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Da Nang Vietnam: An A-to-Z guide for first-time travelers

26/03/2022 12.739

Da Nang in Vietnam is considered the symbol of urban hustle and bustle in the Central region of Vietnam. Visiting this city, you can get a lot of exciting tourism experiences and have a chance to enjoy many unique dishes.

Da Nang in Vietnam

Da Nang Vietnam is always one of the top choices for travel enthusiasts. Not only is it famous for its stunning landscapes but it also allures tourists thanks to its friendly locals and delicious specialties. If you are planning to come to Da Nang but do not know where to go, what to eat and where to stay, read this article to get your own answers!

1. About Da Nang in Vietnam

Here are some pieces of information about Da Nang - the most livable city in Vietnam:

1.1. Da Nang location

Located in the South Central region, about 961 kilometers away from Ho Chi Minh City to the South, Da Nang has various topographical features including mountains, plains and beaches, which create many enchanting landscapes. In particular, it is surrounded by 3 world cultural heritages: Hue, Hoi An and My Son.

Da Nang is a major economic, cultural, educational, scientific and technological center of the Central - Central Highlands regions of Vietnam. Not only being a famous tourist destination, it is also a transportation corridor between the North and the South of Vietnam, an important gateway to the Northern, Southern and Central provinces. 

Da Nang in Vietnam

1.2. Da Nang weather

Da Nang in Vietnam is affected by the tropical monsoon climate so it has a high temperature with little fluctuation. There are two distinct seasons in this city: the dry season from January to September and the rainy season from October to December.

The average annual Da Nang temperature is around 25 degrees Celsius. In June, July and August, it witnesses the highest temperature level with an average of 28 - 30 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the lowest temperature level is 18 - 23 degrees Celsius in December, January and February. 

Regarding air humidity, the average level is 83.4% each year, with the highest one being around 85.67 - 87.67% in October and the lowest one being around 76.67 - 77.33% in June and July. On some days, there are cold spells but they are not constant.

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2. Top 10 famous Da Nang attractions for your sightseeing

Da Nang in Vietnam has many tourist attractions both in the inner city and in the suburbs. If you have the opportunity to travel to this city, you should definitely not miss the 10 famous places below:

2.1. Ba Na Hills

Ba Na Hills is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Da Nang. Most people visiting this city always want to sit on a cable car to contemplate the fairytale-like scene on the way to this place. From there, you can catch the best panoramic view of Da Nang in Vietnam.

This place is likened to a miniature Europe in the heart of the city with many majestic architectural works like a French village and wine cellars. In particular, Da Nang Vietnam Golden Bridge is considered the highlight of this tourist area thanks to its creative and unique architecture. All of these await you to experience and enjoy every wonderful moment with your beloved.

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2.2. Love Bridge

Located on the banks of Han River, Love Bridge has a length of 68 meters in the form of an arc. It is known as one of the most famous Da Nang attractions that any couple cannot ignore.

At this place, the couples usually bring their own padlocks or buy them at the nearby stalls and lock them onto the bridge in order to symbolize their love. After the padlocks are hung up, the keys will be thrown away and the couples enjoy their romantic moments together.

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2.3. Non Nuoc Beach

Non Nuoc Beach is 8 kilometers away from the city center to the South. The beach lies at the foot of Marble Mountains and has a 5-kilometer long coastline winding like a peach-colored silk. The water here is so clear that if you stand on the shore, you can see shoals of white anchovies floating. Coming to Non Nuoc Beach, you should try some activities like snorkeling, reef sighting, sailing, surfing, paragliding,...

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2.4. Dragon Bridge 

Dragon Bridge has become a symbol of Da Nang in Vietnam that no tourists should miss out on. It is considered the bridge with the most unique architecture in Vietnam, which resembles a dragon of the Ly Dynasty reaching out to the sea. Also, it is the shortest path connecting Da Nang International Airport and the main streets in the city.

Not only being an important bridge of the city, Dragon Bridge is also one of the iconic architectural works of Da Nang City. The best time to see Dragon Bridge is at night when its 15,000 attached led lights are turned on and bring shimmering color effects.

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2.5. Marble Mountains

Marble Mountains, or Ngu Hanh Son, is the common name of a landscape consisting of 5 limestone mountains: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son, Hoa Son and Tho Son in the middle of the coastal sands in Da Nang. Among them, Thuy Son is the largest, highest and most beautiful one so it has become a well-known place for tourists to explore and challenge their ability to conquer nature.

Reaching the top of Thuy Son, you will be overwhelmed by the stunning natural scenery of the entire Marble Mountains, the view of the city in the distance and the poetic Da Nang beaches surrounding it. All of these will make your trip more meaningful than ever.

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2.6. Linh Ung Pagoda

Linh Ung Pagoda is a very famous spiritual tourist destination in Da Nang in Vietnam. This place is renowned for its sacred spiritual culture, accompanied by the beauty of the charming countryside. Visiting this place, you can completely relax and find peace in your soul.

Currently, Da Nang has 3 Linh Ung Pagodas in 3 different places: Ngu Hanh Son, Ba Na (Chua Mountain) and But Beach (Son Tra Peninsula). Depending on your travel itinerary, you can choose one of them to visit.

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2.7. My Khe Beach

My Khe Beach is considered one of the most charming beaches on the planet that everyone should visit at least once in their life. With long stretches of fine white sand, clear blue sea, calm waves and warm water all year round, it is a perfect place for your getaway at any time of the year.

My Khe Beach is divided into 3 areas with a length of about 900 meters. Its coast is about 10 kilometers long which stretches from the foot of Son Tra Peninsula to Ngu Hanh Son.

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2.8. Hai Van Pass

Located along the length of Hai Van Mountain, Hai Van Pass is the boundary between the two provinces: Thua Thien Hue and Da Nang. Specifically, it is 80 kilometers away from Hue City and 20 kilometers away from Da Nang City. It is 500 meters high above sea level and has a length of about 20 kilometers.

Hai Van Pass is recognized as one of the most beautiful passes in the world. With the magnificent and majestic beauty, this place is a challenge for many adventurers who are passionate about exploring.

Da Nang in Vietnam

 

Da Nang in Vietnam

2.9. Son Tra Peninsula

Compared to the jewel of Da Nang in Vietnam, Son Tra Peninsula has many beautiful tourist attractions and a year-round cool climate. Having witnessed the heroic history of the resistance war, Son Tra Peninsula plays an important role in national defense, economy and science. It has now become one of the not-to-be-missed Da nang Vietnam tourist attractions, which promises to bring many surprises and interesting things to tourists.

Da Nang in Vietnam

 

Da Nang in Vietnam

2.10. Da Nang Cathedral

Da Nang Cathedral stands out with its classical Gothic architecture and outstanding pink color. This is a tourist destination that attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists to visit each year. Therefore, it has become a must-see attraction for your Da Nang tour.

In addition to the name Da Nang Cathedral, this place has many other names such as Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Tourane Church, Da Nang Chicken Church, Roman Catholic Diocese of Da Nang,...

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3. What to eat in Da Nang City? Top 5 must-try specialities

If you do not know what to eat in your upcoming trip to Da Nang in Vietnam, try the 5 best foods as mentioned below:

3.1. Nam O fish salad

Nam O Da Nang fish salad is a delicious dish in Da Nang that impresses many tourists thanks to its strange taste. The salad is made from the herring caught in the sea area in Nam O Fishing Village. This dish is usually served with raw vegetables, rolled with rice paper and seasoned with rich fish sauce, all of which helps bring an irresistible delicious taste for the salad.

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3.2. Pork skewers

If you have the opportunity to come to Da Nang in Vietnam but forget to enjoy pork skewers, it will be a big waste! The dipping sauce is what makes the aromatic flavor of the pork skewers. Made from a mixture of tapioca starch and soy sauce, the pork skewers are soft and delicious. People usually enjoy this dish with raw vegetables, cucumbers, bananas and rice paper. 

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3.3. Vietnamese bread soup

Vietnamese bread soup is a popular dish that is not difficult to find in other provinces. Yet, the one in Da Nang has a unique flavor thanks to the rich broth made from meat and bones. Also, the vermicelli of this dish here is thicker than those in other regions so you can easily get a full stomach when eating it.

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3.4. Pha lau - A dish made from pork and offal

Pha lau served with bread and rich coconut milk-flavored broth is best recommended if you visit Da Nang in Vietnam for the first time. For those who cannot eat offal, this dish can be quite hard to enjoy. However, if you can try it once, you will definitely be attached to this rich flavor. 

Da Nang in Vietnam

3.5. Bun mam - Noodle soup served with fermented fish

The special feature that makes the delicious taste of bun mam in Da Nang is the rich seasoning sauce made according to an esoteric recipe. This dish is served with crispy roasted pork, green vegetables and a little spicy chili. In addition, you can also eat it with fermented pork rolls, boiled pork belly, pork ears, young jackfruit,...

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4. Where to stay during your Da Nang tour?

Da Nang in Vietnam is a tourist city so there are many hotels, resorts or homestays for tourists. Depending on the purpose of your trip and where you intend to visit, you can choose the most suitable accommodation from them.

If you and your family travel to Da Nang to relax, you can choose Vinpearl Da Nang’s hotels and resorts to experience the high-class services.

4.1. Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang

Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang is a combination of hotel and resort, which is located right next to Non Nuoc Beach. Here, you can choose from 5 room classes from normal to high-class, with sea view or city view. Besides, staying at Vinpearl Luxury Da Nang, you can also enjoy 5-star services and utilities such as spas, swimming pools, culinary restaurants, bars,...

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4.2. Melia Vinpearl Danang Riverfront

Melia Vinpearl Danang Riverfront is located right on the banks of Han River. It offers a system of 864 luxurious rooms for tourists to choose from. Along with that is a system of 5-star standard services and facilities such as swimming pools, restaurants, bars... Thanks to its location which is right in the city, Melia Vinpearl Danang Riverfront is chosen by many tourists to easily get around.

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4.3 Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Da Nang is one of the most luxurious beach resorts in Da Nang. Here, there are 112 luxury villas, designed in a lavish neoclassical style at a private location surrounded by gardens, which provides a private space for tourists and their companions. If you travel to Da Nang with your family,  it will be the perfect choice. 

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5. More useful tips for your trip to Da Nang

To help you get the best preparation for the upcoming trip to Da Nang in Vietnam, Vinpearl have some tips for you:

5.1. How to get to Da Nang in Vietnam?

There are many means of transportation which are suitable for your trip to Da Nang. Depending on where you are, you can choose from different vehicles such as: 

  • By plane: The most popular way chosen by many tourists is traveling to Da Nang by plane. It is convenient and time-saving. However, if you choose this means, you should book tickets at least 1-2 months in advance to hunt for cheap tickets, which helps you save more money for the trip. 
  • By coach: Currently, there are many bus companies that go from North to South to serve the travel needs of tourists. If you want to have an economical trip, you can choose to travel by coach with prices ranging from 250,000 to 500,000 VND. 
  • By train: Traveling by train can give you a chance to enjoy the scenery during the trip. In particular, if your schedule includes a visit to Hue, the train is a pretty reasonable choice because you can get off at Hue Station and then move on to Da Nang. 
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5.2. When is the best time to visit Da Nang in Vietnam?

Each season in Da Nang has its own beauty for you to explore. Specifically, in the dry season, the weather is mostly sunny so it is extremely suitable for sightseeing and participating in some outdoor activities. Furthermore, this is also the time when Da Nang has many attractive festivals such as fireworks festivals. Therefore, the dry season is the best time to pay a trip to Da Nang in Vietnam.

If you want a new experience when traveling to Da Nang, visit it in the rainy season. It will be so amusing to hold an umbrella and watch the pouring rain during this time. It is not the peak season so there are less tourists than in the dry season. Also, many entertainment service fees and room rates are also lower, which helps you save a significant amount of money. 

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5.3. What should you prepare for the trip to Da Nang in Vietnam?

To prepare things quickly and not forget any important item, you can refer to the following 6 main groups of items:

  • Papers: Don’t forget to bring your identity card and airplane tickets or train tickets.
  • Money: Using an ATM card will help ensure safety during your travel. Yet, you should also bring a little cash to pay for services, shopping activities, dining demands,... when needed.
  • Clothing: If you intend to come to Da Nang in the summer, you should bring loose and airy clothes such as maxi dresses or bikinis to relax on the beach. Besides, you should bring some sunlight-blocking accessories such as hats, glasses, umbrellas,... in case of weather changes.
  • Technology accessories: Your Da Nang travel certainly cannot do without a mobile phone, a charger, a headset or a camera to record memorable moments.
  • Cosmetics: You can use small travel bottles to carry facial cleanser, makeup remover, sunscreen, lotion, shampoo.,.. to free up both space and weight in your luggage.
  • Medical supplies: It is essential to prepare medicine for some common conditions such as flu, coughing, gastrointestinal conditions and motion sickness.
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Many tourists love visiting Da Nang in Vietnam because it offers them a chance to contemplate countless breathtaking sceneries and enjoy plenty of unique foods. Above are the entire tips for your tour to this city. Hopefully, it will be helpful for your future trip to Da Nang with your family, your friends or your lover.

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