Da Nang is one of the cleanest and most beautiful cities in Vietnam with fast economic growth. The city has many famous landscapes such as Marble Mountain, Cu Lao Cham Island, Han River … and many amusement parks. In particular, Danang has many bridges with legendary architecture such as Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge or Ba Na Hills Tourist Complex with 4 world records … In addition, Da Nang has very good security so you can enjoy totally without any worry. To help you prepare well for trip there, GoAsiaDayTrip would like to give you a full guideline of things to do in Da Nang 2018.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL DA NANG
Danang is characterized by tropical monsoon climate with average annual temperature is quite high and stable. There are two distinct seasons, the dry season (from January to July) and the rainy season from August to December.
The period from February to August every year is the ideal time to go to Da Nang. At this time, the weather is very nice, with little rain, no storms, so it is ideal for activities of sightseeing, relaxation and recreation. This is also the time crowded tourists. Room rates, airfare, hotel, other services … are so high, so you should book tickets and rooms early.
TRANSPORTATION – THINGS TO DO IN DA NANG
There are three most popular means of transport to Da Nang: Airplane, trains and coaches
+ Aircraft: Domestic airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar or VietJetAir … have many flights to Da Nang, especially these companies often have promotions Da Nang fare.
From airport, you can take taxi, motorbike taxi or bus. However, if you travel in large group and seek for comfort, you can refer to the airport transfer service of GoAsiaDayTrip with private car in reasonable price. Learn more here.
+ Train: Da Nang has a train station in the city so the travel is very convenient. It is the ideal choice for those who are car sickness. You can enjoy the view during travel as well. Train tickets are also very cheap, you pay attention to booking train tickets early to get cheap and best seats.
+ Coach: Da Nang bus station is located in the city center so it is very convenient for transportation. All provinces have direct access to Da Nang
Transportation when traveling to Da Nang
Like other tourist cities, you can choose from a variety of transportation options: taxis, buses, motorcycles, cyclo … Motorbikes are the most suitable means of exploring the beauty of the city. However, make sure you are a good driver and understand the traffic laws. Da Nang is not as crowded as other big cities like Hanoi or Saigon so you can drive yourself more conveniently.
For safety, you can choose taxi or bus. If you want to experience life here slowly, cyclo is great options for you.
ACCOMMODATION – THINGS TO DO IN DA NANG
In Da Nang, you can choose from many different types of accommodation such as: hotel, homestay, guesthouse, hostel … from low to high level. Price for one night is from about 150,000 VND.
Some hotel you can refer:
- Champa Hotel: 134 Le Quang Dao, My An, Ngu Hanh Son.
- Vien Dong Hotel: 140 Le Duan St., Thach Thang Ward, Hai Chau Dist. Da Nang, belong to 3AE chain, the first cheap hotel chain in Danang.
- Finger Hotel Danang is located in 171 Nguyen Van Thoai street
- Brilliant Hotel Danang: Located in 162 Bach Dang
Besides, you can refer some lovely homestay in Da Nang here.
ATTRACTIONS – THINGS TO DO IN DA NANG
This is the largest entertainment area in Da Nang, here are over 20 games, both for children and lightweight games too. The best moment is the feeling of seeing the city from above at the Sun Wheel.
Ticket price: 300,000 VND/person
Opening hours: on weekends from 9.30 to 22.30 and weekdays from 15:30 to 22:30.
Ba Na Hills
This is one of the best spots in list of things to do in Da Nang. Ba Na Hills is designed in French architecture with stunning views on the top of the mountain and amusement park with hundreds of games for you to experience. Want to get here, you will go through the cable car that holds four world records with beautiful scenery. Ticket price per person is 650,000 VND
Son Tra Peninsula
From the top of Ban Co peak, you can admire the panoramic view of the mountainous city and the blue sea. This is the preferred check-in location for tourists.
My Khe beach
In the midst of the summer sun, soaking in the clear waters of My Khe is the favorite experience of visitors in this beautiful city. Relaxing and watching the sunrise or sunset at the beach is great!
In addition, you can visit Marble Mountain (Ngu Hanh Son), Hai Van Pass, love bridge or watch the fire dragon at Dragon Bridge in the evening. From Danang, you also have easy access to My Son Sanctuary or Hoi An ancient town – the most attractive tourist destination in Vietnam.
DA NANG’S CUISINE – THINGS TO DO IN DA NANG
Besides discovering the beautiful places, you can also explore the cuisine of Danang with attractive dishes that seduce visitors such as:
Known as the famous dish in Da Nang, with many different flavors such as shrimp noodle, chicken, crab meat, eel … eat with baked rolls, roasted peanuts…
To enjoy delicious Quang noodles in Da Nang, you can refer to some addresses:
- Quang Thi Noodle (251 Hoang Dieu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang). Noodles are very delicious and high-appreciated, prices range from 18-30,000 VND/ large bowl with many flavors like chicken noodles, frog noodles, snack noodles…
- Quang Ba Mua Noodle Shop (Address: 19 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau Dist., Da Nang), cost about 25k / bowl.
- Noodle shop (address: 166 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau District, Da Nang), price: 25,000 VND/ bowl.
- Eateries in Hoang Dieu, Trung Nuong, Hoang Hoa Tham … Big size about 13 – 25,000 VND/bowl.
Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (Sliced Pork Rolled With Rice Paper)
Enjoy Danang specialties, you can not ignore Banh trang cuon thit heo (Sliced pork rolled with rice paper ). The unique combination of boiled meat with vegetables and wedges fish sauce makes the dish attractive.
You can refer to:
- Mau Eatery (Address: 35 Doi Tram Tinh, Cam Le District, Da Nang), with 55,000 VND / full set
- Quen Nha Eatery (K72 / 1C Ham Nghi, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang), price 35,000 VND/set.
- Madam Huong – 364 September 2, Hai Chau District, price 50,000 VND/set
In addition, you can enjoy Nam O fish salad, pancakes, Cau Mong barbequed veal… and explore the delicious snacks in Da Nang such as Vietnamese sweet dessert soup or pudding (Con market or on the road Tran Binh Trong, Phan Thanh … cost 5000 VND / cup), Snail (on Ong Ich Khiem Street, Pham Van Nghi, price 25,000 VND/ disk) …
Hope the above will help you prepare well for your trip. You can find some activities for GoAsiaDayTrip organized like cooking tour or city tour here.