Da Nang is a beautiful beach city located in the central of Vietnam. Traveling to Da Nang, you will get a chance to visit breath-taking natural attractions while having fun on the beach or at amusement parks.
What to do in Da Nang? Read this Da Nang travel guide for 10 best things to do in Da Nang and plan a great trip here.
1. Have a fun day at Ba Na Hills
Looking for fun things to do in Da Nang? Visit Ba Na Hills!
With a cool climate and the average temperature is only 18 degrees Celsius, Ba Na Hills is a great place to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery from above.
Also, you must have heard of the Golden Bridge supported by giant hands. Standing on the bridge, a majestic natural landscape will appear in front of you with white clouds and mountains.
Marble Mountains, or known as Ngu Hanh Son or Non Nuoc Mountains, are the symbol of Da Nang.
Located on the route from Da Nang to Hoi An, Ngu Hanh Son is a complex of 5 limestone mountains rising up on sandy beaches: Kim Son, Moc Son, Thuy Son (highest and most beautiful), Hoa Son and Tho Son.
Ngu Hanh Son Mountain has a magnificent landscape with ancient moss stones and various architectural and historical buildings.
How to explore the Marble Mountains?
The most popular places to visit in Marble Mountains are Linh Ung temple (108 steps), Tam Thai temple (156 steps), and Hoa Nghiem Cave. Near the Marble Mountains is Non Nuoc beach with golden sand and crystal water.
Located at the foot of Ngu Hanh Son Mountains, Non Nuoc stone carving village was formed in the 18th century by a craftsman from Thanh Hoa named Huynh Ba Quat.
The material of the products is marble, and the work has different shapes. The most popular stone shapes are the statues of Buddhas, Gods, stone lamps, stone jewelry, and legendary animals such as a unicorn or dragon.
4. Eat your way through Da Nang
Coming from Ho Chi Minh city, I found the price for food in Da Nang is generally cheaper. There are restaurants and street food stands everywhere, and the food is really delicious!
After hours of sightseeing and swimming in Danang, the local food will give you a full satisfaction with the trip.
What to eat in Da Nang?
Banh Trang Cuon Thit Heo (rice paper rolled with pork)
Exciting food adventure awaits!
You can get on a memorable journey of exotic Vietnamese cuisine while exploring the city’s bustling backstreet on a motorbike with Da Nang Food Tour.
A trip to Da Nang cannot be completed without taking a ride from Da Nang to Hue passing through Hai Van Pass.
Hai Van pass is the natural border between Thua Thien Hue province and Da Nang city. Traveling through the Hai Van pass, you will see the vast nature with green forest and stunning mountain view on a winding road.
From Hai Van pass, you can see Da Nang city, Tien Sa port, or the territory of Thua Thien – Hue.
How to travel to Hai Van Pass?
There are 2 most common ways to traveling pass Hai Van Pass. You can either rent a motorbike/ get on a motorbike tour or book a train ride from Da Nang to Hue.
Tips: If you go from Da Nang, don’t forget to pick a seat on your right side to get a great view of the sea.
There are 3 Linh Ung Pagodas in Da Nang, one in Ba Na Hills, one in the Marble Mountains and the largest one is located on Bai But, Son Tra Peninsula.
Located only 10 km from the city center, Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra peninsula is one of the famous spiritual tourist destinations in Da Nang.
Exploring Linh Ung Pagoda
The gate of Linh Ung Pagoda was built with the same style as the traditional temples in Vietnam. After climbing the step on the path leading to the pagoda, you will be amazed by 2 rows of Buddha statues protecting the main pagoda.
In addition to being known as the largest pagoda in Da Nang, Linh Ung Pagoda is also known as the place where the highest Buddha statue of Avalokitesvara in Vietnam located.
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue has the height of 67m with a 35m lotus height, equivalent to the 30 story building.
How to get to Linh Ung Pagoda Bai But?
a) Private car charter
You can book your private car charter and have a customized half-day or full-day trip. With this service, you can easily get everywhere in Da Nang.
Alternatively, you can book Da Nang Day Tour and explore the best places to visit in Da Nang such as Linh Ung Pagoda, Marble Mountains, Xa Loi Tower, Tang Chon Cave, and Han Market.
If you visit Da Nang on the weekend, don’t forget to go to the Dragon bridge for a special show at night.
Dragon Bridge, or Cầu Rồng, is a special bridge crossing the Han River representing the new architectural art of Danang. The bridge was built with a Dragon shape stretching to the sea, with the meaningful idea expressing the growing aspirations of Da Nang city.
In addition to an impressive design, the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang also attracts visitors with the ability to spray fire and water.
What time does Dragon Bridge spray fire?
Every weekend and special holidays, from 9 pm to 9:15 pm, you can watch the Dragon spray water and fire on the bridge.
Tips: You should get there a bit earlier around 8:45 pm to get a nice spot for the show.
8. Go sunbathing on the My Khe beach
Going to My Khe beach is one of my favorite things to do in Da Nang.
My Khe Beach is famous for its long white sandy beaches, calm sea waves, and warm crystal clear water all year round. Also, visitors can get in for free and play different outdoor sports on the beach.
Thanks to these criteria, My Khe is ideal and safe for both adults and children for beach holidays at any time of the year.
Watching sunset on the beach is an amazing experience
Located 20km from the North West of Da Nang, Hoa Trung lake is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
With a stunning mountain view, Hoa Trung lake is truly nature’s great masterpiece that you should not miss when traveling to Da Nang.
Near the lake, you can find a beautiful rice paddle field which is just around the area on Tan Ninh Street. Also, the area is very nice and not touristic, so you can enjoy the real lifestyle of Vietnamese people.
When is the best time to visit Hoa Trung lake?
Hoa Trung lake is full of water most of the year, so the best time to visit this lake is in October when there is not much water. During that time, the grassland will reveal itself and you can camp there.
How to get to Hoa Trung lake from Da Nang?
The easiest way is to go along the AH1 street and then go into Tan Ninh street. You can find Hoa Trung lake by going straight from this street. Tan Ninh street is still a small street so it’s quite difficult to go, but still possible for a car.
10. Have fun at Sun World Da Nang Wonders (Asia Park)
Besides Ba Na Hills, Sun World Da Nang Wonders (Asia Park) is another amusement park in this city.
Not only is it a cool oasis in the middle of Da Nang city, but Sun World Danang Wonders is also a cultural and entertainment complex of the city, gathering dozens of modern games.
What are the special things to do at Asia Park?
The most famous games are the Monorail – the most modern high-speed tram in Vietnam, Queen Cobra – the largest hang glider in Vietnam with 5 continuous 360 spiral at 34m, and Golden Sky Tower – the tallest freestanding tower in Vietnam with a height of 47 m which is equivalent to the height of a 13 storey building.
Especially, travelers can have a great view of Da Nang with the Sun Wheel (115m).
Getting to Sun World Danang Wonders also means going on an exciting trip across the three regions of Vietnam, through the hundreds of delicious dishes.
Also, you can find architectural buildings from different Asian countries such as India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Korea, China, Nepal, and Vietnam.