Hai Chau
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Hai Chau

Da Nang city is known as a wonderful destination with countless beautiful scenes and interesting experiences for visitors to explore. Among them, it is impossible not to mention Hai Chau district. This place has many places to visit, play, and eat that attract many visitors. Let’s learn about this interesting place with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Hai Chau District?

Hai Chau is a district located in the central area of ​​the livable city of Da Nang, Vietnam. About 27 km northwest of Hoi An city and about 95 km southeast of Hue city.

2. How is Hai Chau unique?

Is a central district, located close to the North-South traffic axis of Vietnam and the gateway to the East Sea. With a strongly developed transportation infrastructure system, at the same time, it is the administrative, commercial and service center of Da Nang city.

In particular, this place also concentrates many famous cultural and historical tourist attractions. Bustling entertainment centers and scenic spots that you cannot miss when traveling to the “worth-living” city of Da Nang.

3. When is the best time to visit Hai Chau?

Hai Chau district is located in a typical tropical monsoon climate zone, with high temperatures and little fluctuation. The climate of Da Nang in general and Hai Chau in particular is a transitional place between the climate of Northern and Southern Vietnam. The dominant feature is the typical tropical climate in the south of Vietnam.

Each year, the climate is divided into two distinct seasons: rainy season and dry season. The rainy season lasts from August to December, the dry season from January to July. Occasionally there are cold spells in winter, but they are not strong and last long.

According to Hai Chau travel experience, the ideal time to travel here is in the dry season, from January to July. During this time, the weather is less rainy, more sunny but not too harsh. It is convenient for moving and participating in outdoor activities.

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4. How to get to Hai Chau?

4.1 Moving To Da Nang City

Because it is the central region of Vietnam, Da Nang tourism has many means of transportation for you to choose from. Depending on your location, you can choose different forms of transportation such as:

  • Travel By airplane: The most popular form chosen by many tourists when traveling to Da Nang is the plane because of its convenience, speed and time saving.
  • By passenger cars: Currently there are many bus companies from seats to sleepers running the North-South route to serve the travel needs of tourists.
  • By train: This is the way chosen by many young people because traveling by train is faster than a bus and you can see the scenery throughout the trip. In particular, if your schedule includes Hue, the train is a reasonable choice because you can get off at Hue station and then move on to Da Nang.

4.2 Moving to Hai Chau from:

  • Da Nang airport: In fact, Da Nang international airport is located right in Hai Chau district. From the airport, follow Duy Tan street southeast about 3 km to reach the center of Hai Chau district.
  • My Khe beach: You follow Nguyen Van Thoai street and cross Tran Thi Ly bridge about 3.5 km west to Hai Chau.
  • Hoi An city: Starting from Hoi An city, you follow Hai Ba Trung, Lac Long Quan, Vo Nguyen Giap, Truong Sa, Xuan Huong Lake, Ngu Hanh Son, Tran Thi Ly streets about 27 km to the West North is to the center of Hai Chau district..

5. Sightseeings in Hai Chau

5.1 Asia Park – Sun World Asia Park

  • Address: 01 Phan Dang Luu, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.
  • Opening hours: 14:00 – 22:00.
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This is the first tourist destination in Hai Chau district that we want to suggest to you. Operating from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, this will be a paradise for those who love adventure.

Especially, Asia Park owns a system of 22 thrilling games appearing for the first time in Vietnam such as magic hammer, free fall tower, hanging roller coaster,… Besides, there is also a Sunwheel that allows you to see the whole world. View of Da Nang from above.

5.2 Helio Center – Da Nang Entertainment Place

  • Address: 01 Phan Dang Luu, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.
  • Opening hours: 17:00 – 22:00.
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This is also a famous tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang, attracting many visitors. Helio Center is located on 2/9 street, right next to Asia Park. Besides, this place has a variety of entertainment activities such as indoor game areas, children’s play areas, cinemas and night markets.

With Helio, during the day you can have fun in indoor areas and watch your favorite movies. At night, stroll around the night market with more than 150 food stalls and shop for souvenirs. Not only that, there is also a live music stage for you to eat and drink while chilling with music.

5.3 Children’s Cultural Palace – Virtual Living Place in Da Nang

  • Address: 01 Phan Dang Luu, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.
  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 16:00.

This tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang is one of the pride of the people of the “worth living” city. Location next to Asia park and Helio.

This project has a novel and impressive design using the Tangram idea. Geometric shapes are stitched together to form animal shapes. Therefore, many tourists want to take a unique photo here as a souvenir. This will be an interesting, completely free attraction that you can add to your Da Nang travel itinerary.

5.4 Museum of Cham Sculpture

  • Address: 02 2/9 Street, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.
  • Opening hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Cham Sculpture Museum is one of the attractive tourist destinations in Hai Chau district, Da Nang. Located right in the city center, visitors can easily find their way to visit.

In particular, this place has been operating for more than 100 years, preserving and preserving vestiges of the ancient Champa kingdom. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily with ticket price of 60,000 VND/person/trip. You can go to the museum to admire national treasures, ancient relics, and the rarest collection of pictures and documents about Cham culture.

5.5 Da Nang Museum

  • Address: 24 Tran Phu, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.
  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00.

Today, Da Nang Museum has become an attractive destination that should not be missed for those who want to learn about the history and culture of the city and people of Da Nang. With 3 display floors designed according to specific themes.

  • The first floor displays documents and artifacts about the formation and development of Da Nang through historical periods.
  • The second floor contains images and documents about revolutionary activities during the resistance war against the French and Americans.
  • The 3rd floor displays the cultural beauty of ethnic groups living in the Quang Nam – Da Nang area such as Co Tu, Xo Dang, Co, Gie Trieng,…

You will definitely have interesting and valuable experiences when visiting this tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang.

5.6 Con Market

  • Address: 290 Hung Vuong, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.
  • Opening hours: 07:00 – 19:00.

This is a famous tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang with thousands of local specialties. The market opens from 7:00 a.m. and begins to close at 7:00 p.m. However, around the market there are still many restaurants that continue to serve in the evening.

Con Market has 3 areas including indoor food area, outdoor area and dry food area. Known as one of the “culinary paradises” of Da Nang. At Con market, you can find many famous and attractive delicacies of Da Nang from sweet to salty dishes. Such as sweet soup, smoothies, avocado ice cream, noodle soup, vermicelli fish sauce, grilled meat vermicelli, Quang noodles, banh canh, pork rice paper rolls, salad salad, banh beo, tapioca cake, snails,…

In addition, you can also go to the tourist destination Hai Chau district, Da Nang Con market to buy specialties as gifts. Some dishes such as dried fish, sun-dried squid, braised squid, beef patties, shrimp, or various types of seasoning sauce, shrimp paste,…

5.7 Han Market

  • Address: 119 Tran Phu, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.
  • Opening hours: 06:00 – 19:00.
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Next is Han market – a tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang that is loved by many foreign tourists. Being a busy place for trading, the market opens very early, at 6:00 a.m. and closes very late, until 10:00 p.m. However, by around 7:00 p.m., the market began to gradually close down, with fewer items than during the day.

Moreover, this Da Nang tourist destination also has a variety of delicious Da Nang specialties such as snails, banh beo, tapioca cake, wet cake, banh xeo, spring rolls, grilled beef with lolot leaves, Quang noodles, ginseng sweet soup, smoothies and ice cream, etc. In addition, there are also dried foods, fish sauce, fresh seafood, fabrics, clothes, shoes, bags made from sedge, rattan, etc. for tourists to buy as gifts when traveling to Da Nang.

5.8 Dai Nam Communal House – Imprint of the Old Vietnamese Village Communal House

  • Address: Nam Son Street, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.

This is also a tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang that you should not miss if you love exploring ancient cultural values. Besides, this communal house is more than 100 years old and has witnessed many important historical stories and events of the Vietnamese people. Historical events took place here such as Party member admission ceremonies, deployment of military and political forces many times,…

To this day, Dai Nam communal house has become a cultural and historical symbol. This tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang, has important meaning for local people. This is one of the scenic spots and historical sites in Da Nang worth visiting. So not only people but also tourists often come here to visit and express their respect and gratitude to the heroes who went before.

5.9 Hai Chau Communal House – The oldest communal house in Da Nang

  • Address: K48 Phan Chau Trinh, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.

Hai Chau communal house was formerly known as Phuoc Hai pagoda. This communal house was officially recognized by the state as a national historical and cultural relic in 2001. This is one of the attractions that attracts tourists when coming to the beautiful city of Da Nang.

Besides the modern and vibrant entertainment venues, Hai Chau communal house gives you a completely different feeling in a solemn and peaceful atmosphere. So, this place will satisfy the spiritual and religious needs of residents and tourists. At the same time, the communal house also possesses classic architecture with ancient beautiful features for everyone to visit.

5.10 An Long Pagoda – The oldest pagoda in Da Nang

  • Address: 04 2/9 Street, Hai Chau District, City. Danang.

This pagoda is located right behind the Champa sculpture museum, on the banks of the Han River. This pagoda belongs to the Northern sect and was built in 1657 with the name Long Thu pagoda. In 1961, the pagoda was rebuilt and renamed An Long Pagoda. This is one of the interesting tourist destinations in Hai Chau district, Da Nang that you can visit if you love learning about ancient culture.

5.11 Dragon Bridge – Check In Location Da Nang

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This is a famous bridge, typical of Da Nang spanning the Han River. This tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang is located at the end of Nguyen Van Linh street – one of the main blood roads of Da Nang. The bridge is designed to look like a dragon facing the East Sea.

This place is loved and visited by many tourists because every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, at 9 p.m., Da Nang’s magical dragon will breathe fire and water. This scene is extremely majestic and impressive, attracting everyone passing by to stop and look.

5.12 Han River Bridge – Da Nang Swing Bridge

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In the list of tourist destinations in Hai Chau district, Da Nang, you cannot miss the Han River bridge. The interesting point of this bridge is that the middle part of the bridge can be separated and rotated 90 degrees around the axis and lie along the flow of the Han River. To serve the needs of visitors and admirers, Song Han Bridge will rotate at 11pm every Saturday and Sunday.

5.13 Tran Thi Ly Bridge – Check In Location Da Nang

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This is also a large bridge of Da Nang spanning the Han River as well as connecting Hai Chau district with Son Tra and Ngu Hanh Son districts. Each bridge in Da Nang has its own unique design that impresses tourists. Tran Thi Ly Bridge is considered the most unique cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam with a design like a sail stretching to catch the wind.

Furthermore, you can go fishing to enjoy the poetic beauty of the Han River and Da Nang city and enjoy the cool breeze. From here, you can also enjoy a panoramic view of other unique architectural works of the city such as Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, Sunwheel,…

5.14 Nguyen Van Troi Bridge – Da Nang Entertainment Place at Night

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Also a bridge across the Han River, this tourist destination in Hai Chau district, Da Nang, does not allow vehicles to pass through but is only for pedestrians. The bridge was built in 1960 and completed in 1965. Especially, this is the first bridge built to connect the two banks of the Han River as well as connect Hai Chau district and Son Tra district.

Currently, Da Nang has many large and modern bridges spanning the Han River. However, this place still attracts many young people and tourists to sightsee. Sit on the bridge to eat, drink, chat, sing, admire the scenery and enjoy the cool breeze. You will definitely find peace in your soul when coming here.

5.15 Crescent Bridge – Virtual Living Place in Da Nang

Crescent Bridge is also a beautiful tourist destination that you can add to your itinerary to visit Da Nang. Located along the banks of the Han River, where there are rows of green trees providing shade. So, even during the day you can still walk along this route. Or you can also sit by the riverbank and watch the peaceful flow of water to refresh your spirit and not worry anymore.

6. Specialties when traveling to Hai Chau

6.1 Da Nang noodle soup

Banh canh is a popular dish but no less interesting to tourists when coming to Da Nang. From the broth made from meat and pork bones to the thick and chewy noodles, there are many types of banh canh. Such as: fish noodle soup, spring roll noodle soup, crab noodle soup, or as simple as quail egg noodle soup.

6.2 Rice paper sandwiches

If you love snacking, you must try banh chung (grilled rice paper). Tourists coming to Da Nang are “fascinated” with egg-baked rice paper with pate, shrimp paste, sausage, dried beef, fried onions,… giving it a crispy, fatty taste.

6.3 Banh Beo

Hot, white banh beo sprinkled with shrimp meat, onions, garlic, and pork rinds is an indispensable late-afternoon dish on your upcoming trip to Da Nang.

6.4 Pork rice paper rolls

Rice paper rolls with pork are available in every region. But Da Nang “scores” with soft, thin pieces of pork, fatty skin with a bit of fat running along the extremely attractive meat fibers.

6.5 Quang Noodles

Mi Quang (also known as Mi Quang Kho) is a dish you must eat when traveling to Da Nang. Thick and chewy noodles are made from rice flour and ingredients: pork, chicken, shrimp, and pork sausage. With a little broth from stewed bones, eaten with raw vegetables creates a natural, rich sweetness.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Hai Chau

Because Hai Chau district is the central district of the tourist city of Da Nang, you don’t have to worry about where to stay when traveling here. Below are some hotels that you can refer to:

  • Meraki Villa Hostel. Address: 115 Le Lai, Thach Thang, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Iris Hotel. Address: 181-183 Le Duan, Hai Chau 2, Hai Chau, Da Nang..
  • Otium Hostel. Address: 73 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Thach Thang, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Halley Homestay. Address: 37 Dao Cam Moc, Da Nang City.
  • Lavender Riverside. Address: 198 2/9 Street, Hoa Cuong Bac, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Red Palace Hotel. Address: 275 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Hoa Thuan Dong Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Tuong Van homestay. Address: Nguyen Ba Hoc, Binh Thuan, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Danang Boutique Hotel. Address: 156 Nguyen Van Linh, Vinh Trung, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.

Hopefully with the useful information that we, Origin Vietnam – the professional tour operator – share in the above article. It will help you have a memorable vacation in your upcoming schedule. We will always accompany you on your tour Da Nang to explore the travel spots in Hai Chau with exciting activities and the most complete experiences.

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