Ba Na Hills
|Ba Na Hills are one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Da Nang. The place has a year round cool climate which is a welcome relief from hot and humid coasts. The top of Ba Na Hills provides a panoramic view of the sea and other adjoining hills and vegetation. You can start your adventure at Ba Na Hills with a ride on the cable car. It ferries passenger up and down the hills. Suspended mid air in the clouds watching mountains and waterfall is breathtaking. Ba Na Hill Fantasy Park is an amazing entertainment zone for kids and adults. Wax museum with statues of celebrities and politicians, Mo stream at the base of the mountain and Le Jordin D’ amour are other interesting places to visit in Ba Na Hills.
Location: The Hills are located in Hoa Vang district, 40 kilometers from Da Nang.
Price: Avg. 1,100,000 VND
Son Tra Mountain
Highlights: Tourists come here to enjoy the jungles with some rare species of red monkeys that are hardly found anywhere else in the world. Another prominent attraction of the place is Linh Ung Pagoda, which is renowned for the tallest statue of the Goddess of Mercy. The 21 miniature Buddha sculptures within 17 levels make it highly appealing and attractive. The Journey to the top is worth the effort because of the beautiful panoramic views. It is a popular source of retreat for the tourists and locals alike.
Location: It is situated 12 km north of Da Nang in the Son Tra Peninsula.
Price: Entrace is free.
Explore the Marble Mountains in Da Nang
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 the caves located in the mountains.
Visit My Son Sanctuary in Da Nang
Highlights: The architectural and sculptural remnants greatly reflect history and style of art practised by the indigenous Cham people of Vietnam. The masterpieces reflected here are indeed glorious. The duration and type of tour vary, but in most cases, it takes approximately about 5 hours. The traditional Cham dance at the site is also a special highlight of the place. Real Champa artists will show three different types of dance. The ancient temples of the sanctuary are also worth the visit.
Price: The price of each tour varies, and the approximate cost is about 200, 700 Dong.
Visit Phap Lam Pagoda in Da Nang
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 attracts 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 5 am to 11:30 am and from 1 pm to 11.30 pm.
Location: The location of this pagoda is 574D Ong Ich Khiem Street, Da Nang
Price: Entry is free for all.
Take a tour to Museum of Cham Sculpture
Highlights: The museum houses some of the largest Cham sculptures with more than 300 works of stone and terracotta works. The interior works of the museum are no doubt an added attraction. Apart from that, even the external building itself is crafted with different items of worship like holy animals and idols. The museum is a great example of the Cham architecture with some flowing and simple lines from the French architects.
Best time: It is open daily from 7 am to 5.30 pm.
Location: It is possible to access the Museum of Cham Sculpture at 02, 2 Thang 9 Street, Da Nang.
Price: The price for students is 5,000 Dong and for adults, it is 40, 000 Dong.
Explore Imperial City,Hue
Highlights: Some of the prominent places of attractions include the Imperial Citadel, the imperial tombs, the Thien Mu Pagoda, etc. Every visitor would love to be a part of the culture and heritage reflected in this beautiful place. In addition to that, it also offers the opportunity to carry out hosts of activities like boat riding or shopping in the local markets. A motorbike tour can also be a great point of interest.
Best time to visit: The months from September to March are ideal for tourists to this place.
Price: Most places do not require any separate entry free in the Imperial city.
Enjoy at Da Nang Hi-tech Park
Highlights: The ecological township offers a tour to the interested visitors so that they can have a great idea of the harmony between R&D, manufacturing, training and the overall scientific and cultural environment. The eco-friendly park boasts of beautiful landscapes and undeveloped land.
Location: The park is located in Hoa Lien and Hoa Ninh Commune in the district of Hoa Vang. It is situated at a distance of 22 km from the downtown of Danang and 17 km from the Da Nang International Airport.
Price: There are separate tours conducted in the park, and the prices vary from one to another.
Highlights: The Bridge crosses the Han River and appeals to the travel photographers. The dragon signifies nobility, power and good luck, as per the belief of the locals.
Best time to visit: The Bridge is magnificent to witness at any time of the day, but during the evening, it becomes more beautiful. This is because of the colourful LED lights. On weekends, the dragon breathes out fire. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars overlook the bridge and add to the beauty.
Location: The Bridge can be seen at Da Nang City Centre.
Price: There is no entry fee.
My Khe Beach
Highlights: It offers excellent surfing facilities in the off shores. Apart from surfing, sun bathing is another popular attraction. It is a great place to try some local delights like shrimp pancakes. It is listed as one of the most luxurious beaches.
Best time to visit: The best season is from May to October when tourists can enjoy the season.
Location: The beach can be accessed from the Danang International Airport, which is at a distance of 25 minutes. Its location is Nguyen Van Thoai.
Price: There is no fee, but separate price is required for getting extra delights and activities.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Location: The pagoda is situated in Son Tra Peninsula, 10 km north east of Hoang Sa street, in Son Tra District of Da Nang city.
Han River Bridge, 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.
Golf in da nang
Location: Da Nang golf courses are extended in 34 miles of the central coast with world class golf courses of Danang Golf Club, The Montgomerie Links, Languna Lang Co and Bana Hills Golf Course.
Price: The price ranges from 1,550,000 to 39,000,000 VND.
Location: The China Beach is located south of Da Nang. It is a half an hour taxi ride from the Da Nang International Airport.
Price: You can hire a variety of surf boards starting from 100,000 VND.
Location: There are a number of Spas in Da Nang. Some of the notable spas are HARNN Heritage Spa at Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsual Resort, Queen Spa located just a short distance from My Khe beach, and The Spa Riverside located at Han riverside.
Price: The price varies from Spa to Spa and treatment to treatment. You can get bespoke services starting from 400,000 VND.
Danang Cathedral, Da Nang
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.
Site Archeologique de My Son, Duy Phú village
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.
Location: Phan Dang Luu Street, Hai Chau District
Hours Open: 5 pm to 11 pm
Ticket Price: Adults 200 VND and Children 150 VND
Location: Ong Ich Khiem Street, Hai Chau District
Hours Open: 8 am to 8 pm
Cao Dai Temple
Location: Tay Ninh
Hours Open: 6 am to midnight
Restrictions: Visitors are allowed to wear only trousers and skirts that cover the knee
Location: Nyugen Tat Thanh
Best Time: January to June
Gift & Speciality shops
Location: Da Nang, Vietnam
Price: Starts from 200 VND
Best Time: The best time to visit these places is during Vietnamese festival season
Pham van Dong Beach
Location: da Nang, Vietnam
Highlight: There are many different activities that you can take part here. There are a few exercise equipment on the beach as well that you can utilise.
Thanh Binh Beach
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.
Highlights: The marble statue can be seen from any part of the city. Each story beautifully captures each life of Buddha. Enjoy the gorgeous and breath-taking view of the city from the top of the lady buddha’s head.
Best Time: Between Jan and May