Top 10 Things To Do In Da Nang
Discover Da Nang’s Beaches
Pristine, vast, and uncrowded, Da Nang’s many beaches have everything. As you drive or walk along the beach promenade with palm trees overhead and a soft breeze, you’ll feel like you’re in Gold Coast, Australia or Miami beach. So, let’s take a closer look at three great paradise beaches to check out!
Take Advantage Of Da Nang’s Fresh Seafood
With such a glorious coastline, it is unsurprising Da Nang also has some of Vietnam’s best seafood. Much of the tasty local cuisine features seafood, and the city is home to countless restaurants serving up the latest catch as well as classic Vietnamese food.
Take A Food Tour In Da Nang
With all the delicious seafood and other dishes that this lovely city has to offer, it’s a good idea to book a food tour. Food tours are not only a great way to explore Da Nang, but a guided tour like this also takes you to some of the best places to visit according to the locals.
Explore The Marble Mountains
Located 7km down the coast from Da Nang city centre, you’ll find one of the most popular attractions, The Marble Mountains, or Ngu Hanh Son to Vietnamese locals.
The Marble mountains make a great half-day trip, and we suggest climbing them in the early morning to avoid the midday sun. Afterwards, head to the nearby Non Nuoc beach to cool down with a coconut!
Hai Van Pass
One of Vietnam’s most famous roads, the Hai Van Pass offers picture-perfect views that typify the country’s mountainous and aquatic beauty. The road connects Da Nang to the old imperial capital Hue, and it is perfect for motorcyclists and cyclists looking for beautiful scenery.
My Son Ruins
The My Son Ruins, which date back to the 4th century, represents a unique period of Vietnam’s history.
Today, it’s a UNESCO world heritage site, but the ruins were once an important place of worship for the Champa kingdom that ruled Central and southern Vietnam from the 2nd century until 1832.
An icon of Da Nang, the Dragon Bridge is revered amongst Vietnamese and foreigners alike. First opened in 2013 to celebrate the 38th anniversary of Da Nang’s liberation in the Vietnam war, the bridge is an important crossing point over the Han river.
The best time to visit is at night when you can witness the dragon light up in brilliant orange and red. And if you’re in town for New Year, local festivals or the weekend, you’re in luck! The fantastic Dragon Bridge takes centre stage, dazzling onlookers with its fire and water show.
Ba Na Hills
Nestled in the mountains above Da Nang, there is a curious world of castles, french buildings and pagodas. Built by French colonialists in the early 20th century as a retreat, the Ba Na Hills mountain resort is surreal and fun. It is unlike any other place in Vietnam.
The resort itself is a replica French village, complete with French-style architecture and an amusement park called Sun World Da Nang, where you can enjoy exciting rides and a trip on the sun wheel – Vietnam’s answer to the London eye.
Discover Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra peninsula has stunning views of My Khe Beach and the surrounding Son Tra jungles.
The Son Tra peninsula’s trails and beautiful beaches make it an ideal spot for hiking, swimming and cycling. And as you walk or cycle along the paved trails in the northern part of Son Tra Mountain, you’ll likely spot the various monkeys that inhabit the peninsula, including rare species of macaques, langurs and pygmy loris.
Visit Da Nang’s Museums
Da Nang is home to some fantastic museums, and they are a great way to explore the city’s storied past. Some of them are: Da Nang Museum, Cham Museum, Fifth Military Division Museum And Ho Chi Minh Museum.