Danang Travel Guide From A To Z
Danang is a famous city with many beautiful beaches and attractive places. With many wonders and heritage, Danang travel promises to be an exciting trip for you and your loved ones for the next holiday. Danang travel guide from A to Z introduces interesting destinations, places to eat and more useful information for visitors to travel before visiting to this beautiful flower city.
Danang Travel Overview
Danang is one of the biggest cities in Vietnam. Danang has a long coast with many beautiful beaches such as Non Nuoc, My Khe,… Coming to Danang, visitors will have opportunities to enjoy the beautiful places such as Marble mountain, Ba Na Hills, Son Tra peninsula, Hai Van pass, beaches and many historical relics. Specially, Danang is surrounded by three world’s culture heritages including Hue, Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary.
Danang has a tropical monsoon climate with high temperatures and less fluctuation. Due to its location in the middle of Vietnam, the climate is also influenced by subtropical climate in the North and the tropical climate of the South. Therefore, Danang is divided into the rainy season (August to December) and the dry season (January to July).
Danang travel guide- When is the best time to visit Danang?
From January to August, Danang has cool weather with 28-30 Celsius, so that time is ideal to travel. Especially, the best time to travel Da Nang is in June, July, and August. It is really convenient for sightseeing, traveling between destinations and beaches.
Also, visitors should also travel to Danang in December to January. This month the weather is also very nice and convenient for outdoor activities with the average temperature is only 18 – 23 Celsius.
How to get there?
Besides the wonderful landscape, the convenience in traveling is also the strength of this city. You can access Danang by flight, train, car, or even motorbike…
HCM City Station to Danang Station :
- Telephone number: +84 28 35.264.314.
- Address: No 1 Nguyen Thong ( Nguyễn Thông) street, Ward. 9 , District 3, HCM city.
Hanoi Station to Danang Station:
- Telephone number: +84 43 822 1724.
- Address: 120 Le Duan (Lê Duẩn) street, Hoan Kiem (Hoàn Kiếm) district, Hanoi.
- From Hanoi to Danang: VND 300,000 (US $15) to VND 900,000 (US $45) depending on the type of cabins.
- From HCM City to Danang: VND 800,000 (US $35) to VND 1,500,000 (US $70) depending on the type of cabins.
The Coach to Danang is often North-South sleeper buses. Price and quality are not quite different. You can check out the website of following reliable companies: Hoang Long, Mai Linh, Hlink, Thuan Thao, Phuong Trang, Sinh cafe…
- From Hanoi to Danang: You can take the coach in Giap Bat ( Giáp Bát) or Nuoc Ngam (Nước Ngầm) stations.
- From HCM City to Danang: You can take the coach in Mien Dong ( Miền Đông) bus station.
There are three airlines offering the trip to Danang from Hanoi and Saigon: Vietnam airlines, Vietjet air and Jesitar.
Vehicles in Danang
This is a convenient mode of transport to explore the inner city and surroundings. You can rent them at hotels or motorbike shops. It costs about VND 90,000 to VND 150,000 (US $4 to 7) per motorbike per day.
Some places for renting motorcycle:
– Lâm Nguyễn Motorbike shop. Address:Ho Huan Nghiep (Hồ Huân Nghiệp)street – Ngu Hanh Son (Ngũ Hành Sơn) district . Tel: +84 9220.127.116.11 và +84 965.977.768 (Mr. Độ).
– Dương Khuê Motorbike shop. Address: 36 Ta My Duat (Tạ Mỹ Duật), between Dragon Bridge and Han River Bridge.Tel: +84 905 30 40 50 (Mr. Khuê).
– Lê Trường Motorbike shop. Address: near to My Khe ( Mỹ Khê) beach. Tel: +84 981.331.331 (Mr. Thuận).
– Anh Tuấn Motorbike shop. Address: 143/16 Tieu La (Tiểu La) street. Tel:: +84 905.70.80.90 (Mr. Tuấn) hoặc +84 988.000.835 – +84 988.000.875 (Mr. Hoàng Anh).
Some popular Taxi in Danang:
Mai Linh Taxi. Tel: +84 518.104.22.168.56.
Hàng Không Taxi. Tel: +84 522.214.171.124.27.
Sông Hàn Taxi. Tel: +84 5126.96.36.199.72.
Vinasun Green Taxi. Tel: +84 5188.8.131.52.68.
Danang travel guide- Beautiful places in Danang
Danang’s Center: Thanh Khe ( Thanh Khê) And Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) District
Bridges in Han River: Mentioning about Da Nang, visitors can not forget the poetic Han river and its bridge – the first swing bridges in Vietnam. This is the great pride of Da Nang people. Han River bridge is the symbol for new vitality and the developing desire of the city. It is also the tourist destination attracting visitors from over the world to admire.
++ Location: Center of Danang city.
Con ( Cồn) Market: It is the largest market and the center area in Danang . At present, Con market is not only a place for shopping but also is a tourist attraction.
++ Location: Hai Chau II (Hải Châu II) ward, Hai Chau (Hải Châu) district.
Dragon Bridge (Cầu Rồng): The Dragon Bridge is a bridge with a dragon- shaped over the Han River at Da Nang, Vietnam. Dragon Bridge is 666 meters long, 37.5 meters wide and has six lanes for traffic. This bridge is link from the Da Nang International Airport to other main roads in Da Nang City, and a more direct route to My Khe Beach and Non Nuoc Beach on the eastern edge of the City.
The Area Of Son Tra ( Sơn Trà) Peninsula And Monkey Mountain
Son Tra ( Sơn Trà) peninsula
Son Tra peninsula is about 10 kilometers from Da Nang center to the northeast. This peninsula acts as a giant screen protecting Da Nang from storms and cyclones coming from the sea.The peninsula is famous for its plentiful plants and fauna as well as the attractive beautiful sights. Visiting to Son Tra peninsula, visitors can enjoy the view of the sea, Hai Van Pass and the entire Da Nang city. Currently, an asphalted road and many beautiful resorts have been built around this island.
Linh Ung ( Linh Ứng) pagoda: This is the biggest pagoda for both scale and architecture.This pagoda is also called Linh Ung Son Tra or Linh Ung Bai But pagoda to differentiate from Linh Ung at the Marble and Ba Na hill.
Fairy Stream ( Suối Tiên) and Rock Stream ( Suối Đá): These are the most beautiful and pristine ones in Son Tra mountain which are the familiar destinations in almost Danang tours to Son Tra peninsula.
But Bay ( Vịnh Bụt): But Bay is located deep inside the beautiful strait, But beach is the harmonious integration of beach and mountain.
Beaches In the East Of Danang City
My Khe (Mỹ Khê) beach: My Khe beach is located near Da Nang city center and is the popular destination for local people and visitors alike. My Khe beach was voted as one of six most charming beaches in the planet by American Economic Review Forbes in 2005. With 900 meters length, My Khe beach with white and gently sloped sand beach, blue water is the best place for bathing and relaxing.
++ Location: about 3km from Danang’s center.
Bac My An ( Bắc Mỹ An) beach: This beach is the part of Bac My An ward, Ngu Hanh Son district. The attraction of this beach is long sandy beach with emerald water and mostly unchanged temperature. This is also considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
++ Location: Bac My An ( Bắc Mỹ An) ward, Ngu Hanh Son (Ngũ Hành Sơn) district, about 7km from Danang to the southeast.
Pham van Dong ( Phạm Văn Đồng) beach: This public beach is very attractive to visitors located in Phuoc My ward. This is a great beach for swimming and relaxing.
++ Location: Bien Dong ( Biển Đông) park ,Phuoc My (Phước Mỹ) ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) district.
The Area Of Marble Mountain ( Ngũ Hành Sơn Mountain)
Tam Thai Pagoda: Tam Thai Pagoda is on Thuy Son (Water), one of the Marble Mountains. This pagoda was constructed in 1930 and is considered a national pagoda and a Buddhist site. Its architecture follows the shape of the Chinese character meaning “king” with high artistic value, which was typical of the architectural style of temples and pagodas under the Nguyen Dynasty.
++ Location: Hoa Hai (Hòa Hải) ward, Ngu Hanh Son (Ngũ Hành Sơn) district, Danang.
Non Nuoc ( Non Nước) stone carving village: Thanks to great sophistication of artworks and tiny vivid souvenirs, Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village has long been famous worldwide. Visiting this village, visitors will have a chance to admire skillful carvers creating their beautiful sculptures.
++ Location: Hoa Hai (Hoà Hải) ward, Ngu Hanh Son (Ngũ Hành Sơn) district, Danang.
Non Nuoc ( Non Nước) Beach: This beach spreads out 5 km with a beautiful pine forest under Marble mountain, the beach is famous for its white sand and mild slope and waves. The sea is clean attracting a lot of visitors.
++ Location: Marble Mountain, Danang.
Surrounding Danang City
Ba Na Hills Resort: Ba Na Hills is located in a mountain of Hoa Vang district, Da Nang. It is an eco-resort as the combination of relaxation and entertainment. Especially, with all year long cool weather, this place is an ideal tourist destination in Da Nang. Going to Ba Na hills, tourists can challenge themselves with the worldwide highest and longest cable car system as well as entertainment places like: love gardens, vineyard, and fairy garden, French village, Linh Ung pagoda…
++ Location: An Son (An Sơn) village, Hoa Ninh (Hòa Ninh) commune, Hoa Vang (Hòa Vang) district , Danang.
Hai Van (Hải Vân) Pass: Hai Van Pass is an impressive landscape in Da Nang as well as in Vietnam. It is like a giant dragon, lying on Highway 1 on the border between Thua Thien-Hue Province and Danang City. Hai Van Pass is one of the most scenic hillside roads and is the highest pass in Vietnam ( 500 meter above sea level) with sudden curves and breathtaking blind corners.
Cam Ne (Cẩm Nê) Mat Village: This village has been famous for its traditional floral patterns. Cam Ne sedge village was once present in the Nguyen Dynasty; Cam Ne artisans also have been awarded the royal dynasties.
++ Location: Hoa Tien ( Hòa Tiến) commune, Hoa Vang ( Hòa Vang) district, about 14 km from Danang to the southwest.
Tuy Loan (Túy Loan) Ancient Village: The village has remained over 500 years. Coming to the Tuy Loan (Túy Loan) Ancient Village, you should not miss enjoying local specialties such as, rice paper and Quang noodle.
++ Location: Hoa Phong (Hòa Phong) commune, Hoa Vang (Hòa Vang) district, about 15km from Danang’ center.
Heaven’s Well (Giếng Trời): Located in the Ba Na – Nui Chua nature reserve, the landscape in here has been still remained untouched and is a great place for trekking, adventuring or camping.
++ Location: Hoa Ninh (Hòa Ninh) commune, Hoa Vang (Hòa Vang) district, Danang.
See more: Top 10 best places to visit in Da Nang
Some attractive spots for young people to check-in
Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hills Resort
The Golden Bridge has attracted many visitors since its opening in early June in 2018 . A giant pair of hands lifts up this golden bridge into the sky at Thien Thai garden on Ba Na Hills in Da Nang city. With special designing and gorgeous beauty, the Golden Bridge is well known all over the world.
++ Location: Hoa Ninh (Hòa Ninh), Hoa Vang (Hòa Vang) district, about 25 km from Danang to the southwest.
The Bridge of Love
Situated in the East of Han River, Danang city, the Bridge of Love has become a popular tourist attraction of the youth. It is built next to the stone statue named “The Carp transforming to a Dragon” and has become a good place for sightseeing and a marine dock of Danang.
++ Location: Tran Hung Dao (Trần Hưng Đạo) street, An Hai Trung (An Hải Trung) ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) district, Danang .
East Sea ( Biển Đông) Park
This is one of the most beautiful place for taking photo in Danang. Located at one of the world’s most luxury beaches (voted by Forbes Magazine (USA) in 2005), the park is an ideal destination for tourists when visiting the city.
++ Location: Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp) street, Phuoc My (Phước Mỹ) ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) district, Danang.
Thuan Phuoc (Thuận Phước) Field
Thuan Phuoc ( Thuận Phước) field is an ideal place for visitors to check-in. This place was designed in European style, inspired from Dutch country with windmill, white fence around small house … almost nothing special but nice “impossible” when be put into check in the frame.
++ Location: Nguyen Huu An (Nguyễn Hữu An) street, Nai Hien Dong (Nại Hiên Đông) ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) district, Danang.
Da Nang Children’s Culture Palace
A new style that probably only activated in Danang. Now, Children’s Cultural House also become places to be pleased not check in at your child. Eye-catching and impressive works is based on the idea of the game Tangram Japanese paper folding, with walls decorated with extreme shapes strange beast, and it is important … to form very beautiful.
++ Location: 2A Phan Dang Luu (Phan Đăng Lưu) street , Hoa Cuong Bac (Hoà Cường Bắc) ward, Hai Chau (Hải Châu) district, Danang.
Danang travel guide- What to eat in Danang?
Vietnamese Pancake (Bánh xèo)
Vietnamese Pancake (Bánh xèo) is stuffed with individual preferences, and served vegetarian or with meat. Some common stuffings include: pork, shrimp, diced green onion, mung bean, and bean sprouts.
- Bà Dưỡng Restaurant : K280/23 Hoang Dieu (Hoàng Diệu) street, Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) district, Danang.
- Bà Nhỏ Restaurant :Trung Nu Vuong (Trưng Nữ Vương) street, Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) district, Danang.
- Cô Mười Restaurant : Chau Thi Vinh Te (Châu Thị Vĩnh Tế) street, Ngu Hanh Son (Ngũ Hành Sơn) district, Danang.
Quang ( Quảng Nam) Noodle
If you’re in Danang, you have to try Mì Quảng. This delicious noodle dish is famous in the Quảng Nam Province (hence the name Mì Quảng, or “Quang noodles”). The mystery of Quang is Quang noodle sauce. This makes the stock slightly sweet and a smidgen spicy. This dish’s ingredients include rice, vegetables and meat.
- Bà Mua Quang Noodle: Tran Binh Trong (Trần Bình Trọng) street, Dong Da (Đống Đa) street, Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) district, Danang.
- Người Đà Nẵng Quang Noodle: 2 Thang 9 street ( 2 Tháng 9) street, Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) district, Danang.
Nam O (Nam Ô) Raw Fish Salad
The fish in this raw dish can be pilchard, anchovy, top fish,… but the most suitable is herring because it has sweet and firm meat. Each piece of fish mixed with sauce, chili, forest leaves … creates special flavor that you have never had before.
- Nam O ( Nam Ô) Restaurant: 972 Nguyen Luong Bang (Nguyễn Lương Bằng) Street, Lien Chieu (Liên Chiểu) district, Danang.
- Thanh Huong Restaurant 1: 1029 Nguyen Luong Bang (Nguyễn Lương Bằng),Street, Lien Chieu (Liên Chiểu) district, Danang
- Thanh Huong Restaurant 2: 50 Ho Tuong ( Hồ Tương) street, Thanh Khe (Thanh Khê) district, Danang
- Goi Ca Cam Tu: 950 Nguyen Luong Bang (Nguyễn Lương Bằng) Street, Lien Chieu (Liên Chiểu) district, Danang.
- Goi Ca Vinh: 960 Nguyen Luong Bang (Nguyễn Lương Bằng) Street, Lien Chieu (Liên Chiểu) district, Danang.
Traveling to Danang, seafood is the dish that you can not to be missed. Come to Da Nang seafood restaurants, you can choose fresh seafood and then processed it yourself. That sounds great, isn’t it?
Grilled veal chops
This veal recipe is simple, yet delicious. Serve these chops with side of grilled vegetables for the perfect meal. This recipe is ideal for special occasions, but can be prepared quickly.
- Rô Restaurant : 08 Bac Son (Bắc Sơn) street, Cam Le (Cẩm Lệ) district, Danang.
- Ngọc Lan Restaurant: 895 Ngo Quyen (Ngô Quyền), Son Tra (Sơn Trà) district, Danang.
- Cầu Mống Restaurant: 100 Dien Bien Phu (Điện Biên Phủ), Thanh Khe (Thanh Khê) district, Danang.
- Hương Restaurant: Le Quy Don (Lê Quý Đôn), Hai Chau (Hải Châu) district , Danang.
- Lão Hạc Restaurant: 56 Le Tan Trung (Lê Tấn Trung), Son Tra (Sơn Trà) district, Danang.
Rice and Chicken
Chicken rice is a delicious dish that not to be missed when you traveling Da Nang travel manual. Chicken rice is processed in many ways with many attractive tastes.
- Ngọc Diệp Restaurant : 56 Hai Phong ( Hải Phòng) street, Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) district, Danang.
- A Hải Restaurant : 94 Thai Phien (Thái Phiên) street, Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) district, Danang.
- Hồng Ngọc Restaurant: 106 Nguyen Chi Thanh (Nguyễn Chí Thanh) street, Hai Chau ( Hải Châu) district, Danang.
Hotel and Homestay in Danang
Is an attractive place for tourists, so it offers a wide range of hotels which give visitors many options.
Mercure Da Nang BanaHills
++ Address: An Son (An Sơn) village, Hoa Vang (Hòa Vang) district, Danang.
++ Address: 120 Nguyen Van Thoai (Nguyễn Văn Thoại) street, Bac My Phu ( Bắc Mỹ Phú) ward, Marble Mountain, Danang.
Vinpearl Đà Nẵng Resort & Villas
++ Address: No.7 Truong Sa (Trường Sa) street,Hoa Hai (Hoà Hải) ward, Marble Mountain. Danang.
A La Carte Da Nang Beach
++ Address: 200 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp) street,Phuoc My (Phước Mỹ) ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) peninsula,Danang.
Cocobay Boutique Hotels Da Nang
++ Address: Truong Sa (Trường Sa) street, Hoa Hai (Hoà Hải) district, Marble Mountain. Danang
5D Upper Dorm
++ Address: 155 Trieu Nu Vuong (Triệu Nữ Vương) street, Nam Duong ward, Hai Chau (Hải Châu) district, Danang.
++ Address: 03 Tran Quoc Toan (Trần Quốc Toản) street , Hai Chau (Hải Châu) district, Danang.
++ Address: 30/7 Ha Bong (Hà Bổng) street, Phuoc My (Phước Mỹ) Ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) peninsula.
D – Green Hostel
++ Address: 37 Mai Dị street, Hoa Cuong Bac ( Hòa Cường Bắc) ward, Hai Chau (Hải Châu) district, Danang.
Like Backpacker Hostel
++ Address: 22A Nguyen Tri Phuong ( Nguyễn Tri Phương) street, near to Danang’s International Airport.
++ Address: 44 Lam Hoanh (Lâm Hoành) street, Phuoc My (Phước Mỹ) Ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) peninsula.
Minh House Đà Nẵng
++ Address: K30/H01/03 Ha Bong (Hà Bổng) street, Phuoc My (Phước Mỹ) Ward, Son Tra (Sơn Trà) peninsula.
With Danang travel guide from A to Z, we hope visitors have a nice trip!