May 22nd, 2019 | Updated on November 6th, 2019
Da Nang is Vietnam’s third largest city and is located on the Eastern Sea coast, midway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and the largest city of Central Vietnam.
The city itself has neither the atmosphere of Hanoi nor the hustle-bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, but has its share of sights and is close to the ancient cities of charming Hoi An and the imperial capital of Hue, making it a popular vacationing spot for those looking to explore the attractions of central Vietnam or soak up some rays while hanging out on the city’s beaches.
1. The Marble Mountains
Marble Mountain is familiar to almost everyone who has been to Da Nang. It is so well known that many people consider it as the symbol of the area, one of the highlights on Central Vietnam’s tourist trail. An interesting journey to Ngu Hanh Son will be a most relaxing time for tourists. The mountain is a tourist wonderland with dreamlike scenery, pagodas, grottoes… Situated about 8km southeast of Da Nang City, it resembles five fingers rising out of the ground. It was named after the basic elements of the universe: water, wood, metal, fire and earth.
2. Ba Na Hills
Located 30km from Da Nang in the west at an altitude of 1.487m compared to sea level, Ba Na hills are considered “green lung” of Central Vietnam. With four different seasons, Ba Na Hills have been appreciated by visitors as a Wonderland. Come here and enjoy a day with us to explore Ba Na hills.
3. Dragon Bridge
Welcome to the biggest show in town every Saturday and Sunday night. At 9pm, this impressive dragon sculpture spouts fire and water from its head near the Han River’s eastern bank. The best observation spots are the cafes lining the eastern bank to the north of the bridge; boat trips taking in the action also depart from Ð Bach Dang on the river’s western bank. The colour-changing Dragon Bridge sees selfie-takers parking their scooters on the bridge every night.
4. My Khe Beach
Mỹ Khê Beach features accommodation set in Da Nang, 2.2 km from Love Lock Bridge Da Nang and 2.6 km from Asia Park Danang. All units are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a an oven, a microwave and kettle. Some units have a dining area and/or a terrace. Cham Museum is 2.7 km from the apartment. The nearest airport is Da Nang International Airport, 5 km from Mỹ Khê Beach.
5. Son Tra Mountain
Visit the holy pagodas and explore the natural caves where used to be a hospital to treat Vietnamese wounded soldiers and Viet Cong hiding during America war – Enjoy the tunning views from summit of mountain and admire a cluster of 5 small mountains following 5 important elements of universe : water fire, wood, earth and metal. – Visit the family Traditional Marble Handicraft carving at marble village to experience how local people are so skillful. – Visit the Giant Lady Buddha Statue on Son Tra Peninsula – Overlook the most marvelous view of mountains, blue ocean & Da Nang city – Enjoy the beauty of modern Dragon Bridge as the symbol of Da Nang city
6. Golden Bridge
Our trip will bring you with new experiences in Ba na hill when the sunset and the beauty of Dragon bridge in Da Nang by night. We will pick you up at hotel 2h30pm. Seeing Golden bridge, French village, Beer Plaza(enjoy beer & buffet dinner there). then back to Da Nang to see Dragon bridge breaths fire &water on Saturday, Sun day evening. Back to Hoi an about 10 pm.
7. Cao Dai Temple
This is Central Vietnam’s largest Cao Dai temple, serving about 50,000 followers. A sign reading van giao nhat ly (all religions have the same reason) hangs before the main altar. Behind the gilded letters are the founders of five of the world’s great religions: Mohammed, Laotse (wearing Eastern Orthodox–style robes), Jesus, a Southeast Asian–looking Buddha and Confucius. Behind the main altar sits an enormous globe with the Cao Dai ‘divine eye’ symbol.
8. Danang Cathedral
Known to locals as Con Ga Church (Rooster Church) because of the weathercock atop the steeple, the candy-pink Danang Cathedral was built for the city’s French residents in 1923. Today it serves a Catholic community of over 4000, and is standing room only if you arrive late.
9. Ho Chi Minh Museum
Despite its huge grounds, this museum is typically unenlightening for a site venerating Ho Chi Minh. At the front is a display of the usual US, Soviet and Chinese weaponry. Hidden behind the Party buildings are a replica of Ho Chi Minh’s house in Hanoi, and the museum.
10. Phap Lam Pagoda
This pagoda has three giant Buddha statues in the courtyard, and an equally imposing large gold one in the temple.
Top Hotels In Da Nang
1. Nhu Minh Plaza Danang Hotel
Welcome to Nhu Minh Plaza Da Nang Hotel, where you can find everything you need to feel like home while you are on travel. Beyond the all the elegance atmosphere, the comfortable fittings in luxury designed guest rooms and the breath-taking view from your window, It’s the people of Nhu Minh Plaza Da Nang Hotel who will make your experience truly exceptional.
2. Adamo Hotel
This property is beach front. Situated in Da Nang and a minute’s walk from the beach. Adamo Hotel features a spa centre and hot tub. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Certain units have a seating area where you can relax. Adamo Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property. Free use of bicycles is available at this hotel and the area is popular for cycling. Love Lock Bridge Da Nang is 2.6 km from Adamo Hotel, while Cham Museum is 3 km from the property. Da Nang International Airport is 5 km away.
3. Hyatt Regency Danang Resort
Situated on a tranquil stretch of white sandy beach, at the gateway to the vibrant city of Danang, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa is an ideal base to explore the exotic charms of Central Vietnam no matter the occasion, from meetings and events to memorable family vacations. Dine throughout the day at Green House. Enjoy authentic local Vietnamese dishes or Western comfort food at Pool House. Savor seafood and grilled cuisine on the beach at Beach House. VIE Spa, located at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa in Vietnam is designed to immerse you in the local environment and its traditions of wellness and healing. Cradled between the mountains and the sea, VIE Spa promotes the healing powers of nature through specialized spa treatments that guide you on a path to personal wellness.
4. Melia Danang
Located on the spectacular Non Nuoc beach, among the top ten in Asia, and near the best golf courses on Vietnam’s central coast, the Meliá Danang Resort is the best option for discovering Vietnam, thanks to a strategic location just an hour flight from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, a 2 hour drive from Hue and a 20 minute drive from Hoi An. The Meliá Danang Resort provides 158 modern and contemporary rooms, The Market Place, Nam Viet and Cape Nao Restaurants, Blue Lounge and Pool Bar, free WiFi internet, the exclusive The Level service for The Level Villas, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, Spa, free parking for the exclusive use of guests and beautifully kept gardens.
5. SERENE Beach Hotel
Located on Vo Nguyen Giap – renowned as the most beautiful street of Danang with good combination of natural landscapes, mountains and sea- Serene Danang hotel will be perfectly choice for you. Directly facing My Khe Beach, Serene Danang is a four-star and modern designed hotel with 140 rooms and suites with high standard services that will fit all your requirements: 2 meeting rooms up to 400 capacities with good quality of audio-video system, Asian-European Style restaurant, spacious out-door swimming-pool, rooftop bar on 16th floor, Gym and Spa.
6. Hadana Boutique Hotel
Hadana Boutique Hotel Danang brings with it a simple yet contemporary design that makes it an excellent choice for both expats looking for a long-term accommodation in Danang and individuals looking for a place to stay while exploring the city or a quick stop-over for an onward journey to nearby attractions, including Hue and Hoi An ~ one of the world’s famous heritage sites. The hotel features 54 stylish rooms with private en-suite facilities and an array of amenities, including complimentary internet on wifi, individually controlled air-conditioning unit, 40” LED TV with HD cable channels, a full set of toiletries and in-room safety deposit box to name a few. HA Rooftop Restaurant and Sky Bar is a unique urban restaurant cum bar that complements the hotel’s concept. Situated on 11th floor, occupying the entire floor, provides a superb rendezvous for hotel dining that serves both international buffet breakfast in the morning and an all-day dining menu, including Vietnamese and Western cuisine. HA Rooftop Restaurant and Sky bar has both indoor and outdoor seats and has commanding views of Han River and the beach.
7. Pullman Danang Beach Resort
Located on the stunning white sands of Bac My An Beach, the stylish Pullman Danang Beach Resort is an oasis of activities and facilities for the modern traveller. With an idyllic setting on the silver shores of Central Vietnam, this luxury resort is perfect for a family holiday or romantic beach getaway. And with extensive function facilities, Pullman Danang also provides the perfect location for your next incentive getaway or event.
8. Seashore Hotel
Located at the Man Thai beach, which is the ideal destination for businessmen and travelers. It only takes a few minutes to get to the Da Nang International Airport, Han River and Hoi An ancient town. Sea Shore Hotel & Apartment Da Nang is the gateway to your unforgettable travel experience.
9. SEN Boutique Hotel
Step away from the city’s hustle and bustle and embark yourself in a little French colonial rendezvous at Sen Boutique. Located on An Thuong Street, only 15 minutes from Danang International Airport, Sen Boutique invites guests to indulge in its unique romance while exploring the charming local daily life.
10. Naman Retreat
Naman Retreat is 5 stars. Hotel is ideal for luxury and relaxation. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the lively city Hoi An, Hue. Our Retreat is designed to make guests feel comfortable with the selection of top-class services such as room with great design, private pool, modern suite bathroom, free wifi. Feel free to contact the host if you have any question!