Danang is a picturesque city by the Han river and the coast of the East Sea in central Vietnam. Often skipped by travelers who make their way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, Danang still is worth visiting. It is the third largest city in Vietnam which has developed from a small trading port into a major commercial port in the region. Its proximity to other tourist attractions and the developing service of a city dubbed as the most worth living in Vietnam make Danang a tourist hub and a not-to-miss destination in your exploration.
In Danang you can find countless attractions related to the nature, culture or people. Below are some suggestions:
The Marble Mountains
7km away from the downtown of Danang, Ngu Hanh Son (Five Elements Mountains) or the Marble Mountains includes numerous marble and limestone hills, caves, tunnels and Buddhist shrines. Climbing to one of the summits there, you will get a breathtaking view of the whole area, with the busy city and peaceful surrounding areas, in your eyes.
Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra peninsula is a 4000 ha area with rainforest and numerous small beaches reaching out to the sea from Danang city. It is an ideal rendezvous for tourists to explore the untouched nature in the splendid dawn and the quietness of crepuscule in a picturesque
Hai Van Pass
The high and dangerous Hai Van Pass with full of perilous obstacles is praised by some as “the most grandiose beauty spots in the world” and has become a not-to-miss destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. As a 21km mountain pass connecting Da Nang and Hue, it brings about magnificent ocean views for tourists to admire. Travelling along the road, you can have some of the most incredible ocean views in all of Vietnam. Though a new highway tunnel has been built to bypass the road, the ride is relatively technically challenging; especially when the weather turns bad.
Ba Na hills
Ba Na – Mount Chua is a destination that tourists coming to Danang should not miss. The cool weather at a high altitude, the majestic mountain scenery and several tourist attractions there make Ba Na hills one of the most attractive destination not only in Danang but also in the central region.
It must be a mistake to visit a coastal city without spending time on its beaches. Non Nuoc and My Khe beaches are two among several beaches you can visit. Fresh local seafood, tranquil sea water, refreshing coastal air, and white sand of a sunny beach can quickly discard all your tiredness while beach sports and swimming bring about both joy
Downtown city and food
When staying in Danang, don’t miss the chance to explore the nightlife in the hustle and bustle of the city, admiring the Dragon Bridge crossing poetic Han River, which breathes fire on weekend nigh, and enjoy the cool of summer night there. Festivals are often held, so you experience several cultural activities of the locals.
You can also try also all of signature cuisines of central Vietnam, especially Quang area in Danang. Naturally, fresh sea food sold in most restaurants. There is awesome and cheap street food to try. Banh trang cuon thit heo, Quang noodles and banh xeo are some suggestions for you.
Apart from those mentioned above, you may visit the eco-tourism resort Ba Na – Mo Stream, Museum of Cham Sculpture, or ancient villages in the suburban areas of Danang to better understand a city that housed Sa Huynh culture.