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Best Things To Do in Danang

There is no dearth of amazing things to do in Danang, the Vietnamese city which connects the three World heritage sites namely, Hue Citadel, Hoi an ancient town and My Son Sanctuary, together. It is known for its beautiful sand beaches, which are ranked among the best and most beautiful beaches in the world. The city is uniquely placed, supported on one side by the Truong Son Mountains and dipping down to the sea as part of the Son Tra Peninsula on the other side. The Hai Van Pass adds to the geographical uniqueness as it offers a site of the landscape and sea which is unforgettable in its majestic splendour. Motorists find the pass as quite a lure to try and test their biking skills on the notorious and challenging route. To enjoy the best things to do in Danang, head to the beaches that offer a range of water sport activities for those seeking an adrenaline rush while the Ba Na Hills open up a Fantasy world through the biggest indoor amusement complex in SouthEast Asia.


To the south east of the Ba Na Hills, one comes across the marble mountains which preserves culture and religion to marvellous effect. It makes for a truly enchanting sight. For recreation and evening walks, the Bach Dang street has a lot in store as well. Da Nang, in all its glory is the perfect blend of nature, culture and modernity. With the best things to do in Danang, one could not ask for a more all encompassing location. There is something for everybody.

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    Helicopter Tour of Da Nang City
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    Danang

    About the Activity:Explore Da Nang City in a 12-15 minutes helicopter ride The ride will take you around the most wonderful sites of this exotic beach destination.Tourists can enjoy the spectacular bird’s-eye view of the Marble Mountain also known as five element moun...

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    Danang

    About the Activity:Explore different way to rediscover Hai Van Pass & Son Tra Mountain in a helicopter ride around the most wonderful sites of this exotic city.Tourists can enjoy the spectacular bird’s-eye view with comfort and safety thanks to outstanding features of th...

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    Hue City
    h7 Hours

    About the Activity:Helicopter picks you up from Nuoc Man heliport. Fly to Quang Binh and enjoy a bird-eye stunning view of the whole Da Nang city with its exquisite beach, Fly via Hai VanPass (Pass of the Ocean and Clouds) and admire the spectacular views of the sky a...

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    Hue City
    h12 Hours

    About the Activity:Discover the diversified biological ecosystem and enjoy the beautiful landscape on an interesting trekking trip inside Bach Ma National Park.Start you trip by boarding a motorbike from Danang An at 07:00 AM to embark on this picturesque 2 day tour wh...

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    Danang
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    About the Activity:Get started for an amazing experience, your tour begins as you get picked up from Hotel/Station/airport in Da Nang.Enjoy a thrilling experience in this 4 days tour in Vietnam and explore some beautiful places.Have a taste of some of the best dishes of ...

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    Hoi An
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    About the Activity:Take journey from Hoi An to Danang on this 5 day tour by a 125 cc automatic scooter. Indulge in this one of kind tour like never before.Keep your camera handy as you stop at the historic Cham towers and monuments from the French Indochina war along th...

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    My Son
    h11 Hours

    About the Activity:Experience the history and ancient ruins in Vietnam on a jeep safari in an experience like never before.Start you trip by boarding a jeep from Danang An at 08:00 AM to embark on this picturesque full day tour.Visit Vinahouse Space which is a unique ens...

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    Danang
    h10 Hours

    About the Activity:Take this spectacular jeep trip to challenge yourself by riding on the seaside along the most beautiful beaches of Danang.Start you trip by boarding a jeep from Danang An at 07:00 AM to embark on this picturesque full day tour.Discover the five mountai...

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    Danang
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity:If you are looking for a mesmerizing city tour of Vietnam, this tour is a perfect fit for you.Explore the various cities of Vietnam and visit the iconic tourist destinations - that places this country worth visiting.Start your tour from Da Nang after g...

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    Hoi An
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:You will be picked up at the Helicopter Nuoc Man heliport. Fly to Hoi Anand and enjoy the bird-eye stunning view of the whole Da Nang city and its exquisite beach along with the magnificent Marble Mountain.Tourists can enjoy the spectacular bird’s-e...

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    Hoi An
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:Helicopter picks you up from Nuoc Man heliport.Fly to Cham Island Cham Island – a hot destination with its cool climate, clean white sand beaches, transparent water and plentiful protected marine habitats.Receive warm greetings by our guide with a s...

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    Danang
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity:Explore the local life of Danang like never before in this cycling countryside tour.Witness the insights and lifestyle of Vietnam on two wheels with your friends and family.Start you trip by boarding a motorbike from Danang An at 8 AM or 1 PM to embark...

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    Danang
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Enjoy this amazing Da Nang-Cham Island tour and get a chance to know the lives of Vietnamese People. Start your day by getting on board the cruise to the Cham Island. During the cruise ride, enjoy the breathtaking views and capture the spectacular m...

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    Danang
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    About the Activity:Forward flight and accommodation details, and have a hassle-free transfer confirmed in a short time.Our friendly representative will be holding up a sign with your name on it at the gates.To and fro transport between Da Nang and Hoi An just got easier...

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    Ly Son Island
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:Get picked up from your hotel in Da Nang. Get transferred to the Nuoc Man heliport. Helicopter will pick you up from Nuoc Man heliport. Fly to Quang Ngai.Enjoy the fabulous view of the Dung Quat Industrial Zone from the air landing at Ly Son Island. ...

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Attractions

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Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains is one of the popular attractions in Nang, and it is a cluster of five hills. These hills are made of a combination of marble and limestone. It is a well known pilgrimage site comprising of tunnels, caves, peaks and temples.



Highlights: It exists in an area that is famous for stone cutting and sculpture. The caves hold many secrets with bullet holes. Hosts of places of worship and Buddhist sanctuaries make it a must visit spiritual site. The pagoda temples and circular cave offers some of the most panoramic views.

Best time to visit: Getting started early is best so that the weather does not turn out too hot. The total tour might take up to 4 hours and wearing comfortable shoes is must.

Price: The entrance fee is about 22, 300 Dong and an additional 22, 300 extra for entering into the caves located at the mountains.
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Phap Lam Pagoda

Phap Lam pagoda attracts the attention of the locals and tourists alike. It features lots of trees, beautiful Buddhist sculptures and manicured gardens. Apart from being a spiritual site, it is also a beautiful site.



Highlights: Regardless its location in the heart of the city, the atmosphere in the Phap Lam Pagoda is very calm and serene. Locals and monks praying each morning is a beautiful site to see. The 1.1 high Buddha Statue present in the courtyard of the pagoda is very appealing. In addition to that, the Goddess of Mercy statues also attract the attention of the visitors. The cafes and local restaurants here serve vegetarian foods and anyone can enjoy them.

Best time to visit: It opens daily from 5am to 11. 30am and from 1pm to 11.30 pm.

Location: The location of this pagoda is 574D Ong Ich Khiem Street, Da Nang

Price: Entry is free for all.
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Thanh Binh Beach

Thanh Binh Beach is situated right in the center of the De Nang village in Vietnam. If you are into adventure sports then this is the place for you. One of the best thing about this beach is that though it is situated in the heart of the village yet you are bound to get a lot of free space on the beach. The beach also has many different eateries strewn across the perimeter of the beach that allow you to try some authentic Vietnamese delicacies that are on the menu. On the whole this beach is definitely one of the best places to visit while you are in Vietnam and visiting the De Nang area.

Location: central Da nang in Vietnam

Highlight: It has on offer many different activities like canoeing, windsurfing and paragliding. There are trained professionals in the area who have all the gear required for you to take part in any of these sports.
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Red Beach

Also known as the red Beach base Area, this coastline was formerly used as a prominent base for Army of Republic of Vietnam and Americas Marine, Navy and Army military camp. It was set 8 km northwest of Da nang on the Red Beach. Today all you will get to see are ruins of the base front and a plethora of resorts and other beach activities happening around the place. The name red is derived from the pleasant red hue that reflects on the water during sun rise and sun set. Although many activities happen in and around the place, the coastline always appears to be calm and clear of habitants.  The Red Beach Resort and Spa, Red Beach Hotel and khach San red Beach are few well known places to stay over the weekend here. Also the clean water and the right temperature make it apt for keen swimmers to carry out snorkelling.



Location: Nyugen Tat Thanh

Best Time: January to June
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Han River Bridge

Han River Bridge is one of the four impressive bridges in Da Nang and a major tourist’s attraction. It is a cable supported swing bridge that not only provides transport but also represents the city as well. Rightly considered as the pride of the city it is the first swing bridge built in Vietnam by the people of Da Nang. The city of Da Nang is at the west of the bridge and the beaches are at east. At night, when brightly lit up, it looks fabulously beautiful with its changing colors. During midnight one can have the stunning view of the bridge when it swings on its axis to allow the shipping traffic to pass. If you wish, you can take a river cruise to enjoy the intriguing bridge.



Location: Han River Bridge is located across the Han river in the city of Da Nang in Vietnam.

Price: N/A
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Danang Cathedral

The Danang Cathedral is an impressive structure which is a bit intriguing in its candy pink colour. It is an important religious site in Da Nang. Locally the cathedral is known as ‘Rooster’ (Con Ga) Church. It got its name due to a rooster perched atop its tower. Built in 1923, the cathedral is a famous place for daily worship. If you arrive late, it is highly unlikely for you to get any place to sit. The church has Gothic style architecture, with a number of gorgeous stained glass windows. From inside, the church is much bigger and beautiful than it looks from outside. A grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located right behind the church.

Location: The Danang Cathedral is just a short walk away from the Da Nang CBD. It is also just a few minutes’ drive away from the Da Nang International Airport.

Price: N/A
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Site Archeologique de My Son

For someone who loves to explore ancient ruins, Site Archeologique de My Son is the perfect place to visit in Da Nang. The site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Site Archeologique de My Son is abandoned ruins of more than seventy Hindu temples constructed between 4th Century to 14th Century AD. The temples are said to be built by Champas and are the remnants of the rich history of Cham Clan. The people of the clan were majorly Hindus. The temples constructed on the site are devoted to Lord Shiva. Much of the ruins were destroyed during the second Indochina war, due to US carpet bombing.


Location: The temple complex is located in a valley near Duy Phú village. The area is surrounded by picturesque mountains and overlooked by Hon Quap Mountain.

Price: You can get inside the complex by paying a fee of 150,000 VND.
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Bai Nam & Bai Con Beach

Bai Nam & Bai Con Beach is set away from the city and has a beautiful sense of peace around it. It is located on the absolute touristy area of the city hence not many locals visit the place. There are many hotels present on the perimeter of the beach itself. The best thing about these hotels is that most of them offer a one day stay facility that covers a lot of beach facilities as they own the private areas of the beach. The food is very good at these hotels. If you are in mood for some authentic Vietnamese dishes then you can try the different eateries nearby as well for that.



Location: ThoQuang Ward, Sontra District, Da Nang, Vietnam

Highlight: If you are lucky you might find yourself a spot on the beach where you might be the only person there. It is a very quiet area but that helps you to enjoy the wonder of the place even more.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Danang

  • What are the best things to do in Danang?

    Danang is an adventurous destination to be in. There are many activities available to the eager traveller which allow them to experience the best of Vietnam in one place. From adventure sports to religious tours, there are many great things to do in Danang. If you wish to experience Danang at its best, you can:
    · Try Vietnamese cuisine in the restaurants
    · Visit Ba Na Hills
    · Rock climbing in Marble Mountains
    · Water sports along the beaches
    · Motor cycling along Hai Van Pass
    · Visit the Fantasy World
    · Visit important religious sites in Quan Am.

  • What are the best adventure activities to do in Danang?

    Danang is a region bursting with adventure, enthusiastic tourists will find many exciting ways to occupy their time in the region. Since it is a coastal town, water activities abound on its shores. Land and aerial sports are also popular. Danang is an adventure hub that allows tourists to enjoy a plethora of activities and thus have a memorable time. Some great adventure activities to enjoy here are:
    · Parasailing
    · Jetskiing
    · Scuba diving
    · Canoeing
    · Rock Climbing
    · Motor cycling

  • Which are the best places to get cruising experience in Danang?

    Danang is a bustling town by the seaside with the Da Nang Han river flowing through it. This bounty of waterways allows tourists to experience cruises in all shapes and forms. From cruises in luxuriant yachts to cruises in traditional boats, tourists can enjoy unique experiences in the sea and on the river. If you want a more comprehensive cruise experience, you can also partake of the international cruises that begin at Danang harbour. Heading over to the Danang port or river jetty will let you find cruise boats that will help you enjoy cruising in Danang.

  • Where can I enjoy helicopter ride in Danang? How much will it cost?

    Riding a helicopter in Danang is a magical experience. Gazing at the vast and varying landscape from the aerial perspective of the helicopter gives you a different insight into the lifestyle of the region and also allows you to admire the majesty of its landscape in all its glory. There are many helicopter tour providers in Danang and they offer several packages. The cost of the tour depends on the provider and the package you choose. On average, the costs range from USD 100 to USD 3000. Some tours that can be enjoyed in Danang include:
    · Tour of the Hai van Pass and Son Tra Mountain
    · Tour of Hoi an Old town and My Son Holy Land
    · Tour of Cham Island
    · Tour of Ly Son Island.

  • Which are the best destinations to experience wildlife safari in Danang?

    Danang is a region blessed with nature’s bounty. Rich in rainforests and exotic birds and animals, wildlife safaris in Danang allow tourists to experience the beauty and magic of the region in all its depth. My Son National Park in the Son Tra Peninsula is the only place in Danang where wildlife can be enjoyed.

  • Which are some famous locations for rock climbing in Danang?

    Rock climbing is an activity fast gaining in popularity among tourists in Danang. Climbing up the steep rock faces in the region is exciting not only because of the thrill it brings but also because of the views it reveals. The majestic Marble Mountains and the serene Son Tra mountains are two of the best places in Danang where great rock climbing can be experienced.
    Which are the best destinations for caving adventures in Danang?
    Caving adventures are very popular amongst tourists in Da Nang. Caves form an
    important feature of the landscape in general and is thus an intrinsic part of
    exploring the landscape. The best destinations to indulge in cave visits are:
    · Phong Nha Caves and National Park
    · Huyen Khong Cave
    · Hoa Nghiem Cave
    · Tu Lang cave System

  • Where can I enjoy sea kayaking in Danang?

    Sea Kayaking is most popular off the coast of Son Tra Peninsula. Enjoying the dashing waves as you navigate the seas alone is an experience worth partaking of. Sea kayaking has recently gained in importance in Danang and is mainly organised by Da Nang Kayaking Club.

  • Where can I do cable car ride in Danang?

    Riding the famous cable car in Danang is a must-do activity in the region. Ba Na Hill, an eco-resort, is the best destination for cable car rides in Danang since it boats of the longest and the highest cable car in the world. The entire city of Danang, including the beaches kissing the sores and the rice fields in the distance, is opened to the eye from this cable car.

  • Which are the best destinations for parachuting in Danang?

    Parachuting, and its sister sport, skydiving have recently been making the headlines in Danang. These amazing adventure activities allow you to experience Danang’s beauty in a whole new aspect. There are few places in Danang that offer good parachuting and skydiving experiences, and the best is Nha Trang.

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