Da Nang in Central Vietnam is an incredible backpacking destination that is unfortunately skipped by so many travelers. In fact, it is one of the fastest developing cities in the country. If you’re looking for a modern and vibrant destination, Da Nang should be on your list. Here is a recommendation of those that you can’t miss when you’re in this area.
Sunbathe on the beach
Da Nang is surrounded by many breathtaking beaches including My Khe which is voted by Forbes magazine as one of the most attractive beaches on the planet. With a coastline stretching to 90 meters, blue waters, fine white sandy beaches, and high-end hotels, My Khe is an ideal destination for those who are in love with beaches. During the day, until around 3pm, they are mostly quiet, so you can enjoy your time here.
Snorkel in Cham Island
Besides sunbathing, there is a great selection of water activities in Da Nang, which can help you to spend a day long in beaches. If you want to see coral reefs and colourful fishes, take a trip to Cham Island – a beautiful spot located only an hour by boat from the shores of Da Nang. You can make a day trip or camp there for a couple of days.
Pay a visit to Son Tra Peninsula
The beautiful rainforest at the size of over 4000 hectares that juts out from the sea is called the Son Tra Peninsula. Rent a motorcycle to ride along the road to the end and admire the nature reserve as well as stop off to visit one of the most important religious sights in the area, Laddy Buddha which is the tallest statue in Vietnam. It is said to guard the shores of Da Nang and look after the local fishermen.
Son Tra is a perfect getaway from the city for those wondering what to do in Da Nang.
Visit Marble Mountain
Marble Mountain is a preferred place in Da Nang with the impressive caves, tunnels and pagodas spreading around the area. It is a cluster of marble and limestone hills just 7km from the city. Over the centuries, the Marble Mountain was used as a haven for soldiers and a place of worship for Buddhists. If you climb to the summit of the mountain, you can enjoy spectacular views of the entire area.
Entertain at Ba Na Hill
Bana Hill is an eco resort combining relaxation and entertainment area with modern equipment. It luckily has an ideal climate all year round with four separate seasons in a day. Particularly, morning – spring, noon – summer, afternoon- autumn and evening – winter. Go there, you not only discover the amazing scene of mountains but also experience the longest and highest cable car in the world.
From above, visitors can cover a vast space of superb beaches, the whole city and green rice fields to the endless horizon. The entertaining area is designed for all ages, combined with lots of gardens such as love gardens, a vineyard, a fairy garden and an indoor amusement park named Fantasy Park. Especially, there is a village of villas which was built in French architecture.
See the Dragon Bridge
Da Nang is most beautiful at night. One of the biggest attractions in the city centre is the Dragon Bridge – a six-lane steel bridge designed to look like a dragon flying over the river. Every Friday and Saturday evening at 21:00, the dragon comes alive, breathes fire and water towards the east that creates a spectacular display. Do not miss the chance to see this show!
A lot of great experiences are waiting for you in Danang. Are you ready to hit the road?