Top Things to do in Da Nang
Da Nang is the busiest economic hub in central Vietnam. It has beach, thriving city culture and delicious foods to seduce its visitors. A comprehensive Da Nang Travel itinerary must cover the following experiences :
Trek up Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains)Seeking for active adventures in Da Nang? Ngu Hanh Son is just a perfect answer. Located about 7km from the city, Ngu Hanh Son is simply a cluster of five marble mountains. A hike to one of them rewards bird’s eye views of surrounding scenery. It also reveals numerous hidden spots such as caves (Huyen Khong, Van Khong and Van Nguyet), Tham Thai pagoda and the Non-Nuoc village.
Visit Linh Ung PagodaAmongst the top things to do in Da Nang for culture enthusiasts, Linh Ung Pagoda is a must-see. This Buddhist temple sits on the Son Tra Peninsula. From its structures, you can take in sweeping views of the sea and Da Nang cityscape.
See colorful lit bridges of Da NangBridges have become one of the most recognizable figures in Da Nang. There are winning and invite several travelers to the city. The dragon bridge, golden and the love bridge are some of the best examples. Visit one of these while in this coastal city. For couples who wish to share romantic moments, the love bridge awaits. The dragon bridge distinguishes itself with a dragon-like appearance, come to see it at night when it is light up. Views of sparkling lights are awesome.
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Get closer to the nature at Cu Lao Cham IslandCu Lao Cham Island is a Mecca for nature and water sport enthusiasts. This untouched spot welcomes visitors with palm-lined beaches flanked by turquoise waters, diverse wildlife and a stunning fishing village. Things to occupy your days embody sailing, swimming, jungle trek and scuba diving.
Dip yourself in the healing water at Than Tai Spring ParkThan Tai Spring Park is worth visiting for its stunning Than Tai Hot spring and a Japanese onsen site. The main highlight here is dipping yourself in the healing waters of the hot spring, especially those who want to get relieved from stress and muscle ache. If you are travelling with kids, their best part is the on-site water park.
Relax at My Khe BeachA trip to Da Nang isn’t complete without a visit to one of its spotless beaches. Many sunny beaches exist, but the best choice is My Khe. Its stretch of white sands covers a total length of 900 meters. In addition to the beachside activities, My Khe treats holidaymakers with an unmatched swimming and surfing experiences in the blue seawater.
Need some idea for beach hopping ? check out Best Vietnam Beaches
Loosen up at Ba Na HillsIt’s hard not to fall in love with Ba Na hills. Situated about 40 km southwest of Da Nang, this complex is accessible by cable cars. After a tour around the Wax museum, make sure to visit a village with structures that showcase the romantic French architecture. Gardens available are filled with fresh air giving comfort to anyone who would wish to relax.
Shop at Han MarketIf you love shopping, it’s something to think about while in Da Nang. The city has several markets where you can grab great deals on goods. The best venue to access is the Han Market. It is nestled at the grand intersection of Bach Dang, Hung Vuong, Tran Hung and Tran Phu Streets. Here you find all types of products displayed and ready to be sold out to both locals and foreigners.
Visit the Museum of Cham SculptureMuseum of Cham Sculpture is another draw in Da Nang. It is notable not only for its uniqueness but also houses the biggest exhibition of Cham sculpture in the World. Over 300 terracotta and stone works of art are on display in the Museum’s premises.
Enjoy Da Nang NightlifeOther than the bridges, historical sites, Marble Mountains and pristine beaches, Da Nang has something else to draw your attention, and this is its vibrant nightlife. In addition to raving up in the city’s active bars, there is a lot to partake, including the Asia Park’s Sun Wheel and the Han River dragon night boat cruise.
Day Trips from Da NangHoi An
At about 18km from Da Nang, Hoi An is among the best places to visit for those who wish to spend some beautiful moments out of Da Nang’s boundaries. Some of the pursuits to include in your day trip are; a ride through the rice paddies, relax at the beaches, take a cooking class and more.
For a better travel plan to Hoi An, discover our insightful guide of Top Things to do in Hoi An
With its gorgeous landscapes, exciting historical sites like Imperial citadel, untouched shorelines and active nightlife, Hue is a destination to consider first for a day trip from the nearby Da Nang. It is just 90 km northwest of Da Nang.
Designated a UNESCO World cultural heritage site in 1999, My Son has a wealth of things to offer for those who are day-tripping from Da Nang. It is about 40km south of Da Nang and consists of ruined Hindu temples that were put up by the Champa kings between the 4th and the 14th century.
Many of our Vietnam Tour Packages consists of a visit to My Son since it reflects the highlights of Champa culture.
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