Da Nang

Da Nang

Da Nang city is located in the central region, evenly dividing the distance between the capital Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. Da Nang is also the center of three world cultural heritages: Hue Ancient Capital, Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary. Da Nang borders Thua Thien - Hue province to the north, Quang Nam province to the west and south, and the East Sea to the east.

1. Best time to visit Da Nang

Da Nang is a transitional place alternating between northern and southern climates, with the dominant tropical climate in the south. Each year, there are two distinct seasons: the dry season from January to July and the rainy season from August to December.

Late December to late March: The weather is cool and pleasant, ideal for spring trips. Prices for hotel services and meals at this time are said to be the most stable of the year. Note, visitors should bring more thin coats because it can be chilly in the evening, sometimes with spring rain.

Early April to mid-September: This is the best time to travel to Da Nang, but it is also the peak season for summer tourism, quite crowded and expensive. April is the season when forest trees change their leaves to yellow and red on Son Tra peninsula.

Mid-September to late December: It is no longer hot and sunny, and showers begin sporadically but do not last long. The peak season has passed, so air tickets, accommodation services, and meals are reasonably priced.

2. Transportation

Means of transportation to Da Nang for visitors:

  • Airplane: The most popular form chosen by many tourists when traveling to Da Nang is by plane because of its convenience, speed and time saving. However, if you choose this form, you should book tickets at least 1-2 months in advance to hunt for cheap tickets, helping to save money on the trip.
  • Buses: Currently, there are many bus companies from seat to bed running north-south routes to serve the travel needs of tourists. If you want to have an economical trip, you can choose a bus with prices ranging from 250,000 to 500,000 VND.
  • Train: This is the way chosen by many young people because traveling by train is both faster than a passenger car and you can enjoy the scenery during the trip. In particular, if your schedule includes a visit to Hue, the train is a reasonable choice because you can completely get off at Hue station and then move on to Da Nang.

Means of transport in Da Dang:

  • Taxi: This is the way to travel often chosen by tourists because it is convenient, fast and does not take much time. However, the taxi fare in Da Nang is quite expensive, so if you go with a family or a large group, you can choose this form of transportation.
  • Motorcycle: For young people, traveling to Da Nang by motorbike is a popular means of transport because it saves money and can take the initiative in time and destination. If you are confident in your ability to find your way, traveling on a motorbike while exploring the city is also an interesting choice.
  • Cyclo: Currently, not many people choose cyclo as a means of transportation, but if you want a bit of nostalgia and want to leisurely admire the city, you can go on a cyclo to go around.
  • Car rental: For large families who want to have their own vehicle to actively travel, you can rent a car to comfortably explore the city. However, the car rental price is quite high, but you need to know the way, so if you travel to Da Nang in a large group, you can consider it.
  • Bus: Da Nang has many bus routes to many tourist destinations and operates all day, so you can choose a bus as a means of transportation. This is an easy and cost-effective way to travel, but it is not beneficial in terms of time because it takes 15-20 minutes to get a ride.

3. Famous tourist attractions in Da Nang

3.1. Son Tra Peninsula

Like a jewel of Da Nang, Son Tra peninsula possesses a large primeval forest and many beautiful beaches such as Tien Sa, Da Den, Bai But... The road on the peninsula winds through the mountains. The location can see the whole city from above such as Ban Co peak, Linh Ung pagoda, Vong Canh house, Son Tra lighthouse, radar station "the eye of Indochina".

Coming here, visitors can participate in many interesting activities such as scuba diving to see corals, fishing with fishermen, admiring the city from a helicopter, on top of Ban Co... Linh Ung Pagoda, especially located on top of the hill, is also a point you should not miss. Here is the tallest statue of Buddha Quan The in Vietnam, facing the sea. In the heart of the statue, there are 17 floors, each floor has an altar of 21 Buddha images with different shapes, postures and facial expressions.

On the peninsula, there are side roads down to many beautiful beaches such as Bai But, Bai Nam, Bai Da Den, Bai Da, Mui Nghe... In addition, in this area there are also Son Tra banyan trees and "child" banyan trees. deer" thousand years old with a unique shape suitable for photography.

The peninsula is also home to hundreds of species of animals. In particular, the brown-shanked douc langur is known as the "primate queen" on Son Tra peninsula, with a population of about 300-400 animals, which is strictly preserved. To spot these langurs, in addition to observing the color emitting from the plumage, visitors need to pay attention when they chirp or jump from branch to branch.

Note, visitors need to preserve the natural landscape, and do not feed wild animals. The routes banned from using scooters include: the section from Hoang Sa road to the thousand-year banyan tree; the intersection of Yet Kieu Street to the top of Ban Co - Bai Bac; the intersection of Yet Kieu Street to Suoi Om and vice versa. These are the three main routes that people and tourists often go to visit Son Tra peninsula. Motorcycles with clutch and gears can travel normally. 

3.2. Suoi Tien

Suoi Tien is one of the big streams that originates from the top of Son Tra - one of the most beautiful destinations like a fairy scene with white waterfalls, rock formations of many unique shapes, wild flowers blooming and fragrant flowers. Coming to Fairy Stream, you will be immersed in the beautiful and colorful nature.

3.3. Ba Na Hills

This tourist spot is about 40 km from Da Nang. Visitors can experience the chilly air and 4-season weather in a day when visiting outstanding attractions such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Debay Wine Cellar, Le Jardin D'Amour flower garden, Golden Bridge... Overnight stay in the French village is also an interesting experience for visitors to Ba Na.


3.4. Gieng troi

Located in Ba Na - Nui Chua conservation area, Gieng Troi has a wild landscape that is an inspiration for backpackers, with various types of picnics such as trekking, climbing, camping or bathing in streams.

Starting from the parking lot of the Ba Na cable car area, the backpacker has to conquer 7.5 km of the winding mountain pass, cross the stream and cross the forest... After passing the first slope, the rest of the way is very easy. That's why this place is like an isolated place. Two streams from the west of Ba Na forest confluence at a gorge and then fall.

3.5. Ngu Hanh Son

8 km from the center of Da Nang, Ngu Hanh Son is home to many sacred temples and a system of natural caves. Following the long coastal road towards Hoi An, opening up in front of visitors is a huge "mountain island" named Ngu Hanh Son. With names named according to the theory of five elements including Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son, each mountain here has its own legendary stories and mysterious beauty.

3.6. Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass is about an hour by motorbike from the center of Da Nang. The pass has a length of 21 km, with the highest peak being 496 m above sea level. Hai Van means "sea of clouds". This place was once commented by Jeremy Clarkson, host of the reality TV show Top Gear (UK) as "one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world".

There are two roads through Hai Van pass: the road tunnel through the Hai Van pass (not for motorbikes) and the Hai Van pass.

The road tunnel through the Hai Van pass is open daily, with a fee. Tunnel closing time is from 3am to 4am every day for cleaning, repair and maintenance of tunnel items. If you follow the tunnel, visitors will not be able to enjoy the scenery or visit some famous places on Hai Van pass.

Hai Van Pass is open daily, free of charge. Visitors should choose this route if they want to experience the feeling of conquering the pass and enjoying the scenery. Visitors should note to slow down every time there is fog. At the beginning of the year, visitors can take pictures of "hunting clouds" at the famous bend, Hai Van Quan peak, the garden "in the clouds" opposite Hai Van Quan, or going down to Van village to swim. The ideal time to visit is sunrise or sunset.


3.7. Han River Bridge

Han River Bridge was built on the main axis of Bach Dang street, connecting Hai Chau district with Son Tra district, the rotating bridge is the pride of Da Nang people. The beautiful bridge shimmers and stands out in the middle of the city when night falls. A special feature is that every night, the Han River Bridge rotates 90 degrees around the center of the bridge for large ships to pass. Starting from October 14, 2015, the Office of the City People's Committee. Da Nang said that it has officially adjusted the turning time of the Han River bridge earlier to serve people and tourists to enjoy the bridge more conveniently.


3.8. Dragon Bridge

New bridge was inaugurated in 2013, directly connecting the road from Da Nang airport to My Khe and Non Nuoc beaches. The "Dragon" on the bridge has the ability to spray fire and water like a real thing at 9pm on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

4. What to eat in Da Nang

4.1. Quang Noodles

Quang noodles do not have an "immutable" recipe, but are very diverse in flavor such as Quang noodles with shrimp meat, Quang noodles with snakehead fish, Quang noodles with crab cakes... Quang noodles are dry dishes and a bowl of noodles is never included. now missing roasted peanuts, crispy sesame rice paper.

If you come to Da Nang on the first day of the lunar calendar, it will be difficult to find a bowl of meat noodles, instead it is Quang vegetarian noodles with main ingredients from tofu, mushrooms and tubers.

A small bowl of Quang noodles is about 15,000 VND, a large bowl is about 20,000 - 30,000 VND, in addition to a special bowl the price can be up to 40,000 VND.


4.2. Pork rice paper (Banh trang thit heo)

A fairly simple dish, but it is the careful selection of ingredients that make the dish special. Pork is only taken from the butt or shoulder, the accompanying vegetables must be fresh such as lettuce, basil, lettuce, banana flower, cucumber, green banana, bean sprouts... Seasoning sauce of rice paper rolls Pork is an irreplaceable dipping sauce. Rice paper with pork is sold at a rate of about 50,000 - 200,000 VND per serving.


4.3. Cau Mong pot (Be thui Cau Mong)

Da Nang people also call this dish with the familiar name "Cau Mong rare beef". When the veal comes out of the oven, it must have two layers of rare, well-cooked meat, the skin is cooked to the point of transparency and is both crispy and soft.

Dipping sauce made from whole anchovies with sugar, garlic, chili, ginger and roasted sesame. When eaten, there are more herbs and rice paper, almost like a pork roll. Cau Mong veal is priced from 350,000 to 380,000 VND per kg.

4.4. Nam O fish salad (Goi ca Nam O)

The fish that makes this dish can be made from sardines, anchovies, carp... but the most delicious is still herring. The special feature of Nam O fish salad is the dipping sauce made from boiled fish juice, mixed with Nam O fish sauce, chili, tapioca starch, and monosodium glutamate. In addition to the usual accompanying vegetables, Nam O fish salad also has forest toads, healthy barbs, brocade leaves, orchid hearts... which only grow on Hai Van pass.

Visitors can eat fish with vegetables and rolls of rice paper or just mix fish with vegetables and dipping sauce. In addition, the attractive wet fish salad with fresh and sweet fish meat is absorbed in the rich spicy broth, prepared from the famous Nam O fish sauce. Nam O fish salad costs about 80,000 VND per serving, enough for 2 people to eat.

4.5. Banh xeo nem lui

Delicious banh xeo shops are concentrated on Hoang Dieu, Trung Nu Vuong, Chau Thi Vinh Te, and Dong Da streets. The average price is from 20,000 to 100,000 VND depending on the number of cakes and spring rolls.

Central pancakes are usually as small as a plate, so they are crispy and when rolled the rice paper is more suitable. The accompanying condiment is hot soy sauce, just the right taste to dip the cake.

4.6. Rice noodles with barbecue (Bun thit nuong)

Like vermicelli with seasoning, grilled pork vermicelli is a familiar dish to Da Nang people. This dish is very easy to find, the price is about 15,000 – 30,000 VND per bowl. Grilled pork vermicelli in Da Nang is served with soy sauce, both fat and fleshy, made from pork liver, ground meat, soy sauce and some other ingredients.

4.7. Mixed jackfruit (Mit tron)

Mixed jackfruit is a favorite dish of many people, the main ingredients are young jackfruit, pork skin, dried beef, with peanuts, mix well and then break the rice paper to eat. The price of each plate of mixed jackfruit is about 20,000 VND.

This dish is concentrated in the "snack village" on Bui Thi Xuan street, at the foot of Tran Thi Ly bridge, or the old lady's jackfruit shop in the alley on Ly Thai To street - there is no sign but it is always crowded. If you are a tourist, you should come before 5am to get a seat and learn more about this dish.

5. Accomodation

Tourism in Da Nang develops rapidly. Along the coastal road, visitors can easily find hotels with various price points. Besides, Da Nang also has many other forms of accommodation such as homestay, apartment, dormitory located in the center. Depending on your budget and needs, visitors can choose the right one, but it is advisable to book in advance to avoid room fires on weekends and peak seasons.

Because at the beginning of the year the weather in the Central region is quite cold at night, visitors should choose self-contained rooms with full amenities such as private bathrooms, hot water heaters, hair dryers, irons and laundry service. shirt... Room rates in 4-star hotels from about 500,000 VND per night.

Famous 5-star resorts and hotels in Da Nang you can refer to include InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Pullman, Furama Resort Danang, Four Points by Sheraton Danang, Novotel, Hilton, Fusion Suites , Danang Golden Bay Hotel... Room rates range from 1,200,000 to 10,000,000 VND per night.

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