Known For : Thien Mu Pagoda Hue Imperial City Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang
Hue city is one of the oldest cities in the history of Vietnam. This city was once the capital of Vietnam and has seen pretty tough times. Although not completely surrounded by the rivers this city in Vietnam does sure contain some wonderful beaches. Regarded as the world heritage site by the UNESCO this site was once the city of emperors and visiting here you would still find numerous building which belonged to the rulers of the Nguyen dynasty
Best Time: January to April
Largely covered with thick forest cover, Son Tra Peninsula is full of Beaches and spectacular views. The peninsula is covered with forests and beaches, and there are plenty of things to do here. Sightseeing, nature walks, adventurous activities and eating and drinking in Vietnamese style are on the top of the list. The beaches at Son Tra and peaceful and nice.
A group of 8 spectacular islands, Cham Islands located off the coast of Hoi An in Central Vietnam, has been garnering much interest since it had been declared as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2009. The inhabitants of the charming islands are recognized as a distinct community with the entire area being governed by the local Tan Hiep commune.
Recognized by UNESCO as the world heritage site, Site Archelogique de My Son is a series of over 70 partly ruined Hindu temples which were built between in the 4th to the 14th century AD by the rulers of Champa. The temples are mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva, and parts of these were destroyed in the American Vietnam war bombings.
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Danang Cathedral is a pink coloured structure famous as Con Ga church (Rooster Church) for a weathercock that ceases its bell-tower. Located on Tran Phu Street in Da Nang, the Da Nang Cathedral is the only church in Da Nang which was built during the French Colonial Rule in Vietnam.
The Museum of Cham Sculpture is dedicated to Cham Art, displaying an assorted collection of over 300 pieces based on the same. Almost all the artifacts date from the 5th to the 15th century. Located in Hai Chau District in Da Nang, the building of the Museum of Cham Sculpture is rich with French influence at its edges and edifices, owing to the involvement of French architects in its construction.
Formerly known as Tinh Hoi Pagoda, Phap Lam Pagoda is a two-storey Buddhist temple that features a giant gold sculpture of Buddha inside. Built in 1934, the Phap Lam Pagoda is located close to the Con Market and the busiest Ong Ich Khiem street, making for a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of one of the busiest areas of Da nang.
Sporting a massive golden dragon, the Dragon Bridge of Da Nang is the longest bridge in Vietnam. It is a six lane bridge, serving as the shortest linking road from the Da Nang International Airport to other routes of the city as well as popular beaches like My Khe and Non-Nuoc beach.
A cluster of five hills made of marble and limestone, famously known as the Marble Mountains, is a revered site in Da Nang for the Buddhist sanctuaries and other ancient sites found here. There are many peaks, caves, temples which attract the tourists from all religions.
The Marble mountains is a well-known pilgrimage site, comprised of many caves, grottoes, tunnels, and temples, hemmed in by the fringes of these hills.
Ambling along the My Khe Beach can be an affair of smooth-white sand, rippling waves, clear horizon and a 10 kilometer long coastal stretch from the base of the Son Tra Peninsula to Ngu Hanh Son. While the Forbes magazine published it as ?one of the most attractive beaches on the planet,? The Sunday Herald Sun of Australia eulogized it as one of 10 most popular beaches in Asia.
A conserved complex consisting of ancient monument. As told before this place was known to have numerous monuments which were constructed during the imperial times. Visting this location you would be able to see not tens but hundreds of monuments which were built during the ancient times.
Linh Ung Pagoda has the honour of housing the highest statue of Lady Bodhisattva (Lady Buddha) in all of Vietnam, a 67 meters high marvel that sits inside the courtyard of this sanctum. The statue is carved out on a sparkling white marble stone along with many other sculptures of Buddha, and Arhats imparting unique expressions to each.
Besides being the first swing Bridge in Vietnam, Han River Bridge is also the pride of Da Nang dwellers. It not only facilitates transport but also links the eastern side of the river to the city center. While you are in Da Nang, travel to the bridge at around 11 PM on a weekend when the traffic is stopped and the bridge swings on its axis for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Accommodating about 50,000 followers at a time, the Cao Dai temple of Da Nang is the largest Cao Dai temple in Central Vietnam. Constructed between 1933 and 1955, this temple renders a unique styled-architecture based on the blended religion frame of reference. A syncretist movement that took place in Vietnam led to the foundation of Cao Dai Temple.
Pham Van Dong Beach is the most modern public beach in Da Nang, endowed with facilities like dressing rooms, shower areas, parking lots, and active lifeguards. Sprawling at the end of Pham Van Dong Street, the beach was chosen as one of the 5 world's most beautiful beaches which connect plentiful coastal resorts by Forbes Magazine.
Formally called the Xuan Thieu Beach, Red Beach of Da Nang is endowed with rich wartime history and breathtaking beauty. During sunset and sunrise, the sandy beaches and crystal clear water are drenched in red hues. Abundant greenery surrounds this beach with multiple restaurants and local food joints. Visitors are found spending their time lounging on the beach, taking long walks, and exploring the museums and temples. With excellent connectivity via flights, the airport is located merely 8 kms away from the destination. Comfortable hotels are available with scenic views of this little paradise.
As one of the day excursions from Da Nang, My Lai is a historic site elemental to Vietnamese history. Vietnam’s past has chapters of tragedy and misfortune, and this memorial village stands witness to them. Interaction with the local community, first-hand experiences of wartime stories, surfing through artefacts, and exploring the notable Champa tower are all a history buff’s delight. Apart from this, visitors can also explore the local pig market and the remains of Champa civilization. Just a cab ride away from Da Nang, My Lai is a hidden gem boasting Vietnamese culture and courage.
Among the three Hi-Tech Parks in the country, one is located in Da Nang, directed towards scientific and technological development of the city. An attractive location for all the tech enthusiasts, Hi-Tech Park, is developing as an ecological township. Visitors can explore the upcoming scientific and technological advancements, get a taste of how R&D, manufacturing, and training works, along with the scenic views of the eco-friendly park. The park offers customized tours and is a perfect destination for family visits and potential investors! With easy accessibility, it is 22km away from Da Nang downtown.
Bach Ma National park is a perfect destination for nature lovers. It is a paradise on land and home for a varied range of flora and fauna with about 358 bird species. It is a protected area in central Vietnam, close to the city of Hue. Bach ma tends to be the most beautiful park of Vietnam and receives tourists round the year. It is also proclaimed as one of the wettest areas in Vietnam. With refreshing air and sun in nature’s belly, one can surely not miss this beautiful treasure.