Da Nang

Located midway between Hanoi and Saigon, Da Nang is the country’s third largest city and an up-and-coming beach destination in Central Vietnam. Dubbed “the Miami of Vietnam” by the New York Times, it is very much on the tourist radar these days thanks to its breathtaking oceanic landscapes, spectacular river bridges as well as a vibrant food scene.

Da Nang’s attractive coast stretches for 30 kilometres, and it was here, at Nam O Beach, that American combat troops first landed in Vietnam in 1965 – but rather than with bullets, they were famously greeted with garlands of flowers in a carefully stage-managed welcome. Nowadays the entire beach strip is lined with hotels and resorts, and attracts huge crowds at weekends and public holidays.

A provincial backwater until not very long ago, Da Nang is Vietnam’s rapid development in a nutshell. It is also conveniently close to the ancient port town of Hoi An as well as the former imperial capital of Hue, making it your ideal holiday base if you’d like to get the best of the two worlds – sightseeing and sunbathing.

Attractions

My Son

The ancient Champa Sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, My Son ruins feature sandstone sculptures, temples and towers, all set in a tropical jungle.

Phap Lam Pagoda

A Buddhist temple with a beautiful garden, bonsai trees and intriguing Buddhist sculptures, it's a place for locals to pray, meditate or have their fortune told.

Cao Dai Temple

A combination of Neo-Gothic, Baroque, and Oriental design, Cao Dai serves as a place for gatherings and prayers to followers of Caodaism.

Convent of St Paul de Chartres

The Sisters of St Paul of Chartres is the most long-established woman's congregation involved in various programs supporting children, the poor and the disabled.

Danang Cathedral

Da Nang Cathedral is a 70 meter tall Gothic-style pink church that was built in 1923 by French priest Louis Vallet, and is now the center of Catholic community of Da Nang.

Museum of Cham Sculpture

Tthe largest exhibition of Cham sculpture in the world with a display of almost 300 terracotta and stone works of art, ranging from the 7th to the 15th century.

Golden Bridge

Standing on a hill 1,400 meters over the sea level and supported by two giant stone hands, Golden Bridge is an architectural marvel that will make you feel like walking across heaven.

My Khe Beach

The main beach in Da Nang, My Khe is among the best beaches in all of Vietnam, with a long, flat, sandy shore and a wide range of luxury resorts and villas.

Linh Ung Pagoda

A picturesque viewpoint with a 67m white statue of Lady Bodhisattva, situated on the peninsula at the northern tip of Da Nang, from which you can admire a long, impressive coastline.

The Marble Mountains

Five limestone and marble hills, 8 km off Da Nang Beach coastal road, holding rich cultural and historical value and with multiple caves, shrines and distinctive fauna and flora.

Dragon Bridge

The city's biggest free attraction and one of the most iconic architectures in Da Nang is a 666 meters long Dragon Bridge that spits fire, putting on a dazzling show every weekend.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Built in 1977, this prominent museum houses an impressive collection of Ho Chi Minh memorabilia, as well as authentic military aircrafts and tanks.

Da Nang Hotels

We've pre-picked the best hotels to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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