Da Nang

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Da Nang

Welcome to Da Nang, a vibrant Central Vietnam city where pristine coastlines meet a treasure trove of cultural wonders. Da Nang is also the gateway to the incredible UNESCO site of Hoi An Ancient Town. The bustling beachside metropolis of Da Nang has something for everyone, whether you’re seeking relaxation on beautiful beaches, exploring ancient temples, or indulging in delicious local cuisine and vibrant nightlife.

“Where Coastal City Charms and Cultural Marvels Converge Beneath the Watchful Eye of Marble Mountains and Lady Buddha”

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Attractions

Discover Da Nang’s diverse attractions, from the iconic Marble Mountains, serene My Khe Beach, and the majestic Lady Buddha statue to the captivating nearby attractions of Hoi An ancient town, Ba Na Hills, and My Son Temple. Immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty, history, and spirituality.

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Tours

Dive into the heart of Da Nang with our curated tours and experiences. Uncover the city’s hidden gems, from bustling markets to tranquil pagodas. Take advantage of the opportunity to book unforgettable adventures with Vietnam. It is awesome.

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Rest

Find the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate in Da Nang. We’ve handpicked the best hotels and accommodations based on community reviews and expert recommendations. Explore our selection for a comfortable and memorable stay.

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Taste

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Da Nang, where you can find a variety of local street food stalls and gourmet restaurants that offer a unique culinary experience. You can discover a fusion of authentic Vietnamese dishes and international cuisines carefully curated by seasoned travelers and local legends.

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Da Nang Handbook: Essential Travel Tips

When is the Best Time to Visit Da Nang?

Da Nang’s weather is most pleasant during the dry season, from February to August. This period offers plenty of sunshine and is ideal for beach activities and city exploration. From September to January, the rainy season may see occasional storms and heavy rainfall, so plan accordingly. Plan your trip to central Vietnam according to the weather with this helpful guide.

Transportation Tips

A. Getting to Vietnam

When planning your journey to Vietnam, flying is often the most convenient option. Vietnam has three major international airports – Hanoi in the North, Da Nang in the Center, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in the South, and Phu Quoc for those looking to explore the southern island. Flying into one of these airports provides seamless access to the country.

B. How to get to Da Nang

Da Nang is one of the five international airports in Vietnam that are currently operating, so you can fly directly into Danang airport. From there, take a taxi into town or use a ride-hailing app to save a few dollars. Da Nang is easily accessible by bus or private transfer from nearby cities like Nha Trang and Hue.

C. How to get around in Da Nang

Da Nang is a large, spread-out city. It could be more walkable, too. Taking a taxi or a ride-sharing service like Xanh SM everywhere you need to go is the most convenient option, but the prices can add up. Because of that, it’s better to get accustomed to motorbike taxis or, better yet, rent a motorbike and tackle the city’s streets on your own.

Before You Go

  • Visa: Check visa requirements based on your nationality. Find out more about getting a Vietnam Visa before you visit Da Nang. 
  • Timezone: Vietnam is in the Indochina Time Zone (ICT), UTC+7.
  • Voltage: The standard voltage is 220V, and the outlets usually accept three different plugs: A, C, and F. If you are from Europe, Japan, or the Americas, your plugs will work fine. Otherwise, you’ll need an adapter. Note that many Vietnamese outlets do not have a third hole for grounding, and so can only accept two-pronged plugs.
  • Internet: Most hotels, cafes, and even restaurants in Da Nang offer free Wi-Fi; Wi-Fi plans are so cheap in Vietnam that almost all businesses have one. But it’s easy, inexpensive, and well worth buying a local SIM card with a data package at the airport upon arrival.
  • SIM Cards: You can easily purchase SIM cards for data and calls at the airport or local stores. Note that you’ll need to provide your passport to get a SIM. Viettel, Mobifone, and VinaPhone are the best mobile networks for Hanoi and most parts of Vietnam.
  • Currency: Vietnam uses the Vietnamese Dong (VND). VND only comes in bills (no coins), and 1 USD equals about 24,000 VND (commonly abbreviated as 24k). Some shops catering to tourists may accept USD, but most only take VND.
  • Credit Cards: Visa and MasterCard are commonly accepted at large businesses like hotels and indoor restaurants, but smaller enterprises usually only take cash.
  • ATMs: Danang is a big city full of ATMs, most of which accept foreign cards. Make sure to notify your bank before you travel to Vietnam to avoid blocked ATM transactions.
  • Tipping: Vietnam is not a tipping culture, so a tip is not expected. A tip is a good way to bring a smile to someone’s face, though. Note that cab drivers and tour guides often rely on some tipping, so it’s a good idea to tip them.

Understanding Culture & Customs In Da Nang

Da Nang is a modern and vibrant city with natural beauty, including beaches and forests. When communicating in Vietnam, avoid raising your voice. Stay alert and cautious to avoid scams. Please respect nature and do not litter. Discover some general tips for etiquette in Vietnam here.

Common questions about Da Nang

As one of the largest cities in Vietnam, Da Nang has accommodations for every type of traveler. Those who want to splurge on a five-star resort might choose the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula or the Hyatt Regency. Cozier B&B-type options include Chipa Homestay or Harmony Homestay. Read up on all kinds of other accommodations in Da Nang.

A few of the most popular restaurants in Da, Nang for local cuisine are Brilliant Seafood Restaurant, Ca Chuon Co Vietnamese Cuisine, and Thia Go Restaurant. Head to Bistecca Restaurant, Happy Heart Cafe, or Olivia’s Prime Steakhouse for international cuisine. Find more options in our Da Nang restaurant guide and learn about some specific Da Nang dishes you can’t miss in our guide to food in Da Nang.

Da Nang is known as the hub of Central Vietnamese culture. The city is famed for its sandy beaches, history as a French colonial port, and modern attractions. Highlights include the Marble Mountains, My Khe Beach, and the Dragon Bridge. It’s also a gateway to UNESCO heritage sites like Hoi An and Hue, making it a popular cultural and beach tourism destination. Its mix of historical landmarks, natural beauty, and modern amenities make it a must-visit city in Vietnam.

Some popular activities in Da Nang include:
1. Lounging at famous Da Nang beaches like My Khe.
2. Exploring cultural landmarks such as the Marble Mountains.
3. Visiting Ba Na Hills, the Disneyland of Vietnam.
4. Exploring the Son Tra Peninsula, which offers panoramic views and wildlife.
5. Partying amidst the city’s vibrant nightlife scene and checking out Da Nang’s best bars.
6. Sampling foods in Da Nang’s diverse culinary scene.
7. Take day trips to the nearby Hoi An and Hue, two of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations.
Try out one of these tours in Da Nang to experience the local landscapes and culture.

The cheapest months to visit Da Nang are September through January, with the least tourists because of the hotter weather and increased rainfall. Since January tends to be the nicest of these months, we’d recommend a January visit to Danang for travelers on a budget.

The best way to get around Danang is by renting a car or motorbike and driving yourself, as it offers maximum flexibility, and the traffic is easier to navigate than in some large Vietnamese cities. Taxis and motorbike taxis are also good options, although not quite as flexible and obviously more expensive. In a pinch, the local bus system is also very good. Read more about getting around in Da Nang.

Most travelers like to visit Da Nang during the sunny season from February to August. This period has very little rain and warm temperatures, with an average temperature of 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also not too humid most of the time, especially during the summer months. Read more about the best time to visit Da Nang.

4 days is generally a perfect amount of time to spend in Da Nang. It allows enough time to explore the main attractions, enjoy the beaches, and experience the local food and culture in the city itself. It also gives you plenty of time to explore the natural wonders on the city’s outskirts, like Hai Van Pass and Son Tra Peninsula. Exploring the nearby Hoi An can take another 2-3 days.