Travel experience in Da Nang – Da Nang is a center of culture and tourism in Central Vietnam. From here, you can combine with other destinations of Central, such as Hoi An ancient town, Nha Trang beach, Ba Na hill, Hue ancient capital,… However, Da Nang city has too many sites to visit.
The following is my experiences, tips and Top things to do in Da Nang – Vietnam!
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Top things to do in Da Nang – Vietnam
– If your time is tight, only 1 day, you should main attractions such as: Dragon bridge (cầu Rồng ), Champa museum, Linh Ung pagoda (chùa Linh Ứng), 1 of some beaches: Non Nuoc(Marble Mountains), My An, My Ke, Han river bridge (in night) and 1of 2 following places: Son Tra peninsula (bán đảo Sơn Trà) or Ngu Hanh Son mountain (Ngũ Hành Sơn), these places are far apart so you must choose 1.
– If you have 2 days, you should add Ba Na hill. You can go to Ba Na by car or motor (rent in Da Nang city). I prefer going by motor, it’s freedom and convenient for taking photos.
* Things to do in Da Nang for 1-day trip
– Early morning, driving to Son Tra peninsula (cross Han river bridge and go straight AH17 highway ). Driving up the mount. I like siting in cafe, drinking a coffee and watching the bustling city. You should drive around the peninsula and relax with sea wind, then back to the city according to Hoang Sa road. Don’t forget to visit Ling Ung pagoda on this road, where is very beautiful and peace. If going early, you will have enough time to visit Dragon bridge and return to the city to lunch late.
– Afternoon, visiting the Champa museum (in city), then bath at 1 of 3 beaches: Non Nuoc, My An, My Ke.
* 2-day trip
– First day, you visit attractions in 1 day schedule.
– Second day, you go to Ba Na hills , a famous tourist resort of Da Nang.
After reaching the hill (by car or motor), there are 3 ways to climb the peak.
+ Cable car. This’s popular way, that’s fastest and shortest. Fares is about $20, include ticket of amusement park (on the peak).
+ Road. There is a old road that you can walk to the peak. Now, vehicles are not allowed, just walking. If walking, You will take a long time.
+ Trail. It’s steep and difficult, only suitable for those who have more time.
If having least 5 days, you should combine traveling Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An, they’re very close together. 2 days for Hue, 2 days in Da Nang and 1 day for Hoi An. You will have overview about Central of Vietnam.