- 1. Things to do in Da Nang: Explore breathtakingly beautiful nature
- 2. Save your best moments at well-known bridges in Da Nang
- 3. What to do in Danang City: Visit historical and cultural sites
- 4. Other fun things to do in Da Nang Vietnam with your companions
There are numerous things to do in Da Nang, the place known as the most worth-visiting and worth-living city in Vietnam. Thanks to the diverse terrain and beautiful natural scenery, Da Nang has been attracting a large number of domestic and foreign tourists every year.
1. Things to do in Da Nang: Explore breathtakingly beautiful nature
Da Nang has not only beautiful beaches with long sun-kissed sand stretches, but also immense mountains and vast forests. Below are some places that you should not miss out on if you want to admire the majestic natural scenery.
1.1. Non Nuoc Beach
Non Nuoc Beach was once rated by Forbes magazine as one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet in 2005. The beach is located about 8 kilometers southeast of Da Nang city center.
Although it has been under exploitation for many years, Non Nuoc Beach still retains its inherent wild beauty. With fine white sand stretches, the beach gently sits at the foot of Marble Mountain, making an extremely picturesque natural sight.
Non Nuoc Beach, with the light breezes and calm waves, the blue water and fine sand, is an ideal place for swimming, relaxing and trying water sports.
1.2. My Khe Beach
My Khe Beach, loved by not only domestic tourists, is often regarded by prestigious international magazines such as Forbes (US), Herald Sun (Australia), as one of the most attractive beaches in the world. The beach is located near Da Nang city center, which makes it a convenient place to travel to.
My Khe Beach has long stretches of fine white sand, crystal-clear warm water, and calm sea waves all year round. Services on the beach are developed, with a team of rescue staff ensuring the safety of swimmers constantly. The water here has 60% salinity and is free from pollution, which makes it a very suitable spot for swimming.
In addition, as a developed tourist destination, around My Khe Beach, there are many high-class villas and luxury hotels which will provide visitors with the best accommodation.
1.3. Marble Mountain
Marble Mountain is a masterpiece that nature has bestowed on the land of Da Nang. Only 8 kilometers away from the city center, this is a complex of 6 mountains which has both natural and spiritual beauties, promising to bring a meaningful visit for tourists.
Around the mountains, there are many mysterious caves such as Huyen Khong, Huyen Vi, Van Thong, etc. Here, caves and pagodas clutch together. This unique combination leads to Marble Mountain having both the allure of natural scenery and the charm of spiritual culture.
1.4. Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsula is known as the jewel of Da Nang, with 3 sides bordering the sea. Only about 10 kilometers northeast of the city center, the peninsula attracts tourists with its numerous beaches, shady forest, and rich ecosystem.
Son Tra Peninsula has not only a fresh and cool climate all year round but also a beautiful primeval forest with rich flora and fauna. Here, there are many rare animals such as brown-shanked douc langur, wild cat, ferret-badger, which are listed in the Red Data Book of Vietnam.
The beaches in the peninsula still retain their pristine features and clear water. Here, there are beautiful coral reefs which are in no way inferior to those in Phu Quoc or Cham Islands. Visitors can participate in countless exciting activities such as fishing, scuba diving, kayaking, paragliding, windsurfing, etc.
1.5. Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass is regarded as one of the most beautiful passes in the world. It is the natural border between the two provinces of Thua Thien Hue and Da Nang, located 20 kilometers away from Da Nang city. With its majestic beauty, this place is an ideal destination for thrill-seeking adventurers.
Hai Van Pass has steep roads winding around immense mountains, with clouds hovering at the top. From here, visitors can see the mountains on one side and the sea on the other, which blend together to create a magnificent natural landscape. At the top of the pass, you can admire the whole fantastic view of the mountain ranges and the blue sea stretching to the horizon.
2. Save your best moments at well-known bridges in Da Nang
Da Nang is known as a city of bridges. These bridges not only contribute to economic development but have also become not-to-be-missed tourist destinations thanks to their impressive designs.
2.1. Han River Bridge – The first swing bridge in Vietnam
Han River Bridge is one of many bridges spanning across Han River in Da Nang. This is also the first swing bridge in Vietnam. This work was designed and constructed by Vietnamese engineers and workers.
The bridge is famous for its harmonious and poetic beauty. At night, visitors can admire the bridge’s sparkling lights reflected on the water surface, creating a shimmering sight to behold.
2.2. Dragon Bridge – The iconic symbol of Da Nang
Dragon Bridge is the seventh bridge spanning across Han River. The reason for its name is because on the bridge, there is a figure of a majestic dragon. Here, you can not only admire the beautiful scenery of Han River but also enjoy spectacular performances.
Every week, the bridge will “breathe” fire and water. This performance will be held at 9 pm every Saturday, Sunday, and on major holidays. This is a special feature of Dragon Bridge which has made it a famous tourist destination in Da Nang.
Dragon Bridge is most beautiful in the evening, when more than 2,500 colorful LED lights are on. The unique feature of this lighting system is that it can change colors flexibly depending on the scale and type of the event being held.
2.3. Thuan Phuoc Bridge – The longest suspension bridge in Vietnam
Thuan Phuoc Bridge is located at the end of Han River, an extraordinary position which is like a natural “junction” with one side being Han River, one side being the vast sea and the remaining being Son Tra Peninsula. Standing on the bridge, you can admire not only the dynamic city of Da Nang but also the immense sea, charming mountains and blue sky.
The sight of Thuan Phuoc Bridge changes according to the time of the day. The sunset is “lyrical and romantic”, as the sea and sky turn orange, the sun gradually descending behind the mountains. At night, when the city lights are on, the bridge brings to visitors a colorful light party with hundreds of shimmering LED lights reflecting on the quiet river.
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3. What to do in Danang City: Visit historical and cultural sites
As the center of Central Vietnam, this city has not only many popular entertainment spots but also numerous Da Nang tourist attractions with great spiritual significance.
3.1. Da Nang Cathedral
Da Nang Cathedral stands out with its classical Gothic architecture – typical of Western churches – and an outstanding pink color. After nearly 100 years since construction, the church has become a favorite destination of many tourists when they come to Da Nang city.
A feature of the church is the main bell tower with a height of 70 meters, surrounded by 10 small towers. On the roof of the church, there is a gray chicken figure made of alloy. That is why this church also has a more casual name – Rooster Cathedral.
If you go to the church on the weekend, you can attend the solemn ceremony and learn about the rituals of Christians. Especially, on Christmas, Da Nang Cathedral will be splendidly decorated and have many wonderful performances which attract a lot of locals and tourists.
3.2. Museum of Cham Sculpture
The Museum of Cham Sculpture is not only an art museum but also a historical repository of the once glorious Champa kingdom. The museum is currently the largest place to store Champa artifacts in Vietnam, with a total area of up to 6,673 square meters. Its architecture is a combination of the contours of Champa temples and the structures of European Gothic works.
The main building stands out with its arched dome while its halls are designed to be an open space with many windows, ensuring adequate natural light in the display areas. The museum currently preserves more than 2000 large and small artifacts, of which about 500 are on display while the rest are carefully stored in the warehouse.
3.3. Linh Ung Pagoda
Linh Ung Pagoda is a very famous spiritual destination in Da Nang. In fact, there are currently 3 pagodas which have the same name Linh Ung, which are located on Marble Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula and Ba Na Hills respectively.
Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula is about 10 kilometers from Da Nang city center. This pagoda has the tallest statue of Guan Yin (Avalokitasvara bodhisattva) in Vietnam, with a height of up to 67 meters. Here, the picturesque scenery is a harmonious combination of beautiful nature and sacred temples.
On the other hand, Linh Ung Pagoda on Marble Mountain will bring you a nostalgic feel. The feature here is a tower consisting of 7 floors and 200 statues of buddhas, bodhisattvas, and arhats inside. This tower is also the work with the most stone statues in Vietnam.
4. Other fun things to do in Da Nang Vietnam with your companions
4.1. Enjoy tasty specialties at Da Nang markets
Not only famous for its natural Da Nang attractions, bridges or pagodas, this city is also known for its diverse and unique cuisine. Here, there are all kinds of delicious dishes that are typical for the culinary culture of Central Vietnam. Some dishes in Da Nang that you must try are:
- Vietnamese pancake
- Quang noodles
- Fish ball noodles
- Vietnamese fish salad
- Beef noodles
- Pork rolls
4.2. Explore some famous craft villages in Da Nang
The long-standing traditional craft villages have been a highlight of the unique culture of Da Nang, including Non Nuoc stone handicraft village; Cam Ne mat village and Nam O fish sauce village.
Located at the foot of Marble Mountain, Non Nuoc stone handicraft village has a history of more than 300 years. The stone handicraft products here have become works of art with the unique artistic characteristics of Da Nang.
Cam Ne mat village is 14 kilometers southwest of Da Nang city center. The mats here are made by craftsmen of a small village, but for a long time, their products have been well-known throughout the Central region of Vietnam.
Nam O is a small fishing village located at the foot of Hai Van Pass. Nam O fish sauce has been famous for hundreds of years. Its unique feature is the recipe, which includes anchovies which have a very high protein content.
4.3. Enrich your trip with awesome experiences in Hoi An
Hoi An Ancient Town is a famous tourist destination located about 30 kilometers southwest of Da Nang city center. Coming to Hoi An, you have a chance to not only discover its cultural values through nostalgic architecture, folk activities, and poetic scenery, but also to enjoy many tasty specialties.
Hoi An has a peaceful and ancient beauty. This over-400-year-old town attracts tourists with its retro architecture, moss-roofed houses, colorful lanterns, etc. This place is the gathering spot of many Eastern cultures, namely Japan, China, and Vietnam, because Hoi An used to be a busy trading port 200 years ago.
Domestic and international tourists often include Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An Ancient Town in one itinerary on their trip to Central Vietnam. This is because there are so many attractive tourist sites gathering in this region, such as Japanese Bridge, My Son Sanctuary, An Bang Beach, Cantonese Assembly Hall, etc.
If you happen to be in Hoi An, it is strongly recommended that you also visit VinWonders Nam Hoi An, a top-rated amusement park full of wonderful entertaining activities. It has 5 subdivisions which will bring you all kinds of exhilarating experiences:
- Adventure Land: a place that tests the bravery of thrill-seeking tourists who love adventure and like to break their limits through heart-pounding games.
- Island of Folk Culture: a place that gathers the genuine architectural features of every region in Vietnam and vividly reproduces Vietnamese traditional craft villages.
- Water World: a water paradise with slides and pools for children, families and friends, along with 11 exciting games for you to cool off in summer.
- Harbor Corner: a place where cultures meet, where you can immerse yourself in a space of contrasting colors, with cultural features of the past and present, of the East and West.
- River Safari: the first and largest river safari in Vietnam which is home to more than 50 species, 550 individuals of animals carefully preserved and raised.
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Da Nang is always one of the top choices of travel enthusiasts thanks to its landscape, climate, people and cuisine. With no shortage of Da Nang things to do here, you will surely have a completely relaxing and meaningful trip in the most worth-living city of Vietnam.
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