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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.

Where to stay in Da Nang

Four Points by Sheraton Danang
Four Points by Sheraton Danang
5 out of 5
118-120 Vo Nguyen Giap, Phuoc My, Son Tra, Da Nang
The price is ¥5,933 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Son Tra, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of My Khe Beach, Vincom, and Han River. Han Market and Dragon Bridge are also within 3 mi (5 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (379 reviews)
"Good location near the beach and sea view."

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Danang
Naman Retreat
Naman Retreat
5 out of 5
Truong Sa Road, Da Nang
The price is ¥8,218 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Ngũ Hành Sơn, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of BRG Da Nang Golf Resort and Montgomerie Links. Marble Mountains ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (621 reviews)
"Nice location and design. Drink and food on average!"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Naman Retreat
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
The price is ¥39,639 per night from May 17 to May 17
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
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Somerset D1Mension Ho Chi Minh City
Somerset D1Mension Ho Chi Minh City
4 out of 5
No 608 Vo Van Kiet Highway, Cau Kho Ward District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is ¥6,692 per night from May 22 to May 22
Located in District 1, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cho Quan Church, Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area, and Bui Vien Walking Street. Ben Thanh Market ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
"Just a really nice place to stay"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Somerset D1Mension Ho Chi Minh City
Calidas Landmark72 Royal Residence Hanoi
Calidas Landmark72 Royal Residence Hanoi
4.5 out of 5
48-60F, Keangnam Landmark72 Tower, Plot E6, Pham Hung Road, Hanoi
The price is ¥20,545 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 13
This family-friendly Hanoi aparthotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Keangnam Landmark Tower 72 and Vietnam National Convention Center. ...
4/5Very Good! (105 reviews)
"Excellent service and clean! I surely recommend for all to stay"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Calidas Landmark72 Royal Residence Hanoi
Somerset West Point Hanoi
Somerset West Point Hanoi
4 out of 5
No.2 Tay Ho Road, Hanoi
The price is ¥7,072 per night from May 17 to May 17
This family-friendly Hanoi aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Syrena Shopping Center and West Lake. Ho Chi Minh ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (121 reviews)
"The property is located near the main roads and busy street. Roadway noise is still bearable. There were 2 convenient stores, a small shopping center near the property makes grocery shopping easier. All are within walking distances. The downside of the property is the Soundproof of the room. Had ..."

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Somerset West Point Hanoi
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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Reviews of Da Nang

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5/5 - Excellent

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Mar 22, 2020

Will deff come back!!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 14, 2020

We shall return but most likely will choose another hotel. Reminded me a lot Rio de Janeiro but definitely safer & cleaner. A City with a great future & an excellent starting point to visit lots of places around

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

nice place, food, people and people!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 18, 2020

Hard to say clean twon but people are friendly. There's a lot of things to see.

3/5 - Okay

Ddungs

Feb 13, 2020

They suggest to buy many or expensive thing very often and strong. And sometimes they dont want to serve small coffee to sell bigger one not even the store located in city also airport.Actually a female staff trying to take my wallet to check my cash

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 13, 2020

A city I would like to live in.

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