13 Things to do in Da Nang 2018

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13 Things to do in Da Nang 2018

 

Written by: Joanna Szreder

Source: https://www.theblondtravels.com/things-to-do-da-nang/

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The modern and vibrant Da Nang is one of the fastest developing cities in Vietnam. It hasn’t always been that way and for many years it was considered as a provincial town without many attractions. That’s probably the reason why it is very often missed by visitors coming to Vietnam.

If you’re looking for an ‘off the beaten path’ destination, Da Nang should be on your list. It offers quite a few activities, places to see and things to do. Here is a list of those that you simply can’t miss when you’re in the area.

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“One Day in Da Nang” is the essential guide for a short trip to Vietnam’s most vibrant city. This handy ebook guide includes the most fun and interesting things to see in Da Nang as well as recommendations for best beaches, restaurants, cafés and accommodation. Make the most out of your trip and Find out more!

1. Sunbathe on one of the beaches

Enjoy hot days in Da Nang

Da Nang is surrounded by beaches. They are not as breathtaking as the ones you will see in Thailand, but they are very clean. In fact, they are the cleanest I’ve seen so far in South East Asia. During the day, until around 3pm, they are mostly deserted and quiet, so you can really enjoy your time here.

2. Pay a visit to Lady Buddha

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Lady Buddha is 67 meters tall

When you walk on the main beach you will notice a tall, white statue in a distance. That’s the Lady Buddha, which guards the shores of Da Nang and looks after the local fishermen. It’s the tallest statue in Vietnam and is part of the Son Tra Linh Ungh Pagoda complex, which is a great place to visit.

3. Find heaven and hell in Marble Mountains

A stunning temple in Marble Mountains

I think Marble Mountains was my favourite place around Da Nang. I loved the caves with carved walls and the way they illustrated what awaits people in hell. Pagodas, spread around the area, were really impressive. This is the place to go if you want to see something mesmerizing.

4. See the dragon

Dragon Bridge is 666 meters long

Da Nang is the most impressive at night. One of the biggest attraction in the city centre is the Dragon Bridge, which not only is beautifully lit during the night, but also spits fire every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm. You simply need to see this spectacular show!

5. Do some shopping

Clothes are especially cheap in Da Nang

Da Nang doesn’t have impressive malls or designer shops, but it’s great if you want to make your own clothes, or see a real local market. If you want to do the latter, I recommend going to Con Market and Han Market – both great places to buy cheap food and clothes and watch how life happens in Da Nang.

6. Go on a road trip

Son Tra Peninusla is one of the main attractions in the area

There are plenty of places to explore around Da Nang. If you are brave enough to drive a scooter, a round trip outside of town is a great idea. You can explore Hai Van Pass, or admire the views from Son Tra Peninsula. If you are a little scared of the traffic in Vietnam, you can always hire a taxi, or go on an organised tour, which will take you to all of the most important places. Alternatively, take a train from Da Nang to Hue and enjoy the views of Hai Van Pass from the safety of your seat.

7. Have fun at Asia Park

Sun Wheel is one of the biggest ferris wheels in the world

Asia Park is one of the biggest and most modern amusement parks in South East Asia. Its ferris wheel provides amazing views of the city and is a prominent feature of Da Nang’s night landscape. Visit the park at night, when it is beautifully lit.

8. Visit Vietnam’s Angkor Wat

My Son is not as impressive as Angkor Wat, but it is worth a visit

My Son Holy Land is located around 40 minutes drive from Da Nang. There are multiple companies that organise trips there, or you can drive there by yourself. The site is not as big as the ancient temples in Cambodia, but provide a great insight into the country’s past.

9. Snorkel in Cham Islands