10 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 lớn Vietnam giới, but this is such a shame as there is a huge amount khổng lồ see & vày here. This is the third largest thành phố in Vietnam và offers visitors who make the trip here the perfect phối of modern & traditional touches. When you visit Da Nang you can enjoy one of the most innovative sầu skylines in Vietnam as well as a serene riverside promenade and 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 & is cchiến bại to a long strip of coastal s& which means that you can enjoy the thành phố while also getting out inkhổng lồ 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 & crumbling ruins.

Here are the best things to vì chưng 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 & people flochồng 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 and 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 & Linh Ung Pagoda Tour from Da Nang


2. Have a coffee at Cong Caphe

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Source: facebook.comCong Caphe, Da Nang

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

It is also one of the best places to get a cup of coffee in the thành phố và is located next to lớn 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 khổng lồ be one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Vietnam and it stretches for some trăng tròn miles along the eastern coastline of Da Nang.

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

If you want to relax then you can sunbathe on the golden sand or go snorkeling, và 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 và shrines which are dedicated to various local gods.

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

Suggested tour: From Da Nang: Marble Mountain & 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 & has the clayên ổn 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 Long which is meant to lớn represent good luông xã in Vietphái mạnh.

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

6. Visit the Cđắm say Museum

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Source: lulu and isabelle / shutterstockCsi Museum, Da Nang

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

This museum also has the claim lớn fame of being the only Cmê mệt museum in the world & 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 and stone pieces that date from the 7th khổng lồ 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 và rests at around 500 meters above sea level.

This makes it the highest pass of its kind in Vietnam & if you want lớn 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 been built during the French colonial period which was also used as a bunker during the Vietphái mạnh War by American và South Vietnamese troops.

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

8. Travel khổng lồ Son Tra Mountain

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Source: Ky Doan / shutterstockSon Tra Mountain

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

This area is also called the Son Tra Peninsula and you will find winding roads here which lkết thúc themselves to 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 & one of these is the Da Nang Golf Club which first opened in 2010 & 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 city & enjoy lush rolling greens which extend onkhổng lồ White sandy beaches.

10. Cheông chồng out the Linc Ung Pagoda

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Source: lembi / shutterstockLinc Ung Pagoda

The Linc Ung Pagoda is located at Son Tra Mountain & is one of the most famous attractions here.

The pagodomain authority 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 & Linh Ung Pagodomain authority 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 thành phố then head to 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 lớn azure waters.

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

The beach sprawls for 5 kilometers along the coast và leads you all the way to 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 Pagodomain authority is located inside a building that unfolds over two floors and is phối amidst lush gardens that are dotted with sculptures of the Buddha.

The pagoda is known for its relaxing và serene setting & 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 và 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 Vietphái mạnh thanks lớn its amazing kiến thiết features.

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

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

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14. Take a trip lớn the Csi Islands

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Source: Quang Vu / shutterstockCu Lao Cyêu thích Island

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

Here you will find some pretty coral reefs and a plethora of colorful fish and you can swyên ổn and snorkel here lớn take in the underwater delights firsthvà.

The Cyêu thích 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 to lớn camp here overnight.

Available tour: Cham mê 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 to piông chồng up some gifts or souvenirs.

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

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

Available tour: Da Nang – Shopping Tour

16. Stroll along the sand at Psi Van Dong Beach

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Source: yssktb / shutterstockPsay đắm Van Dong Beach

Another one of Da Nang’s famous beaches is Pmê mẩn Van Dong Beach.

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

The sand here is known for being incredibly soft & one of the best things to lớn vì chưng here is go for a barefoot walk along the pristine shore line.

You will also find resorts & restaurants in the area & 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 that occurred during the Vietphái nam War.

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

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

18. Travel to lớn My Son Sanctuary

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Source: upslim / shutterstockMy Son Sanctuary

My Son is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is made up of a collection of ruins which would have 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 sầu 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 Minch Museum

The Ho Chi Minch Museum is mix amidst lush ground in Da Nang and offers you an insight inkhổng lồ the leader of Vietnam.

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

Note however that there are several buildings và 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.

20. Check out the Han River Bridge

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Source: Quang nguyen vinh / shutterstockHan River Bridge

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

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

Visitors floông chồng 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 khổng lồ allow ships to lớn pass by.

If you want to kiểm tra 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 lớn Asia Park which is located on the coast và is a large amusement and cultural facility.

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

One of the main attractions here is the large Sun Wheel which soars khổng lồ a height of 115 meters & is a large cloông chồng 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 / shutterstockĐài Loan Trung Quốc Beach, Da Nang

If you want to ride the waves on a surf board in Vietphái nam then Da Nang is the place khổng lồ bởi it.

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

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

Some of the best spots to lớn rent a surfboard are China Beach & My Khe Beach.

You will even find surf schools here if you are new to lớn 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 lớn head khổng lồ Waterfront which is a riverfront lounge and restaurant.

Here you will be able to have a cool drink as you take in the sunmix in Da Nang & you can also enjoy a comprehensive restaurant menu which includes both local and 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 giới và is said to have some 50,000 worshippers.

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

These include statues of Jesus, Mohammed, Laotse, Buddha and Confucius và 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 lớn buổi tiệc nhỏ the night away then you may want to lớn 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 thành phố is so famous.

There is a smart-casual dress code here và 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.