Da Nang, one of the top tourist centres in the central region. It is a tourist destination that you cannot ignore. With long, green beaches, fresh air and delicious food. With Origin Travel find out the Top 10 Things to Do in Da Nang. Da Nang, the city known as “the most livable in Vietnam”, topped the list of Top Destinations 2020 voted by Google.
1. Enjoy the views at Hai Van Pass
Hai Van Pass Da Nang is located between the boundary of two provinces of Da Nang – Thua Thien Hue, crossing the Truong Son mountain range. About 20 km from Da Nang city centre and 80 km from Hue city. If you depart from Da Nang, it will take about 40 minutes to reach the foot of the pass. This is known as the “four great passes of the mountain pass” of Vietnam with a 45-degree slope, with many twisted turns.
To explore and enjoy the beautiful scenery from Hai Van pass in Da Nang. The most suitable and ideal means is a motorbike.
To visit Hai Van Quan, you must first go through spectacular and impressive roads along the sea. It will by delight you right away the prominent medley between the immense green forest of the mountains and the vast sky. With a high slope, there are sections where you have to bend yourself over the hillside and unexpected curves. Creating a feeling of surprise and excitement. And after overcoming those limits, you will witness with your own eyes the magnificent picture of nature, captivating people’s hearts.
Touching your feet to the top and catching your eyes is the gate of Hai Van, built hundreds of years ago. This door is built of red brick, 6 m high and has a large arch. You will witness and touch the old works bearing the imprint of the old war, take commemorative pictures.
Standing at the top of Hai Van pass in Da Nang, visitors can see the entire city of Da Nang winding along the coast, looking in the distance is Cham Island, Tien Sa port … All hidden in white clouds. translucent look magical and extremely attractive.
2. Sunbathe on My Khe Beach
My Khe beach Da Nang is about 10 km long, stretching from the foot of Son Tra peninsula to Ngu Hanh Son. About 3 km east of the city centre. You can ride motorbike, taxi or bus, … to My Khe beach. Or car rental is also the vehicle chosen by many people, especially for those who come to Danang for the first time because of safety and comfort.
There are 3 main beautiful beaches that visitors can explore and experience:
-Pham Van Dong Park beach: This beach is located at the junction of Pham Van Dong street, cutting the route from Son Tra to Dien Ngoc (Quang Nam). With an area of more than 7,700 m2, built spaciously, modern, with fountains, 26 showers, 6 freshwater lakes and 24 dressing rooms, … attracted a lot of people and tourists.
-Beaches 1, 2, 3: This is the main beach of My Khe with a safety level and a very large investment. With smooth and very wide sand, relatively shallow sea, few waves, .. is considered an ideal place for those who like to sunbathe or participate in sea activities, interesting games on the sand, …
– Beach T20: From beach 1,2, 3 turns right about 500 m is T20 beach. The T20 has a shorter sandy beach, but the sea is deeper and the waves are relatively large, which is great for thrilling gaming enthusiasts.
3. Visit Ba Na Hills
With cool weather, there are four distinct seasons in a day. In the morning, there is a light breeze and a misty fog, characteristic of spring. Let’s watch the sunrise together, will enjoy it. At noon in summer, when the sunshine starts to creep in, please participate in the activities here.
The afternoons are cool and refreshing autumn moments and at night when winter comes, temperatures start to cool. At this time let’s join the singing activities here to keep beautiful memories.
Most of the day, the fog will make everything shimmering and beautiful. After the rain there will be more clouds hanging in the middle of the mountain, making us feel like floating, unforgettable magic.
Next to that is the French Village with ancient and magnificent architectural style works with sharp towers of large houses and squares. Amusement parks, hotels and resorts like a miniature Paris. You have to check in this place because there are countless beautiful views to have a lifetime album.
A hot spot in Ba Na is the Golden Bridge located in Thien Thai garden with the shape of giant hands supporting. Walking on the bridge can admire the vast, expansive nature and feel like you are walking on the clouds. This is a new check-in paradise that visitors must visit.
So you don’t need to go to
France. Let’s go to Da Nang now to admire and feel a luxurious and delicate French painting.
4. Watch the fire show at Dragon Bridge
Fire and water spraying time at Dragon Bridge is at 21:00 every Saturday and Sunday and on major holidays of the year.
The experience of watching Dragon Bridge spitfire at 21:00 every Saturday and Sunday and on major holidays of the year is wonderful and completely free in Da Nang. Here are the places where you can watch the Dragon Bridge spitting fire for free.
– See Dragon Bridge spitting fire right on Dragon Bridge: when preparing for a water spray show at the Dragon Bridge, vehicles are temporarily prohibited from crossing the bridge. So, you can go to the bridge, freely admire the Dragon’s fire.
Note: the side you stand a bit far from the Dragon Bridge area because when spraying water, the water from the Han River can wet you all. However, if you like to shower at Dragon Bridge, feel free to play.
5. Take a trip to the Cham Island
Cu Lao Cham is located in Tan Hiep, Hoi An, Quang Nam, 15 km from Cua Dai beach. This place includes 8 islands: Hon Lao, Long, Mu, Kho Me, Kho Con, Leaf, Tai, Ong. Many tourists, after visiting Hoi An ancient spectrum, often come to this island cluster to enjoy the peaceful and wild beauty of nature.
March-August every year is a suitable time for a visit. At this time, the weather is warm, sunny, clear and calm. You should avoid travel in the remaining months because of storms, rough seas, the island becomes an isolated area.
If you want to combine your trip with the lantern tour of Hoi An ancient town, you should go on the full moon day of the lunar month. But note the 14th day of the old town is much more sparkling than the 15th
Or if you want to participate in the religious culture of the people on the peach, you can choose to go on festivals such as Cau Ngu Festival (April 3-4 of the lunar calendar) or Yen’s death anniversary (date March 9-10 in lunar calendar).
6. Go shopping at Con Market
When arriving in Hue, stop at Dong Ba, go to Quang Tri to stop at Dong Ha market, when in Da Nang, we must go to Con market. Con Market is not only the busiest market in Da Nang but also of the Central region. For a long time, Con Market Da Nang has become a destination that any visitor should experience once.
The address of Con Market is Gac 3 Hung Vuong Trade Center, Hai Chau 1 Ward, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City.
Time open is from 7 am to 7:30 pm. However, many eateries outside the market continue to be served at night.
Con Market brings together a full range of items from popular to high-end. Tourists come here often visit the food court and the dry specialities mainly. The culinary area of Con market is quite famous for its diverse traditional Vietnamese dishes.
7. Have a drink at Waterfront
Having been to Da Nang, it is certainly impossible to forget the wonderful romantic space that Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar has brought to each person.
Taking advantage of the outstanding riverside landscape in Da Nang. Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar since its design and construction has received a lot of attention from friends everywhere. The location of the Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar right on the banks of the Han River – the famous river of Da Nang possesses such a beautiful night view that every tourist must visit once during his trip.
8. Party at sky 36
Located on the top of the tallest building in Da Nang, SKY36 is an ideal destination that you cannot miss in your journey to discover Vietnam tourism. SKY36 will bring guests memorable experiences when watching Da Nang city at night.
With a high-class entertainment model, the delicate combination between a vibrant dance floor of a modern dance hall with a luxurious and classy Lounge space. SKY36 is the right place to hold intimate parties, private. This is a perfect design for those looking for a trendy, trendy experience.
The modern and impressive glass-cage elevator system will give visitors a different view of Da Nang city at night at the highest position in the city.
Consisting of 3 floors with an area of more than 1000 m2 and an average capacity of 500 guests per floor, SKY36 is a great combination between indoor and outdoor spaces.
9. Travel to Son Tra Mountain
Son Tra peninsula is a great gift that nature bestows on the city of Da Nang. Located about 10km northeast of the city centre, in Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district. The peninsula is a primaeval forest with a fresh climate and beautiful natural landscape. With three sides bordering the sea and the other side bordering an urban area. It is the only place in our country that has forest ecosystems associated with the sea.
Son Tra peninsula has a total area of about 4,400ha, 13km long and an average height of 350m.
The top is the highest position about 700m. The peninsula is like a solid wall, covering and protecting the city of Da Nang.
Son Tra peninsula converges a lot of natural beauty with green forests, stretching sand beaches, crystal clear water beaches reflecting the sun and colourful coral reefs. All make a charming natural painting, making people ecstatic. Son Tra peninsula is also known as Tien Sa mountain because its beauty can seduce women. Son Tra’s three mountains have names according to their shapes such as Nghe mountain, Mo Dieu mountain or Co Ngua mountain.
Especially, Son Tra Mountain offers you a chance to see wild monkey which are preserving them and brings the tourists the deeply awareness for wild monkey and animal. A private tour is only to have chance to see them right here.
Coming to Son Tra, you can experience all the exciting entertainment activities available here. Sightseeing, walking on the fine white sand, watching life flourishing. Especially, admire the panoramic view of Da Nang on all different angles.
10. Climb the Marble Mountain
Located on the route Da Nang – Hoi An. Ngu Hanh Son is a complex of 5 limestone mountains protruding from the coastal sand: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son, Ngu Hanh Son. Ngu Hanh Son Mountain has a majestic landscape with ancient mossy rocks and many unique cultural and historical buildings.
The interesting thing here that other tourist destinations can hardly have is that after hours of climbing, up and down hundreds of steps to visit caves and temples. Visitors only need to step out a few hundred meters to arrive the Soft white sandy beach, clear blue water, smooth waves. You will enjoy the salt water, relax the ribs while watching the mountains, the vast sea.
Da Nang has two distinct seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. Therefore, when travelling to Da Nang, you should choose favourable weather for convenient travel and exploration.
The most suitable time is from February to September every year. This time the climate is nice and less rainy. However, this is the time when Da Nang is crowded. So you need to pay attention to book hotels or tickets in advance for your trip.
It is a value time to have a relaxing vacation as well as enjoying beautiful scenery and special visiting sites in this city.