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Da Nang is not always first on travelers’ itineraries when they plan a trip to Vietnam, but this is such a shame as there is a huge amount khổng lồ see & do here và visitors who make the trip get the perfect phối of modern and traditional Vietnam.

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When you visit domain authority Nang you can enjoy one of the most innovative skylines in Vietnam as well as a serene riverside promenade and some gorgeous sandy beaches.

Da Nang marks the halfway point between the capital in the north, Hanoi, & Ho đưa ra Minh city in the south. It’s the fourth largest thành phố in Vietnam. Apart from some shopping highlights & historical sights, the main reason for most travelers to lớn come here is its proximity lớn the well-known My Khe Beach, Lang teo Beach, Hoi An và My Son.

Da Nang’s coastline stretches 30 kilometers, and is renowned for its calm, cool waters & water sports such as fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting. Here are our đứng đầu 7 must-see places in beautiful domain authority Nang.

1. The Golden Bridge (The Hands)

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Almost immediately after opening only a few years ago, the Golden Bridge in da Nang went viral. You’ve probably seen it pop up on your social truyền thông feed many times already. This beautiful beautiful golden bridge with two hands shaped out of rock overlooking the mountains seemed lớn capture everyone’s imagination.

Get to lớn it by cable car & enjoy the stunning views, then walk along the famous bridge và get some amazing photos! Tip: arrive earlier rather than later khổng lồ make the most of the morning golden hour!

2. My Son Sanctuary

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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 Champa Kingdom. The architecture here spans eight centuries and you’ll see ornate carvings as well as impressive stone pillars & buildings.

It’s about a 1 hour drive from the center of da Nang, but you can easily grab a taxi for a really affordable price & most local taxi drivers will be happy to lớn wait for you at the site then take you straight back when you’re done.

It’s actually best to visit this site in the afternoon, after about 2pm when most other guided tours are gone.

There’s even a không tính tiền electric shuttle that will take you from the on site museum through the jungle khổng lồ the actual ruins lớn save your precious energy!

3. Marble Mountains

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The Marble Mountains are actually five separate hills made of limestone và beautiful smooth marble (hence the name). The mountains sit around 9 kilometers outside of domain authority Nang và are known for their Buddhist pagodas & shrines which are dedicated to lớn various local gods.

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You can walk up the hills via a long phối of steps cut into the mountainside. From the đứng top enjoy breathtaking views of the scenery below. The marble mountains are mở cửa from 7am lớn 5.30pm daily all year round & entrance is 40,000VND (less than $2).

4. Da Nang Cathedral

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The domain authority Nang Cathedral is one of the most famous catholic churches in Vietnam thanks khổng lồ its amazing design features. The cathedral has a signature pink exterior as well as colorful stained-glass windows and a large bell tower & an iconic weathervane at the đứng top in the shape of a rooster.

The cathedral dates back khổng lồ 1923 và is known lớn locals by its nickname ‘Con Ga’ which means ‘Rooster Church’.

The church is still very much in use & it serves the local Catholic community of over 4000 people. Services are held in different languages daily, with English-spoken sermons on Sundays at 9am.

If you’re looking khổng lồ visit for Mass, make sure lớn head there early due to lớn limited seats. Entrance is không tính tiền of charge.

5. Bố Na Hills

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The bố Na Hills are one of the most popular attractions in da Nang and people flock here from all over the world. At the summit of the bố Na Hills you will find spectacular views that stretch as far as the sea. Take a cable car to enjoy the views all the way up.

There is also the tía Na Hill Fantasy Park which has a range of entertainment zones including theme park rides and a wax model museum. For an exciting and highly entertaining day out, this is your go-to! We would recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day.

6. Linh Ung Pagoda

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The Linh Ung Pagoda is located at Son Tra Mountain và is one of the most famous attractions in da Nang. The pagoda is known for having the tallest statues of the Goddess of Mercy in the region which was built on top of a platform in the shape of a blooming lotus.

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You will also find around 21 statues of the Buddha here which are all located inside a larger 67 meter tall Buddha figure. The pagoda is xuất hiện every day from 6am khổng lồ 7pm & entrance is free, although donation boxes are scattered around the complex. Remember to dress respectfully & take off your shoes before entering a pagoda!

7. Son Tra Mountain

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Son Tra Mountain translates as ‘Monkey Mountain’ in English và many primates call this place home. The mountain is part of a spectacular national park that is located at around 700 meters above sea level. This area is also called the Son Tra Peninsula and you’ll find winding roads which make for a great hike.

Come here lớn watch the sun phối over domain authority Nang & experience the magic of this beautiful place!