as it is away from everything. If you want to visit Da Nang, I would recommend staying somewhere less isolated.
Good value for money:
- Tien Sa Retreat Da Nang (3 *)
- InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort (5 *)
- Son Tra Resort (5 *)
Festivities and events in Da Nang
Da Nang has various festivities and sporting events throughout the year. I’ll tell you the most popular:
- January : Lunar New Year Celebration.
- February : Flower Festival Da Nang.
- May : Techcombank IronMan.
- June-July : Da Nang International Fireworks Festival.
- August : Da Nang Manulife International Marathon.
Da Nang General Informations
- Internet: in Da Nang, you will have no problem finding good internet. Hotels, restaurants, and cafes have high-speed internet in addition to the growing number of coworking or cafeterias enabled for digital nomads.
- ATMs: in Da Nang, you will not lack ATMs and you can withdraw money at all of them but they charge a commission. When we went, the Agribank ATMs were the ones with the lowest commission (22,000 VND each time you withdrew money and you could withdraw a maximum of 3,000,000 VND).
- Health and Safety: Da Nang is a large city, with more than a million inhabitants, with more or less poor neighborhoods, but it is a totally safe city (we never feel unsafe anywhere). On the other hand, remember to always travel with good travel insurance for what may happen.