Da Nang – a coastal city in the middle of Vietnam – is known as the most worth city to live in Vietnam. It is not naturally people give Da Nang that valuable name, it has not only amazing sceneries but also friendly people. With the biggest titles for festivals and entertainment hubs in the Southeast Asia and the world, it still keeps the peace of a sea-mountain city as it is.
HOW TO GET THERE?
It is not difficult to go to Da Nang from Ho Chi Minh City or Ha Noi.
If you don’t have much time, the best choice is booking a flight ticket. Price is around 500,000 VND to 2,500,000 VND depends on which brand and what time you choose.
To experience the public transportation in Vietnam, you can choose train or bus. From Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang, it takes around 14-20 hours and ticket is from 400,000 VND to 900,000 VND for train, 500,000 VND to 700,000 VND for bus depends on the type of seat.
Here are some suggestion bus for you: Hoàng Long, Mai Linh, Thuận Thảo, Phương Trang,…
HOW TO TRAVEL IN DA NANG?
The most common transportation in Vietnam is motorbike, so the best advice for you is renting a motorbike and drive around the city to experience the daily life of Vietnamese and enjoy the sightseeing in a different way.
Here is some suggestion places for you to rent a motorbike:
- Anh Tuấn Motorbike 0905.70.80.90 or 0913.418.
- Trường Đạt 0969.722.744 or 0969.822.844
If you cannot drive a motorbike, you can choose to take a bus and search for information here danangbus, or Uber, Grab Taxi and traditional taxi (Song Han taxi, Mai Linh taxi, Tien Sa taxi,…).
WHEN TO GO?
The rainy and typhoon season in Da Nang is from Aug to Dec. Therefore, you can visit this nice coastal city from Jan to Jul. However, the best time is Jan-Apr. The weather is nice with sunshine and it is not too hot. Furthermore, the International Firework Competition is held in Apr-May annually.
WHERE TO GO?
Da Nang is a coastal city with mountains and beaches for those who want to enjoy the nature, and with entertainment hubs for the exciting moments.
Known as City of the Bridges, all bridges are over Han River but with the different architectures, each one has its own unique attraction.
Han River Bridge is the pride of local. When the darkness falls, the light on it becomes sparkling. This is the first and the only bridge that can make a rotation of 90 degree of angle every Sat and Sun at 23h-24h.
Han River Bridge is sparkling at night – Source: Pinterest
Dragon Bridge is heading toward the sea, local believe that this dragon will bring them prosperous. The unique attraction of it is that the dragon can breathe fire and water at 21:00pm every weekend.
Dragon Bridge at night – Source: Pinterest
There are also other bridges that you can visit if you have enough time such as Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge,…
Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)
Son Tra Mountain is located on Son Tra Peninsula, overlooking the bay of Da Nang and the East Sea, was known as Monkey Mountain during the Vietnam War with American. With the diversified biology, it keeps an important role to maintain the ecological balance of Vietnam.
Son Tra Mountain – Source: Pinterest
Linh Ung Pagoda is on Son Tra Mountain with the tallest Buddha statue in Vietnam that can be seen virtually from every corner of Da Nang city.
The tallest Buddha statue in Linh Ung Pagoda – Source: Pinterest
Ban Co Peak (Chess Desk Peak) is the highest point of Son Tra Mountain with the statue of a fairy and a chess desk.
Additionally, there are many other places in Son Tra Mountain for tourist such as thousand years tree, Dong Dinh Museum, waterfalls, Tien Sa port,…
Marble mountains include five mountains named by five elements making of the earth as the Asian’s belief, iron, wood, water, fire and soil. All five mountains have cave entrances and are possible to climb up. However, the most famous one is Water Mountain with Buddha statues, road to heaven, road to hell, and many caves.
Marble Mountain – Source: Pinterest
As a coastal city, Da Nang has many beaches that listed as the top beautiful beaches in the world due to the long coast with clean and smooth sand.
My Khe beach is one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet according to Forbes record. It is lack of the large waves so you can swim during the year, and safe for children as well.
My Khe Beach – Source: Pinterest
Pham Van Dong beach is the public beach but safe, clean and beautiful. It is also a place for exciting sport such as parachuting, surfing and entertainment activities include live music every night, events,…
Ba Na Hill is an ideal place for you to enjoy four seasons in a day, spring in the morning, summer at noon, autumn in the afternoon and winter at night. The cable on Ba Na Hill has been received four Guinness World Record for the length, distance and weight.
Cable on Ba Na Hill
Asia Park consists of three main areas, amusement park with modern rides, attraction and shows, a culture park that includes the special traditional architecture of ten countries and a central zone that mix between the modern and traditional features. Besides, Asia Park also has one of the top 10 tallest ferris wheel in the world that gives you an amazing city view at night.
Cocobay is the Southeast Asia leading entertainment and hospitality hubs that provides unprecedented varied amusement choices, world-class residence, redefined tourist services and a city tour on the first hop on – hop off bus in Vietnam.
Coco Bus – The first hop on – hop off bus in Vietnam
WHAT TO EAT?
Quang noodle is the traditional noodle of local here. It is made from rice and soup, eaten with vegetable. You can choose chicken or pork soup.
Fish noodle is another type of noodle with fish soup eaten with vegetable, slices of lemon, chillies and a little shrimp paste. This is a specialty of Da Nang.
Different from the spring roll from the north and the south, spring roll of Da Nang is made with slices of pork, vegetable, slices of green banana, mango and cucumber, rolled in pieces of dried and fresh rice papers and eaten with fish sauce.
Spring roll with slices of pork
Pancake is made from rice flour, eggs, with shrimp, pork, fresh bean sprouts and vegetable with slices of green banana, mango and cucumber. Sauce is made from pig liver and crushed peanuts.
Pancake – Source: Pinterest
Water fern cake is a small rice cake that popped with shrimp and pork. It is made from rice flour too. Sauce of this type is fish sauce with chillies.
Water fern cake – Source: Pinterest
Thanks for the long beach, Da Nang has a fresh source of seafood. Seafood can be grilled, fried, boiled, or used to make the seafood hotpot.
Seafood in Da Nang – Source: Pinterest
There are many different types of sweet soup that worth to try as deserts. It can be made from many types of beans, sweet rice cake with green beans, corns or fruits like bananas, grapefruit,…
Sweet soup in Da Nang – Source: Pinterest