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Danang

"The City of Bridges and Beaches"

Da Nang Tourism

Da Nang sits prettily on the east coast of Vietnam, right between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Popularly known as the tourist capital of South-Central Vietnam, Da Nang is truly stunning - filled with beaches, museums, evolving nightlife and world-class infrastructure.

On the South China Sea coast, with the Han River flowing through its midst, Da Nang is beautified by multiple bridges. Of course, the most striking among them is the Golden Bridge adorned by a sculpture of two giant hands holding it up.

The city’s most famed attractions are The Marble Mountains - five enigmatic natural limestone and marble peaks housing caves, tunnels and temples. Bach Ma National Park, the 693-metre-tall Son Tra Mountain, and Ba Na Hills are popular hiking retreats, while devotees frequent Phap Lam Pagoda and the 67-metre-tall Buddha Shakyamuni statue in Linh Ung Pagoda. For seafood, surfing and kayaking, My Khe Beach, Pham van Dong Beach, Han River and Thanh Binh Beach are perfect relaxing hideouts.

Despite being highly urbanised, Da Nang shelters centuries-old relics of the 700-year-old Phong Nam Village, Con Ga Cathedral, Cao Dai Temple and Imperial City Palace, one of the oldest Vietnamese forbidden cities. Some more must-visit places to make the most of a Da Nang tour are Sun World Wonders, Cham Sculpture Museum, Con Market, and Da Nang Night Market.

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Payments and Currency in Da Nang

  • Many big hotels will accept major credit cards but some will not. You shouldn't risk it though and carry Vietnamese Dongs with you.
  • Exchange rates for Visa and MasterCard credit cards are better than cash transactions.
  • It is better to pay via cards for large transactions so that you can claim or dispute any burglary or fraudulent transactions.
  • At small places like eateries and shopping, Vietnamese Dong is well-advised.
  • There are many currency exchange facilities all over the city.
  • Currency exchange is also available just out of the customs area of Da Nang International Airport.
  • Maximum withdrawal amount from ATMs is 4 million VND. 

Daily Budget for Da Nang

If you're on a budget trip, well Da Nang is not going to disappoint you. With low daily costs of the city, VND 10,000-15,000 should be enough. However, if you're on a luxury expedition, you can keep up to a million VND for shopping and eating purposes.

Nightlife in Da Nang

Da Nang effortlessly parallels Vietnam’s swankiest cities in terms of glamorous nightlife and shopping from rooftop bars and sophisticated lounges to night markets and light shows.

Here are some exciting ways to enjoy the nightlife in Da Nang: -

  • Dance till dawn with elaborate cocktail menus at nightclubs like Apocalypse Now Beach Club, New Phuong Dong Nightclub, Golden Pine Club and Seventeen Saloon.
  • If panoramic rooftop venues appeal to you, visit Sky 36 Club on Novotel’s 35th floor, and Brilliant Top Bar, overlooking Han River and My Khe Beach.
  • For the delicious food menus, tourists love Waterfront Danang Restaurant and Bar, Oasis Tapas Bar and Billabong Pub. 
  • Watch the LED light show where Dragon Bridge seemingly spits fire, or admire neon-lit cityscapes while riding the Sun Ferris Wheel. 
  • Experience local life at the bustling, colourful Da Nang Night Market and Bach Dang Street, offering clothing, street food, handicrafts and souvenirs.

Shopping in Da Nang

  • One of the most significant market areas of Da Nang is the Han Market which is set at the cross-section of many prominent streets in the Hau Chai district. Everything is available, from clothes, accessories, and handicrafts to delicious, tasty food and Vietnamese souvenirs.
  • If you're a fan of handicrafts and jewellery, the Non-Nuoc Fine Arts Village near Marble Mountains is a must-visit! There are many sculptures available to buy. If Buddhism influences you, many Buddha statues and other related handmade stuff can be purchased.
  • Plenty of pottery stuff exclusive to Da Nang can also be fetched from shops like Ha Long Pottery and Gia Thinh High-Grade Pottery in Da Nang city.
  • Besides these, there are many malls and plazas where one can rush and buy stuff under one arcade. And yes, there is a Con Market, too, which is the biggest wholesale market in Da Nang.

History of Da Nang

Before becoming a centrally governed city/province in 1997, Da Nang was a part of Quang Nam-Da Nang Province. Previously, the city was known as 'Cua Han' during Dai Viet settlement and 'Tourane' during French colonial rule.

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How to Reach Da Nang

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Da Nang is connected with Vietnam and rest of the world by air, land, rail and water.

How to reach Da Nang by flight

Many domestic and international airlines provide service to Da Nang Airport. Some popular airlines are Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar, China Eastern, etc.
Domestically, Da Nang is connected with all the key cities like Hanoi, Vinh, Can Tho, Da Lat and many others. And internationally, with Beijing, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and more.

How to reach Da Nang by road

Cabs can be booked from cities like Hue and Hoi An for around 450,000 VND. They can be booked from any taxi services (Mai Linh and Vinasun are few of the goog service providers) or even hotels can arrange one for you.

How to reach Da Nang by train

Da Nang railway station is located at Hai Phong street, 5 km away from the city centre. It is connected with Hue, Hanoi and Saigon via rail network. It's cheaper than the bus for short distances. 

How to reach Da Nang by bus

Da Nang bus station is one of the busiest in Vietnam. There are many buses connecting domestically and internationally (Laos) from early morning till late night. Kon Tum, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat, Vinh, Hue, Hanoi are few cities from where you can take a bus to Da Nang. Buses run from Laos to Da Nang from Pakse, Savannakhet, Vientiane and Tha Khaek.

Local transport in Da Nang

Taxis are easily available in Da Nang with some best Taxi Services being 'Mai Linh', 'Taxi Xanh' and 'Vinasun'. Surprisingly, the drivers are fluent in English and charges vary from VND 12,000 to VND 15,000 for a kilometre. Also, if you're on a budget, riding on a Motor Cycle Taxi can save you money. But if you want to hire and ride on your own, you need to have an international driving permit and license from your own country and then only you can rent it. They charge around VND 10,000 for every two kilometres. Take care while driving in the crazy traffic of Da Nang because an accident can bring you to great trouble just because you're a foreigner.

Most frequently searched routes to Da Nang

Route Name Distance Time
Hoi-an to Da Nang 29 Km 45 Mins
Hue to Da Nang 100 Km 3 Hours
Hanoi to Da Nang 766 Km 14 Hours

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What are the things to do in Da nang?

The top things to do in Da nang are Marble Mountains, Golden Bridge, My Khe Beach, My Son Sanctuary, Ba Na Hills, Hai Van Pass. You can see all the places to visit in Da nang here

What is the best time to visit Da nang?

February to May is the best time to visit Da Nang. This is the time when the rainfall level is not very high, making it comfortable for the visitors to enjoy their vacation. Da Nang has a tropical monsoon climate, with mild temperatures almost throughout the year.
The months with soaring temperatures are May to September. Right after this, rainfall season begins which lasts until January. The temperature is usually around 24-degree Celcius in May to September, and the rest of the year it is said to not go below 20-degree Celcius. December and January are also said to be an excellent time to visit Da Nang as the rainfall received are less as compared to the other months in the wet season. September to November is the worst time to visit Da Nang as it gets a substantial amount of rainfall at this time.
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What is the local food in Da nang?

One of the best places in Vietnam to discover its eponymous food culture is definitely Da Nang. Da Nang has affordable street-side food in addition to luxury dining options. From the Vermicelli Pork Noodles to Bun Bun Cha (A Local Soup delicacy), from the wholesome Xoi Ga (Sticky Rice with Chicken) to the humble Pho Bo (Beef Soup); there is something for every taste, budget, and appetite here.

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What is the best way to reach Da nang?

Da Nang is connected with Vietnam and rest of the world by air, land, rail and water.
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How much does a package cost for Da nang?

The packages for Da nang start at INR 5294 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Da nang?

There are 2673 in Da nang which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Da nang are ALIBABA Hotel, Lila Homestay, Happy Hotel Da Nang, Village Moon Villa, Ms Tri Homestay, Aloe Garden Homestay. You can see all the hotels in Da nang here

What are the places near Da nang?

The top places near to Da nang are Hoi an which is 24 km from Da nang, Hue which is located 81 km from Da nang, Bach ma national park which is located 42 km from Da nang, Hanoi which is located 606 km from Da nang, Ho chi minh city which is located 606 km from Da nang

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Antara Mandal

5 years ago
One of the remarkable things I liked about Da Nang is the Lady Buddha statue. This statue is the largest statue of Vietnam. Near the statue, there is a temple of Buddha and a pagoda which was really (Read More)peaceful. It is a beach city with many great sandy beaches with clear water. However, the public beaches were not that clean and the tides tend to get pretty high (I even lost one of my sandals in the tide). Although, the palm trees by the beach side reminded me of Beverly Hills of California. There are hills in the city as well. In fact, I stayed in one of the resorts located at the top of the hills. So you get the experience of both-- the city of beaches and hills which was quite an experience.
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