Da Nang is halfway between the capital Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh city in the south. It is the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Apart from some historical sites, the famous Hai Van Pass, the Son Tra peninsula and the beaches are the main reason for staying here.

5 reasons to visit Da Nang

  1. Drive motorbike over the Hai Van Pass
  2. Explore the Son Tra peninsula
  3. Rock climbing at the Marble Mountains
  4. Relax on the beach
  5. Watch the fire show of the dragon bridge

Practical information

In short

Region

Central Vietnam, Quang Nam province

Number of residents

1,230,847

Recommended travel days

2 days

Vietnamese name

Đà Nẵng

Best travel time

  • Dry season: April – August
  • Monsoon season: September – March
  • Warmest months: June – August (with the highest average temperature of 35 ° C)
  • Coolest months: November – January (with lowest average temperature of 18 ° C)

Money

There are ATMs everywhere in the city, including a number at international banks.

Local events and holidays

  • Danang International Fireworks Festival: Held in the months of May or June, with spectacular displays of international fireworks teams illuminating the river and bridges.

What to see and do in Da Nang

Best things to do

Not long ago, Da Nang was a port town like so many can be found in Vietnam. However, in a short time Da Nang has developed into one of the largest and most modern cities in Vietnam. The beautiful beaches of Da Nang and the surrounding area have made the city one of the best resort cities of Vietnam.

1. Hai Van Pass
The Hai Van Pass is a spectacular mountain pass between Hue and Danang which has become famous for the TV program Top Gear, which it called one of the best coastal roads in the world.

2. Son Tra
Son Tra is a very beautiful national park in Da Nang. You will find jungle, pristine beaches, clear blue water, an American radar from the war and a number of rare animals.

3. Marble Mountains
The Marble Mountains are a cluster of five hills made of limestone and marble. It is a famous place of pilgrimage with caves, tunnels and temples.

4. Ba Na Hills
A replica of a French medieval town, a small theme park, lush gardens, beautiful views of the countryside and the famous golden bridge held by hands.

5. Beaches
Known for their clear water and fine sand. The most popular beaches are My Khe and Non Nuoc and are relatively close to the city center.

6. Dragon Bridge
The biggest show in the city every Saturday and Sunday night at 9 p.m. this graceful, gold-colored bridge spits fire and water from the dragon’s head.

7. Cham Island
If you want to see coral reefs, colorful fish, tropical beaches and islets, take a trip to the Cham Islands.

8. Cham Museum
With their roots dating back to 192 AD, the indigenous people of Cham lived an Indian way of life in both culture and language. The Cham Museum is the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts.

9. My Son
A unique temple complex from the Champa era. This ancient imperial city is the setting for an exciting day trip and you can wander through the ruins of ancient temples.

10. Hoi An
De bekendste bezienswaardigheid in de regio is de oude binnenstad van Hoi An. Als je niet van plan bent om hier te verblijven.

Most popular activities in Da Nang

Favorited experiences, day trips and tours in Da Nang booked by fellow travellers.

Accommodation in Da Nang

Where to stay

Staying in Hoi An – Most tourists choose to stay in Hoi An for a better atmosphere and take a day trip to Da Nang. It is only 45 minutes from Da Nang to Hoi An.

Near the river – The Han River is a very popular place to find a hotel in Da Nang with many restaurants, bars and good nightlife.

On the beach – There are many hotels and resort near the beach.

Best hotels & hostels in Da Nang

Budget hotels & hostels

  • Barney’S Danang Backpackers House
  • Travellers Nest Hostel
  • Danang Backpackers Hostel

Mid range hotel

  • Halina Hotel and Apartment
  • Mitisa Hotel Danang
  • John Boutique Villa Apartment
  • Frangipani Boutique Hotel Da Nang
  • Avora Hotel

High end hotel & resort

  • Monarque Hotel Danang
  • Grandvrio Ocean Resort Danang
  • InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

Food & drinking

Restaurants

There are many places where you can eat well in the city of Danang. Due to its location, in the middle of Vietnam, you can find many types of food from the rest of the country. In addition to local dishes, there are also international dishes.

1. Thien Ly Danang-style
2. Madame Hanh
3. Market’s
4. Tamarind Tree Restaurant Da Nang
5. Sofia Restaurant

6. Red Sky Bar & Restaurant
7. Lam Vien Restaurant
8. Madame Lân
9. Ngon Villa Danang
10. Burger Bros

Nightlife

The nightlife and nightlife in Da Nang consists of a collection of rooftop bars, sophisticated lounges, friendly expat bars and lively night clubs.

Rooftop bars

  • Sky 36
  • Brilliant Top Bar

Clubs

  • New Phuong Dong Nightclub
  • Golden Pine
  • OQ Bar

Bar & live music

  • The Daw
  • Seventeen Saloon
  • Bamboo Bar 2
  • 7 Bridges Brewery

Transportation

How to get there?

Plane

The busy Danang airport has many domestic connections and popular international flights to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore. There are also a growing number of connections with Laos, China, Taiwan and South Korea. Domestic flights to destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Dalat and Nha Trang are operated by regional airlines, including Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Jetstar.

Bus

Buses run regularly between Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An. There is a large Danang bus station in Dien Bien Phu Street, 3 kilometers west of the city center. From there, there are buses to all major destinations in Vietnam, including Quy Nhon, Hue, Nha Trang and Hanoi.

Train

The Da Nang train station is just outside the city center and you will find a train connection that can take you anywhere in Vietnam. The train ride to Hue is one of the best in the country and is worth taking on itself as an excursion.

How to get around?

Grab / Taxi: Getting a Grab taxi anywhere in Da Nang is pretty easy. This saves money compared to a normal taxi. You just have to download the app and have an internet or data connection. To avoid expensive taxis, you must choose a well-known taxi brand: Mai Linh Taxi, Vinasun Taxi, Tien Sa Taxi.

Motorbike rental: Traveling by motorbike is the most fun option of all. The average price for renting a motorcycle is 130,000 VND ($ 6) per day.

Private car: If you want to make a day trip to certain places of interest or a place outside Da Nang, you can rent a car with driver.

Itinerary 2 days Da Nang

Day 1

In the morning you take a trip to the Marble Mountains. Explore the caves and temples here or choose to go rock climbing. When you get back to Da Nang you explore the city, including the Cham Museum and the Dragon Bridge. You enjoy the late afternoon on the beach where you stay for food and a drink.

Day 2

Je huurt een motor of gaat per tour de Hai Van Pass over. Je stopt op een aantal viewpoints en maakt een dip in de rivier bij een waterval. Later in de avond geniet je van het uitzicht op een rooftop bar bij de rivier.