A Brief History
In 17th century, a small village Da Nang became a seaport, where traders from all across the world were attracted. Da Nang nurtures the rich culture of Cham people, which can be experienced in their Chamic language, cuisine, and architecture even today. Due to Vietnam’s history with French Colony in late 19t century, the fashion, food, and architecture has been highly influenced.
Although Da Nang is not as vibrant as other popular destinations in Vietnam such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, but some great things make this place unique. Besides the pristine beach, there are many heritage sites and magnificent mountains for travelers to explore. You are sure to get lost in the maze of things to see and do in Da Nang.
Best time to travel to Da Nang
March to September is the best time to travel to Vietnam because the country enjoys a tropical climate. You can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in these months, as the water is clear and calm; however, make sure that you book your sea or bus tickets from Hanoi to Da Nang online. Bookaway has made it easy for travelers to gain information about the Vietnam trip, checkout different price options, compare them, and then book ferry and bus transportation tickets in advance as per your convenience.
If you want to avoid the crowd choose to visit from November to February. It is winter and the temperature is 10 to 18 degree Celsius; however, carry some light sweater to hang out late in the evening. Holiday seasons attract a lot of travelers.
Things to enjoy in Da Nang
It does not matter if you are a nature-lover or a foodie or a history buff, the city offers many attractions, and exciting activities to choose. Travelers of all age groups will be pleased in Da Nang.
Enjoy Dragon Bridge’s special show
Dragon Bridge is built across the Han River. It is 666 meter long and 37.5 meter wide. It has 6 lanes that connect Da Nang International airport to the city’s important routes. During festival times and every weekend a special performance is offered to the guests and the locals by the dragon itself. Many LED lights illuminate the bridge, which is spectacular to watch.
Climb marble mountains
A cluster of 5 marble and Limestone Mountains is situated in the district of Ngu Hanh Son. The 5 hills are named after different elements – Kim, Moc, Thuy, Hoa, and Tho. Mount Thut is highest and beautiful. The Marble Mountain has various historical and architectural buildings as well as amazing landscapes.
The mountains have cave entrances including tunnels, which you can explore. There are many Buddhist sanctuaries on the mountains. You can book a trekking tour and enjoy the surroundings much better!
Get to know the Ba Na Hills
At the Ba Na Hills summit, you can capture spectacular views far beyond your eyes can see. If you do not feel like walking, take the cable car. The main attraction of Ba Na is the elegant Golden Bridge, which is supported by two giant hands.
Laze around My Khe Beach
It is popular as most attractive beach, which reveals silky white sand, clear skies, and palm trees. My Khe’s blue water helps travelers to relax. The place also offers challenging sea sports including wakeboarding, water surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, and jet skiing.
Cham Island, My Son Sanctuary, Tam Thanh Mural Village, and the Linh Ung Pagoda are also the attractive gems of Da Nang city. It is obviously a dream destination for everyone!
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For more information, please see…
Nguyen, Elly Thuy. Da Nang and Hoi An Vietnam: The Complete Travel Guide to Da Nang and Hoi An, Vietnam (My Saigon) (Volume 6). CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.
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