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Da Nang
Travel Guide

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

Top hotels in Da Nang

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
5 out of 5
The price is HK$655 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar

Nestled on the beach, this Ngũ Hành Sơn resort is just steps away from Non Nuoc Pagoda and Marble Mountains. Non Nuoc Beach and Bac My An Beach are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Love this hotel so much! My parents really enjoy staying here, great services!!!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Dec 2020

Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$620 per night from 20 Mar to 21 Mar

Situated in Hoi An, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverside Hoi An and Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An Night Market and Chua Cau are also within ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (607 reviews)
more like 5 star really

"Amazing service from the moment we arrived. Beautiful room, pool and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
5 out of 5
The price is HK$2,723 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar

This Son Tra hotel is on the beach, 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Son Tra Banyan Tree, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Son Tra Mountain and Ban Co Peak. Green Lake Danang ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (506 reviews)
-5 stars for horrible resolution to coronavirus

"Completely unacceptable! They did not issue a credit nor a resolution when hotels.com asked them to cancel my booking to their hotel due to the recent coronavirus outbreak in Asia! We even asked them to provide later date to return to stay at their hotel when the outbreak is controlled. They would ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Da Nang

Fusion Suites Da Nang - Reflexology Inclusive
Fusion Suites Da Nang - Reflexology Inclusive
4 out of 5

Offering direct access to the beach, this Son Tra aparthotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Pham Van Dong Beach and My Khe Beach. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (890 reviews)
Great value, priceless ocean and city views!!

"View from the studio suite was AMAZING. Reflexology and breakfast were overwhelmed and not available, however after providing feedback to the hotel we were upgraded to the zen rooftop access, which was fantastic and a service I’d pay for upfront if I stay at this property again. Staff was very responsive ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

Fusion Suites Da Nang - Reflexology Inclusive
Modern 2 Br Apartment at 4points Opposite Beach
Modern 2 Br Apartment at 4points Opposite Beach
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,221 per night from 21 Mar to 22 Mar

Located in Son Tra, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pham Van Dong Beach and My Khe Beach. Han River Bridge and Han River are also within 2 miles ...

Modern 2 Br Apartment at 4points Opposite Beach
Gorgeous Apartment Next To Ocean With Pool
Gorgeous Apartment Next To Ocean With Pool
3.5 out of 5

Located in Son Tra, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pham Van Dong Beach and My Khe Beach. Han River Bridge and Han River are also within 2 miles ...

Gorgeous Apartment Next To Ocean With Pool
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Da Nang

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

Loved the golden bridge and french village by cable car ..

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Feb 2020

I very much enjoyed Da Nang - However the hotel experience was one of the worst iI have ever had.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

20 Feb 2020

Quiet city closes to the beach. I'd rather stay in short-term and great for being hub city for transportation.

5/5 - Excellent

Peter

30 Jan 2020

Special city with a fantastic beach

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

5 Jan 2020

Good place traffic a lot better than Hanoi plenty to do and if you want great food try the Luna bar.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 Dec 2019

Safe, clean and lots of things to do Modern without being cold.