Da Nang (also known as Danang) is the third largest city in Vietnam and the largest of Central Vietnam. It is surrounded by four national heritages of Hue, Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary and Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. This top-rated bustling modern city is also home to various picturesque sights including breath-taking passes, beautiful half-island, steep mountains nestling above endless dazzling shorelines. Read on to explore the top sights of Da Nang.
What not to miss in Da Nang
Han River Bridge and Dragon Bridge
The massive Han River Bridge and Dragon Bridge are the most noticeable structures in the middle of Da Nang city and are even more impressive at nights as they are lightened up. Han River Bridge rotates every Saturday and Sunday evening as big boats pass by the river. It is accompanied by a fire and water show that takes place during the weekend at 9pm.
Son Tra Peninsula
Located about 10 kilometers away from Da Nang city, Son Tra peninsula is known for its pure sea water within Da Nang Bay, Monkey Mountain and Hai Van pass surrounding the city. Hai Van pass can also be referred to as Cloud Pass, 20 kilometers long, lying between Da Nang and Hue.
Ba Na Hills
Take a cable car up the hill to enjoy the majestic and mysteriously surroundings of the site above more than a thousand meter. On top of Ba Na Hill, there are plenty of old and newly built resorts, a wine cellar, bar, tennis court, and an entertainment zone.
Ngu Hanh Son or Non Nuoc mountain (also Marble Mountain) consists of 6 karsts rising from the sand just by the ocean. The mountain karsts are named according to the natural five elements: metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.
My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary is located in a valley with majestic and imposing mountains. There are more than 70 architectural temples of the Champa civilization crystallized in the permanent material sequelae, containing values of history, culture, architecture.
The art created in for a long time during the 9th century (from the 4th to the 13th century), is considered on par with the famous monuments in Southeast Asia such as Angkor or Pagan.
Beautiful Beaches: My Khe, Bac My An and Pham Van Dong
My Khe, Bac My An and Pham Van Dong beaches are only a few kilometers away from Da Nang city center. All of these are filled with white sand, clear warm water and posh surrounding resorts and hotels.
How to travel to Da Nang
Da Nang international airport is located in the city center and makes it easy to get to and from Danang. There are multiple flights per day from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang with Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar and Vietjet.
Taking a train ride to Danang is one of the most popular methods to visit this city. Especially, the train ride from Hue to Da Nang through Hai Van Pass is a must-try experience to enjoy the stunning landscape.
Book ticket online from and to Da Nang
Baolau works with Vietnam Railways and bus companies across Vietnam to bring online ticket booking to Da Nang. Once the reservation is confirmed, customers will receive an electronic voucher that can be used to check-in and collect the physical ticket at the station of any departure point.