This video clip by Helen Journeys suggests places to visit and provides necessary information about where to stay, what to eat and drink while you are in Danang (or Da Nang)
Da Nang is one of the major port cities in Vietnam and the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. And Da Nang is considered as the commercial and educational center of Central Vietnam. Today, Da Nang is becoming a “hot destination” of domestic and foriegn tourists in terms of cleanness, safety and order, great beach resort.
With the stretch of smooth sand, its fresh atmosphere and blue water, Da Nang beach has been voted one of the six most attractive beaches on the planet by American Business Magazine Forbes. Also, the Australian Magazine, Sunday Herald Sun, ranked the 900m-long My Khe Beach in Da Nang in the top 10 Asian beaches.
Da Nang Sightseeings
There’s more to Da Nang than just the beach, though. Da Nang boasts the excellent Cham Museum, which is a great primer for a visit to My Son further to the south. The city also has a large Cao Dai temple, a pleasant riverfront boulevard, and wide leafy boulevards. There are some good options for eating, drinking, and getting down in the evening, which are likely to expand as the city does. The immediate area includes attractions like Marble Mountain, Monkey Mountain, Son Tra Peninsula and the Ba Na Hill Station.
NON NUOC BEACH:
Non Nuoc Beach runs for 5 km along the Marble Mountain in Da Nang. It is bordered by Dien Ngoc Sea to the south and Da Nang to the north.
The beach gently slopes towards the calm, clear and blue ocean; the clarity of the water attracts people who come to swim and enjoy the seafood.
The area is famous for seaweed, which is exported internationally. Many five-star hotels have been built in Non Nuoc to accommodate both domestic and foreign tourists.
The Marble Mountains, also called Ngu Hanh Son or Mountains of the Five Element, consist of five peaks: Thuy Son (water) which is the highest, Moc Son (wood), Kim Son (metal) , Tho Son (soil) and Hoa Son (fire). They are located 12 km east of Da Nang.
Thuy Son has developed into a popular tourist resort because of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to Tam Thai Pagoda and Huyen Khong Cave.
HAI VAN PASS:
Traveling Hai Van Pass, two feelings are usually experienced: amazement at passing through the clouds and fear of the dangerous bends of the road. It is located 1,500m above sea level. Its name means “pass of the ocean clouds”, as the peak of the mountain is above cloud level while its foot is close to the sea. From the top of Hai Van Pass, one can admire Lang Co Beach to the north and Danang to the south. Endless forests stretch out west of the pass and the ocean is to the east.
The Cham museum is located at the intersection of Trung Nu Vuong and Bach Dang streets in Danang. It was built in 1915 with financial support from the French Far-East Research Institute in Vietnam.
This museum owns the most extensive collection of Cham art in the world. In the past, the capital of the Champa nation was located in present-day Danang. Other famous sites include Tra Kieu, Dong Duong, My Son and Thap Man.
The museum was built in Cham architectural style, using thin lines that are simple and gentle. The style originates from the period between the fifth and 15th centuries, when a matriarchal society prevailed.
More than 300 interesting sculptural statues and bas-reliefs have been collected from different sites of the ancient Champa Kingdom and preserved in this special museum.
Danang is 108km from Hue, 759km from Hanoi and 965km from Ho Chi Minh City.
– Airport code: DAD (Da Nang International Airport).
- Distance from Airport to city center: ~ 4km.
- Distance from Airport to beach: ~ 10km.
- Daily flights to Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh city, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Buon Ma Thuot and Pleiku.
– Da Nang Railway Station is located right in the city center.
Daily train to Southward and Northward.
Da Nang Central Bus Station is located at 201 Ton Duc Thang St. Buses to Vinh , Hue, Haiphong, Quang Ngai, Hanoi, Ban Me Thuot, Dalat and Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City …