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Da Nang

Travel Guide
Da Nang showing a coastal town and landscape views

Come to one of Vietnam’s largest’s cities for the beautiful beaches and stay for the historic sites and relaxed atmosphere.

Located halfway between ambient Hanoi and frantic Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang is creating its own reputation as an excellent base from which to explore fascinating relics and enjoy picturesque beaches.

Da Nang has a long history and reminders of the past are everywhere here. Look out for the French influence in the city’s architecture and spot the ruins of military bases from the Vietnam War.

Learn about Da Nang’s more ancient past at the Museum of Cham Sculpture. Here you can see hundreds of images and artefacts from centuries gone by. Visit the city’s many iconic pagodas, especially the glittering Phap Lam Pagoda in town. Don’t miss the giant pink Da Nang Cathedral, known to the locals as the “Con Ga” (rooster) church because of its weathervane.

Da Nang was once home to only two bridges, one built by the French and one built by the Americans. The pride of the city today is the Han River Bridge, the first bridge to be designed and built by the Vietnamese.

With 30 kilometres (19 miles) of coastline, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, fishing, water skiing and sunbathing. My Khe Beach, known as China Beach when it was a favourite place for American soldiers to relax during the Vietnam War, is now a stretch of upmarket paradise. For a slower pace, seek out Lang Co Beach, a palm tree-lined beach between a turquoise lagoon and the sea.

Make sure you get to the Marble Mountains, to the south of Da Nang. These five hills, made of limestone and marble, were named after the five elements: fire, water, earth, metal and wood. Tunnels, caves and temples await the brave explorer here, as do many remnants from the war. The view from the top is particularly captivating.

Da Nang has a tropical climate, with a rainy season between September and December. The sea is calmest between May and August. The city is easily accessible by train, bus or plane.

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
5 out of 5
Block Ha My Dong B, Dien Duong Ward, Dien Ban, Quang Nam
Fully refundable
The price is ¥39,774 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Nestled on the beach, this Dien Ban hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Ha My Beach and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from An Bang Beach. Cua Dai Beach and Non Nuoc Beach are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (296 reviews)
"Staff were so kind and pool areas amazing. We really enjoyed the serene atmosphere"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
5 out of 5
Bai Bac, Son Tra Peninsula, Tho Quang Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang
The price is ¥44,437 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
This Son Tra hotel is on the beach, 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Son Tra Banyan Tree, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Son Tra Mountain and Ban Co Peak. Green Lake Danang ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (506 reviews)
-5 stars for horrible resolution to coronavirus
"Completely unacceptable! They did not issue a credit nor a resolution when hotels.com asked them to cancel my booking to their hotel due to the recent coronavirus outbreak in Asia! We even asked them to provide later date to return to stay at their hotel when the outbreak is controlled. They would ..."

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, an IHG Hotel
TIA Wellness Resort - Spa inclusive (formerly Fusion Maia)
TIA Wellness Resort - Spa inclusive (formerly Fusion Maia)
5 out of 5
Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang
Nestled on the beach, this Ngũ Hành Sơn resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Bac My An Beach, My Khe Beach, and Han River. Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc Beach are ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (709 reviews)
"The spa is very comfortable. The swimming pool is nice."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

TIA Wellness Resort - Spa inclusive (formerly Fusion Maia)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Perfect Private Pool Villa
Perfect Private Pool Villa
4 out of 5
Duong Truong Sa, Phuong Hoa Hai, Quan Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang, Quang Nam
The price is ¥20,697 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Nestled on the beach, this Ngũ Hành Sơn villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of BRG Da Nang Golf Resort and Non Nuoc Beach. Marble Mountains is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.
2.8/5 (24 reviews)
"Not clean , not comfortable, i mean evrything very bad"

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Perfect Private Pool Villa
Laguna Park Townhouses
Laguna Park Townhouses
4 out of 5
Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Phu Loc, Thua Thien-Hue
The price is ¥21,384 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Offering direct access to the beach, this Phu Loc villa is within 9 mi (15 km) of Lang Co Beach, Chan May Port, and Suoi Voi. Bach Ma National Park and Da Nang ...
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
"Family friendly environment. I stayed with my husband for 3 nights and it was amazing."

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019

Laguna Park Townhouses
A La Carte Da Nang Beach
A La Carte Da Nang Beach
4 out of 5
200 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Son Tra District, Da Nang
This family-friendly Da Nang aparthotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Han River Bridge and Han Market. Museum of Cham Sculpture and Chi ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,457 reviews)
Easy for the beach, but bakery was closed
"Good location for visiting the beach and local sea food restaurants. The bakery / cafe was closed which was a shame as part of the reason why I booked the hotel."

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

A La Carte Da Nang Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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