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Da Nang - Latest Travel Guide (Part 1)

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Da Nang -Travel Tips

Da Nang city is located in the central region, evenly dividing the distance between the capital Hanoi 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.

What season is beautiful in Da Nang?

Da Nang is a transitional place alternating between northern and southern climates, with the dominant tropical climate in the south. Each year has 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.

If you are planning to come to Da Nang in 2023, you can refer to some upcoming events: Vietnam - Japan Cultural Exchange Festival in July, Wow Danang Festival from July 28 to August 1, 2023, Manulife Danang International Marathon 2023, August 6, 2023,... 


Visitors from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City often travel by plane, with a ticket price of about 1,300,000 - 3,000,000 round-trip, depending on the time of booking. Flight time is about 1 hour.

With more time, visitors can take the train to experience the scenery along the way, especially the section through Hai Van pass if you come from the north. Train tickets from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang cost from about 600,000 VND to 1,100,000 VND one way, respectively, with soft seats with air conditioning and beds in four air-conditioned compartments. Travel time is about 17 to 18 hours.

If you plan to drive your own car, you need to spend at least a week on your trip to Danang and should have two drivers take turns driving. From Hanoi, ideally depart at noon or early afternoon, spend a night in Nghe An. If going later, sleep in Thanh Hoa, the next morning depart to Da Nang. In the afternoon, you can stop at Quang Binh to rest and explore more.

In Da Nang, guests should rent motorbikes or cars to move flexibly. Car rental is quite convenient, can be delivered at the airport or hotel with an average price of 100,000 VND for motorbikes and about 1,000,000 VND for cars in a day.

Hotels and resorts

Tourism in Da Nang develops rapidly. Along the coastal road, visitors can easily find hotels with a variety of prices. 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... 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.

Where to go?


Beautiful places outside Da Nang city include Son Tra peninsula, Ngu Hanh Son mountain, Nam O reef, Hai Van pass.

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... Especially, Linh Ung Pagoda is located The top of the hill is also a point you should not miss. This place is located the tallest statue of Buddha Quan The Am 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 "deer" banyan trees that 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, 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.

In addition, Son Tra peninsula is also attractive in pristine beaches. Nestled in a very beautiful strait, Bai But (Bay But) is a place of harmony between the sea and the mountains. There is also Bai Bac, a newly developed tourist destination of Da Nang, located in the bay north of Son Tra. The sea around the peninsula has many beautiful coral reefs, but the littering situation and the unconscious behavior of some people diving to see the coral such as stepping, kicking, breaking... causes serious damage.

Suoi Tien (Fairy Stream)

Suoi Tien is one of the big streams originating 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 sweet fragrance. Coming to Fairy Stream, you will be immersed in the beautiful and colorful nature.

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 on the French village is also an interesting experience for visitors to Ba Na.

Gieng Troi (Well of Heaven)

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 descend.

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.

To go all the way from Quan Am (Kim Son), Huyen Vi (Hoa Son) caves to Am Phu cave, Hoa Nghiem, Linh Nha, Huyen Khong, Van Thong, Thien Long, Thien Phuoc Dia (Thuy Son)..., you may take a few days. All of them are not massive and monumental, but they bring many different emotions thanks to their sacred and fanciful beauty.

Following the roads through the mountains in Ngu Hanh, visitors will suddenly turn into a cave or temple. In Kim Son, there are pagodas and Quan Am cave; Hoa Son has Linh Son pagoda and Huyen Vi cave, Pho Da Son pagoda and cave; Tho Son has Long Hoa and Hue Quang pagodas; Thuy Son has Tam Thai, Linh Ung, Tam Ton, Tu Tam pagodas...

Most of the temples here can lean against the mountain, although they are not too high, they are quiet and sacred. Along with the cool breeze blowing from the sea and the green space of the mountains and trees, visitors will easily feel a realm of peace and serenity.

In addition, if you want to try the adventurous feeling, you should experience climbing in Van Thong cave or dropping from the top of the mountain to a height of 25m.

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 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.

Nam O Reef

Located about 17 km from the center, Nam O Reef is located in Hoa Hiep Nam Ward, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City. The name Nam O refers to the southern gate of Dai Viet country 700 years ago. This is a densely populated place, mainly practicing fishing gear. Nam O is also famous for making firecrackers and traditional fish sauce.

This is a long rocky beach with many strange shapes covered with green moss lying on the beach. Sunset and dawn are two times when many people come to the rapids to get satisfactory photos. In this area, there are also famous Nam O fish salad and Nam O fish sauce that have been passed down through generations of coastal villages here.

Ghenh Bang

Ghenh Bang has been a famous destination among Da Nang backpackers for about 3 years now. This place is located on Son Tra peninsula, about 15 km from Da Nang city center, in the direction of Hoang Sa street. Ghenh Bang together with Gun cape, Nghe cape, Golden sand beach, Black rock beach... have created natural landscapes that attract tourists to explore.

With a road with the sea about 2 km long, Bang Rapids has flat sand beaches, large and small rocky beaches protruding into the sea, coral reefs... Visitors to Bang rapids often prepare firewood, snacks, and drinking water for camping or picnic during the day.

Craft village

14 km southwest of Da Nang center, Cam Ne mat village belongs to Hoa Tien commune, Hoa Vang district. This place has long been famous for its traditional flower mats, which were present in the Nguyen dynasty's inner court.

Tuy Loan rice paper craft village is located in Hoa Phong commune, Hoang Vang district, about 15 km from the city center. The village over 500 years old is suitable for the journey to discover the history of Da Nang. The village is famous for making rice paper and Quang noodles.

Non Nuoc stone art village is located at the foot of Ngu Hanh mountain. The nearly 400-year-old traditional craft village is famous for its beautiful and sophisticated stone art products, created by skillful hands of artisans.

Hoa Trung Lake

This is an artificial lake, providing water for domestic use and cultivation for people in Hoa Lien and Hoa Son communes, Lien Chieu district. The lake is surrounded by floating islands, suitable for tourists who love to explore, camp and picnic. You should prepare enough food and water for overnight camping by the lake, but you should pay attention to clean up and bring garbage home.

Hoa Trung Lake is 20 km from Da Nang city center, it takes about 40 minutes by motorbike to come here. From the city, run Au Co street (Hoa Khanh market), you go in the direction of Ba Na, find Hoa Ninh parish. Turn left to see the concrete road, and go all the way to this road you will see the trail is only 30 cm wide. If you have trouble finding your way, ask the locals.

Ecotourism destinations

Suggested addresses are Hoa Bac Commune Ecotourism Area, Lai Thieu Ecotourism Area, Suoi Hoa Ecological Area, Suoi Luong - Hai Van Park Ecological Area, Hoa Phu Thanh Tourist Area, Sinh Tourist Area Thai Ngam Doi, Nui Than Tai Hot Spring Park, Phuoc Nhon Hot Mineral Resort... Most of the eco-zones provide entertainment, entertainment, dining, accommodation... and have entrance fee.

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