THE 15 BEST THINGS TO DO IN DA NANG

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Da Nang is not always included on travelers’ itineraries when they plan a trip to Vietphái mạnh, but this is such a shame as there is a huge amount to lớn see and vì here. This is the third largest city in Vietphái nam và offers visitors who make the trip here the perfect mix of modern and traditional touches. When you visit Da Nang you can enjoy one of the most innovative sầu skylines in Vietnam giới as well as a serene riverside promenade và some gorges sandy beaches khổng lồ boot.

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One of the big draws of Da Nang is that it is located on the coast và is cthua kém to a long strip of coastal svà which means that you can enjoy the thành phố while also getting out inlớn the countryside. Water sports are popular here or you can also spkết thúc time hiking up mountains or visiting vibrant amusement parks & museums. As if that wasn’t enough, you will also find historic attractions here like temples and crumbling ruins.

Here are the best things lớn do in Da Nang

1. Visit the Ba Na Hills

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Source: aoya / shutterstockBa Na Hills

The Ba Na Hills are one of the premium attractions in Da Nang and people flock here from all over the region for the cooler climes that the elevation offers.

At the summit of the Ba Na Hills you will find spectacular vistas that stretch as far as the sea & you can take a cable car to the top if you are feeling lazy.

There is also the Ba Na Hill Fantasy Park which has a range of entertainment zones as well as a wax museum that has models of famous celebrities.

Recommended tour: Full-Day Ba Na Hills and Linc Ung Pagoda Tour from Da Nang


2. Have sầu a coffee at Cong Caphe

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Source: facebook.comCong Caphe, Da Nang

If you travel khổng lồ Hanoi you will find a huge number of Communist-themed coffee shops và Cong Caphe is Da Nang’s answer to lớn this trend.

It is also one of the best places lớn get a cup of coffee in the city và is located next to the river which affords you pretty views over the water.

If you are looking for one of their signature drinks then try the coffee which is mixed with yoghurt.


3. Sunbathe on My Khe Beach

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Source: Cuu Studio / shutterstockMy Khe Beach

My Khe Beach is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Vietphái nam và it stretches for some đôi mươi miles along the eastern coastline of Da Nang.

There are a huge range of activities to lớn enjoy such as water sports và you can go jet skiing or even surfing.

If you want to relax then you can sunbathe on the golden sand or go snorkeling, and you will also find a wealth of delicious seafood restaurants lining the beach.


4. Climb the Marble Mountains

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Source: Mike Fuchslocher / shutterstockMarble Mountains

The Marble Mountains is actually the name for five separate hills made of limestone that are also mixed with smooth marble.

The mountains sit some 9 kilometers outside of Da Nang & are known for their Buddhist pagodas & shrines which are dedicated to lớn various local gods.

You can walk up the hills using a long mix of steps cut into the mountainside & from here you will be able to take in all the best views over the countryside.

Suggested tour: From Da Nang: Marble Mountain và Son Tra Peninsula

5. Watch the show at Dragon Bridge

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Source: TBone Lee / shutterstockDragon Bridge

The main attraction in the center of Da Nang is undoubtedly the large Dragon Bridge which stretches over an ominous 666 meters and has the claim to lớn fame of being the longest bridge of its kind in the country.

As the name suggests, the bridge was built in the shape of a rồng which is meant lớn represent good luông xã in Vietphái nam.

Every Saturday và Sunday at 9 pm you can walk down to lớn the waterfront and watch a show which lights up the bridge and the dragon even spits out fire & water from its mouth.

6. Visit the Cmê man Museum

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Source: lulu & isabelle / shutterstockCmê man Museum, Da Nang

Many visitors don’t realize that Da Nang has a huge number of interesting museums and the Cđam mê Museum will tell you everything that you want to lớn know about the Csay đắm people in Vietnam.

This museum also has the clayên lớn fame of being the only Cđắm say museum in the world and it first opened its doors in 1915 at the time of the French colonial period.

On a visit here you will find a number of amazing exhibits including terracotta và stone pieces that date from the 7th to lớn the 15th centuries.


7. Enjoy the views at the Hai Van Pass

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Source: Aleksandr Shilov / shutterstockHai Van Pass

The Hai Van Pass is one of the top attractions in this part of Vietphái nam and rests at around 500 meters above sầu sea màn chơi.

This makes it the highest pass of its kind in Vietphái mạnh & if you want to get panoramic views of Da Nang then this is the place to come.

There are a number of historical markers along the way as you navigate the pass including a fort that would have sầu been built during the French colonial period which was also used as a bunker during the Vietphái nam War by American and South Vietnamese troops.

Suggested tour: Full-Day Hai Van Pass và Lang Co Beach from Da Nang

8. Travel lớn Son Tra Mountain

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Source: Ky Doan / shutterstockSon Tra Mountain

Son Tra Mountain translates as Monkey Mountain in English & this is part of a spectacular national park in Da Nang that is located at around 700 meters above sea level.

This area is also called the Son Tra Peninsula & you will find winding roads here which lover themselves lớn hiking as well as cycling.

The mountain is so named as it is the trang chính of a rare species of monkey called the red face monkey.

Available tour: Son Tra Peninsula by Motorbike

9. Play a game of golf

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Source: photogolfer / shutterstockGolfing

Many people probably don’t realize that Da Nang has been making a name for itself in recent years as a result of its idyllic golf courses.

There are four main courses in the thành phố and one of these is the Da Nang Golf Club which first opened in 2010 and has been voted one of the 15 best new golf courses in the world.

As such you can fit in a game of golf when you are in the thành phố and enjoy lush rolling greens which extend onto white sandy beaches.

10. Chechồng out the Linch Ung Pagoda

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Source: lembi / shutterstockLinc Ung Pagoda

The Linch Ung Pagodomain authority is located at Son Tra Mountain and is one of the most famous attractions here.

The pagoda is known for having the tallest statues of the Goddess of Mercy in the region which was built on top of a platkhung in the shape of a blooming lotus.

You will also find some 21 statues of the Buddha here which are in turn located inside a larger 67 meter tall Buddha figure.

Suggested tour: Marble Mountains và Linch Ung Pagoda Half-Day Tour

11. Relax at Non Nuoc Beach

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Source: Roman Babakin / shutterstockNon Nuoc Beach

If you want to get outside the city then head lớn Non Nuoc Beach which is around a 20 minute drive away from the center of Da Nang.

The beach is regularly voted one of the most beautiful in the world and you will find white powdery svà here that backs on khổng lồ azure waters.

Some of the main attractions here include surfing or jet skiing & you can also spover time dining at the many seafood restaurants here.

The beach sprawls for 5 kilometers along the coast and leads you all the way lớn the base of the Marble Mountains.

12. Admire the Phap Lam Pagoda

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Source: Guillermo Pis Gonzalez / shutterstockPhap Lam Pagoda

The Phap Lam Pagoda is located inside a building that unfolds over two floors and is mix amidst lush gardens that are dotted with sculptures of the Buddha.

The pagodomain authority is known for its relaxing and serene setting và you will find a central courtyard with a statue of the Buddha that is 1.1 meters high.

Here are also additional statues of the Goddess of Mercury as well as Dai The Chi Bodhisattva.

Also of note are the food carts & restaurants around the pagodomain authority which sell delicious vegetarian food.


13. Visit the Da Nang Cathedral

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Source: suttirat wiriyanon / shutterstockDa Nang Cathedral

The Da Nang Cathedral is one of the most famous catholic churches in Vietnam thanks to lớn its amazing kiến thiết features.

The cathedral has a signature pink edifice as well as colorful stained-glass windows và a large bell tower which has an iconic weathervane at the top in the shape of a rooster.

The cathedral dates from 1923 and it also goes by its local nickname which is Con Ga or Rooster Church.

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14. Take a trip lớn the Cham mê Islands

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Source: Quang Vu / shutterstockCu Lao Ctê mê Island

If you are looking khổng lồ get out of the center of Da Nang then consider a trip lớn the beautiful neighboring Csi mê Islands.

Here you will find some pretty coral reefs & a plethora of colorful fish & you can swlặng và snorkel here khổng lồ take in the underwater delights firsthvà.

The Csay mê Islands are located around an hour away from Da Nang by boat so you can easily visit for the day or there is also the choice lớn camp here overnight.

Available tour: Cyêu thích Island: Snorkeling Tour

15. Go shopping at Con Market

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Source: Dragfyre / WikimediaCon Market

Con Market may not be a promising name for a shopping area but you will find some 2,000 shops here which sell everything you could ever need in Da Nang.

These include clothes and footwear as well as local handicrafts, so this is a great place lớn piông xã up some gifts or souvenirs.

This shopping area has been here since the 1940s và it was renovated in 1984 lớn its present khung.

Many people come here to lớn siêu thị and also sample the street food from the various carts và cafes in the area.

Available tour: Da Nang – Shopping Tour

16. Stroll along the svà at Pyêu thích Van Dong Beach

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Source: yssktb / shutterstockPsi mê Van Dong Beach

Another one of Da Nang’s famous beaches is Psay đắm Van Dong Beach.

This beach has been the location for a number of film shoots which tells you everything you need khổng lồ know about how beautiful it is.

The svà here is known for being incredibly soft và one of the best things to lớn bởi here is go for a barefoot walk along the pristine shore line.

You will also find resorts and restaurants in the area và you can swlặng in the gentle waters.


17. Learn some history at the Fifth Military Division Museum

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Source: Karasev Victor / shutterstockMuseum of the 5th military zone

The Fifth Military Division Museum in Da Nang is dedicated to lớn explaining some of the brutal history of Vietnam giới that occurred during the Vietnam War.

The museum has a number of antiques from the war as well as other memorabilia such as letters và photographs that were taken by the Fifth Division soldiers.

The museum is huge và is laid out in four main sections where you can see signature pieces such as a Cessmãng cầu O-1 Bird & an A-37 Dragonfly.

18. Travel khổng lồ My Son Sanctuary

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Source: upsllặng / shutterstockMy Son Sanctuary

My Son is a UNESCO World Heritage Site và is made up of a collection of ruins which would have sầu formed the base of the fearsome Champage authority Kingdom.

The architecture here spans eight centuries and you will see ornate carvings as well as impressive stone pillars & buildings.

Many people come here as part of a guided tour where you can learn all about the history of this amazing monument.

Recommended tour: From Da Nang: My Son Sanctuary Tour

19. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum

The Ho Chi Minh Museum is phối amidst lush ground in Da Nang & offers you an insight into the leader of Vietphái mạnh.

Some of the galleries are made up of collections of Soviet and Chinese weapons which will fill you in on some of the military history of Vietnam giới.

cảnh báo however that there are several buildings and you will also find a Mã Sản Phẩm of Ho Chi Minh’s house in Hanoi here as well as the adjoining museum exhibition areas.

đôi mươi. Chechồng out the Han River Bridge

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Source: Quang nguyen vinc / shutterstockHan River Bridge

The Han River Bridge is one of four main bridges in Da Nang and is also a top attraction for visitors to lớn the city.

This is a cable supported swing bridge & was the first of its kind in the region.

Visitors floông xã here at night as the bridge is fully illuminated by colorful changing lights và if you stop here around midnight you can watch an amazing spectacle as the bridge swings on its axis & open up lớn allow ships khổng lồ pass by.

If you want lớn check out the bridge from a different vantage point then you can take a river cruise along the river.


21. Visit Asia Park

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Source: Tang Trung Kien / shutterstockSun Wheel, Asia Park

If you fancy getting out of Da Nang then you can travel khổng lồ Asia Park which is located on the coast & is a large amusement and cultural facility.

The park is made up of three zones including an Amusement Park, a Cultural Park and a Central Zone.

One of the main attractions here is the large Sun Wheel which soars to lớn a height of 115 meters and is a large clock tower that tells you the time zones across a range of countries.

You can also enjoy rides, shows & other adventure activities here.

22. Go surfing

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Source: Tee11 / shutterstockChina Beach, Da Nang

If you want to lớn ride the waves on a surf board in Vietnam then Da Nang is the place to vì it.

The surf off the coast of Da Nang is perfect for both beginner & advanced surfers.

In theory you can surf all year round here, although the main surf season is from November to lớn March.

Some of the best spots lớn rent a surfboard are Trung Quốc Beach & My Khe Beach.

You will even find surf schools here if you are new khổng lồ the sport.


23. Have a drink at Waterfront

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Source: Karasev Victor / shutterstockWaterfront, Da Nang

Anyone looking for the best river views in Da Nang needs to head khổng lồ Waterfront which is a riverfront lounge & restaurant.

Here you will be able khổng lồ have a cool drink as you take in the sunmix in Da Nang & you can also enjoy a comprehensive restaurant thực đơn which includes both local & international plates.

This is also a good spot for anyone who is looking for vegetarian bites in Da Nang.

24. Visit the Cao Dai Temple

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Source: Dada1960 / WikimediaCao Dai Temple, Da Nang

The Cao Dai Temple in Da Nang is the largest of its kind in Vietnam và is said to lớn have some 50,000 worshippers.

Here you will find a sign that says that ‘All Religions Have sầu the Same Reason’ và you will find references to lớn important figures from the main five world religions.

These include statues of Jesus, Mohammed, Laotse, Buddha and Confucius and there is also a huge altar which is fitted with a large globe known as the Divine Eye.


25. Party at Sky 36

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Source: facebook.comSky 36, Da Nang

Da Nang is not particularly well known for its nightlife but f you want khổng lồ tiệc ngọt the night away then you may want khổng lồ consider a trip khổng lồ Sky 36. This is a new rooftop bar which has gorgeous panoramic view over the pretty Da Nang River & the illuminated bridges for which the đô thị is so famous.

There is a smart-casual dress code here and you can sample some delicious cocktails as well as try some toothsome bar snacks.

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Certainly if you are looking for a watering hole with the best views of the thành phố, then this is it.