Situated in central Vietnam, Danang is a wonderful choice for travellers looking to experience a quintessentially Vietnamese city, that’s quickly evolving into a bustling metropolis to rival Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Surrounded by the magnificent Marble Mountains, Holidays to Danang are full of breathtaking natural scenery, soft golden sands and a wide selection of modern bars and restaurants. There really is a bit of everything here.
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If you’re looking to experience a more traditional side of the city, the Phap Lam Pagoda is a must see. Alternatively, why not head up into the mountains and discover a range of Buddhist sanctuaries and sacred spaces? It may be a hike but the views across the surrounding areas make it more than worth it.
Danang is also home to Central Vietnam’s largest Cao Dai temple, which has around 50,000 regular worshippers. It’s a beautiful example of old Vietnamese architecture, and is a great place to get some peace and quiet. Just be sure to remember that this is a place of worship, so dress appropriately - cover your legs and shoulders, and remove your shoes before entering.
To learn more about Danang and Vietnamese culture, visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture. Here you can get up close to some fascinating sculptures, some dating back as far as the 5th century.
Sunseekers will be right at home on a holiday to Danang. The city offers a plethora of picturesque beaches, with My Khe being one of the most popular with visitors. Here holidaymakers can relax on a stretch of soft sand or take a dip in the glistening turquoise waters. For a quieter holiday experience during your stay in Danang, head down to Xuan Thieu Beach, where you can witness some of the most spectacular sunsets in Vietnam.
If you’re staying in Danang over the weekend, you have to see the most exciting show in town! The Dragon Bridge spouts fire and water every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm, and is a great show to watch from one of the cafes that line the eastern bank to the north of the bridge.
Due to its close proximity to the equator, Danang enjoys a tropical climate. This means that year-round hot temperatures are the norm here, but there two distinct seasons - wet and dry. The dry season, which runs from April to August, is widely considered as the best time to visit Danang, as the temperatures are more bearable and there’s a much lesser chance of encountering a tropical monsoon.
Danang is a vibrant port city which is home to many magnificent beaches, including Non Nuoc which is widely acknowledged as being one of the most beautiful sandy coastal expanses in the world
This area’s rich history and culture, stunning landscapes and famous Marble Mountains have made Danang an alluring destination for travellers seeking a blissful escape in an enchanting coastal resort.
There’s something for everyone here who is seeking the perfect beach holiday in the sun, from glorious long sandy beaches which provide a feast of fun for families to coves and tranquil bays which are popular escapes for romantic couples.
Non Nuoc Beach, which stretches for around 5km, is revered for its inviting crystal-clear waters, powdery white sands and famous rare seaweeds. There are several beachfront restaurants nearby which serve up delicious fresh seafood delicacies and the southern tip of Non Nuoc is close to the magical Marble Mountains.
My Khe Beach is an amazing sandy expanse where a gentle gradient and calm waters make the sea a safe place for families with young children. It also has magnificent coral and marine life which makes it a big draw for snorkelling enthusiasts. There are also plenty of shops, bars and restaurants near this incredible beach.
Thanh Binh is the closest beach to Da Nang City and is a great place for windsurfing, yachting and swimming. It is lined with swaying palm trees and is a popular choice for holidaymakers staying in Danang city.
If you are looking for a quieter beach away from the crowds, you won't be disappointed with Lang Co Beach where you can enjoy awe-inspiring mountain views. This charming beach is close to exciting jungle trails where there's a good chance you will encounter rare wildlife.
There are many festivals and major celebrations held each year which are worth checking out if you are holidaying there when they take place.
This is held over 5 weekends in June and July when fireworks fanatics from far and wide converge on the banks of the Hans River for an incredible display of world-class pyrotechnics. This is a real crowd puller which sees the skies above Danang lit up in a blaze of spectacular colour.
This takes place on the 15th day of the third lunar month in many Vietnamese coastal fishing villages and cities including Danang. It is the time when fisherman thanks the whales - fondly referred to as Grandfather Fish - and the festival’s aim is to achieve prosperity for the villages and a tranquil life for fishermen. The festival includes a peace ceremony, a water procession, a traditional Vietnamese opera and the decorating of boats.
This is a major celebration of the beginning of the Lunar New Year in Danang and all across Vietnam. It features many joyous festivities which reach their height when the sound of drums and percussion fills the air.
The enchanting city of Danang is renowned for its incredible gastronomic delights so it’s certainly worth sampling some of the local delicacies during a stay there.
Bun Cha Ca is a popular Danang specialty. It's a wonderful noodle soup made with various types of fish cakes and cooked with bamboo shoots, tomato pineapple and cabbage.
Da Nang Com Chay is a delightful dish comprising stuffed pumpkin with brown rice, steamed dumplings, turmeric baked tofu, caramelised chili chargrilled mushrooms and shaved coconut salad.
Banh Xeo is a traditional fried pancake which is popular in Danang. The pancake mix comprises Quang Nam rice which is mixed with turmeric powder in water for several hours before being fried over a fire. When cooked the pancake is stuffed with various ingredients including bean sprouts, pork and shrimp.
Kem Bo is a scrumptious dessert comprising avocado, dried coconut, cream and ice. It is particularly refreshing on a typical hot day.
Danang has an abundance of excellent eating places. Among those worth a visit when you are staying in the city are La Maison 1888, Nén Restaurant, Quan Com Hue Ngon, Com Nieu Nha Do and Skewer Banjiro Restaurant.