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Da Nang
Travel Guide

Da Nang which includes landscape views and a coastal town

Come to one of Vietnam’s largest’s cities for the beautiful beaches and stay for the historic sites and relaxed atmosphere.

Located halfway between ambient Hanoi and frantic Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang is creating its own reputation as an excellent base from which to explore fascinating relics and enjoy picturesque beaches.

Da Nang has a long history and reminders of the past are everywhere here. Look out for the French influence in the city’s architecture and spot the ruins of military bases from the Vietnam War.

Learn about Da Nang’s more ancient past at the Museum of Cham Sculpture. Here you can see hundreds of images and artefacts from centuries gone by. Visit the city’s many iconic pagodas, especially the glittering Phap Lam Pagoda in town. Don’t miss the giant pink Da Nang Cathedral, known to the locals as the “Con Ga” (rooster) church because of its weathervane.

Da Nang was once home to only two bridges, one built by the French and one built by the Americans. The pride of the city today is the Han River Bridge, the first bridge to be designed and built by the Vietnamese.

With 30 kilometres (19 miles) of coastline, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, water skiing and sunbathing. My Khe Beach, known as China Beach when it was a favourite place for American soldiers to relax during the Vietnam War, is now a stretch of upmarket paradise. For a slower pace, seek out Lang Co Beach, a palm tree-lined beach between a turquoise lagoon and the sea.

Make sure you get to the Marble Mountains, to the south of Da Nang. These five hills, made of limestone and marble, were named after the five elements: fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Tunnels, caves and temples await the brave explorer here, as do many remnants from the war. The view from the top is particularly captivating.

Da Nang has a tropical climate, with a rainy season between September and December. The sea is calmest between May and August. The city is easily accessible by train, bus or plane.

Where to stay in Da Nang

Naman Retreat
Naman Retreat
5 out of 5
Truong Sa Road, Da Nang
The price is HK$582 per night from 3 May to 3 May
Located in Ngũ Hành Sơn, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of BRG Da Nang Golf Resort and Montgomerie Links. Marble Mountains ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (619 reviews)
"Nice location and design. Drink and food on average!"

Reviewed on 14 Apr 2021

Naman Retreat
Four Points by Sheraton Danang
Four Points by Sheraton Danang
5 out of 5
The price is HK$403 per night from 4 May to 4 May
Located in Son Tra, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of My Khe Beach, Vincom and Han River. Han Market and Dragon Bridge are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4.5/5Wonderful! (378 reviews)
"Good location near the beach and sea view."

Reviewed on 21 Apr 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Danang
Chu Hotel
Chu Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$180 per night from 2 May to 2 May
Located in Ngũ Hành Sơn, this beach hotel is within a 15-minute walk of My Khe Beach and Bac My An Beach. Dragon Bridge and Danang Cathedral are also within ...
4.2/5Very Good! (147 reviews)
A good time at the Chu Hotel!
"I have now stayed at this hotel three times and when I visit Da Nang I stay nowhere else. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are set up well. The restaurant downstairs is a nice setting and popular in the area for other tourists. The breakfast is simple but very nice. It it 2 minutes walk from ..."

Reviewed on 2 Nov 2018

Chu Hotel
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