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Van Village

Although Van Village is just a small, pristine village located at the foot of Hai Van Pass – the pass is known as “the most majestic place in the world”. Not as busy as Ba Na Hill, not as well known as Ngu Hanh Son, but Van village beach is always an attractive destination in tourists’ journey to explore Da Nang. Let’s explore with Origin Vietnam what’s so attractive about this remote and beautiful village.

1. Where is Van village?

Van village beach is located in Hoa Hiep Bac ward, Lien Chieu district, Da Nang city, Vietnam. This place is about 20 km northwest of Da Nang city center and about 80 km southeast of Hue city.

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2. How is Van village unique?

This small village has its back against a cliff, facing Nam Chon Bay and is especially uninhabited. The scenery here is wild but no less romantic. Perhaps that is why tourists who love to explore and like new destinations cannot suppress their curiosity and when traveling to Da Nang, they will come to Van village.

Since ancient times, people with leprosy have been rejected by society, they have been forced to travel far and wide to “run away” from discrimination. And Van village is their ultimate refuge. However, when leprosy could be cured and the patient could integrate into the community, this small village was abandoned from then on. With no human habitation, no tourism exploitation and no signs of commercialization, Van village retains its original beauty.

3. When is the best time to visit Van village?

Because Van village beach is located not far from Da Nang city and has typical weather conditions of Da Nang.

In fact, every season in Da Nang has its own beauty for you to explore. Traveling to this city in the dry season from January to July, the weather is not only beautiful and suitable for sightseeing, but this is also the time when it has many attractive festivals. Such as the international fireworks festival, Avalokiteśvara festival, boat racing festival, …

Visiting here from February to April or the year-end season will help you avoid crowds and save more money when the prices of services in Da Nang are quite affordable compared to the peak season. This is a favorable time for tourists to visit and relax.

Thus, the ideal time to travel to Da Nang is from September to April next year.

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4. How to get to Van village?

4.1 From Da Nang city to Van village

To get to Van Da Nang village beach, you can choose the following 2 ways of transportation:

4.1.1 Traveling by water:

Traveling by waterway is a simple and fast way of transportation that many people choose when coming to Van Village. You can rent a boat at Nguyen Tat Thanh beach, it takes about 30 minutes to get there. Going this way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the taste of the sun and wind of the sea and enjoy a cool, relaxing and pleasant space.

4.1.2 Traveling by road:

According to Da Nang Van Village travel experience, you can move in 2 ways:

  • Going from the mountain down: If you are healthy and passionate about climbing, you can choose this method. Accordingly, you ride a motorbike to Hai Van pass and park the motorbike at a water shop about 2 – 3 km from the foot of the pass and walk another 1 km to the village.
  • Going under the train tunnel: According to Da Nang travel experience to save time, this is the most preferred route. However, it is the most dangerous way to go.

On the journey to Lang Van, you will pass through a 1 km long train tunnel, which is quite dark so walking is very difficult. So, don’t forget to ask when the train runs and when you go, bring a light and walk close to the edge to avoid danger. Going to the train tunnel, go another 500m to get there.

4.2 How to get to Van village?

To get to this village, you can move from the city center in the following ways:

  • Go to Nguyen Tat Thanh beach area, rent a boat and it only takes about 30 minutes to get there.
  • Ride a motorbike to Hai Van pass, park the bike at the water shop at the foot of the pass and then walk to the village along the mountain road.
  • Going through the train tunnel is the easiest but also the most dangerous way. If you choose this route, you need to carefully ask when the train runs, bring a flashlight, and stay close to the edge to ensure safety.

5. Activities and experiences at Van village

Exploring Van village beach during your Da Nang – Hue – Hoi An travel itinerary will bring you many interesting activities.

5.1 Immersing yourself in the poetic natural landscape

Van Village is favored by tourists with the title “the most majestic hero in the world” for good reason. The scenery here is wild but no less poetic. No dust, no noise, no jostling or jostling. Van village beach only has charming scenery, peaceful space and fresh air that helps purify the body, mind and spirit. Green mountains and vast oceans will wash away all worries and constant worries.

5.2 Relaxing in the cool blue water

In front of Van village is Nam Chon bay, all year round the sea is calm, the waves are calm, the water is clear blue and extremely clean. This is the ideal place for you to freely splash around in the cool water. There are 3 beaches here including Xoan beach, Dua beach and Chinh beach. Each beach has its own beauty, but the common point is that it will not disappoint any tourist.

5.3 Camping and having a barbecue on the beach

In addition to swimming, you can also camp and have a barbecue on the beach and then wake up early the next morning to catch the sunrise. How liberating it feels to live among nature. To have a jubilant party by the beach, you will have to prepare food and drinks in advance.

5.4 Enjoying the scenery of Van Village from a canoe

At the village’s beaches, you can not only rent tents but also canoes. Try the feeling of sitting on a canoe, surfing on each wave and enjoying the scenery of Van village and the majestic Hai Van pass. The canoe takes you quickly across the sea, extremely refreshing and relaxing.

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6. Enjoying cuisine when traveling to Van village

Van village beach is quite isolated so there are no developed food and beverage services yet. To have a truly enjoyable meal on the beach, you should prepare your ingredients at home. You can buy Da Nang specialties to bring with you such as seafood such as shrimp, fish, and meat to create an interesting outdoor BBQ meal.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Van village

Because Van village beach is not too far from Da Nang city center. Therefore, when traveling here, you can camp if you stay overnight. Otherwise, after a day of participating in interesting activities, you can return to Da Nang city to rest.

7.1 Resorts:

  • Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, Non Nuoc Beach Villas. Address: No. 23 Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang.
  • Meliá Danang Beach Resort. Address: 19 Truong Sa, Hoa Hai, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa. Address: Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Street, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang City.
  • Furama Resort Danang. Address: Location: 105 Vo Nguyen Giap, Ngu Hanh Son.

7.2 Hotels:

  • Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang. Address: Location: 7 Truong Sa, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Risemount Resort Danang. Address: Location: Nguyen Van Thoai, Bac My An, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang.
  • Sel de Mer Hotel & Suites. Address: Location: 92 Vo Nguyen Giap, Man Thai Ward, Son Tra District.
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8. Some necessary notes when traveling to Van village

8.1 Preparing necessary personal items

Because Van Village is isolated from the city, before going, don’t forget to prepare all the necessary items and personal belongings for yourself.

  • Identification documents include ID card/CCCD and driver’s license
  • Personal items: clothes, shoes, sunscreen, towels, toothpaste and toothbrush, medicine
  • If you stay overnight, you need to bring a sleeping tent and blanket
  • Bring a map to make traveling easier

8.2 Preparing food

In the Van Village or Hai Van Pass area, there will not be any restaurants. Therefore, please prepare enough food to bring with you.

  • Preparing pre-cooked food or cooking utensils so that when you get here, all you have to do is cook
  • Buying more instant noodles, bread,… and necessary tools such as pots and coolers to preserve food
  • Bringing bottled water, soft drinks or beer to have a party at night

9. Some other famous tourist attractions near Van village

9.1 Hai Van Pass

Hai Van Pass is considered one of the most beautiful passes in the world, a masterpiece bestowed by nature on Vietnam. Standing from Hai Van Pass, you can fully admire the magnificent natural picture with majestic high mountains on one side and the vast sea on the other. With its poetic and majestic beauty, this place is a challenging point for many travelers who are passionate about exploring.

9.2 Lonely pine tree

The lonely pine tree located on Hai Van Pass, Lang Co – Hue town, is a virtual living coordinate loved by many young people. The pine tree stands alone, spreading its vast foliage towards the sea. From here, you can take super beautiful photos and admire the poetic beauty of Lang Co Bay.

9.3 Lang Co Bay, Hue

When traveling to Lang Van, you should not miss Lang Co Bay, Hue. This place is famous for its beautiful natural scenery including rivers, mountains, seas and captivating lagoons. In addition to sightseeing and exploring, you can learn about the culture of craft villages in Lang Co to have more interesting and attractive experiences. Until now, Lang Co Bay still holds many attractions waiting for everyone.

Lang Van Beach is one of the new and unique attractions with a peaceful space. Reward yourself with days of rest and relaxation amidst the clear blue mountains and forests and the vast, impressive sea.

If you are planning and preparing a perfect and meaningful tour in Da Nang with your family and relatives, come here. Please contact Origin Vietnam team – a professional tour operator, we will accompany you on your tour in Vietnam to discover Da Nang and commit to bringing you attractive activities and wonderful experiences.

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