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Da Nang - Latest Travel Guide (Part 2)

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Da Nang is known as the city of bridges in Vietnam. Dragon Bridge, Han River Swing Bridge, Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Love Bridge are attractions that attract tourists to visit and check-in. Right near the bridge of love is a statue of a carp turning into a dragon.

In particular, Dragon Bridge is more crowded on three weekends when there is a dragon performance of spraying water and spitting fire. From 9 pm, many tourists and people gather on the bridge, the two banks of the Han River or nearby high-rise buildings.

Traffic at both ends of the bridge was stopped for 15 minutes of the show. Visitors should choose a suitable standing direction, or wear a raincoat, cover an umbrella to avoid getting wet when watching the water spray performance.

Song Han Bridge is the first swing bridge in Vietnam. The Han River Bridge has a length of 487.7 m and a width of 12.9 m with 11 spans including two cable-stayed spans. The bridge section located on the pier in the middle of the river can rotate 90 degrees parallel to the flow direction for large ships to pass. The work is also a symbol of the combination and consensus between the government and the people, built by the people of Da Nang.

Thuan Phuoc Bridge is the largest cable hammock bridge in Vietnam. The bridge has a length of 1,856 m, a width of 18 m, with two abutments at the two ends of the bridge and two towers that hang cables plugged into the river bed.

Tran Thi Ly Bridge is named after the heroine in the resistance war against the Americans from Quang Nam. The bridge is located to the south of Dragon Bridge, about 1.5 km from Dragon Bridge. Previously there was an old bridge with the same name, but it was replaced by a new bridge like today.

My Khe Beach

My Khe Beach was once voted by Forbes magazine (USA) as one of the 6 most attractive beaches on the planet and in the top 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia in 2021 by TripAdvisor. The beach stretches for 900 m on Pham Van Dong street, in Son Tra district. Watching the sunrise on My Khe beach, visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the life of local fishermen.

City Children's Cultural Palace

Da Nang Children's Cultural Palace is a check-in point that is popular with young people thanks to its design based on the idea of a puzzle game Tangram. This work received the 2016 National Architecture Gold Award, awarded by the Vietnam Association of Architects. This destination is located on 2/9 street, Hai Chau district. The palace has 3 floors including multi-function areas, amusement and entertainment areas, classrooms, libraries, halls...


Museum of Cham Sculpture is located at 2, 2/9 street, Hai Chau district. This is the only museum about Cham culture, preserving relics of the ancient Champa Kingdom. The museum is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, admission tickets cost 60,000 VND per turn, automatic interpretation service and viewing of artifacts information by application, 4D scanning technology.

Da Nang Fine Arts Museum is located at 78 Le Duan, Hai Chau district. The museum keeps and displays more than 1000 modern art works and artifacts of folk art and traditional handicraft products. Opening time is from 8 am to 5 pm daily, ticket price is 20,000 VND one time (50% discount for students).

The Buddhist Museum is located in the grounds of Quan The Am Pagoda, at 48 Su Van Hanh, Ngu Hanh Son District. Here, visitors can admire more than 200 ancient artifacts about Buddhism. The museum is open from 7am to 5pm daily, free to visit.

Danang Cathedral

Tourane Church (French colonial period), also known as the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Cathedral, was started in February 1923 on the vacant land of Rue du Musée (now Tran Phu Street, Da Nang). designed and built by priest Vallet. Local people often call the project by a close name, the Chicken Church because on the roof of the church there is a characteristic gray chicken statue.

Fresco alley

Da Nang mural village project at masterpiece 75 Nguyen Van Linh street (section near Dragon bridge, Hai Chau district). The mural village is located in an alley, but right at the entrance are signs introducing the destination. Visitors will park their car from the outside to walk inside.


Located on Ong Ich Khiem Street in the city center, Con market is one of the oldest and largest markets of the coastal city. Con Market is considered a snacking paradise with many restaurants that are always crowded, selling a variety of food, from breakfast, lunch, and most late afternoon snacks. Banh beo, rice paper rolls with pork, Quang noodles, snails, tea... are expensive with prices from 10,000 VND. In addition to the food, the specialties bought as gifts are also sold a lot such as fish sauce, squid rim ta, beef rolls, children ...

Han market is located in the city center, near the Han River turning bridge, 4 sides adjacent to Hung Vuong, Tran Phu, Tran Hung Dao and Bach Dang streets. The market dates back to the 40s of the last century, but with a convenient location for both road and waterway traffic, this place is increasingly developing and bustling.

The city has a lot of seafood markets, but the most attractive is still the area located along Vo Nguyen Giap street and the coastal streets of Son Tra district, Da Nang. Here, the stalls display all kinds of freshly caught seafood, from oysters, snails, crabs, to fish, shrimp, squid... very fresh.

In addition, Da Nang also has bustling night markets such as Helio night market (September 2, Hai Chau), Son Tra night market (Ly Nam De street intersects with Mai Hac De, Son Tra), Thanh Khe Tay night market (Yen Khe 1 street, Thanh Khe district), Le Duan night market (144 Le Duan, Hai Chau), Hoa Khanh night market (Nguyen Canh Chan street). These are all bustling shopping and dining paradises at night for both locals and visitors.


See Da Nang from helicopters and planes

Helicopters depart from Nuoc Man airport, fly around to see Ngu Hanh Son from above. Then, the helicopter circled back to the Dragon Bridge, along the Han River for visitors to see the Han River Bridge, Thuan Phuoc Bridge and the impressive high-rise buildings of the city.

Arriving at Son Tra peninsula, the helicopter circled to the sea, saw the largest statue of the Goddess of Mercy in Vietnam, then circled back to Da Nang beach back to Nuoc Man airport. Ticket price for a 12-minute tour is currently VND 2,140,000 per person - 25% promotion from April 28 to July 31, 2022.

Surfing, rowing SUP

You can sign up for surfing lessons, SUP rowing at Da Nang surf school on My Khe beach. This is the first school in Vietnam with instructors certified by ISA (International Surfing Association). You need to prepare bathing suits, sunscreen. Particularly, the SUP rowing class is suitable for many people's physical fitness.

Cruise on Han River

Boats take guests from the tourist pier down the Han River, see the city center at night and admire the unique bridges of Da Nang. Boats serve food, music ... depending on the needs of visitors. Some tours offer sightseeing, dinner, and fire-breathing experiences... fares range from 150,000 to 500,000 VND per person.

Specialty dish

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.

Pork rice paper

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 is an irreplaceable dipping sauce. Rice paper with pork is sold at a rate of about 50,000 - 200,000 VND per serving.

Cau Mong Veal

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.

Nam O fish salad

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.

Pancakes with spring rolls

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.

Seasoned vermicelli with fish sauce

This is a popular specialty that is easy to find in Da Nang. A full bowl of vermicelli with pork, pork ears, beef rolls, spring rolls, herbs, papaya fibers or thinly grated young jackfruit, with a cup of seasoning sauce. The indispensable spice of Quang dish is the fleshy taste of peanuts and crispy pieces of cake.

Enjoying vermicelli noodles at stalls, sidewalk shops or at the market will give the most complete taste.

You can try seasoned vermicelli noodles at Con market or Han market in the afternoon, priced from 15,000 to 30,000 VND per bowl.

Rice noodles with barbecue

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 fatty and fleshy made from pork liver, ground meat, soy sauce and some other ingredients.

Mixed jackfruit

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 always crowded. If you are a tourist, you should come before 5am to get a seat and learn more about this dish.

Suction snail

Snails in Da Nang are often processed in many flavors: from stir-fried coconut, stir-fried with chili pepper until boiled, they are all fragrant and hot. This dish is served with sour and spicy papaya fiber according to the taste of the Central region. The price for each part is from 15,000 to 30,000 VND.

Salted yogurt

Salted yogurt, priced at 1,000 VND per jar, is a snack sold in an area at the foot of Tran Thi Ly bridge.

The owner usually brings out a tray of about 10 jars of yogurt with a plate of white salt. How much customers eat will be charged now.

Da Nang salted yogurt is soft, not too fatty. At first, other people will feel the salty taste of salt, then the sweetness of yogurt will stay in the throat. Price is 1,000 VND a jar.

What to buy as a gift

Ong Chanh, Ba De, Cam Le sesame cake, My Khe seaweed, Nam O fish sauce, fresh seafood or dried squid, dried fish... are famous specialties of Da Nang, easy to find and buy.

If you want to buy souvenirs, you can choose silk paintings, embroidery paintings, oil paintings, decorations made of stone, crockery, wood... or stone artefacts in Ngu Hanh Son, clothes that made from silk and silk fabrics.

Da Nang is a city where in Vietnam it is difficult for any city to harmonize many factors like Da Nang. Tourists coming back to Da Nang a few times is understandable, the people are happy, speak sparingly, but there is no shortage of lively and vivacious parts. Do you have enough information about Da Nang?  Threeland Travel have a lot of holiday plans that are waiting for you !

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