Talk to our local expert directly


Da Nang Smart City app helps tourists locate public restrooms

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Da Nang -Travel Tips

Thanks to the Danang Smart City app for smartphones, tourists in central Da Nang City may now easily identify the locations of public restrooms that are open for free throughout the central city.

Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam that attracts millions of visitors every year with its beautiful beaches, cultural heritage and modern infrastructure. However, finding a public toilet in the city can be a challenge for many tourists, especially during peak seasons. To address this issue, the city government has launched an application called Danang Smart City that helps visitors easily access public toilets that are open for free throughout the central city. This application is part of the city's efforts to become a smart and friendly city that provides convenient and quality services for its residents and visitors. 

1. Danang Smart City app

Danang Smart City is an integrating multi-service app which was put into use in 2020, with more than 1.2 million users. It provides useful information and consultation on administrative procedures and public services for local residents.

Right now, visitors to Da Nang can easily locate public toilets that are open for free throughout the central city, via an application launched recently on the Danang Smart City mobile app.

As reported by VNExpress, Deputy Director of the city’s Department of Information and Communications Tran Ngoc Thach said to search for free public toilets, local residents and tourists could download the Danang Smart City app, then choose a facility close to their location.

The name of the facility, address and distance will be shown on the app, he said, adding that 294 locations have been updated on the app, including 228 sites in Hai Chau District and 66 in Son Tra District.

The Da Nang Department of Information and Communications has arranged manpower to regularly update the information of public toilets.

2. The ‘Comfort as Home’ program

The ‘Comfort as Home’ program was initiated by the People’s Committee of Hai Chau District and the district’s business association in 2015 and has exerted a positive effect.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in 2018 recognized the logo of the program for nationwide application.

In March this year, the People's Committee of Son Tra district deployed the "Comfort as home" model which has been actively responded to by local enterprises, many hotels, restaurants and accommodation establishments, contributing to promoting the image of a friendly city.

Thach said that on June 1, the municipal Department of Information and Communications sent a written request to the People's Committees of districts calling on businesses, restaurants, hotels, and catering establishments to join the campaign and update on the app to better serve local residents and visitors.

The number of public toilets is expected to rise further in the coming time, Thach added. Districts in Da Nang still continue calling on enterprises, restaurants, hotels, and eateries to provide free toilets to serve local residents and travelers.

3. How to find the locations of public toilets in Danang Smart City

To find the locations of public toilets in the Danang Smart City app, users just need to choose the 'free public WC' tab in the app to be recommended public toilets near them.

After choosing a toilet, the name of its provider, its address, and the distance between the location of the user and the toilet will be displayed.
The app also provides directions and navigation to the selected public toilet, as well as contact information and opening hours if available. The app is updated regularly with new information and feedback from users and service providers. The app is easy to use and user-friendly, with a simple and intuitive interface. The app is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store or the App Store.

4. Benefits from Danang Smart City App 

The app not only provides convenience and comfort for the users, but also contributes to improving the public health, environmental quality, social equity and economic development of the city. Some of the benefits are:

  • The app helps protect the environment and water resources from pollution and contamination by human waste. By ensuring proper disposal and treatment of human waste, the app can help preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of Da Nang.
  • The app helps promote social equity and inclusion by providing access to public toilets for everyone, regardless of their gender, age, disability or socio-economic status.
  • The app helps boost economic development and tourism by enhancing the attractiveness and livability of Da Nang. Access to public toilets can improve the productivity and well-being of workers, reduce health care costs and absenteeism, increase consumer spending and satisfaction, and attract more visitors and investors to the city. By providing access to public toilets that are well-maintained and well-located, the app can help create a positive image and reputation for Da Nang as a smart and friendly city.

The Danang Smart City app is a great tool that helps you find free public toilets in Da Nang, a beautiful city in central Vietnam. The app not only makes your trip more comfortable and convenient, but also supports the city's goals of being smart, friendly and sustainable. However, the app still has some room for improvement, such as ensuring accurate and updated information, reaching more users and standing out from other apps. That's why we urge the app developers and service providers to work together to make the app better and more accessible for everyone. We also encourage you to download the app and use it when you visit Da Nang. You will be amazed by the city's attractions, culture and hospitality. And if you need help planning your trip, you can always contact us – Threeland Travel, a trusted and experienced travel agency that offers the best tours and packages in Da Nang and other destinations in Vietnam. Visit their website or call them today to book your dream vacation!