Da Nang Travel Guide


Name - Da Nang
Area - 1,285.4 km² (496.3 sq. mi)
Population - 1,134,310
Language - Vietnamese
Country - Vietnam
Currency - Vietnamese Dong
Time Zone - UTC+07:00 (ICT)
Religions and Belief - Buddhism and Christianity
Da Nang is the fourth largest city of Vietnam, which lies half way between Hanoi in the North and Ho Chi Minh City in the South. Da Nang is popularly known as the commercial and educational center of South-Central Vietnam and it is often regarded as an important part of Da Nang travel plan. Da Nang is also the most important port city of Vietnam and it is situated on the coast of South China Sea at the mouth of the Han River. The city attracts tourists from all over the world and the beaches are the main attractions. In addition, Da Nang is known for its historical sights, pagodas, markets and colorful night entertainment.

Best Places to Visit

1. Marble Mountains
2. Ba Na Hills
3. My Son Sanctuary
4. Phap Lam Pagoda
5. Lady Buddha
6. Son Tra Mountain
7. Dragon Bridge
8. My Khe Beach
9. Linh Ung Pagoda
10. Xuan Thieu Beach
Da Nang is often called the tourist capital of the South Central Vietnam. This city is all about the perfect mix of the century old pagodas, French colonial buildings, beautiful national parks and pristine beaches.  Marble Mountains are a group of five marble and limestone mountains that attract tourists for its serene and beautiful look. The Da Nang travel will be memorable one as the tourists encounter the bright, impressive sunset against the backdrop of beautiful mountains. Ba Na Hills is a beautiful hill station and resort that makes one of the most favourable spot of Da Nang and My Son Sanctuary is historical remains of Hindu temples that is an ideal tourist destination for those interested travelers.

Best Time to Visit Da Nang - February to May

The best time to schedule the Da Nang travel plans are from the month of February to May. The Low humidity and the sunny weather create a perfect weather condition for Da Nang travel plans. It is perfect time to enjoy trips on foot or on motorcycle taxi. This time of the year is perfect for beach excursions while the average temperature remains at 25 ℃ (77 ℉). It is the perfect temperature for some warm sun bath on the beaches and tourists can also enjoy some water sports. Tourists must wear light colored, cotton clothes. The half sleeve T-shirts and shorts will be comfortable wears. Tourists should carry a pair of slippers, sunglasses and hats to enjoy their beach trips.

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Ranking List of Da Nang Food

• Bánh Tráng Cuốn Thịt Heo
• Quang Noodle
• Bun Cha Ca
Da Nang travel plans will be incomplete without the delicious local food. The local people of Da Nang has an extraordinary cuisine and tourists must try the dishes while visiting the beach city. These are the three dishes that are among the most tried. Bánh Tráng Cuốn Thịt Heo is a popular dish - sliced pork rolled with rice paper. The name itself states various ingredients while many other, together form this delicious item. Quang Noodle is a yellow turmeric noodle dish which contains various other items with minimum broth. Bun Cha Ca is a bowl of fish ball noodles that consists of a broth that has the sweetness of fish, pumpkin and pineapple.

Best Restaurants in Da Nang

• Banh Xeo Ba Duong: 280/23 Hoang Dieu Street, Da Nang

The restaurant is located in a narrow lane and tourists can enjoy some traditional Banh Xeo or their famous dish - Nem Lui that is grilled pork with lemongrass skewers.

• Bushido Restaurant Da Nang: 90, 2 Thang 9 Street, Da Nang

Bushido Restaurant has earned its extensive popularity due to its selective Japanese and Korean dishes. The samurai themed décor and open balcony overlooking the Han River create the perfect ambience for their guests.

• Bun Cha Ca: 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Da Nang

It is one of the local restaurants that tourists must visit on their Da Nang travel. This family-run restaurant serves some wholesome fishcake noodle soup and various other authentic Vietnamese dishes.

Where to Stay in Da Nang – Most People Choose Hotels near My Khe Beach

• My Khe Beach
• City Centre, Da Nang
• Non Nuoc Beach

These areas are popular for its tourist attraction and the increasing demand is leading to the growth of luxurious resorts, hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants. My Khe Beach area is popular among tourists for the grand resorts, cafes, restaurants and shimmering nightlife. The City Centre of Da Nang has everything that a tourist needs and therefore this is a favourable stay area that tourists chooses while on a Da Nang travel tour. Non Nuoc Beach area is also popular among tourists as the place has some resorts and hotels that have the beautiful view of the water and the beach. The nearby marble mountains also add an extra charm to the area.


Transportation in Da Nang

As an important transportation hub in Central Vietnam, Da Nang International Airport (DAD) is the third busiest airport in Vietnam. Vietnam Airlines has daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Nha Trang and other destinations in Vietnam. There are also international flights to Da Nang Airport from Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea. One can travel by air from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang in 1hr 20 min. The flight fare ranges from 501,000 to 1,720,000 dong. Da Nang Airport is about 5 km (3.2 miles) away from the city center of Da Nang. Tourists can hire a taxi to travel the 10-minute journey and the taxi usually charges a fare of 77,500 to 96,500 dong. Connected with Hue, Saigon and Hanoi via rail network, Da Nang Train Station is one of the three largest railway stations in Vietnam, welcoming passengers from north to south.

Tourists can hire a taxi to travel from Hoi An to Da Nang, which covers 28.1km (17.6 miles) in 26min and charges a fare of 438,413 to 563,674 dong. Tourists can take up the bus services to travel from the Marble Mountains to Da Nang. One has to walk to 618 Le Van Hien from the mountains and take a bus to 38 Ngu Hanh Son. The bus usually charges a fare of 7,500 -10,950 dong. The taxi charges a fare of 188,000 – 235,000 dong to travel 11 km (6.8 miles) from the mountain to Da Nang.

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Top Markets of Da Nang

• Han Market: 119, Tran Phu Street, Hau Chai District, Da Nang

This is a must visit on a Da Nang travel plan as this market has various shops that sell some local items such as the handicrafts, clothing, accessories, local food items and souvenirs.

• Non Nuoc Fine Arts Village: Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang

This place houses the workplaces of several local artisans and tourists can collect some marble souvenirs and various handcrafted jewelleries.

• Con Market: 318, Ong Ich Khiem Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

Con Market has over 2,000 stalls that sell food items like dried goods, coffee beans, etc. It also has T-shirts and other clothing at a retail price.
- Last updated on Mar. 07, 2023 by Kate Liu -